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Shravya Reddy Pothula Receives Honors at Baylor University PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Melissa Perry   
Friday, 16 January 2015 11:33

WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2015) - More than 3, 200 Baylor University students were named to the Dean's Academic Honor Roll for the 2014 fall semester. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7, while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.  A private Christian university and a nationally ranked liberal arts institution, Baylor is classified as a research university with "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This blends with Baylor's international reputation for educational excellence built upon the faculty's commitment to teaching, scholarship and interdisciplinary research to produce outstanding graduates.

Shravya Reddy Pothula of Rock Island and enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences has made the honor list.

The Spy Who Killed Me, The Old Creamery’s Comic Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Opens February 13 at the Cedar Rapids Clarion! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lily Allen-Duenas   
Friday, 16 January 2015 09:53

The Spy Who Killed Me, opens February 13 and runs through March 28 at the Cedar Rapids Clarion Hotel and Convention Center. Opening night is Friday, February 13. Shows are on Saturdays, February 14, 21, and 28, and March 7, 14, 21, and 28. Seating starts at 6 p.m.; show at 6:30 p.m. New this year— two matinees on March 21 and March 28 with seating starting at noon and the show time at 12:30 p.m.

When secret agent Jacob Seal gets an urgent call from his Agency, this comic murder mystery is off to a running start!  When faced with a lethal henchman, double agents, and a chicken pluckers’ convention, will Seal be able to find Dr. Doom and stop his evil plan before it’s too late?  Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to join us for hilarious antics and great food, while you help us catch a criminal master mind. The Spy Who Killed Me is written by James Daab.

Cast includes Keegan Christopher, Katie Colletta, Jeff Haffner, Mike Long, Jackie McCall, and Sean McCall. Directed by Sean McCall.

Tickets are $50 for dinner and the show. Includes all tax and gratuity. The Media Sponsor is Z102.9. The Spy Who Killed Me is Rated PG. Call the box office for tickets and information 319-622-6262 or order tickets online at

The Old Creamery Theatre is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1971 in Garrison, Iowa. In 2015, the company will be celebrating 44 years of bringing live, professional theatre to the people of Iowa and the Midwest.

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Written by Tyson Danner   
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 16:24

Davenport's QC Theatre Workshop will host auditions for its summer production, Nina Raine's family drama Tribes, on Saturday, February 21 at 5:00pm, with performances scheduled for June 12 – 28. Directed by Augustana College theatre instructor Jennifer Popple, Tribes features roles for three women and three men, ages early 20s through early 60s, with two of the roles requiring some performance of sign language.

The recipient of the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Best Play, Tribes tells the story of a young deaf man born into a hearing family, whose parents – wanting to protect him from feeling like an outcast – prevent him from learning sign language. However, when he meets a young woman who is losing her hearing and is already fluent in sign, deeper questions about family, community, beliefs, traditions, and communication are raised in this smart and moving new work that the Chicago Tribune called “uncommonly fine play,” and the New Yorker magazine deemed “extraordinary.”

Raine's unique drama employs both speech and sign language – with the latter being interpreted for hearing audiences via projected super-titles – and two of Tribes' cast members will be asked to perform sign language in their roles. But while prior familiarity with sign language will be beneficial, it is not required, as rehearsals will be set aside for the actors to focus exclusively on sign.

Female actors are sought for the roles of Beth (50s/60s), Ruth (20s), and Sylvia (20s), and male actors for the roles of Christopher (50s/60s), Daniel (20s), and Billy (20s). Those auditioning will be asked to perform a memorized dramatic monologue of two minutes or fewer and be prepared to read from the script. Rehearsals will begin in early May, with opening night scheduled for Friday, June 12.

Prior to Tribes, the QC Theatre Workshop will present its two spring productions. The first production of 2015 is author Keith Huff's Broadway smash A Steady Rain. Running March 13 – 28, and described by the Chicago Tribune as “a gritty, rich, thick, poetic, and entirely gripping noir” this tale of two Chicago cops and a horrific shooting reunites the team who initiated the Workshop's 2012 debut production of RED: director Tyson Danner and co-stars Mike Schulz and Thomas Alan Taylor. In May, the Workshop with partner with Dress for Success Quad Cities to present a benefit production of Nora and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore May 15 – 17.

and other events at the QC Theatre Workshop, call (563)650-2396 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and visit and

A Steady Rain Performances

Friday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 27, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.

Love, Loss and What I Wore


Friday, May 15, 7:30pm

Saturday, May 16, 7:30pm

Sunday, May 17, 3pm

Tribes Performances

Friday, June 12, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 13, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 14, 3 p.m.

Friday, June 19, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 20, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 21, 3 p.m.

