Loyce Arthur
Workshop leader Birds Carnival Parade workshop
Loyce L. Arthur is an associate professor and Head of Design in the Theatre Arts Department. She has designed costumes for numerous productions including, The Magic Flute, an African/Asian-style production for the Chicago Cultural Center's Silk Road Project - Chicago; Brokenville and Nocturnal Wanderer at the Aggelon Vima Theatre, Athens, Greece; the US premiere of Peter Pan & Wendy at the Prince Music Theater, Philadelphia; Langston Hughes' Black Nativity, Brooklyn, NY, which won a special Big/Small OBIE award; Box Office of the Damned at the Classic Stage Company Theatre, NY. Her recent work at The University of Iowa includes Versailles written & directed by David Schweizer, and Shadows of the Reef, a piece about the plight of Philippine women and children created by Anton Juan. Research includes mask making with Donato Satori in Italy; ritual and performance in Ghana; Balinese mask traditions; East Indian Kutiyattam and Kathakali theatre forms; Trinidad, Cuban, and London carnival traditions; and West African Research traditional arts and performance. Professor Arthur is currently working with Clary Salandy on a performance and an exhibit on carnival.

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