This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University of Iowa. His best-known work, the play Shimmer, was also adapted for film and television. Her Chicago credits include Steppenwolf, Court Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, and The Next Theatre. In 1974 and 1975 he was awarded the Emmy for Best Daytime Actor for his portrayal of Dr. Horton on Days of our Lives. Alumni are also a great resource for those completing their Iowa degrees. To submit a nomination, use our, Advanced Standing J.D. Norman Felton (BFA 1940, MA 1941) has had a distinguished career in radio, film, and television. Victoria Stewart (MFA 2002) and Jeremy Wilhelm (MFA 2003) 800 Words: The Transmigrations of Philip K. Dick was presented by the Workhaus Collective at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis in Spring 2009. Nominations for the next awards are due June 30, 2021. Her plays include her stage adaptation of O Pioneers (also presented on American Playhouse), The Stick Wife, and Heart Land. This production was originally presented at Iowa's New Play Festival. In addition to his service, Larry and his wife, Marki, established a scholarship at the University of Northern Iowa to support first-generation behavioral science undergraduate students and in 2019 he received the UNI Distinguished Alumni Award. Today, our network of 10,500 living alumni is strong. List of famous alumni from Northern Illinois University, with photos when available. Among those who have worked with Hawkeye Studios are Oprah and the touring productions of Les Miserables and Showboat. She previously served as the co-chair of the Human Rights Campaign Board of Directors and has ensured that each of the organizations she supports promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. for Foreign-Trained Lawyers, Consumer Information (ABA Required Disclosures). She maintains a freelance career as a professional costume designer, member of USAA, and as a studio artist. A Triumph Beyond the Field for a Former Hayden Fry Recruit Malcolm Christie's football career didn't go as planned, but his struggles as a University of Iowa student-athlete didn't stop him from succeeding. He wrote for some of television's best loved shows, including Taxi and WKRP in Cincinnati, and created the popular series Newhart and Coach. His work has been performed in theatres across the US and England, including London’s West End. Keith’s play, A Steady Rain, ran on Broadway in 2009 (starring Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman). Inger Hatlen (BA 1996) was recently named the Managing Director for New Paradise Laboratories (NPL), a 13-year-old ensemble experimentalist theatre company based in Philadelphia. Julia Gibson (BA 1984) is an actress whose work includes Angels in America at ACT, All in the Timing at the Long Wharf, and such television shows as Law and Order and Spin City. Jennifer received the 2015 Smith Prize for Political Theatre. Iowa Law has been in continuous operation since its founding in 1865, during which time it has conferred more than 13,000 law degrees. Notable Alumni Wesleyan graduates are successful in every profession imaginable, including law, science, medicine, business, politics, and the creative arts. Using hip hop and documentary theatre techniques, he interweaves the story of murdered teaching fellow Beau Zabel with interviews from inmates at Graterford Prison, who are serving life sentences and are employed to beautify Philadelphia with more than 3,000 murals. In 2006, Erik formed Clickspring Design. Larry’s practice primarily focuses on agricultural, business, and tax law and Larry has been a member of the Marshall County Bar Association for 47 years, serving as its president for two years. Iowa City is considered one of the best places to live in the country. Email now@uiowa.edu. Her 1997 play, One Flea Spare, won an Obie Award. Sam Hunter (MFA 2007) was named a winner of a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the “genius grant.” He also won an Obie for best play for A Bright New Boise. She is an active advisory board member of Left Bank Dance (St. Louis), Aquavit Theatre (Chicago), and the International Institute of Perofrming Arts (Paris/Sarasota). Yale University notable alumni or you can say famous people that graduated from Yale is one of the educating posts on our Portal. Our campus seamlessly blends into downtown Iowa City, which makes it easy to get wherever you need to go. “This seems particularly appropriate when I think of what Colleen has contributed to the enhancement of Justice in the world.”