Run of the Mill Theatre Productions

Run of the Mill Theatre Productions

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On special tonight at Run of the Mill Theatre Productions’ Variety Show Fundraiser with the Domestic Violence Intervention Program: $4 raspberry vodka sours! Come out for a drink, a great show, and some great raffle prizes!
The editor’s pick of events to make your heart race this weekend—with or without a Valentine!

Events at Big Grove Brewery, Penguin's Comedy Club, Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, The Englert Theatre, The Mill, Public Space One, Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Hancher, CSPS Hall and FilmScene featuring Improv Incubator HQ, City Circle Theatre Company, The Second City, B***y B***y Ha Ha, Run of the Mill Theatre Productions, Think Iowa City, RUBBERBANDance Group, Riverside Theatre and HighTime.
Much thanks to Grant, Parker, and my fellow cast members for a great first read-through of ANTIGONE (the final script). This is going to be such challenging fun!
Opening night of Run of the Mill Theatre Productions's The Underpants was a sold out HIT! You've got two more chances to see the show - tonight and tomorrow.

Their themed dinner and drink specials, sausage and schnitzel and the “peaches and cream” drink will be available for purchase only at the show! Tonight, doors open for food and drinks at 5, and the show starts at 7. So come for dinner and stay for the show!
The show last night was AMAZING! Id go again if I could. Can't wait for the next one 😊
Tonight is opening night for Run of the Mill Theatre Productions, The Underpants (Steve Martin's adaptation of Carl Sterheim's play)!

Come on out for another hilarious show from this wonderful group of actors! Show starts at 7!
Tonight is opening night of the third season of Run of the Mill Theatre Productions: ROM 3rd One Act Showcase! Doors open at 6, tickets are $10.

Come out and support the local artists, writers, technicians, and producers who make great theatre here at The Mill. As an audience member you get to experience in our great intimate space with an always incredible script, set, and show from everyone at Run of the Mill.
Rich LeMay, still interested in doing an interview with you about ROM. Email me at [email protected] to set it up ...
Hey wanted to let you know the Mill website has today's show at 5pm. The event one, 2pm, is the right one, correct?

An up-and-coming non-profit theatre company in Iowa City, Iowa. We draw upon the creativity of the larger Iowa City/Coralville community to produce an unmitigated and unparalleled live theatre experience.

Run of the Mill Theatre Productions (RoM)

At RoM, we draw upon the creativity of the larger Iowa City/Coralville community to produce live theatre free from the constraints limiting larger production companies. With our expertise and your vision, seasoned professionals and newcomers alike can come together to enjoy the magic of live theatre. Production Team:

Founder & Producer: Rich LeMay
Assist

Operating as usual

Photos from Run of the Mill Theatre Productions's post 11/14/2021

Happy #boardmember Sunday! Sundays will be for recognizing the talented team that helps to make RoM a unique environment of expression 🎭

R•I•C•H•

Rich LeMay is the founder and Exec. Producer of RoM Theatre. He graduated from The University of Iowa in 2011 and 2015 with degrees in Psychology / Pre-Med and Theatre Arts respectively.

He has engaged with with many local theatre companies in the Iowa City are as a director, actor, and scenic designer. Rich’s most notable roles include Mercutio (R&J), Amos Hart (Chicago), and Bobby (Company).

Pre-pandemic, Rich was your favorite bartender at your favorite bar, The Mill. He misses karaoke Tuesdays and performing on that stage with all his heart.

When not onstage, Rich supervises his local Blood Center for ImpactLife. He would like to remind you to support your community by donating blood if you are able. Lives can be saved everyday!

Photos from Run of the Mill Theatre Productions's post 10/31/2021

Happy Halloween from RoM!!
We want to thank everyone who came out to support us with Arcana this season. It was the perfect kick off to spooky season, and we are so grateful to everyone who chose to support local theater :)
Some accomplishments to celebrate! This was RoMs first live show in nearly 2 years, so thank you for following our safety protocols! We also sold out our Friday night show in a new performance space too!

