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UNI Interpreters Theatre to present 'Leftovers' and 'Station to Station'

September 13, 2013

Karen Mitchell, professor, communication studies, 319-273-2640,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Interpreters Theatre will kick off its 2013-14 season with guest artists and UNI alumni Brianne Waychoff and Ben Powell. Their solo performances, "Leftovers" and "Station to Station," will be presented together at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, and Friday, Sept. 27, in the Interpreters Theatre in 040 Lang Hall.

In "Leftovers," Waychoff incorporates diverse sources: Jean Francois Millet's painting "The Gleaners"; her grandmother's needlepoint rendering of the same work; and Agnes Varda's 2000 film, "The Gleaners and I." The written text of the piece is a blend of personal narrative and borrowed texts from the fields of art history, documentary filmmaking, performance studies, philosophy and poetry.

In "Station to Station," Powell performs an array of texts, including a collection of letters between Powell's grandfather and great-grandfather sent between 1935 and 1936, assembled histories of the U.S. Interstate System, an old mapping guidebook, and fragments of memories and music. Location takes on new meaning as maps are created and offered as possible answers to the questions: Where have I come from? Where am I now? Where am I going?

The event is free and open to the public; seating is limited. Admission passes will be available one hour before the production begins at Lang 040. For more information, contact Karen Mitchell, professor of communication studies, at 319-273-2640 or