Published on March 24, 2015
IU's MFA playwriting program gives audiences a first-hand look at the development process leading up to full productions in the Wells-Metz Theatre. This season features two new plays, SING TO ME NOW and AMERICAN ASTEROID. Iris Dauterman (SING TO ME NOW) is a third year M.F.A. playwright at Indiana University. She graduated from Bennington College in 2008 with a B.A. in Drama. For IU Theatre, Trigger Warning premiered in the Studio Theatre as part of the 2014 At First Sight Festival of New Plays. Her full-length plays The Waypoint and You Can Have Me were both selected to receive staged readings at the Berkshire Fringe Festival. The Waypoint was also given a full production by the same company in the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts. She acted as artist-in-residence at a creative arts summer camp in Keene, NH, where her play The Alien Girl was performed by the campers. Since moving to Indiana, her play The Little White House was performed at the university as part of the school's Directing Realism class. Iris is originally from San Luis Obispo, California. Mauricio Miranda (AMERICAN ASTEROID) is a native of Lima, Peru in his second year of the M.F.A. playwriting program. His produced plays include Bound and Broken, The Watchman, The Exorcism, All The Other Kids, Marriage Play, The Costly Secret, The Other Side, God Red, among others. His plays have been produced and/or workshopped at Freed-Hardeman University, No Doze Theatre Festival, Men of Guidance Festival, South Eastern Theatre Conference, and Indiana University. As an actor Mauricio has worked with theatre companies through out Tennessee, Indiana, and New York City including Ground Up Productions, AlphaNYC Productions, Abingdon Theatre Company, Phoenix Theater Indianapolis, Cardinal Stage Company, and Jewish Theatre of Bloomington. Mauricio earned both a B.A. and M.A. from Freed-Hardeman University.