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Box Office Hours
Tuesday - Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Join us for Screen Time, a live virtual talk show airing through Zoom. The monthly program, hosted by Englert’s events director, Jessica Egli, invites teachers, artists, educational and artistic administrators, students, parents, and any other curious community member to come together to discuss the current challenges around reimagining our work for the virtual world and the execution of that work.
Each episode will feature two or three local professionals who will share their stories of hardship and triumph. The program will seek to build bridges between individuals and institutions that can benefit from developing new relationships or strengthening existing ones in an effort to deepen the impact of Iowa City’s online arts education opportunities for all.
Crystal Sherman is am a live sound engineer based in Iowa City. She’s most visible as Gabe’s house soundperson and, recently-turned, virtual concert producer.
Jonathan Welch has been teaching since 2004 is the current Director of Orchestras at Iowa City West High School. In addition to duties at West High, Jonathan is also the Performance Music Coordinator for the Iowa City School District as well as President of the Iowa String Teachers Association. A native of Cincinnati, Jon received a Bachelor of Music from Bowling Green State University and holds a Master of Education in Educational Leadership degree from the University of Cincinnati. Mr. Welch’s orchestras have been recognized as outstanding at both the state and national levels with multiple invited performances at the OMEA State Conference and the ASTA National Orchestra Festival. Jon also serves as a board member for the Five Seasons Chamber Orchestra where he also serves as conductor. He is an active performing violist and lives in Cedar Rapids with his wife Dr. Allison Carr and their son Everett.
About the Host:
Jessica Egli is a musician, actor, adjunct instructor at the University of Iowa, and Events Director for the Englert. Her work at the Englert has primarily involved handling logistics of show and festival production, but more recently she has had the privilege to come on as a programmer for the theater’s arts education program, Wavelength. Her first project was designing and producing the summer youth acting camp, Acting Out!. In late Spring of 2020, she and her team created the video series, Acting Out Prep School, as an answer to programming for youth at the start of the pandemic. She’s overjoyed to debut Screen Time as a platform for artists and educators in our community to share their own stories of transforming their work for the digital world.