. Nominations for the next awards are due June 30, 2021. As a costume designer she worked in stage and film in New York and California for 18 years collaborating with creative teams on productions ranging from Shakespeare Festivals to Broadway musicals, most notably Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Pirates of Penzance (starring Kevin Kline & Linda Ronstadt), Crimes of the Heart, Doonsbury The Musical, and Pump Boys and Dinettes. Additional information such as letters of support, press releases about the nominee, and the nominee's résumé are helpful to the Awards Committee. Iowa Now showcases news of note to the University of Iowa community and shares the UI story with the world.Have an item or idea to share? Fill out this form if you are a University of Iowa alumnus who fits into any of the following categories: UI alumni currently living outside the U.S. If you are interested in being an active alumni leader, which of the Robert Alexander (MFA 1996) is a professional playwright whose works include I Ain't Yo' Uncle, produced by the San Francisco Mime Troupe, A Preface to the Alien Garden, produced by Trinity Rep in Providence, and The Last Orbit of Billy Mars, produced at Woolly Mammoth in Washington DC. Notable Alumni IJGA Media 2020-10-13T12:33:31-05:00 Brad Benjamin Rockford, Illinois Brad Benjamin Benjamin had a successful amateur career while at the University of Memphis. Submit Alumni NewsRecent News from Iowa AlumniUI Alumni AssociationIowa Theatre Arts Alumni Facebook. As Executive Director, Amy also co-produces the Women Playwrights Festival with Seattle Rep. She is still writing plays and had 4 in a row produced in 2004-2005. Todd Ristau (MFA 1991) is the Director of the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University, a unique MFA program in playwriting. Her new album of comic songs, Big Damn Heros, is a tribute album to the defunct TV show Firefly (on iTunes & CDBaby.com). Margaret Eginton (MFA 1997) is Head of Movement and Dance for FSU/Asolo Conservatory, Professor of Theatre, Dance, and Composition at New College of Florida. 158 The number of different countries where University of Iowa alumni live. She is the recipient of a 1999 "Genius" award from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He has also won Emmy awards for Fast Break to Glory and Pequito. Additional information such as letters of support, press releases about the nominee, and the nominee's résumé are helpful to the Awards Committee. 1990 - 1999 1970 - 1989 1950 - 1969 Prior to 1949 Since 2000 David Adjmi . B.A., 1989, Communica-tion Studies. Alex’s long-time friend and colleague, Dr. Karletta White, describes Alex as “the one in the group that always goes above and beyond simply because it is in his spirit”. John O'Keefe (BA 1965, MFA 1971) is an actor, director, playwright, and screenwriter. Colleen Connell graduated from Iowa Law in 1980 and joined the staff of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois in 1984. Among his distinguished works are The Glass Menagerie (Pulitzer Prize), A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Pulitzer Prize), Night of the Iguana, Camino Real, and Summer and Smoke. Interested in nominating someone for a 2021 Alumni Award? He also designed extensively for theatres throughout the United States and abroad. Erik Ulfers (BA 1975) has designed sets, costumes, and lights for theatres throughout Europe. And the center The University of Evansville (UE) is a private university in Evansville, Indiana. The Iowa Law Review Alumni Achievement award is selected by the Iowa Law Review board. Other career highlights include the creation of her new as-yet-untitled solo work, which will debut in a variety of theatres across the country in 2011. A warm congratulations to all of the award winners! Dana Green (BA 1997) is an actor in major American regional theatres. Her screenplays include many films for NBC. 280 Boyd Law Building Iowa City, IA 52242, In 2009, Iowa Law launched an alumni awards program to recognize law alumni who have made significant achievements in their careers and in their service to the College of Law. Vanessa Benavides is currently the senior vice president and chief compliance and privacy officer for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan. These alumni have shown exceptional skill and knowledge in their respective fields as well as a dedication to sharing their abilities professionally and personally with those around them. Scott Pardue (MFA 2007) Scott’s play, The American Black Box, received its New York premier and was picked for the American Theatre of Actors and opened at Midtown International Theatre Festival in 2009. Tennessee Williams (BA 1938) is recognized as one of the modem world's greatest playwrights. Rebecca Gilman (MFA 1992) is a playwright whose works have been performed across the country. He has also appeared regularly on the daytime drama As The World Turns. Erin Q. Purcell, Frank Ensenberger (BA 1987) and Gregory Jackson (BA 1990) are founding members of the Adobe Theatre Company in New York. Linda Carlson (BA 1967) is a successful actor in films (Honey, I