Thank you for your continued support of the arts and have a fun and safe Halloween 🎃

Photos from Run of the Mill Theatre Productions's post 10/16/2021

It was a sold out show last night, folks! Thanks to everyone who made it out!

If you haven’t seen Arcana yet, you have one last opportunity. Catch the show tonight at 7:30 at The ArtiFactory! Tonight’s our costume contest, so don’t forget to dress up!

Photos from Run of the Mill Theatre Productions's post 10/15/2021

🎫 OPENING NIGHT 🎫
It's not too late to get tickets for Arcana! Tickets will be sold at the door and can still be purchased online.

Tarot readings will be avilable by the amazing Aerin Black before and after the show!

Handmade earrings and keychains will also be sold at the door by the talented Kate Squires!

Get your best spooky costume on for our costume contest tomorrow night 👻

Come see what your future holds 🔮

Friday show: https://checkout.square.site/merchant/MLQ9BJNGQ9PV9/checkout/QBPYS7OSALFRABSKZHNKXECB

Saturday show: https://checkout.square.site/merchant/MLQ9BJNGQ9PV9/checkout/JPS4SQHQRUT2N3YHXTWMSNV5

#itsinthecards

Photos from Run of the Mill Theatre Productions's post 10/13/2021

3 days until opening night! Its not too late to get your tickets and join us for a mystical evening with tarot readings from Aerin Black and the tales of the Arcana performed by our wonderful cast of actors 🔮

Friday: https://checkout.square.site/merchant/MLQ9BJNGQ9PV9/checkout/QBPYS7OSALFRABSKZHNKXECB

Saturday: https://checkout.square.site/merchant/MLQ9BJNGQ9PV9/checkout/JPS4SQHQRUT2N3YHXTWMSNV5

10/11/2021

🃏🎴In the spirit of our upcoming show, Arcana by John Longenbaugh, we’ve enlisted Aerin Black to perform tarot readings after the show!

✨Aerin Black (They/Them) is a practicing witch and cartomancer with nine years of practice and experience. They are local to the Iowa City area and offer tarot readings in an intuitive style. Aerin’s focus is in modernizing traditional tarot and making the art form accessible to all.✨

👉So come enjoy the show and stay for the after party! Make sure you don’t miss this amazing opportunity this weekend on October 15th and 16th! 🃏🎴

🃏🎴In the spirit of our upcoming show, Arcana by John Longenbaugh, we’ve enlisted Aerin Black to perform tarot readings after the show!

✨Aerin Black (They/Them) is a practicing witch and cartomancer with nine years of practice and experience. They are local to the Iowa City area and offer tarot readings in an intuitive style. Aerin’s focus is in modernizing traditional tarot and making the art form accessible to all.✨

👉So come enjoy the show and stay for the after party! Make sure you don’t miss this amazing opportunity this weekend on October 15th and 16th! 🃏🎴

10/09/2021

Be sure to tune in for our friends at ICCT! It’s sure to be a great production.

Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play opens in two weeks. This production will be presented virtually.

Spies, murder, love, and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast of the master of suspense’s earlier films. With The Lodger, Sabotage and The 39 Steps, Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play is a triple feature, complete with vintage commercials, that recreates a daring train chase, a serial killer’s ominous presence, and a devastating explosion through the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring. This spooky performance will presented as a radio play that can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home.

Photos from Run of the Mill Theatre Productions's post 10/05/2021

🎫 ARCANA TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PRESALE 🎫

Friday show: https://checkout.square.site/merchant/MLQ9BJNGQ9PV9/checkout/QBPYS7OSALFRABSKZHNKXECB

Saturday show: https://checkout.square.site/merchant/MLQ9BJNGQ9PV9/checkout/JPS4SQHQRUT2N3YHXTWMSNV5

Have your future read with live tarot readings on both Friday and Saturday 🔮. And make sure to dress in your best Halloween costume for the contest on Saturday 👻.

