Recent Shows

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2018/2019 season*

*brief hiatus for baby!


https://youtu.be/WRsk3GJsuh8

Starring

Emily Davis, Megan Helmers, Charlie Reese, Joshua Visnapuu

LOCATION

MAINFRAME STUDIOS

Downtown / DSM


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a truly LAST MINUTE pop-up

January 2019

A staged reading of MATT & BEN with Marnie Strate and Lyndsy Darland.

A staged reading of DEAD CERTAIN with Mary Bricker & Josh Visnapuu.

An improv-comedy hour featuring members of Kitten Bomb Comedy and Chowdown.

LOCATION

LEFTY’S LIVE MUSIC

Drake Neighborhood / DSM


2017/2018 season


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SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT

NATURAL SHOCKS was produced as part of a national movement for theatre activism, raising awareness and providing funding for prevention of domestic violence and gun violence across America.  Over $800 in proceeds from our production went to

Children & Families of Iowa

This one-woman play bursts to life in a basement of a residence in Des Moines, when we met a woman waiting out an imminent tornado in her basement. She overflows with quirks, stories, and a final secret that puts the reality of guns in America in your very lap. 

Starring

Kerri Skram

LOCATION

BLACK RESIDENCE

Highland Park Neighborhood / DSM


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SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT

An intimate show tracing the thread of longing and regret 

that binds the lifelong correspondence of friends and almost lovers.

Starring

Kathy Pingel and Ron Ziegler

LOCATION

HAYMES RESIDENCE

Ingersoll Park Neighborhood / DSM


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The effects of a tragic incident can, in a moment, forever redefine the lives of all those intimately connected to it.

This relevant tale explores the malleability of guilt and innocence 

when pitted against prejudice and presumption,

truth and sensationalism

Directed by Tiffany Johnson

Starring

Jamaal Allan, Kellie Kramer, Davida Williams, Aaron Smith, Emmett Phillips, Gabe Tejeda

LOCATION

BARNUM FACTORY

River Bend Neighborhood / DSM



2016/2017 season


A young couple considers parenthood. They want to have a child for the right reasons.

But, in a time of global anxiety, erratic weather and political unrest,

what exactly are the right reasons?

Directed by Megan Helmers

Starring

Marnie Strate & Joshua Visnapuu

LOCATION

WATERHOUSE STUDIO

Highland Park Neighborhood / DSM


A woundingly intense two-hander...
It is the most beautiful, quietly shattering play of the year.
— The Express