Blew Up the Kids, The Beverly Hillbillies), television (Twin Peaks, Murder One), and on the Broadway stage (Otto Preminger's Full Circle). He worked in the writing department on the ABC show Ugly Betty. The program features four award categories: Emerging Leader, Alumni Achievement, Alumni Service, and the. She won the 2015 Steinberg/ATCA Award for Best New Play outside of NY for her play LUNA GALE. The company is currently devising a new work in collaboration with The Riot Group about separatist cults, the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, and the first black president. University Archives: Notable University of Iowa Alumni and Former Students. His many awards include an Obie for Best Actor for his portrayal of Old Man in Ionesco's The Chairs. Prior to attending law school, Alex received his B.S. Nomination submissions should include the category of the nomination and specify the qualifications of the nominee. Read Story Studying health disparities deepened by … She served as the ACLU’s Associate Legal Director and Director of the Reproductive Rights Project before becoming the first female attorney to lead the organization as Executive Director in 2001. 200 N. Riverside Drive Mary Beth Hurt (BA 1968) is a distinguished actor of film, television, and stage. On Broadway he performed in the original productions of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe, A Delicate Balance, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Some of the notable boards he has served on include: the Iowa State Bar Association, Iowa State Senate, Iowa Board of Regents, University of Northern Iowa College of Social and Behavioral Science Advisory Board, and the Marshalltown School Board of Directors. Iowa Theatre Arts Alumni Facebook Distinguished Alumni Here are just a few of our Distinguished Theatre Arts Alumni and their accomplishments. Rich Bynum (BA 1976) is a professional designer and owner of Hawkeye Scenic Studios in Chicago. Additionally he is the Artistic Director of Studio Roanoke, a storefront theatre space dedicated to new works development. She graduated from Iowa Law in 2000 and was an editor for the Iowa Law Review. Among his many films are Star Trek 11, The Wrath of Khan, Time After Time, Star Trek IV, The Undiscovered Country, Volunteers, The Seven Percent Solution, and many others. Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1705, Phone:319-335-2700Fax:theatre@uiowa.eduSite Map Login. She won the American Theater Critics' Association Osborn Award for her play The Glory of Living and she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. To submit a nomination, use our Nomination Form. Nicholas Meyer (BA 1968) is a distinguished film writer and director. The play was originally written in Sydne Mahone's Playwriting class. The Alumni Service award is granted to alumni of the College of Law for significant service to the college, university, community, state, or nation. Ashton Kutcher and Gene Wilder are included on this list along with many more. Darrah Cloud (MFA 1984) is a successful screenwriter and playwright. Tanna Frederick (BA 1999) rose to prominence for her title role in Hollywood Dreams, for which she received the Best Actress Award at the 2008 Fargo Film Festival. Info: For recent updates and information regarding COVID-19 at the College of Law visit here. Barry Kemp (BA 1971) is one of Hollywood's most successful writer-producers. NOTABLE UNO ALUMNI Kelly Murphy, 2000-2005 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist Kelly Murphy grew up in Wilmington, Illinois where she attended Joliet Catholic Academy. Peter Ullian (MFA 1993) is a playwright whose musical, Elliot Ness in Cleveland, was produced at the Denver Center Theatre Company/Denver Center for the Performing Arts. 15 Famous Alumni From University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign by Shelbi Voss September 19, 2017 Shelbi Voss Shelbi is a student at the University of Illinois. David Adjmi (MFA 2001) is among the 10 recipients of the 2010 Whiting Writers' Award. Notable faculty Chester C. Cole, Drake University Law School founder and professor, University of Iowa College of Law co-founder and professor, Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court Jacqui Kalin (born 1989), American-Israeli The Alumni Achievement award is granted to alumni of the College of Law for significant accomplishments in their law careers and significant service to the College of Law. Nicole Fonarow (BA 1991) is a stage and television actress. Played on the Bulls’ NBA Championship teams in 1991, 1992, and 1993. Richard Maibaum (BA 1931, MA 1932) is one of America's most successful screenwriters. It was founded in 1854 as Moores Hill College. It was last seen in Philadelphia in June 2010. Naomi Wallace (MFA 1994) is a playwright whose works have been seen in London, New