Commissioned Works

The amount of creativity contained within the Iowa City area is astounding. Musicians, artists, writers, photographers, and more are abundant within the Corridor, adding to the flavor of this Midwest oasis of art and culture. The Englert Theatre wanted to highlight this talent and began offering collaborative opportunities to local artists, commissioning projects to commemorate Englert milestones, our ever-supportive community, and the city we call home.

Iowa City Song Project

In celebration of its 100th birthday, The Englert Theatre commissioned 31 Iowan musicians and bands to write and record songs inspired by experiences or impressions of Iowa City.

Local artist Josh Carroll was commissioned to create a comic book documenting a century of Englert Theatre history.

Englert at 100 is a photography exhibit by Iowa City-based photographer Sandy Dyas celebrating the Englert’s centennial year.

Poet and former Iowa City resident Dora Malech was commissioned by the Englert to write original poetry for the Englert’s 10 year anniversary,

From Fall 2015 to Spring 2016, the Englert partnered with three local breweries to brew three original beers for the Englert Beer Seires. Inspired by our past, present, and future, … Continue reading Englert Beer Series

The Englert’s first-ever, commissioned original stage play, The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, premiered in Spring 2016. It’s a story of evolution, biological and lingual. It’s a story of love, across … Continue reading The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore

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