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Talk to me like the Rain and Let me Listen


Tennessee Williams 
DirectorKenneth Collins 
Festival Production Stage ManagerDylan Nicole Martin


Iowa Directors Festival (Second Stage), Thayer

1st Rehearsal

Nov. 29-Dec. 11 & Jan. 11-26


Jan. 27-Feb. 11 (Schedule TBD)

Performance Dates

Feb. 10-12

Roles to be Cast




Camera Operator (this in a nonspeaking role and will involve operating live feed video onstage as a character in the play)


This will be a very unconventional production of Tennessee Williams's moody play in which two unnamed characters, Man and Woman, live in a crumbling flat on the Lower East Side. He is a drunk, and she is purposefully wasting away - but between them there is an intimacy of desperation. This production will include a heavy use of live feed video projection, live ambient rock music, actors on microphones, vocal effects processing, and the employment of a signature acting style Collins developed with his company Temporary Distortion ( over the last 20 years in New York City.


Note That students will need to return early from Winter Break as this production will resume rehearsals the week before classes begin from January 11-January 17. 

Holiday Conflicts

11/29 -12/06 Hanukkah*, 12/13-12/17 Fall Finals,

12/18 -1/17 Winter Break,  1/14 New Year (Orthodox), 1/14 Tamil Thai Pongal Day, 1/14  Makar Sankranti, 1/17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Observed), 1/18 Spring Classes Begin, 1/18 Thaipusam, 1/18 Mahayana New Year, 2/2 Groundhog Day, 2/13 Superbowl, 2/1 Chinese New Year (Year of the Tiger), 2/1 Seol-nal, 2/1 Tet Nguyen Dan, 2/2 Tsagaan Sar

* Holidays marked with an asterisk (*) begin at sundown on the previous day.

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