York, Louisville, Chicago, and around the country. The two collaborated to develop the “Brother to Brother” Youth Summit and the Kappa Leadership Development League that connected young, minority youth with positive mentors. Here are just a few of our Distinguished Theatre Arts Alumni and their accomplishments. He is the author of more than fifty screenplays, including Bigger than Life, The Great Gatsby, and many of the popular James Bond films. Patricia has also been the artistic director for ArtWorks, an arts and cultural consultancy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Their many clients include CNN, MSNBC, and Nintendo. Jennifer Fawcett (MFA 2008) new play, Twenty Moments in the Space Between, won the National Science Playwriting Award, sponsored by the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival. Recently she co-starred in The Road Theatre's production of fellow University of Iowa alum Keith Huff's play, The Bird and Mr. Bank, which extended for four months. Now Jenny Kern, she was a recurring character (Allison Hale) on Fox's Prison Break, and was in The Lake House with Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves. Fatebook was featured in the USITT USA National Exhibit in the 2011 Prague Quadrennial. Department of Theatre Arts Sean Lewis (MFA 2007) solo piece, Killadelphia, was presented at the Gerald W. Lynch Theatre in 2009. This list of University of Iowa alumni includes notable current and former students of the University of Iowa. He was nominated for two Academy Awards and in 1979 won The Writers' Guild of America Best Short Form Drama Award for A Christmas to Remember. Her plays include Spinning into butter, Boy Meets Girl, and The Sweetest Swing in Baseball. A crucial theme of Vanessa’s career has been the importance of social justice. Nomination submissions should include the category of the nomination and specify the qualifications of the nominee. They offer advice and help to young artists beginning their careers. My father attended the College of Engineering at Iowa She received her MFA in Playwriting from UCLA in 2006. She was awarded the Arts and Letters Awards in Literature, which honors exceptional accomplishment in any genre. Among his best known films are Rebel Without a Cause and Heart of Darkness. Pioneering Advances in the 1800s Since its founding in 1847, the university and its alumni have been at the forefront of efforts to empower women and African Americans. He also writes and directs for film. Stewart Stern (BA 1943) is a distinguished Hollywood writer and director. Plays from the Boombox Galaxy: Theatre from the Hip-Hop Generation was published in October 2009 by Theatre Communications Group. Let's stay in touch! Lee Blessing (MA 1979) is a distinguished writer for the theatre, film, and television. The Obie-award winning company recently premiered Fatebook: Avoiding Catastrophe One Party at a Time - a play blurring the boundaries of live and internet performance - at the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival. She is also an avid cook, lover of dogs, and loyal fan of the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Bulls. After just one visit, you'll see why. For over 9 decades, Theatre Arts alumni have had a major impact on American culture. Selected stage roles include Prospero in The Tempest, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, and Kent in King Lear. Among his best known films are The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Silver Streak, and Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. In 2019 Vanessa joined The Trevor Project Board of Directors, as well as the CDC Foundation Board of Directors where, according to her mentor Don Glendenning, Vanessa has “enhanced the lives of millions.”, “Vanessa is the rare attorney who is as brilliant as she is compassionate, as compassionate as she is strategic, as strategic as she is dedicated, and as dedicated as she is effective in promoting equity and justice for all people” says Glendenning. Adam LeFevre (MFA 1977) is an actor who was seen on Broadway in Our Country's Good, on television in Law and Order, and in films such as In & Out and Private Parts. Robert Alexander (MFA 1996) and Kim Euell (MFA 2008) are co-editors of a new anthology of plays. His plays have been produced on Broadway and in theatres around the world. He is still very involved with The Gift Theatre of Chicago, which he co-founded with Michael Thornton (BA 1999). Achievements Iowa Now’s achievements section is a concise yet prominent way to highlight student, faculty, staff, and alumni accomplishments.. This list includes notable alumni, non-matriculating, faculty, and staff of what is now Iowa State University (ISU). Rachel Brogan Flannery (BA 2000) is an actress and playwright in the Twin Cities. Peter Ksander (BA 1998) is a designer, sculptor, and theater artist