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UNI to host 'Town Hall' performance examining Iowa Caucus

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Karen Mitchell, professor, communication studies, 319-273-2640, karen.mitchell@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host a week-long residency beginning Jan. 1 for two theatre companies, New York City's the TEAM (Theatre of the Emerging American Moment) and Portland Oregon's Sojourn Theatre. During the fall 2011 semester, the artists led workshops with UNI students and examined the caucus process in Iowa. The company members will share their research in a performance called "Town Hall," at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5, in the Interpreters Theater in 040 Lang Hall. The performance is open to the public.

The purpose of the project is to discover how civic discourse has changed since the start of the republic, and been impacted by the development of print, broadcast and Internet media. The script for the performance is developed from interviews with students and community members. A conversation with the audience will follow the presentation.

For additional information, visit www.uni.edu/commstudies or contact Karen Mitchell, UNI professor in communication studies, at 319-273-2640 or karen.mitchell@uni.edu