The Iowa Theatre Artists Company is the “new kid on the block” in the Iowa professional theatre community. The founders of the company, however, are not. Meg Merckens and Tom Johnson, co-founders of the company, are each veterans of many years of directing, acting, and promotion in the professional theatre. Meg and Tom currently are co-producers for ITAC and are involved in company management, new projects development, and producing the artistic product of the company.
The newly constructed 117-seat theatre, offering an intimate stage experience, is located on the second story of the building and has street level access from the west side double-door entryway. The performing arts center is located on the first level with a south side double-door entryway under the carport. "The Green Room" a newly renovated space, also located on the first level, serves wine and beer in a warm and inviting atmosphere that has business hours from 5 PM - 11 PM (Sunday - Thursday) and 5 PM - Midnight (Friday and Saturday). During the winter months, The Green Room is closed on Tuesdays.