Nature of the Dream

Nature of the Dream is a devised, ensemble-based piece. Through the use of multimedia, this project will affirm that Black Iowan stories matter.

Nature of the Dream will be filmed over a week in January for a Feb. 19, 2021, premiere. Rehearsals starting in December are via Zoom with some in-person rehearsals in January. Click here for COVID safety guidelines.

Currently, The Playhouse is looking for Black actors over 18 of any gender, visual artists, musicians, dancers, storytellers, and all disciplines for this piece. Rehearsals will be via Zoom starting in December. To share your story, contact director Miriam at or Katy Merriman, Playhouse artistic director, at


Nature of the Dream is directed by Miriam Randolph. Miriam is an actor, writer, director, and producer originally from Chicago. She currently resides in Los Angeles, where she is pursuing her career as a filmmaker. A graduate of the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts, Randolph is a member of the award-winning film/theatre production company Two Steps to the Left Productions. She directed and starred in George, a play that was part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2019 and winner of the Encore Producer’s Award. She co-produced and assistant directed the feature film Treason, which is available to rent or buy on all VOD platforms. She loves to cook and doodle and is proud to be the beautiful black woman that she is!

Performance Times:
Premiere Friday, Feb. 19, 2021
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Content Advisory:
The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show, please contact the ticket office at 515.277.6261.


  • Miriam Randolph


    Miriam Randolph
  • Katy Merriman

    Playhouse Artistic Director

    Katy Merriman