Out the Box

On March 20, 2020, Mirrorbox Theatre began a series of weekly readings, featuring amazing performers from Iowa collaborating with the stars of Broadway, television, and film. We present works by amazing writers from around the country - and many of these plays have yet to receive their world premieres. Click here to learn more about this exciting, innovative, and FREE program.

Mirrorbox Theatre produces Iowa-premiere plays as dramatic reflections on contemporary culture. The company embraces practical theatricality within an intimate setting, illuminating new thinking through new writing that is relevant to our modern lives.

Mirrorbox Theatre is a resident company at historic CSPS Hall, in Cedar Rapids’ vibrant NewBo district.

Mirrorbox and CSPS share a community-based mission, introducing Eastern Iowa audiences to the very best in contemporary art. The two organizations share a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and to providing paid opportunities for local artists.

Our most recent season featured the Iowa premieres of outstanding works by contemporary writers, Amina Henry, Eliza Clark, Ike Holter, and Basil Kreimendahl.



As a result of the current pandemic, our 2020 productions are on hold until further notice. We will continue to monitor the recommendations of public health experts in determining when we may present theatre in a physical space. In the meantime, please consider attending "Out the Box," our weekly series of live online play readings, featuring amazing performers from Iowa and around the country. These readings are free, though prior registration is required.