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Shouting from the Prairie: A 100th Anniversary Documentary

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
152 Donors
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Project ended on July 22, at 11:55 PM CDT
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Thank you!

July 29, 2019

Thank you all so much for taking the time to visit, read about the project, share with others, and give to the GOLDrush campaign. We can’t wait to begin the process of making a documentary about the Department of Theatre Arts at The University of Iowa. Your generosity surpassed our expectations and further magnified the excitement around the making of this historical document. Because your contributions exceeded our goal we will be able to dedicate even more resources to production and significantly up the quality of the final product. Overall, going on this adventure during the past couple of months has reminded us what truly wonderful alumni we have, and how many loyal artists and supporters there are who support this program! I hope everyone will join us for the 100 Year Celebration in the Fall of 2020. If you haven’t already joined our mailing list and started saving dates, visit for more information. Time to Make History and Go Hawks!


John, Becca, Justin


July 17, 2019

With only 5 days left in our campaign (and $3,000 still left to raise!), we are excited to announce that we have a generous matching donation from alumni Matthew Walter and Brian Williams. The next $500 donated to the campaign will be matched dollar for dollar by Matthew and Brian. 


That means... if you make a gift NOW, your gift will be doubled!!! If you're already made a gift, THANK YOU. You can continue to help our campaign by sharing it with your friends, family, and anyone who you think might be interested in supporting this film. The link to share is: Help us reach $10,000!



Wanna see John Cameron dance? Check out this Video Update!

July 12, 2019

SPREAD THE WORD! We still need to raise $3,000! Oh, and as promised... here's a video of John Cameron dancing... you won't want to miss it... 




Do you feel like dancing for UI Theatre? Share a video with us on the UI Theatre Alumni Page on Facebook! 

Why Give?

July 01, 2019

Thank you for joining us on this fundraising journey. You stepped up. You made your gift. And we are thankful!


Now it’s time for us to rally the troops! We need MORE donors to reach our $10,000 goal. A LOT MORE DONORS!!!  


We could use your help: Watch Becca’s video, share our campaign and celebrate our amazing Theatre Department.


Here’s the link to share:





We're making history!

June 24, 2019

Wow, and thank you! We are delighted by the early success of our campaign. In just our first week, we’ve reached nearly 30% of our goal. Thank you for jumping on board and being part of this fundraising effort!


As you all know, we are trying to raise $10,000 by July 22 to create a documentary film that will celebrate the UI Theatre Department’s 100th anniversary. You’ve already shown your support by making a donation – thank you. Now we are asking you to take your support one step further by simply sharing this campaign with your networks. YOU can help us reach additional contributors. With your help, we are confident we can reach our goal of $10,000.


The link to share is:

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The University Theatre was founded by E.C. Mabie, in 1920!



Room 41. There are so many stories of classes and rehearsals that took place in room 41 - a rite of passage and a life-long memory!



The Playwrights Workshop was founded in 1971 by Oscar Brownstein!



The documentary video, Shouting from the Prairie will help celebrate the University of Iowa Department of Theatre’s 100th anniversary in 2020!



Your name will be included in the credits at the end of the documentary!



Your photograph and name will be included among the producers at the beginning of the documentary!



You will receive producer credit and a free copy of the documentary!

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