currently based in Brooklyn, NY. The $50,000 award was announced in New York City. “Her life is worthy of continual celebration. Working for MGM Studios, he produced and wrote for the television series Dr. Kildare and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. The program features four award categories: Emerging Leader, Alumni Achievement, Alumni Service, and the Iowa … Connell’s close friend and fellow classmate Serena Stier says that “Colleen embodies the ideal of a lawyer who is both brilliant and humane. Robert Randolph (MFA 1953) designed sets and lights on Broadway for many productions including Bye Bye, Birdie and Sweet Charity. “No boasting or broadcasting, just dedication and progressive thinking behind the scenes until the job, or the problem, is resolved.”. Robert Andrew Bonnard (BA 1959, MA 1960) has worked around the world as an actor, writer and director. Upon graduation, Vanessa was in private practice and served as legal counsel for Caremark Rx before becoming chief compliance officer for Tenet Healthcare. William Nedved (BA 2001) completed an MFA in Film and Television Writing from USC Film School. Rick Cleveland (MFA 1995) has been co-producer and writer for the television series West Wing (for which he won an Emmy Award), Six Feet Under, Mad Men, Nurse Jackie, and House of Cards. The Iowa Black Alumni Association (IBAA) promotes the general mission of the University of Iowa. Henderson Forsythe (BA 1939, MFA 1940) was a veteran actor of stage, television, and film. Her play No Such Cold Thing has been published by Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. Amy Wheeler (MFA 1999) is now Executive Director of Hedgebrook, a retreat and residency for women writers. Henry A. Wallace, 33rd Vice President of the United States under Franklin Roosevelt, graduated from Iowa State in 1910. In 1953, he received an Emmy Award for Television Direction. As a painter and collage artist, Patricia spent 12 years in Saudi Arabia developing her personal artwork, which she sees as a visual dialogue with diverse world cultures and communities. Patricia McGourty (BA 1970) has had the good fortune to experience three art and design careers. Macdonald Carey (BA 1936) was for many years one of America's best known actors. Tanna received the Maverick Award at the Celebration of Greatness Ceremony, sponsored by the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival in 2009. The play was commissioned by the Mural Arts Project of Philadelphia and InterAct Theatre. ). "Larry has often been heard to quote an old phrase 'Always remember who you are and where you came from’” says Goodman. Larry McKibben graduated from Iowa Law in 1972 and has been practicing at Moore, McKibben, Goodman, & Lorenz of Marshalltown, Iowa ever since. George Washington Carver, renowned scientist, botanist, and inventor, was the first African American student and faculty member at Iowa State University. In fact, most first-year classes are located within the same three-block radius. She continues to teach dramatic literature at the University of Iowa and at Coe College. Membership pays for itself with exclusive member discounts and services, plus you’ll get chances to buy arts and athletic tickets and receive the award-winning Nebraska Quarterly magazine. Still greater, hers is a life worthy of meticulous emulation.”, Colleen Connell- Iowa Law Review Alumni Achievement. Professor Roethke has directed national and international workshops in costume design, drawing, and rendering. Connell is a wife and mother of two children. Megan Gogerty (BA 1997) her play Bad Panda was officially banned in China. “When Alex sees injustice, it is second nature for him to do all that he can to right that wrong, and this is what classifies him as an emerging leader” Dr. White says. B. J. Armstrong – Professional basketball player with the Golden State Warriors, formerly with the Chicago Bulls. Huff has been the recipient of a Jeff Award, a Drama-Logue Award, the Cunningham Prize, the John Gassner Award, the Berrilla Kerr Award, and three Illinois Arts Council Playwriting Fellowships. Small classes where YOU matter! board for her outstanding advocacy and leadership at the ACLU where she promotes children’s education, inmate rights, and women’s reproductive rights. The alumni recognized today are representative of that wonderful leadership” says Dean Washburn. Connell was nominated for this award by the Iowa Law Review board for her outstanding advocacy and leadership at the ACLU where she promotes children’s education, inmate rights, and women’s reproductive rights. The 2020 Alumni Award recipients are: The Emerging Leader award is granted to alumni of the College of Law for early career achievements in their area of practice and in their service to the college, community, state, or nation. 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