The Treehouse Iowa City

The Treehouse Iowa City

A performance space and gallery showcasing and supporting local artists in Iowa City.

Operating as usual

Photos from Willow Creek Theatre Company's post 09/20/2021

Willow Creek Theatre Company improv and sketch classes start this Saturday! Reach out to them about pay what you can options if money's a problem!

09/12/2021

Improv is back, baby! We're hosting auditions for the three Iowa City Improv teams Paperback Rhino, Janice, and Great White Narcs. Come on down to The Treehoude on Monday, September 13th at 7pm to audition for all the teams, or just come to watch and hang out. See you there
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In accordance with the Iowa City mask madnate in effect, everyone in The Treehouse space will be required to wear a mask at all times. Please bring and wear your mask to the event.

Improv is back, baby! We're hosting auditions for the three Iowa City Improv teams Paperback Rhino, Janice, and Great White Narcs. Come on down to The Treehoude on Monday, September 13th at 7pm to audition for all the teams, or just come to watch and hang out. See you there
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In accordance with the Iowa City mask madnate in effect, everyone in The Treehouse space will be required to wear a mask at all times. Please bring and wear your mask to the event.

08/20/2021

Week 2 of [title of Show] babbyyyy! We gots more performances tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 and Sunday at 2:30. BYOB and only 15 bucks with your Student ID. Stop on by to see this incredible show in the sexiest performance venue in Iowa City.
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In compliance with Iowa City's new mask mandate, all performers and audience members will be required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth throughout their time in The Treehouse space. Stay safe y'all!

Week 2 of [title of Show] babbyyyy! We gots more performances tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 and Sunday at 2:30. BYOB and only 15 bucks with your Student ID. Stop on by to see this incredible show in the sexiest performance venue in Iowa City.
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In compliance with Iowa City's new mask mandate, all performers and audience members will be required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth throughout their time in The Treehouse space. Stay safe y'all!

07/07/2021

THIS WEEKEND!!! Our first shows of the summer are here at last! It's been a long time. Some would say too long. We're so excited to have Willow Creek Theatre Company holding these events in The Treehouse space! Make sure to go check them out and tell them we say hi.

The "Begin Again" Cabaret and 12 Hour Sketch Festival are just the beginning. There's so much cool stuff happening in your favorite dank little performing arts space. We literally cannot wait. Make sure to come to these events so that we can, y'know, pay the rent. See you all at the show! Smooches!

THIS WEEKEND!!! Our first shows of the summer are here at last! It's been a long time. Some would say too long. We're so excited to have Willow Creek Theatre Company holding these events in The Treehouse space! Make sure to go check them out and tell them we say hi.

The "Begin Again" Cabaret and 12 Hour Sketch Festival are just the beginning. There's so much cool stuff happening in your favorite dank little performing arts space. We literally cannot wait. Make sure to come to these events so that we can, y'know, pay the rent. See you all at the show! Smooches!

06/29/2021

This summer The Treehouse is back, baby! All new shows including live music, comedy, and more will be coming back to Gilbert Street during the month of July!

We know you're probably already following us, but just make sure to check you and all your friends are still following so you can stay up to date on all the cool new stuff we're doing this summer. Feel free to message us with any questions. See you soon Iowa City!

This summer The Treehouse is back, baby! All new shows including live music, comedy, and more will be coming back to Gilbert Street during the month of July!

We know you're probably already following us, but just make sure to check you and all your friends are still following so you can stay up to date on all the cool new stuff we're doing this summer. Feel free to message us with any questions. See you soon Iowa City!

06/16/2021

Oh look at that, and here's an opportunity to submit any sketches you may have been writing. How interesting.

CALL FOR WRITERS!!!

Writers! Willow Creek Theater Company is looking for original comedy sketches for our first-ever 12-Hour Sketch Festival. If your script is selected, directors and performers will have twelve hours to get your hilarious script up on stage in front of a live enthusiastic audience! Sketches should be about five pages long and be written in a TV script or playwriting style.

Submissions and any questions can be referred to [email protected].

Deadline is July 3. Casts of up to 6 people.

