Tag Archives: Brett Borden

Introduction to Stage Management

Have you thought that stage management sounds fun but you’re not sure how to get started? Do you have some basic experience but want to feel more comfortable as a stage manager or assistant stage manager? If so, this class is for you! Learn the fundamentals of how to prepare for a production, run rehearsals, work with designers, and call a show in this one-day session taught by local stage managing guru, Christina Patramanis.

November 1st from 12:00pm to 4:30pm
Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A.

COMPLETELY FREE TO THE PUBLIC, but only 20 Spots Available!!

We have spots available for up to 20 students for this completely FREE workshop! If interested, please email brett.borden@yahoo.com to sign up!

Christina Patramanis learned the trade through experience and UI stage management courses, and has stage managed professionally at Corridor locations including Hancher Auditorium, The Englert Theatre, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, and Riverside Theatre.

Christina is also directing and adapting Anton Chekhov’s THE PROPOSAL for ICCT. See it at Iowa City Community Theatre’s short play festival entitled LOVE & MARRIAGE this coming January!

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Announcing Cast for “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”


ICCT is thrilled to announce the casting of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the second show in our exciting 59th Season!  Thank you so very much to all who auditioned and a special congratulations to the cast of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof:

Big Daddy: Scott Humeston
Big Mama: Beverly E. Mead
Brick: Aaron Weiner
Maggie: Rachel Korach Howell
Mae: Nicole DeSalle
Gooper: Jeffrey Allen Mead
Reverend Tooker: Scott Strode
Dr. Baugh: Robert Steger
Servent: Jacques Motyko
Bryn Russell
Olivia Russell
Rowan Russell


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is Directed by Brett Borden; Join us on October 31st for a spectacular opening night and reception.
For full information regarding Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, including ticket information, click here.

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” Auditions


OPEN AUDITIONS: Sunday, August 17th 2:00-4:00pm and Monday, August 18th 7:00-10:00p. Callbacks on Tuesday, August 19th 7:00-10:00pm.

Location: Iowa City Public Library
123 S Linn St.
Iowa City, IA 52240
Meeting Room B

***Auditioners will be asked to do a cold read. Prepared monologues are encouraged, but not required.



One of Tennessee Williams’s best-known works and his personal favorite, is set in the “plantation home in the Mississippi Delta” of Big Daddy Pollitt, a wealthy cotton tycoon. The play examines the relationships among members of Big Daddy’s family, primarily between his son Brick and Maggie the “Cat”, Brick’s wife; examining the conflict between truth and illusion. Winner of the 1955 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Maggie (The Cat); a woman desperate in her sense of loneliness, who is made all the more beautiful in her envy, longing, and dispossession.
Brick; embodies an almost archetypal masculinity, though an obviously broken man due to repressed homosexual desires.
Big Daddy; Brick’s father. Affectionately dubbed by Maggie as an old-fashioned “Mississippi redneck,” Daddy is a large, brash, and vulgar plantation millionaire who believes he has returned from the grave.
Big Mama; Brick’s mother. breathless, sincere, earnest, crude, and bedecked in flashy gems, Mama is a woman embarrassingly dedicated to a man who despises her and in feeble denial of her husband’s disgust.
Mae; A mean, agitated “monster of fertility” who schemes with her husband Gooper to secure Big Daddy’s estate.
Gooper; A successful corporate lawyer. He deeply resents his parents’ love for Brick, viciously relishes in Daddy’s illness, and rather ruthlessly plots to secure control of the estate.
Reverend Tooker; A tactless, opportunistic, and hypocritical guest, he embodies the lie of conventional morality.
Doctor Baugh; The sober Baugh is Daddy’s physician. He delivers Daddy’s diagnosis to Big Mama and leaves her with a prescription of morphine.
Children; Mae and Gooper’s children. They appear here as grotesque, demonic “no- necked monsters” who intermittently interrupt the action on-stage.



This production is in need of a lighting designer. If interested, or if you know someone who may be, please e-mail ICCT at: office@iowacitycommunitytheatre.com