What We Do

Mirrorbox 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.

Our inaugural season consists of four plays by writers on the forefront of contemporary drama: Exit Strategy by Ike Holter; Red Speedo by Lucas Hnath; Luna Gale by Rebecca Gilman; There Is A Happiness That Morning Is by Mickle Maher.

Who We Are


Cavan Hallman

Artistic Director

Cavan Hallman’s writing has been performed in NYC, New Orleans, Chicago, Ireland, on screen, and on tour with the Windy City Players. His touring plays, which he also directs, have been performed over 20,000 times for nearly 5 million students across the United States. Cavan directed the world premiere of the musical Pictures of Marilyn at the National WWII Museum, named one of the ten best musicals of 2016 by The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

He recently directed the Iowa premiere of Exit Strategy for Mirrorbox Theatre at CSPS. In Cedar Rapids he has directed for Playtime Poppy’s Summer Theatre Adventure; performed his solo show at RAYGUN, and worked as a writer and performer for SPT’s Tales From the Writer’s Room. Upcoming he is collaborating on a new musical with  Nancy Hill Cobb, writing an interactive comedy for The Foundry, writing for Playtime Poppy in collaboration with the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library, as well as directingRed Speedo, Luna Gale, and There Is a Happiness That Morning Is for Mirrorbox.

Cavan is a Resident Artist with The CRY HAVOC Company, and the Artistic Director for Mirrorbox Theatre. He has an MFA in Playwriting from the University of New Orleans, for whom he has also taught writing and acting, both on campus and for their study abroad program in Ireland. The only things he likes more than the Orlando Magic and the play Fences are his dog, Pearl, and his wife, Katie, who deserves endless thanks for her intelligence, love, and support.

Past Productions

Exit Strategy
by Ike Holter
April 5-7, 2018

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Red Speedo
by Lucas Hnath
May 24-26, 2018

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Luna Gale
by Rebecca Gilman
August 9-11, 2018

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