Friday, June 26, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 27, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 28, 3 p.m.

Old Creamery Announces 2015 Auditions PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lily Allen-Duenas   
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 12:39

Old Creamery Theatre Company 2015 Auditions


Saturday January 24, 2015, from 3:30pm – 6:30pm Sunday January 25, 2015, from 3:30pm – 6:30pm


The Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage

39 38th Ave. Amana, IA 52203



Audition by appointment. Appointment may be made beginning January 12, 2015 by calling The Old Creamery business office at (319) 622-6034. Actors should prepare two short contrasting monologues (max. 1 minute each). At least one monologue should be a comic piece (preferably contemporary). In addition to the short monologues, singers should prepare 16 to 32 bars of one (or two

contrasting) song(s) sung a cappella or with recorded accompaniment. (A CD player will be available – no accompanist will be provided but there will be access to a piano). Please bring a current headshot and resume.

Seeking Equity and non-Equity adult performers of various ages (College age and up) to fill paid positions in The Old Creamery’s 2014 Main Stage, Studio, and Old Creamery Theatre for Young Audiences seasons.

A limited number of performance internships are available.

Internships typically involve onstage and backstage work on our Theatre for Young Audiences productions and/or Camp Creamery theatre workshops. Internships may or may not include performance opportunities providing EMC weeks.

Membership and applicable weeks in Equity’s EMC program are available for regular Main Stage productions only.

(EMC is not available for Old Creamery Theatre for Young Audiences productions or Studio Stage productions).

One technical internship is also available for a candidate with carpentry and/or  lighting and sound experience.

Internships can begin as early as March, but typically have summer or fall start dates and most require fall availability. All internships include housing plus a $225 per week living stipend. Intern duties involve all aspects of theatre and may include but are not limited to:

performing, costuming, set work, assistant stage management, house management, props, lighting, sound, promotions, assistant teaching, box office, and concessions assignments.

Information regarding the full 2015 season of plays is available on our website at .

If you are unable to attend these auditions, please send a headshot and resume to:

Sean McCall - Artistic Director

The Old Creamery Theatre Company

39 38th Ave.

Amana, IA. 52203

Or electronically to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Christmas at Augustana PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sam Schlouch   
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 12:31

ROCK ISLAND, IL (12/15/2014)(readMedia)-- Augustana College performed its annual 'Christmas at Augustana,' performance on Friday, December 5, and Saturday December 6. More than 300 student musicians shared their talents, in one of the highlights of the Augustana and Quad-City holiday season. From your area this includes:

Liam Baldwin of Davenporyt

Samantha Turner of Rock Island

Taylor Anderson of East Moline

Sydney Crumbleholme of Moline

Brittany Middleton of Davenport

Alecsus Sebben of Rock Island

Andrew Skalak of Davenport

Adam Bengfort of Davenport

Joseph Oliger of Davenport

Payton Brasher of Davenport

Sonja Hurty of Moline

Chelsea Mentado of Moline

Shannon Ryan of Moline

Hannah Griggs of Bettendorf

Leslie Carranza of Rock Island

Jennifer Darby of Moline

Sheila Doak of Rock Island

Emmalynn Tully of Bettendorf

Rebecca Knapper of Davenport

Christine Harb of Davenport

Philip Tunnicliff of Bettendorf

Anthony TouVelle of Bettendorf

Benjamin Knapper of Davenport

Jacob McManus of Reynolds

Jens Hurty of Moline

Erik Whitcomb of Rock Island

Robert Holmquist of East Moline

Benjamin McKay of Rock Island

Biniam Anberber of Coal Valley

Daniel Culver of Rock Island

Charles Bald of Blue Grass

Alyssa Kendall of Davenport

Susan Stone of Rock Island

Shylee Garrett of Vernon Hills

Mariah Logan of Moline

Adam Bengfort of Davenport

Nicholas Clark of Moline

Janina Ehrlich of Rock Island

Samuel Ferry of Rock Island

Corey Jacobs of Rock Island

Tanner Logan of Moline

Kayla Jackson of Rock Island

Ingrid Schneider of Davenport

Andrew Bainter of Coal Valley

Benjamin McKay of Rock Island

Caitlin Thom of Bettendorf

Margaret Ellis of Rock Island

Founded in 1860, Augustana College is a selective four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences. The college is recognized for the innovative program Augie Choice, which provides each student up to $2,000 to pursue a high-impact learning experience such as study abroad, an internship or research with a professor. Current students and alumni include 155 Academic All-Americans, a Nobel laureate, 13 college presidents and other distinguished leaders. The college enrolls 2,500 students and is located along one of the world's most important waterways, the Mississippi River, in a community that reflects the diversity of the United States.

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