Talking With – Iowa State University Theatre Production

by Jane Martin

Talking With is a poetic celebration of women. Through a series of diverse, revelatory monologues by eclectic characters, Talking With explores the experiences, the perspectives, and the voices of women, some of which are hilarious, some are soulful, all are poignant. From the actress who threatens to kill her cat if she is not cast, to the evangelical snake charmer, to the housewife lost in Oz, Talking With appeals to the hearts and the funny bones of both women and men.

January 27, 28, and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and January 30 at 2 p.m.

Memorial Union Maintenance Shop – Ames

The Cast

“Dragons” – Veronica Skaar
“Audition” – Laura Lee Williams
“Clear Glass Marbles” – Rachel Goeb
“Fifteen Minutes” – Amanda Mullen
“French Frys” – Ruthellen Cunnally
“Handler” – Holly Reese
“Lamps” – Laura Bestler-Wilcox
“Marks” – Rachael Rhoades
“Rodeo” – Maria Orlando
“Scraps” – Jillian Carstensen
“Twirler” – Kelly Larsen

Creative Team

Director – Jim Trenberth
Director – Annaliese Baker
Director – Robin Stone
Costume Designer – Danielle Warnke
Costume Designer – Lore Blomquist
Costume Designer – Dani Henke
Lighting Designer – Derek Paper
Stage Manager – Jessica Gunzburger
Light Board Operator – Devon Waite
Sound Board Operator – Devon Waite
Dressers – Gabrielle Burns, Ashley Lorenz
Photography – Patrick Gouran
Internet Site Coordinator – Jim Trenberth
Costume Shop Supervisor – Doris Nash
Costume Shop Assistants – Sarah Bennett, Brett Burkhardt, Heidi Frohardt, Christen Harms, Jessica Havlicek, Teal Larsen, Harmony Leister, Danielle Warnke
Technical Director – Brian Swanson
Electric Shop Staff – Derek Paper
Scene Shop Assistants – Jillian Carstensen, Laura Ellis, Bret Dobbins, Jeremy Hilbert, Sarah Hill, Derek Paper, Ben Wright
Poster Design – Jessi McCool
Program Design – Liese VanderBroek
Publicity Assistant – Jessi McCool
House Managers – Kevin Geiken, Erin Karhoff
Box Office Supervisor – Brian Swanson
Secretary – Liese VanderBroek


Production photos and publicity photos by Patrick Gouran

Poster by Jessi McCool

Read about it in the press release!