06/16/2021

Here's an opportunity for any performer looking to perform on The Treehouse stage! Message us or our friends at Willow Creek with any questions!

OPEN AUDITIONS JUNE 18th-19th

WCTC is holding open auditions for our “Begin Again” cabaret, to be held on July 10th. This theme will focus on fresh starts and new beginnings as a kick off to our Moving Forward season.

We will be looking for around 10 acts, in ANY medium- music (solo, duet, bands), monologues or skits, poetry reading, stand-up, etc. Acts should be between 5-7 minutes, and should fit the “Begin Again” theme in a way that resonates with you. Please audition with the act you would want to perform for the cabaret.

A percentage of ticket sales the night of the performance will be split between acts.

Please send any questions to
[email protected]

Photos from Willow Creek Theatre Company's post 04/25/2021

Last chance to be a part of WCTC's season at The Treehouse!

03/11/2021

It's been a while, but here's an opportunity to perform at Treehouse again! (Eventually)

AUDITION CALL FOR [title of show] AND Melancholy Play

Willow Creek Theatre Company will be holding virtual auditions for our upcoming Moving Forward season. These will be paid positions.
*Please note these shows will NOT be performed virtually, however we will not be performing live until it is safe to do so. Dates for both shows remain TBD

[title of show]- [title of show] follows real life composer Jeff Bowen and playwright Hunter Bell as they write the musical they are currently starring in. With the help from their friends Heidi and Susan, the group of friends discover what the process of creating a musical truly means to them.

Melancholy Play- Melancholy Play by Sarah Ruhl follows Tilly, a young woman battling depression. One day, her depression lifts and she and her friends are left to discover the sort of person she is without it. The play is poetic, nonliteral, and celebrates sadness, joy, and everything in between.

Please email [email protected] with any questions.

[title of show] Audition Requirements:

Vocal Audition: Please prepare two excepts from the show to be sung a ca****la, between 16-32 bars apiece. Email [email protected] to request a perusal copy of the score.

Monologue: Please prepare one contemporary comedic monologue, 1-3 minutes in length.

Upload audition video and complete the audition form here:
https://forms.gle/aHpfQjMvvQSj9NxLA

Melancholy Play Audition Requirements:

Monologue: Please prepare one contemporary monologue, 1 minute in length.

Upload monologue and complete the audition form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSee8NjqWnm3q2zjcP4B3ECtWSyTDxS3YMSjXIcZa1Ssj7j6Ng/viewform

02/02/2021

Intro to Character Design Interest Meeting

Any Treehouse artists interested in improving their drawing skills?

11/19/2020

Hey, cool opportunity for directors out there!

‼️ We’re hiring ‼️

Willow Creek Theatre Company is looking for directors for our “Moving Forward” season, dates TBD. Applicants should be willing to work collaboratively and virtually with a team of artists on the upcoming season, as well as working with WCTC to create virtual content.

Those interested should send a directing resume to [email protected].

Photos from The Treehouse Iowa City's post 11/08/2020

Happy to welcome Chosen Movement Thrifts!

Starting today, we'll be hosting their pop up shops from 10am-5pm every Sunday and Thursday.

All of their clothing is up-cycled and large portions of their profits go towards great causes!

Photos from Willow Creek Theatre Company's post 10/29/2020

As part of our partnership with Willow Creek Theatre Company, we're excited to host their "Moving Forward" season after our doors are able to safely reopen!

Our First Floodwater — The Treehouse 02/28/2020

Our First Floodwater — The Treehouse

New blog post over on our new website:

https://thetreehouseic.com/blog/our-first-floodwater

Our First Floodwater — The Treehouse Well, folks, after a whirlwind of a week, it’s finally here. Floodwater 2020. Our first comedy festival. And our first blog post! So many firsts. This week has brought a lot of change: we got a beautiful mural up on the wall thanks to local artist Kevin Tobin, we added comfortable new chairs and

02/27/2020

Do all of these!!!!

DAILY ACTION POST- What you can do TODAY!!!

