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 Welcome to the Online Callboard, a virtual bulletin board for the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts.

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Theatre Department Connections

Find faculty/staff/student connections to 323 theatre companies.


If you are in need of props for a show, class, or project you may borrow them from the Theatre Department prop shop! To view our props stock, visit our Flickr

Note: Not all props available have yet made it onto the Flickr account. Hand props, foliage, and soft goods are still being added as they are inventoried.

Contact Merric Bower to schedule an appointment for hand props stored in the Theatre Building:  Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:00 am - Noon. For access to large prop storage, schedule an appointment on Tuesday/Thursday 8:00 - 10:00 am. Katy McGlaughlin will be the Props representative at the non-mainstage meetings on Fridays.

NOTE: Only Theatre MAJORS or MINORS can check out props and must make an appointment.


If you are in need of costumes for a show, class, or project you may borrow them from the Theatre Department costume shop!

Contact Madison Otis to schedule an appointment during these hours: Mondays 1:30 - 4:00 pm, Wednesdays 1:00 - 4:00 pm, and Fridays 10:30 am - 1:00 & 2:30 - 5:00 pm.

NOTE: Only Theatre MAJORS or MINORS can check out costumes and must make an appointment.

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The great puppeteer Basil Twist will be on campus September 28 and offering a workshop to UI students. Learn to animate the inanimate through explorations with raw materials. Space is limited to the first 25 students to sign up, and you will need to be available to attend all three hours of the workshop. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity! More details and sign up here!
When Gina Bloom visits next week, Wed Sept. 7, she will set up her PLAY THE KNAVE video game (see BBC video below) in the middle of the first floor Library Commons. We desperately need several undergraduates to be there under the supervision of Digital Bridges postdocs and graduate assistants to do three things: Make sure no one walks away with Gina’s computer (!) Learn how to play the game (very simple) Play the game, that is, adapt a character and choose a scene and jump in,…
Good Evening, My name is Megan Fleming. I am a casting director out of Iowa City. I've worked on both short films and features, and the link to my work is listed below. I am assisting in the casting of a short film for a NY Film Academy student, Lorena Carrocci, who will be filming her master's thesis in Iowa this October.  The story revolves around a gentleman who is just going through the motions in life as though he is sleep walking. The age ranges for the principals are 20-40,…
Greetings, I am writing to advertise an eight-month interim position as Designer/Technical Director in the Calvin Theatre Company. Our need is urgent. Our Designer/Technical Director left recently to take up a new position. The two productions this year are The Philadelphia Story in the fall semester and Nicholas Nickleby in the Spring. Here is a brief description of the position. The link below it takes you to the full description of the position and provides instructions about applying for it.…
PLAYWRIGHTS AND FILMMAKERS The Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) is currently accepting staged plays and completed films that illustrate city life for its 2017 annual season to be held during April and May in downtown New York City at the Cherry Lane Theatre, Tribeca Film Center and Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater. For more info about DUAF, visit: http://www.nuffnyc.…

Special Thanks to Brian Finley, Matthew Hauge, and the entire SITA team for their guidance and support.  Logo design by Michelle Weidinger.  


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