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Tim Bond | Photo by Alan Alabastro
November 12, 2019
Today we have bittersweet news to share. Professor Tim Bond, an alum of the UW School of Drama’s Professional Director Training Program (MFA 1983) who has taught acting and directing at the School of Drama since 2016, will become the new Artistic Director of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. Bond will take the helm from founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, who will have served an extraordinary fifty seasons in that role when he steps down in June 2020. “My time back here at UW has truly been a... Read more
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January 13, 2020
The Rivals at Seattle Shakespeare CompanyCast includes Jocelyn Maher (BA ’12), light design by Roberta Russell (MFA ‘89), costume design by Doris Black (MFA ’97). Sound design by faculty member Rob Witmer. January 7 - February 2 | Info @ www.seattleshakespeare.org Reparations at Sound Theatre CompanyCast includes Allyson Lee Brown (MFA, '19).... Read more
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January 1, 2020
The Seattle Times names Valerie Curtis-Newton, Head of Directing in the School of Drama, as one of 13 people who shaped the Seattle area in the past decade.
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November 25, 2019
This week in the arts , Three Sisters closes, Professor Shannon Dudley bridges campus and community, Burke Open Doors allows chatting with researchers, and more!
Source: UW News
The Gregory Awards presented by Theatre Puget Sound 2019
September 19, 2019
A hearty congratulations to all the members of the UW School of Drama family who were nominated for a 2019 Gregory Award! Nominees are: Holly Arsenault (UW Drama staff member; BA 2001) is nominated for Outstanding New Play for The Great Inconvenience at Annex Theatre Doris Black (MFA 1997) is nominated for Outstanding Costume Design for Princess Ida at Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society Tim Bond (UW Drama faculty member;... Read more
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August 16, 2019
Celebrate the accomplishments of the 2019 Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities undergraduate researchers, attend Bulrusher - directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton, and more!
Source: UW News
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August 8, 2019
The Seattle Times interviews Moira Macdonald (MA, English, 1987 | BA, Drama / English, 1984), the Seattle Times arts critic, about what influenced her to become a critic.
Taylor Jones as Prior Walter and Brandon Pascal as The Angel in Angels in America Part II: Perestroika / Photo by Kyler Martin
July 9, 2019
Our Meet an MFA series continues today with recently graduated PATP actor Taylor Jones! What do you know now that you didn’t know when you started this program?I feel like I really know what it takes. It takes the blood, it takes the sweat and the tears and several metric tons of hope and desire and need, and enjoyment of the craft, but what it really takes is persistence. It takes just going out over and over and over, and being okay with failure and being okay with letting... Read more
Sunam Ellis at 2019 School of Drama Graduation Ceremony / Photo by Logan Guerrero
June 27, 2019
Below is the full text of UW Drama PATP alum Sunam Ellis' (MFA '15) keynote speech at the UW Drama 2019 Graduation Ceremony. We feel sure you will find it as funny, wise, and inspirational as our graduates did. Happy graduation!  Thank you faculty, guests, families, friends, and graduating class of 2019 for having me here today. I am truly humbled. When I was asked to consider being a speaker for today, I wanted to make a list. I love making lists. Go on vacation? Make a list. Plan out the... Read more
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June 3, 2019
The University of Washington School of Drama, led by Interim Executive Director Lynn M. Thomas and Associate Director Geoff Korf, is pleased to announce its 2019 - 2020 season.
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