Photos from Run of the Mill Theatre Productions's post 10/03/2021

Our actors hard at work! We love rehearsal week and getting everything set in place.
Only 2 weeks away until Arcana hits the stage.
Join us October 15th and 16th at 7:30 at The Artifactory 🎭

Photos from Run of the Mill Theatre Productions's post 09/13/2021

First read through was a success! We are so grateful to have such an eager cast who is ready to learn. Each Arcana met with their directors to make a game plan for rehearsals and the cast as a whole read their plays. The show is coming alive and we are so excited to share it! 🎭
Show Dates
October 15th-16th at the Artifactory
#itsinthecards

09/04/2021

Meet our wonderful cast for Arcana this October!
Each short play coordinates with a card from a Tarot deck and we are so fortunate to have found a talented cast of actors to portray them.
Join us October 15th-16th to find out whats in the cards 🎭

Meet our wonderful cast for Arcana this October!
Each short play coordinates with a card from a Tarot deck and we are so fortunate to have found a talented cast of actors to portray them.
Join us October 15th-16th to find out whats in the cards 🎭

Photos from Run of the Mill Theatre Productions's post 08/29/2021

🎭❗REMINDER❗🎭
Tomorrow is the last chance to join us for Arcana auditions! Don't miss out on meeting our wonderful team of directors tomorrow in Meeting Room D at the Iowa City Public Library from 2-5pm.

18+
Open auditions
#itsinthecards

Photos from Run of the Mill Theatre Productions's post 08/28/2021

‼️The first round of auditions for Arcana by John Longenbaugh is almost over! 🎭

🔜🔜🔜If you missed out today, you still have TWO MORE CHANCES! Catch the directors of Arcana tomorrow at the Iowa City Public Library in Meeting Room D from 2-6pm on Saturday and 2-5pm on Sunday!🔚

08/26/2021

Tomorrow night! We’ll see you there.

Run of the Mill Theatre Productions is proud to present auditions for our upcoming show Arcana! A collection of short stories based on the major arcana cards in Tarot.
18+
Open read

See what your future holds...
#itsinthecards

08/17/2021

A reminder to join us for auditions next week!

Run of the Mill Theatre Productions is proud to present auditions for our upcoming show Arcana! A collection of short stories based on the major arcana cards in Tarot.
18+
Open read

See what your future holds...
#itsinthecards

08/12/2021

Run of the Mill Theatre Productions is proud to present auditions for our upcoming show Arcana! A collection of short stories based on the major arcana cards in Tarot.
18+
Open read

See what your future holds...
#itsinthecards

Run of the Mill Theatre Productions is proud to present auditions for our upcoming show Arcana! A collection of short stories based on the major arcana cards in Tarot.
18+
Open read

See what your future holds...
#itsinthecards

08/09/2021

Join ROM on Twitch this Tuesday for the premiere of Out of Character, a podcast produced and hosted by fellow ROM member Kate Squires. Art, interviews, theater and more.
See you then!
Twitch.tv/nerdhalla

Join ROM on Twitch this Tuesday for the premiere of Out of Character, a podcast produced and hosted by fellow ROM member Kate Squires. Art, interviews, theater and more.
See you then!
Twitch.tv/nerdhalla

06/24/2021

What's in the cards for ROM? Stay tuned for updates!
#itsinthecards

What's in the cards for ROM? Stay tuned for updates!
#itsinthecards

Mark, Leslie Nolte plan to open The James in the former home to Riverside Theatre this summer 04/01/2021

Mark, Leslie Nolte plan to open The James in the former home to Riverside Theatre this summer

Mark, Leslie Nolte plan to open The James in the former home to Riverside Theatre this summer Mark and Leslie Nolte announced Monday they plan to reopen the Northside neighborhood venue this summer under a new name: The James.

Through the mailbox slot: Japanese theatre offers new viewing experience 03/03/2021

Through the mailbox slot: Japanese theatre offers new viewing experience

Through the mailbox slot: Japanese theatre offers new viewing experience The lights dim, as at the start of any theatre performance, and the audience leans forward to look through a letter-box slot or peephole in the door in front of them as the performers break out into dance.

02/01/2021

Keep your heads up!

