Vivian M. Cook

Vivian M. Cook, originally from the mountains of Arizona, is a director, producer, actor, and dramaturg currently finishing her degree in Performing Arts and French at ISU.  She focuses on theatre for social change, especially interdisciplinary  collaborations that facilitate community conversations. She directs and teaches children for Story Theater Company, produces new scripts for Focal Theatre Lab and ISU’s One Day Plays, and is a communication consultant for ISU’s Writing and Media Center. Recent theatrical credits include Story Theater Company: Twelve Angry Jurors (director), Charissa Menefee’s Our Antigone (director); Iowa State U.: Climate Change Theatre Action (director, co-producer), Iphigenia (assistant director), The Tempest (Ariel, dramaturg); Focal Theatre Lab, ReACT Gallery, and ISU’s MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment: Gun Control Theatre: A ReACT Reading (producer), Heal the Divide on Campus: A ReACT Reading (producer).