||From July 19-29th, 2007 New York Collective for the Arts dropped . . .
"Produces the most pork. Predicts the presidential nominees."
At the Dimson Theater
E. 15th St, between Union Square East and Irving place.
Once every four years, Americans turn to Iowa-- our thirtieth most populous state
and the birthplace of John Wayne-- for the earliest indication of who the nation's presidential candidates
will be and NY Collective was there. Our artists explored the personality and politics of the "true" Iowan,
imagining a world where caucuses, hootenannies, corn husking, and political parties are a part of daily life.
ABOUT THE PIECES
Setting: In a Iowan school gymnasium/polling station.
Time: Caucus time (needn't be present day)
Our directors explain. . .
1. Iowa is first to vote and people seem to take participating in the process very seriously.
2. The Iowa caucus matters. Over the years its caucuses have legitimized campaigns and candidates including Jimmy Carter (1976, seen as winner despite placing 2nd behind "Uncommitted") and George W. Bush (2000, records highest percentage ever in contested GOP caucus).
3. It is as All-American a state as you'll find. Its chief exports are tractors and pigs and is the birth place of John Wayne, "Buffalo Bill" Cody, and Hebert Hoover, among others who seem to embody the very best and worst of what it means to be American.
IOWA08 featured new works by:
Timothy J. Mathis
The Cast: Ryan K. Bailer*, Heather Benton*, Rod Brogan, Anne Bowles*, Jessica Carter* , Bill Christ*, Joe Delafield*, Thomas DeMarcus*, Sarah Douglas*, Patrick Henney*, Dave Hill, Michael Hogan*, Susan Knight*, Barbara McCulloh*, Nick Newell*, Scott Sowers*, Tony Wolf*
Production Stage Managers
Elizabeth Moloney* and Raynelle Wright*
Assistant Stage Manager
Chris Czyz and Katherine Carter
Additional performances by Evan Neel
Director of Marketing
Sound Board Operator
Light Board Operator
Nathan Hunt M
Special Thanks to:
Babel Theatre Project, Roundabout Theatre Company, Vineyard Theatre, Harold Wolpert, Nick Lyndon, Bobby Dowling, Reed Ridgley, Aysha Kassim-Voronoff, Jessica Johnson, The Pingry School, Nat Conard, Al Romano, David Solomon, Calvin Stepney, Jeremy Blocker, Barbara Reo, Pointy Lake Theatre Collective
Click Here to go to the IOWA08 BLOG.
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