The pandemic has been rough on everyone mentally. If you need a trained mental health professional to talk to, you can call any of the below numbers for free. COVID Recovery Iowa also offers free video counseling. More info: https://covidrecoveryiowa.org/

For more COVID-19 relief services, visit the City's website: icgov.org/coronavirus-resources/recovery-and-support

[11/19/20]   📣Casting Call For Video Submissions!📣

Show: B***y Bards by Run of the Mill Theatre Productions
Date: February 14, 2021
Location: Online
Theme: High fantasy, fairy tales, folklore
Performers Wanted: Actors, Dancers, Musicians, Burlesque, Drag, Fire/Flow, Circus/Aerials, Comedians, Poets

Contact: Kate Squires - [email protected]

Please submit applications along with video/pics of act (if possible) using the format below:

Name:
Stage Name:
Performer Type:
Location:
Contact Information:
Experience:
Act Concept:
Music (if applicable):
Act Length:
Pics/Vids:

youtube.com 10/25/2020

Sloppy Shakespeare

We are LIVE! Watch Sloppy Shakespeare NOW!

youtube.com A collection of Shakespearean scenes and monologues performed by some tipsy actors from across the country and around the world. Directed and edited by Grant...

youtube.com 10/24/2020

Sloppy Shakespeare Teaser 2

Check out our 2nd teaser trainer for Sloppy Shakespeare which premieres tonight at 7:00PM CST! Directed and arranged by Grant Freeman

Teaser trailer created by Kate Squires, Creative Media Manager & Andrew Cole, Production Manager.

youtube.com Stay tuned for the release of SLOPPY SHAKESPEARE! The show will go live (virtually) on Saturday, October 24th right here. Directed by Grant Freeman Video tea...

youtube.com 10/23/2020

Sloppy Shakespeare Teaser 1

Hark! Our next production, Sloppy Shakespeare premieres tomorrow night! 7PM CST. Directed by Grant Freeman
Like and Subscribe to our new YouTube channel.

Actors:
Mary Blacharski
Nick Kilburg
Colin Mattox
Jeremy Eble
Roxy Johnson
Grant Freeman
Len Struttmann
Chris Irvin
Shay Lilienthal
Anthony Lilienthal
Jen Brown
Melissa Caminneci
Morgan Barbour
Denver Crawford
Rich LeMay
Natalie V Black
Katie Stoddard
Andrew Price Carlile
John C Alley
Raine Palmer
Saki Marie
Sally McCracken

Teaser trailer created by Kate Squires, Creative Media Manager &
Andrew Cole, Production Manager

youtube.com Stay tuned for the release of SLOPPY SHAKESPEARE! The show will go live (virtually) on Saturday, October 24th right here. Directed by Grant Freeman Video tea...

10/20/2020

It’s been a rough summer for many of us in the corridor, and RoM hasn’t been an exception. Live theatre has been difficult to transform into a safe and socially distant form of entertainment. The loss of our venue, The Mill Restaurant, has made it particularly difficult for us at RoM to regroup and plan future endeavors. BUT! Slowly but surely, we’ve been pushing through, and we have some exciting news!

We have a YouTube channel! Make sure to subscribe to it so you can see new content! ALSO! We’ve been diligently working on our website and it will go LIVE on Saturday, October 24th, the same time as we will release SLOPPY SHAKESPEARE! Check back here for links to our YouTube and website later this week and get excited!

10/19/2020

Run of the Mill Theatre Productions's cover photo

rollingstone.com 09/05/2020

'The Princess Bride' Cast to Reunite for Virtual Table Read

rollingstone.com One-night-only event will benefit the Democratic Party of Wisconsin;

npr.org 07/13/2020

Theaters Return To An Old Art Form — The Radio Drama — With A Twist

npr.org Theaters closed due to the coronavirus pandemic are struggling to get work to the public. Some are doing plays for podcast, others are turning what would have been stage works into audio drama.

[06/19/20]   Remember, Juneteenth is a celebration of African American voices. Want to contribute toward supporting and reforming our local community? Consider donating to these businesses that work tirelessly to help marginalized populations in the Johnson County area!

