Cavan Hallman’s plays have been performed at the National WWII Museum, National Czech & Slovak Museum, Strawdog Theatre, Donny’s Skybox, The Artistic Home, RhinoFest, KAPOOT, The Elm, Seattle Fringe, and Columbia College Chicago. His plays for young audiences have received over 15,000 performances in elementary schools across the country for an audience of over 5 million students and teachers. He has performed Off-Broadway, along with other roles in New York, Chicago, New Orleans, and Cork, Ireland, where he presented his solo show “Not Easily Forgotten.” Cavan’s fiction has been featured in the Southern Writers’ Reading Series and the Cane River Reading Series, and his theatrical essays have been featured in PerformInk.
Cavan Hallman, August 5 at 2 p.m. on Facebook Live
Cavan is the founding Artistic Director for Mirrorbox Theatre, currently in its third season as the only company in Iowa that exclusively presents contemporary plays in their Iowa premieres. For Mirrorbox he has directed the Iowa premieres of Exit Strategy, Red Speedo, Luna Gale, There Is A Happiness That Morning Is, Sender, and Orange Julius. He also serves as the producer for Mirrorbox’s nationally
recognized online reading series, “Out the Box”. For “Out the Box,” Cavan has directed 13 productions, including many plays seeing an audience for the first time.
He is currently based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he has written and directed for Playtime Poppy, where he completed a co-commission with the National Czech & Slovak Museum; written and performed with SPT Theatre; and served as an actor (Dead Man’s Cell Phone), director (The Full Monty), and teacher (Scriptwriting, Let’s Get Lit!) for Theatre Cedar Rapids.
He is a Resident Artist with The CRY HAVOC Company in NYC and holds an MFA in Playwriting from the University of New Orleans, for whom he has also taught acting and scriptwriting.