About Iris Sowlat
Hi, I'm Iris!
I'm a theatre director, originally from Chicago, and currently earning my MFA in Directing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst..
My work examines socially relevant issues seen through an unexpected lens in order to foster moments of revelation for both the characters and the audience. I work to create a perspective that cuts right to the heart and soul of the material at hand.
At UMass Amherst,, I recently assistant-directed Dance Nation, directed by Dawn Monique Williams, and I'm currently directing Sarah Ruhl's Late: A Cowboy Song. Chicago directing credits include Romeo and Juliet, Chekhov's The Bear (Accidental Shakespeare Co.), The Days Are Shorter (Pride Films & Plays), Joan of Arc, Underworld Anthem, and The Anxiety Variety Show (Prop Thtr's RhinoFest), The Icon Project (workshop, Violet Surprise Theatre), ABCD (Piven Theatre's Lab), The Let's Fight Seasonal Affective Disorder Together Spectacular! (Possibilities Theatre Co), and Narratives of Achromatopsia (Chicago Fringe Festival), as well as additional work with American Blues Theatre, Collaboraction, NoPassport Theatre Alliance, and Global Hive Laboratories, among others.