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Ron Simmons
June 17, 2024
A huge tree has fallen in the Black Broadway community,” Tony-nominated producer Lamar Richardson tweeted. “Ron walked so that many of us could run in this industry.”   The School of Drama expresses deep sorrow at the news of the passing of Drama MFA alum Ron Simons (November 30, 1960 – June 12, 2024).   Originally from Detroit, Mr. Simons aspired to pursue a career in acting but initially veered into the... Read more
Source: LA Times
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February 26, 2024
On April 4, 2024, the University of Washington will host the fifth Husky Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraising event where you can join in celebrating UW and the School of Drama. We’re calling our Drama community to join us on April 4 to make a gift to the Friends of Drama fund. The most versatile fund at the School of Drama, this fund supports everyone in the school – from students to faculty. Here’s how you can support the School of Drama on Husky Giving Day: Make a... Read more
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December 11, 2023
We're pleased to highlight the recent success of Drama Alumn"J" Jha, (PATP, 2014). Jha has been garnering attention for their standout performance in the Oakland Theater Project’s production of "Mahābhārata." Under the direction of Michael Socrates Moran, Jha's solo act showcased their dynamic talent, bringing a fresh perspective to the Bay Area's artistic scene. Adapted by Burlingame playwright Geetha Reddy, the production highlighted Jha's versatility and stage presence. Jha's performance,... Read more
Joel McHale #84
December 11, 2023
In a triumphant homecoming, actor, comedian, and host Joel McHale, a proud graduate of the University of Washington's School of Drama (MFA, Acting Class of 2000), graced Montlake as the distinguished guest picker for ESPN's College GameDay on October 14, 2023. The UW School of Drama proudly congratulates Joel McHale, proving that once a Dawg, always a Dawg!    Photo Credit: Peter Fuerbringer, University of Washington, ESPN, USA Today
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December 11, 2023
The University of Washington's School of Drama proudly showcased its vibrant community of faculty, students, and alumni at the recent American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) annual conference held in Providence, Rhode Island, in November. The event served as a platform for several UW Drama members to share their scholarly contributions and engage in meaningful discussions within the Theatre History and Performance Studies field. Among those representing UW Drama were esteemed faculty... Read more
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October 4, 2023
Counterbalancing grief with wonder in works that heighten our awareness of the natural world and our connections to one another. 10/04/2023 | MACARTHUR FOUNDATION Learn more at the below link.
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