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Ron Simons sitting
April 14, 2022
Four-time Tony Award-winning producer Ron Simons, a University of Washington alumnus who is well known for his work on Broadway and in Hollywood, will deliver the 2022 Commencement address for the 147th ceremony, which takes place at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium on June 11. He will be the first commencement speaker to address a graduating class in person since 2019. Commencement ceremonies were held virtually in 2020 and 2021 due to... Read more
Kyoko Matsumoto Wright
December 2, 2021
In a Facebook video created for the Edmonds School District in May 2020, Kyoko Matsumoto Wright sets up her camera selfie-style and looks confidently into the camera.     “Hello! My name is Kyoko Matsumoto Wright, and I’m the mayor of Mountlake Terrace, Washington. Yes. You can be an Asian woman. And still be a mayor—and have purple hair” she says with a hint of mischief.   Long before her vibrant, cropped hairdo, Matsumoto Wright was an undergraduate student at the UW School of Drama. In the... Read more
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August 4, 2021
This week, attend gallery exhibitions and the latest Grit City Think and Drink, watch recorded events, and more.
Source: UW News
Sarah Bryant-Bertail
July 29, 2021
We are profoundly sorry to share news of the passing of School of Drama emeritus faculty member Sarah Bryant-Bertail, who died April 13, 2021. Sarah taught theatre history, theory, and criticism at UW for twenty years. Her contributions to our field were enormous, both in terms of her brilliant scholarship on European and American theatre performance, semiotics, feminism, and intercultural theatre, and in terms of her work as an advisor to a generation of scholars whose voices and ideas she... Read more
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July 20, 2021
Malika Oyetimein, graduate of the School of Drama's M.F.A program, has been appointed as Merrimack Rep’s Artist-in-Residence.
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July 13, 2021
Jean Smart, who graduated from the UW in 1974 after studying drama, has received two Emmy nominations.
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July 13, 2021
Jean Smart, who graduated from the UW in 1974 after studying drama, has received two Emmy nominations.
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