Intimate Apparel – Iowa State University Theatre

by Lynn Nottage

Esther is an African-American seamstress who creates exquisite lingerie. Her artistry is much in demand and this allows her to save a large sum of money. Her loneliness is lessened when she falls in love with a handsome Barbadian laborer. Although they have never met, he writes beautiful, romantic letters. When the two meet, he turns out not to be the man the letters suggested. This acclaimed new American drama is the winner of five national awards for Best Play.

March 22, 23, and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and March 25 at 2 p.m.

Memorial Union Maintenance Shop – Ames

The Cast

Esther – Kira Ashby
George – Brent Curvey
Mayme – Tiann Taylor
Mr. Marks – Brendan Dunphy
Mrs. Dickson – Tiffanie Jackson
Mrs. Van Buren – Genya Coffey

Creative Team

Director – Sarah Zwick-Tapley
Costume Design – Christen Harms
Lighting Design – Jim Trenberth
Scenic Design – Amanda Mullen
Sound Design – Kierre Balark
Stage Manager – Catie Tell
Assistant Stage Manager – Veronica Skaar
Costume Design Assistant – Lindsay Bryda
Light Board Operator – Jordan Dean
Sound Board Operator – Nick Veenstra
Stagehands – Philip Henry, Anna Krieger
Dressers – Janae Hohbein, Erica Neilsen, Anna Sunstrom
Volunteer Coordinator – Gregory Duckett
Props Master – Philip Henry
Internet Site Coordinator – Jim Trenberth
Program Design – Liese VanderBroek
Costume Shop Supervisor – Doris Nash
Costume Shop Assistants – Lindsay Bryda, Molly Davis, Melissa Haegele, Christen Harms, Veronica Skaar, Joanna Suckling, Jennifer Tegtmeier, Sally Westphal, Justine Year
Technical Director – Emily Brainerd
Scene Shop Assistants – David Burrack, Jeff Faine, Phillip Henry, Ben Howell, David Krenz, Derek Paper, Shawn Passow, Andrew Schaffer, Tim Stanley, Brandon Woolery
Secretary – Liese VanderBroek
Publicity Assistant – Samantha Davis
Box Office Supervisor – Derek Paper
House Managers – Jillian Carstensen, Abby Norton
Assistants to the Scenic Designer – Eleanor Kahn, Catherine Porter


Production photos and publicity photos by Patrick Gouran

Poster by Rob Sunderman

Read about it in Inside Iowa State and the Iowa State Daily!