philbeckPhil Beck – Phil has degrees in English and Communication Studies from the University of Iowa. He’s lived in Iowa City since 1975 and works at the library in the UI Law School. He’s been interested in literature, film, and theater his whole life.

Matthew Falduto – Matthew has a Master’s degree in Education and a Bachelor’s in English from two different Iowa universities. He has directed, acted in, and produced theatre in the Iowa City area for over 20 years. He founded Dreamwell Theatre in 1997. Three of his plays have been produced in the area. He created the Iowa Theatre Blog in 2007 and is the principal editor.

Sharon Falduto – Sharon has been involved with theatre for many years. Notable roles include Corrie in Barefoot in the Park and Cunningham in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, both with Dreamwell, of which she is a founder, and Myra in Hay Fever with ICCT. She directed God for the now defunct student group, West Side Players, and Of Mice and Men for Dreamwell.

Andrew Juhl – Andrew has acted in, written, and directed various local theatre projects in the greater Iowa City/Coralville area. He is currently working on a PhD that has nothing to do with theatre or creativity in any way.

Michele Payne – Michele returned to the stage in 2016 after a really long hiatus, and has since acted in performances for Theatre Cedar Rapids, Dreamwell and Giving Tree. She has a master’s degree in creative nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa and teaches writing and literature for Kirkwood in Iowa City.

David Pierce – David is a four-time past president of the Iowa City Community Theatre. He has acted, sung, directed, and worked backstage for far too many local productions to mention. He is a writer both by trade and inclination, with law and journalism as an educational background.

Gerry Roe – Gerry has acted and directed for Dreamwell and Iowa City Community Theatre and has acted for The University of Iowa Theatre. He has a degree in theatre from the University of Minnesota and is retired from The University of Iowa where he worked with people looking for teaching or administrative positions in education, from K-12 through college in many disciplines in education and in other fields in arts and humanities.


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