theatre en Women in Song: From Codependence to Independence <p>When Professor Dorothy Marcic was asked to give a talk about how women have been portrayed in song lyrics over the course of the 21<sup>st</sup> century, she was shocked to find that nobody had really look into it, so she did.</p><p>“What I found was that the songs that resonated on Top 40 charts, have shadowed the women’s empowerment movement. Songs start out being very co-dependent, like in Little Peggy March’s ‘I Will Follow Him’ and end up being very empowering. Take ‘I Will Survive’ by Gloria &nbsp;Gaynor," she explains.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:20:21 +0000 Lindsey Moon & Charity Nebbe 42799 at Women in Song: From Codependence to Independence "The Schaffner Players" and "The Age of Miracles" <p>In the early 20th Century entertainment could be hard to come by and a great deal of excitement greeted troops of traveling actors when they arrived in small Iowa towns. As radio, movies and later television became popular, most of these troops disappeared. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 17:41:42 +0000 Charity Nebbe 19706 at "The Schaffner Players" and "The Age of Miracles" Farmscape & Spring Awakening <p>The play "Farmscape" gives us a glimpse into many different aspects of the changing rural environment. Talk of Iowa talks with Mary Swander who wrote "Farmscape" along with a class of MFA students from Iowa State University. And we’ll meet the man, <a href="" target="_blank">Duncan Sheik</a>, who wrote the music for the Broadway musical "Spring Awakening" and find out about the <a href="" target="_blank">University of Iowa's production</a>.</p><p></p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 17:10:41 +0000 Charity Nebbe 10785 at Farmscape & Spring Awakening Veterans' Stories in "Telling: Des Moines" <p>For those of us who haven't served in the military, it's hard to imagine what it must be like. A new theatrical performance called, "<a href="" target="_blank">Telling: Des Moines</a>" gives Iowa veterans and change for them to share their stories and gives the audience and opportunity to understand the experience.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 17:32:57 +0000 Charity Nebbe 10477 at Veterans' Stories in "Telling: Des Moines" Blind Iowan Pioneers and Discourse about Diversity <p>Charity talks with Peggy Chong, who has spent the past twenty years researching the history of the Blind. Her recent article <em>Blind Iowan Pioneers Succeed</em> looks at the story of Lillian Blanche Fearing, a blind Iowan who grew up to be one of the very first woman lawyers in the country. Later, a conversation with playwright Sean Christopher Lewis who brings his creation, <em>Mayberry</em>, to Iowa City. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:34:59 +0000 Charity Nebbe 282 at Digital Upgrades Threaten Small Town Theatres <p>The familiar movie-opening theme is fading in many of Iowa&rsquo;s small communities. Many main-street theaters, caught in a technological dilemma, are closing. But as Iowa Public Radio&rsquo;s Dean Borg, reports some communities are scrambling to preserve main stret silver screens.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Dean Borg 158 at Digital Upgrades Threaten Small Town Theatres Riverside Theatre and Lynn Rossetto Kasper <p>&quot;Walking the Wire&quot;, Riverside Theatre&rsquo;s annual festival of original work from playwrights across North America, will bring to the stage a wide variety of potentially implausible scenarios as part of this year&rsquo;s theme, &quot;This Will Never Work.&quot; Today, we&#39;ll hear from three actors in the Iowa City theatre&#39;s Annual Monologue Festival. Later, Charity speaks with Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of &quot;The Splendid Table,&quot; about America&#39;s changing relationship with food. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe 106 at