1. VOLUNTEER- Call the Emma Goldman Clinic to ask if they need escorts for clinic today! (319) 337-2111 #healthcare #access #reporights

2. GIVE BLOOD at GreenState Insurance in North Liberty between 11 am and 3 pm. More info in the comments. #giveblood #blooddonation

3. Go to Jimmy Jacks BBQ between 3 and 9 pm, show the flyer from the event link in the comments, and a portion of your purchase will be donated to Willowwind School. #education

4. Eat at El Banditos Iowa City between 5 and 9 pm, when 10% of sales will be donated to the Eastern Iowa Community Bond Project, an incredible organization that provides assistance to people who have been imprisoned by ICE. More info in the comments. #community #support

4. Attend the 100+ Men Who Care: Hawkeye Chapter Philanthroparty & Giving event at Big Grove Brewery from 5:30-7 pm. Event link in the comments. #donate

5. Go check out our own James Hartley-Prime and other great comedy acts at Big Grove Brewery from 9:30-11 pm as part of Floodwater Comedy Festival. Or check out an earlier show at Big Grove Brewery from 7-10 pm or one at The Treehouse Iowa City from 7:30-9pm. Proceeds from all of the Floodwater Comedy Festival 2020 shows taking place over the next 3 days benefit the CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank and NAMI Johnson County IA. More info in the comments. #comedyforacause #foodsecurity #mentalhealthmatters

6. SHARE the Antelope Lending Library newest "Storytime for A.L.L." video to help improve awareness of this wonderful organization. The video link is in the comments.

7. Go to Tru Salon and a percentage from your haircut will benefit Shelter House - Iowa City. More info in the comments.

02/25/2020

attention local artists! do you want your work displayed? do you want to sell your work?

this is a crazy coincidence... but we want to display your work and we want to sell your work!

our DMs are open and so are our gallery walls

Timeline Photos 02/25/2020

grab your umbrellas, folks. it's floodin' time. 😎

grab your umbrellas, folks. it's floodin' time. 😎

'Matt & Ben': Rewriting a Hollywood Bromance | Little Village 02/23/2020

'Matt & Ben': Rewriting a Hollywood Bromance | Little Village

The Little Village published a lovely little write up of Matt & Ben!

Missed the Friday and Saturday shows? You’ve got one more chance to catch Matt & Ben at The Treehouse today at 2:30!

'Matt & Ben': Rewriting a Hollywood Bromance | Little Village After more than a decade of superhuman blockbusters on the big screen, it’s hard to say if audiences are still hungry for another origin story. Willow Creek Theatre Co., Iowa City’s newest troupe, is staking their claim on the witty retelling of the rise of Hollywood celebrities, Matt Damon and ...

Timeline Photos 02/21/2020

Matt and Ben opens TONIGHT at The Treehouse and we couldn’t be more excited.

Matt and Ben opens TONIGHT at The Treehouse and we couldn’t be more excited.

02/07/2020

did you know.. janice does short form???

did you know.. janice does short form???

02/05/2020

The Great White Narcs are holding open auditions at The Treehouse TONIGHT! This is a very very unique and cool opportunity so be sure to show up and try outb

The Great White Narcs are holding open auditions at The Treehouse TONIGHT! This is a very very unique and cool opportunity so be sure to show up and try outb

The Treehouse Iowa City updated their business hours. 12/06/2019

The Treehouse Iowa City updated their business hours.

The Treehouse Iowa City updated their business hours.

What remains following PS1's exodus from the Wesley Center basement and what's been created since 12/06/2019

What remains following PS1's exodus from the Wesley Center basement and what's been created since

Thank you to the Press Citizen and Isaac Hamlet for including us in this update on the arts community in Iowa City!

What remains following PS1's exodus from the Wesley Center basement and what's been created since A look at what developments have occurred since Public Space One moved out of its longtime home in the Wesley Center basement.

Building the newest performance venue for all ages: The Treehouse 12/05/2019

Building the newest performance venue for all ages: The Treehouse

Read all about The Treehouse in this article from The Daily Iowan!

Building the newest performance venue for all ages: The Treehouse With a majority of Iowa City’s venues constantly booked, packed full, or age-restricted, community members and young show-goers alike will now be welcome in the newest local entertainment venue: The Treehouse. Four comedy groups, including improv groups Great White Narcs, Janice, Paperback Rhino, ...

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