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A University Of Iowa Theatre Arts Project Allows A Virtual Audience To Get To Know And Honor Essential Workers

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Mady Davis
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University of Iowa Theatre Arts
Just one of many film scenes for the production of Essential Workers: A Portrait.

Performing plays and theater productions is not safe to do in a pandemic.

However, the University of Iowa Theatre Arts department has come up with a unique way to perform and honor essential workers – the people who can’t stay safe at home during this pandemic - at the same time. On this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe speaks with director Alan MacVey about the department’s new series Essential Workers: A Portrait. Episodes are available on YouTube for a limited time.

Guest:

· Alan MacVey, director of the division of performing arts, professor of theatre arts, University of Iowa

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Matthew is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
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