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 ISU Theatre 2019-2020 Season

Heroic is “behavior or language that is excessively and unexpectedly bold and dramatic.” 

In 2019-2020, ISU Theatre will produce HERoic: a season of plays and musicals written by women in celebration of the women’s suffrage centennial and a new commitment to the 50/50 by 2020 initiative promoting gender equity in the theatre. In addition, ISU Theatre will hold a year-long symposium series entitled “HERoic: Gender Equity in the Arts” in conjunction with the 2019-20 season. The symposium series will bring to campus guest artists and speakers who will collaborate with faculty, staff, and students on productions and engage the campus and local community on issues of gender parity and representation through a series of keynote lectures, panel discussions, and master classes. The HERoic mission extends beyond ISU Theatre through additional CoLab partnerships produced by several campus departments and community organizations, including ISU Dance, the English Department's MFA program, Story Theater Company of Ames, the Ames High School Drama Department, and ISU Music. 

Below is a complete list of all of the HERoic Events!


ISU Theatre presents:

Climate Change Theatre Action

A Community Collaboration

October 4-6, 2019


HERoic SYMPOSIUM ROUNDTABLE:

LEADING THE WAY: WOMEN TELL THE STORIES OF CLIMATE CHANGE

October 6 at 3:30pm

Scheman 004

Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities.


HERoic SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Rachel Hauck, Tony Award Winning Scenic Designer of HADESTOWN:
Knowing How to Break the Rules: Set Design on Broadway

Wednesday, October 16 at 7:00pm

Great Hall, Memorial Union

CoLab Partners: ISU Lecture Series

Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities.


ISU Flute Ensemble and Clarinet Choir Present:

An Recital of Music by Female Composers: Valerie Coleman, Nicole Chamberlain, and Adrienne Albert

Thursday, October 17 at 7:30pm

Martha Ellen Tye Recital Hall

Free Admission


ISU Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Concert Band present:

The Music of Julie Giroux

Stephens Auditorium

Sunday, October 20 at 3:00 pm 

$10/$7


ISU Music Presents:

Making Masterpieces: Flute Quartets by Today's Leading Female Composers

Featuring Ceres Quartet: ISU's own, Sonja Giles, with guest artists Kimberly Helton (Simpson College), Rose Bishop (Coe College), and Megan Hofeldt (Central College).  

7:30 pm 

Martha Ellen Tye

Admission: Free


ISU Theatre Presents:

Chasing George Washington: A White House Adventure

A Musical for the Whole Family

Book by Karen Zacarías

Music and Lyrics by Deborah Wicks La Puma

October 25 – November 2, 2019


HERoic SYMPOSIUM ROUNDTABLE:

ALL CREATED EQUAL: TEACHING EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION

Sunday, October 27 at 2:30pm

Scheman 004

Co Sponsored by ISU Theatre, Women's and Gender Studies Program, and the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities.


Ames High School Drama presents:

Radium Girls

by D.W. Gregory

November 8 at 9 at 7:00pm

Ames High School Auditorium


ISU Opera Studio presents:

Cinderella

Original Story by the Brothers Grimm

Composed by Pauline Viardot

English Translation by Rachel M. Harris

November 15 & 16, 2019


Story Theater Company presents:

Number the Stars

By Lois Lowry

November 15-24, 2019

 


ISU Theatre presents:

Anon(ymous)

A Reimagination of an Ancient Classic

By Naomi Iizuka

December 6 – 14, 2019


HERoic SYMPOSIUM ROUNDTABLE:

AN UNENDING ODYSSEY: INTERSECTIONALITY IN THE ARTS

Sunday, December 8 at 3:30pm

Scheman 004

Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities.  


Orchesis I Presents:

Barjche Dance Concert: HERoines

January 31, February 1 at 7:30 and Feb. 2 at 2:00 pm


ISU Jazz Combos and Jazz 2.0 present:

Jazz Night : Ladies Night

Michael Giles, director

Wednesday February 26 @ 7:30 in MET Recital Hall

Admission $5


Story Theater Company presents:

Trifles

by Susan Glaspell

&

How the Vote Was Won 

by Naomi Paxton

Winter 2020


ISU Theatre presents:

The Wolves

A Sizzling Contemporary Drama

By Sarah DeLappe

February 28 – March 7, 2020


HERoic SYMPOSIUM ROUNDTABLE:

DIVERSIFYING THE WOLFPACK: CHAMPIONING GENDER EQUITY IN THE ARTS AND ATHLETICS 

Sunday, March 1 at 4:00pm

Scheman 004

Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities.


ISU Theatre presents:

9 to 5

A Musical Comedy

Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton

Book by Patricia Resnick

April 3 – 11, 2020


HERoic SYMPOSIUM ROUNDTABLE:

“WHERE ARE THE MUSICALS BY WOMEN?”: THE OUTRAGEOUS GENDER DISPARITY IN MUSICAL THEATRE

Sunday, April 5 at 4:00pm

Scheman 004

Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities.


HERoic KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Monday, April 6 at 7:00pm

Memorial Union, Great Hall

Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities.


ISU Theatre presents:

Of the Deep

A New Play Featuring Puppetry and Original Music

By Amanda Petefish-Schrag

April 24 – May 2, 2020

When the residents of a small coastal village discover a massive whale carcass washed up on their shore, they must confront a series of challenges, both practical and existential.


HERoic SYMPOSIUM ROUNDTABLE:

MAKING WAVES: WOMEN AS STORYTELLERS

Sunday, April 26 at 2:30pm

Scheman 004

Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities.


 

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