Iowa City - Working Group Theatre kicks off their 2011-2012 season on Sunday September 18th at 7 pm with Was the Word, the first in a series of storytelling, poetry, and music events at the Englert Theatre. Tickets are 'Pay What You Can' at the door. The hour long show will feature the music of Mutiny in the Parlor and pieces from:
Idris Goodwin: Poet and Playwright. Idris's work has been featured on HBO's Def Poetry Jam, nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and developed by the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center.
Sean Lewis: Playwright and Essayist, Sean's work has won the Smith Prize for Drama and has been featured on This American Life.
Megan Gogerty: Playwright and Performer. Megan's new one-woman show opens Riverside Theatre's 2011-2012 season.
Kate Krohn: Poet and graduate of the University of Iowa, and one of Working Group's poets-in-residence.
Each Was the Word performance benefits an area non-profit. The non-profit partner for our night is Willowwind School, a portion of proceeds will benefit the school's scholarship fund.
To find out more about the event visit their website or become a fan of Working Group Theatre on Facebook.