Iowa Stage Theater Company Moves Mciver To Full Time

Top Quote Artistic Director assumes additional responsibilities as theatre company enters its second season. End Quote
  • Des Moines, IA (1888PressRelease) May 18, 2018 - Iowa Stage Theatre Company has brought Artistic Director Matthew McIver on full-time, to oversee the organization’s efforts in both theatrical production and resource development.

    “I am excited to expand my role with Iowa Stage and help this exciting company of artists grow into their second season and beyond,” McIver said. “The quality of the productions in our inaugural season is a testament to these extraordinary artists, and the response from the community has been wonderful. I’m looking forward to growing our partnerships with other organizations across Iowa and continue to create theater that inspires, enlightens and entertains.”

    “Matt was the unanimous choice of the board to move forward into our second season” said board president Dave Miglin. “We are excited to have the creative leader helping grow this organization and fulfill the mission of transforming Iowa, its citizens and its arts community.”

    McIver assumed the role of Artistic Director for Iowa Stage April 1, following a three-month transitional period with his predecessor Brad Dell. McIver led both A Christmas Carol and Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge for Iowa Stage’s inaugural 2017-2018 Season. An acclaimed director, actor and writer, he has worked previously with Repertory Theatre of Iowa, Stagewest Iowa, Mooncoin Productions, and was artistic director for the theater company of the Des Moines Social Club. McIver moved to Des Moines in 2008 as part of the founding team of the Des Moines Social Club, and served as Founding Artistic Director for the first five years of that cultural catalyst’s growth and development.

    About Iowa Stage Theatre Company:
    Based in Des Moines, the Iowa Stage Theatre Company is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization formed in 2017 from the merger of Repertory Theatre of Iowa and StageWest Theatre Company. The theatre’s mission is to transform Iowa, its citizens, and arts community by producing truthful, relevant, and intimate theatre that inspires, enlightens, and entertains. Iowa Stage performs the majority of its productions at the Kum & Go Theater located at the Des Moines Social Club, a longtime partner.

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