Department of Communication Studies

UNI Interpreters Theatre to Present "Leftovers" and "Station to Station"

Monday, Sep 9, 2013

UNI Interpreters Theatre
Department of Communication Studies
University of Northern Iowa
Lang 326
Cedar Falls, IA  50614-0139

Contact: Jade Horning
Phone: 319-493-4005


UNI Interpreters Theatre to Present Leftovers and Station to Station

Cedar Falls, Iowa – September 6, 2013 – The Interpreters Theatre at the University of Northern Iowa will kick off its 2013-2014 season with guest artists Brianne Waychoff and Ben Powell. Their two solo performances, Leftovers and Station to Station, will be presented together on September 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m.

In Leftovers, Waychoff stitches together gleaned remnants from diverse sources: Jean François Millet’s painting, The Gleaners; her Grandmother’s needlepoint rendering of the same work; and Agnès Varda’s 2000 film, The Gleaners and I. The written text of the piece is a blend of personal narrative and borrowed texts from the fields of art history, documentary filmmaking, performance studies, philosophy, and poetry.

In Station to Station, Powell performs a unique collage of texts, including a collection of letters between Powell’s grandfather and great-grandfather sent between 1935 and ‘36, assembled histories of the US Interstate System, an old mapping guidebook, and fragments of memories and music. Location takes on new meaning as maps are created and offered as possible answers to the questions: "Where have I come from, where am I now, where am I going?”

The Interpreters Theatre is located in Lang Hall 40. Admission is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Admission passes will be available one hour before the production begins.

About the Interp
The UNI Interpreters Theatre promotes the creation, direction, and performance of scripts based on social and cultural issues, histories, and ethnographies, in addition to the traditional performance of literature. Under the direction of Karen S. Mitchell, Paul J. Siddens III, and Danielle Dick McGeough, students and faculty work together to present four to six major projects each academic year. Funding for the Interpreters Theatre is provided by the Department of Communication Studies, the College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences, and the Office of the President.