The Creative Age

The Creative Age

DMACC Ankeny Theatre,
The Department of Liberal Arts,
and Student Activities Council
are Proud to present...

The Creative Age

The Creative Age
a Play for Young Audiences
by Carl Lindberg

Directed by Lo Stone

May 1, 2, 8 & 9 at 2 pm & 4 pm

FREE performances on the Ankeny Campus Plaza

Ankeny Campus Map

The purple star on this map is where performances will be!​

About The Creative Age

  • Recommended for grades K-5.
  • No reservations required.
  • We encourage bringing an outdoor chair and a face covering.

The audience ventures with Sassafras, a musician joining an acting troupe, into creative situations and with quirky characters to a place without technology. The play explores various kinds of DIY creativity, like music, poetry, art, photography, and dramatics. While this world premiere's target audience may be young people, there will be lots of laughs for the relatively taller people that drive folks to the performances!

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Sometime in the future in a happy world without electricity at the performance venue and home of The Presenter's acting troupe.

Creative Team

COSTUME DESIGN: Susanna Douthit
SCENIC DESIGN: Rachel Trimble


THING 1: Cora Larsen
THING 2: Adam Horton
THE LINGUIST: Isaac Bleich-Sisco

Special Thanks

A huge "thank you" to the following individuals and groups: Jim Stick, Erin Smith and SAC, Jay Tiefenthaler, Terry Harrison and DMACC Security, Brad Butler and the groundskeeping crew, and Millie.

Student Bios

Isaac Bleich Sisco (THE LINGUIST) is working on his third play with DMACC after The Matchmaker and Romeo & Internet. Isaac would like to say that “no matter the role I will give 100% to that role, in hopes to distract the audience from our chaotic world.”

Katy Crowley (THE PRESENTER) is thrilled to be working on her first live performance. This is her third play at DMACC after working on Willy Beau Dilly and Romeo & Internet. She would like to thank her wonderful theater friends for continuing to support and encourage her.

Adam Horton (THING 2) is super excited to be working on this original work! Adam has been involved in theatre around the Des Moines area, as well as films around the Des Moines area too! He's been involved in shows at DMACC, such as Love’s Labour’s Lost and Fuddy Meers, and productions at Tallgrass Theatre Company, such as Eat Your Heart Out. He also has appeared in films such as “Brothers”, “Lucky Lily”, and “Intervention” with Something Cool Productions. Adam would like to thank his friends, family, and everyone who came to see the show!

Noah Huff (MUSCLES McGEE) graduated from Dallas-Center Grimes High School in 2018 where he was in large group and individual speech for 4 years where he earned great ratings at state speech competitions and also was in the 2018 DCG Spring production of She Kills Monsters as a few extras and backstage worker. He is a transfer from the University of Northern Iowa where he was a music ed student and now debating a degree in screen/playwriting or a sports marketing major. His distinctions are being named as a 2 time all-state musician while in high school and is very passionate about being an instrumental musician. He likes to do a lot of nerdy things and solemnly swear he's up to no good. This is his first semester at DMACC where he will graduate in the fall and figure out what the next adventure will be.

Audrey Krukow (SASSAFRAS) is incredibly happy and excited to be doing live theatre again! She acted in many plays and musicals in middle school and high school, and she has also worked behind the scenes on hair and makeup. At DMACC Ankeny Theatre, Audrey was in the crew for A Midnight Dreary, and performed as The Narrator in the radio play Willie Beau Dilly, and Emilie in the zoom staged reading of The Moors. Audrey would like to thank all of her wonderful friends and family for their support.

Cora Larsen (THING 1) is excited to be part of her fourth play at DMACC (after The Wolves, The Matchmaker, and Romeo & Internet). Her performance in The Matchmaker earned her a nomination to compete for an Irene Ryan Award at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in January 2020. Cora is a marketing major who will attend Iowa State University in the fall to finish the last year of her bachelor's degree. Wherever she goes in life, she always hopes to continue acting and singing. She would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support.

Cami Young (STAGE MANAGER) is excited to work on her first play with DMACC Ankeny Theatre. Though she is not yet a student at the college, she plans to study theatre and become an actress after graduation. Cami would like to thank her mother for helping her get more comfortable with the new college scene.

Production Graphic Designs by DMACC alumni Katie Ryan & Smail Buljubasic. DMACC Ankeny Theatre logo Graphic Designs by DMACC alumnus Lucas Thul.

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This production is entered in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF).

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, part of the Rubenstein Arts Access Program, is generously funded by David M. Rubenstein.

Special thanks to The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

Additional support is provided by The Honorable Stuart Bernstein and Wilma E. Bernstein; and the Dr. Gerald and Paula McNichols Foundation.

Kennedy Center education and related artistic programming is made possible through the generosity of the National Committee for the Performing Arts.

The aims of this national theater education program are to identify and promote quality in college-level theater production. To this end, each production entered is eligible for a response by a regional KCACTF representative, and selected students and faculty are invited to participate in KCACTF programs involving scholarships, internships, grants and awards for actors, directors, dramaturgs, playwrights, designers, stage managers and critics at both the regional and national levels.

Productions entered on the Participating level are eligible for invitation to the KCACTF regional festival and may also be considered for national awards recognizing outstanding achievement in production, design, direction and performance.

Last year more than 1,500 productions were entered in the KCACTF involving more than 200,000 students nationwide. By entering this production, our theater department is sharing in the KCACTF goals to recognize, reward, and celebrate the exemplary work produced in college and university theaters across the nation.