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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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June 28, 2021
As a tourist destination, the moon doesn’t have a lot to offer: no beaches, no museums, no oxygen. On the other hand, it does have the virtue of being the moon. When will common folk, not just the super-rich, get to make the trip? Scott Magelssen, professor of theatre history at the UW, is quoted.
Source: Gizmodo
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June 20, 2021
Jean Smart, who graduated from the University of Washington's "phenomenal theatre program" in 1974, is interviewed about her remarkable career.
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June 15, 2021
For more than 50 years, the UW Awards of Excellence have celebrated outstanding faculty, staff, students and alumni whose achievements exemplify the University’s mission. This year, 20 people were honored with the new Together We Will award, which celebrates outstanding staff contributions made during the challenges of 2020.
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