Vivian M. Cook (she/her), originally from the mountains of Arizona, is a community-engaged performing artist based in Ames, Iowa. Currently a graduate student studying community development, sustainable agriculture, and youth program management at Iowa State University, Vivian explores the intersection between arts, community engagement, and sustainability. She is community engagement director for The EcoTheatre Lab, co-producer for Focal Theatre Lab, and member of the Ames Climate Action Team. As a performer, she has recently appeared in Climate Change Theatre Action 2021 (The EcoTheatre Lab, ISU Theatre); Beyond Hope (Focal Theatre Lab); Karen Zacarías’ The Sins of Sor Juana (Ten Thousand Things); Kirk Lynn’s Fixing the Last Henry (Act I Reading, The Rude Mechs); Amanda Petefish-Schrag and Ben Schrag’s adaptation of Iphigenia, The Tempest, and Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns, a post-electric play (ISU Theatre). She holds a BA in Performing Arts (Acting/Directing) and French from Iowa State University.