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In This Newsletter:

-Photos of the CET Dancers

-New CET Program for Young Playwrights


-Slices: Performance and Pie


The Combined Efforts Dancers performed at the University of Iowa Diversity Day on September 29.  Needless to say they were a big hit.  Here are some pictures:

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 8 weeks. Ninety minutes a week = A script.

Combined Efforts Theatre, Iowa City, with

The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

 Combined Efforts Theatre has been selected by the Kennedy Center to launch a program which invites middle and high school students to create a script for theatre or film reflecting the world and influence of those IMG_3014-001differently abled. The work may be historical, personal, metaphorical, or movement based, on any subject and of various lengths. Creative work may include comedies, dramas, or musicals.

Student work will be submitted to the Kennedy Center to be entered in a national competition.

Prizes for student winners include a trip to Washington to have work professionally developed.

Entries may be the work of individuals or small groups (up to 5).

Ages 10-18 or 22 for students with an IEP (Individualized Educational Program).

Two divisions: fifth through eighth grade and high school.IMG_2679

 Young writers with and without disabilities are encouraged to participate in the program.

 Workshops will be held at local venues; Riverside Theatre, local schools, The Children’s Therapy Center and Uptown Bill’s.

 Instructors include: Kate Aspengren, Kaitlyn Busbee, Maggie Conroy, Jason Grubbe,Kristy Hartsgrove, Janet Schlapkohl, Mary Vasey, Maria  Vorhis, and other theatre professionals.

The first session will begin the week of October 28th.

Hours are afterschool and on Saturdays.

Students may repeat a session.

Programming is free.

 Registration is offered on a first-come first served basis.

Class sizes are limited.

 Call Combined Efforts Theatre to register: 319-321-7926.


 We’re looking for your best ghost stories, monster tales, or autumn anecdotes for our next upcoming event “Howling at the Moon”.  Short pieces to be performed on a fall night next month.  Scripts are due Oct. 12, and to be performed Oct. 19.  Send submissions or questions to oseanp@gmail.com.


October 8, 6:30 at Uptown Bill’s.  Join Combined Efforts in a joint effort every second Tuesday.  Bring a ten minute piece with two or more people.  Everyone is encouraged to volunteer to read .  Readings begin at about 7:00.  There will be some group singing and, perhaps, some imrov.

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