New York Special
Living in Iowa traveled to New York City to meet a group of young Iowa artists trying to make it on Broadway. We profiled six of them: Nathan Halvorson, Braden Pospisil, Katie Hefel, Angie Toomsen, Matt Mullin and Angie Den Adel. All in their early to mid-twenties, all from Iowa and all graduates from the University of Northern Iowa, they are living in the Big Apple trying to find success in the theatre business.
After moving to the city, they started their own company called the Key Theatre in the hopes to produce their own productions. The Key Theatre is comprised of nearly 40 people - most are from Iowa and also graduates of UNI. So far, they have produced two plays - "Eastern Standard" and "Boston Proper."
Living in Iowa traveled to New York City to see "Boston Proper", an in-your-face comedy about a group of self-absorbed twenty-year-olds in the late 1970s. We got to know the Iowa artists as they prepared and performed "Boston Proper" and as they went about their daily lives in the big city.
The Key Theatre members impressed us with their hard work and passion for theatre. Most of all, they reminded us of what it's like to dream and to go after that dream no matter what it takes.