• BA Actors Ben Alley & Rubina Vidal lead a cast of 18 in GREAT EMERGENCIES

    NPF '16 WOLF... & GREAT..., today

    Today: 1:30p reading of WOLF AT THE DOOR by Marisela Treviño Orta and 5:30 & 9p performances of GREAT EMERGENCIES by Sean David DeMers

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  • Christina Sullivan in a scene from CUT & RUN, Photo by R. Eric Stone

    NPF '16 New Work!

    In the David Thayer Theater: Tuesday was CUT & RUN by Eric Micha Holmes, coming Friday is GREAT EMERGENCIES by Sean David DeMers

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  • A group shot of the NPF '16 team, Photo by Alyssa Hitchcock

    NPF '16 We are NPF '16

    Mid-week, the festival is in full swing; every day scores of volunteers work from 8a to 1a to make NPF '16 a success.

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  • Rehearsal for a reading of DR. LOVELY, Photo by Alyssa Hitchcock

    NPF '16 READING @ 1:30

    Over 100 students, faculty and staff spend countless hours each spring to give voice to 10 new plays.  We are the Iowa New Play Festival.

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