The Dream City is a nonprofit, volunteer driven organization that offers transformational programming to individuals of all socio-economic backgrounds.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/dreamcityia/about/?ref=page_internal

The Sankofa Outreach Connection promotes awareness of and appreciation for women of color experiences through activities and events that enhance and strengthen cultural competence
https://www.sankofaoutreach.org/

Fifth Ward Saints is a mentoring program that uses sports and arts to build relationships and engage players and their families with community resources. They provide services such as youth sports, tutoring services, and case management to women and children.
https://www.facebook.com/fifthwardsaints/

naacp.org 06/19/2020

NAACP | Juneteenth Black Family Reunion

There are SO many ways to engage with Juneteenth celebrations from the safety of your own home!

Music, dance, theatre, and more can all be enjoyed from your computer, right here ⬇️ Check it out!
https://newyorktheater.me/2020/06/19/juneteenth-2020-performances-online-and-demonstrations-in-the-streets/

The NAACP is even hosting a livestream about the event!
https://naacp.org/juneteenth/

naacp.org The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

newvictory.org 06/19/2020

New Victory Arts Break — Honoring & Celebrating Juneteenth | New Victory Theater

Children are the future--the future of civil rights, equal opportunity, and, of course, the performing arts. Get your child engaged with Juneteenth and the arts and consider celebrating together as a family!

With videos, activity ideas, and discussion topics, this is a great way to exercise empathy and learn more about the holiday!

https://newvictory.org/stories/new-victory-arts-break-juneteenth/

newvictory.org We turn to the arts to celebrate Juneteenth together as a way to educate, communicate and activate ourselves towards equality, liberation and justice.

06/19/2020

This Is Why Juneteenth Is Important for America

Today, the nation observes Juneteenth, a celebration of reclaimed African American voices lost at the birth of this country, and recognition of the constant strive for racial equality. This battle for justice must continue now; we are outraged and heartbroken about the racial violence and systemic injustice against Black people in America.

Black lives matter.

While RoM has worked to represent Black voices on stage and off, we understand that we have more work to do to eradicate systemic racism, combat violence against minorities, and achieve social equity. RoM hopes to augment minority voices in our community by providing a stage of truthful self expression. It is our hope that this avenue will spur discussion and progress for civil rights and equality. Run of the Mill Theatre Productions applauds the tireless efforts of activists working toward justice and reform. We stand with Black Lives Matter, and we stand in solidarity with our artists, friends, and audiences of all backgrounds.

We urge our community of followers to seek out resources and create opportunities to support this cause. We vow to do our part to promote a fair and equal opportunity to all who wish to express themselves through theatre. RoM will work to amplify the voices of underrepresented people in the art world by including a larger array of works written and produced by people of color; we welcome our followers to submit such works to us for our 2020/21 season and beyond!

We'll be sharing information about Juneteenth throughout the day, so be on the lookout! :D

What is Juneteenth?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu6ntwHws5g

Juneteenth isn't just an obscure black holiday. It should be an American celebration. Subscribe to The Root: https://goo.gl/QMOjBE Visit us at: http://www.th...

About Us

Run of the Mill Theatre Productions is an up-and-coming non-profit theatre company in Iowa City, Iowa. At Run of the Mill Theatre Productions (ROM for short!), we aim to draw upon the creativity of the larger Iowa City/Coralville community to produce live theatre free from the constraints limiting larger production companies. With our expertise and your vision, seasoned professionals and newcomers alike can come together to enjoy the magic of live theatre.

Our production team consists of 3 people:
Founder & Producer: Rich LeMay
Assistant Producer & Marketing Manager: Natalie V. Black Treasurer: Logan Natvig

And ROM wouldn’t exist without the hard work and dedication of our former production manager, Jill White.

Run of the Mill Theatre Productions is funded through the dedication of local performers who are willing to help create the most diverse variety show in the Iowa City area, as well as the generosity of those who attend.

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Iowa City, IA
52240
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