Blog Archive - April 2018

Byron Walker and Lindsey Crocker in UTS' Hamlet / Photo by Max Golub

Lindsey CrockerFrom now until the end of the school year, we will be introducing and celebrating our graduating students, looking back on the work they've done during their time here, and sharing their reflections and wisdom as they head off into the world. Today, we meet graduating Drama major Lindsey Crocker. Hailing from Ashland, Oregon (home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival!), Lindsey is earning a double major in Drama and Communication. She plans to pursue acting, arts administration, and casting. During her time here, she has served on the School of Drama BA Council, and as the Executive Director of the Undergraduate Theatre Society.

What do you know now that you didn’t know when you started here? 
UW taught me how to create my own opportunities, to pursue what I wanted...

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Porscha Shaw and Gabi Boettner in 12 Ophelias a play with broken songs

FromGabi Boettner now until the end of the school year, we will be introducing and celebrating our graduating students, looking back on the work they've done during their time here, and sharing their reflections and wisdom as they head off into the world. Today, we meet the first undergraduate of our series, graduating Drama major student Gabi Boettner. Gabi hails from Spokane, Washington, and she is a multi-disciplinary artist graduating with a triple degree in Drama Performance, Interdisciplinary Visual Art, and English with a focus in Creative Writing. In Gabi's theatre work, she considers herself an actor/collaborator with an interest in developing new work. She is also a printmaker, sculptor, photographer and poet. Recently, for her Drama Capstone, Gabi has also taken on the role of curator/producer relating to her interest in...

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Iphigenia and Other Daughters

From now until the end of the school year, we will be introducing and celebrating our graduating students, looking back on the work they've done during their time here, and sharing their reflections and wisdom as they head off into the professional world. Today, we meet graduating MFA lighting designer Amber Parker! You can see some of Amber's work from her time here at UW in the slideshow above.

Amber ParkerWhat do you know now that you didn’t know when you started this program?
There’s that quote, you know, "perfection is the enemy of greatness"? And that’s been a struggle for me personally, being a major perfectionist. Aiming for perfectionism can be completely debilitating because you’ll never achieve it; it can be paralyzing because it doesn’t allow you to explore and make mistakes. And those mistakes...

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Lex Marcos / Photo by Kyler Martin

“I was a delinquent student, basically,” says Lex Marcos, talking about his time as an undergraduate Fine Art major University of the Philippines Diliman. “All I wanted to do was design and paint. So, I went to the teacher in the theatre department who taught scenic design and asked if I could enroll in his class. This guy was like Mr. Miyagi, right? Because I wasn’t in the theater department. I was in fine art. So, he was like, ‘Well, have you taken this technical class and have you taken this other prerequisite?’ and I was like, ‘No sir,’ and he was like, y’know, ‘Just because you are an artist doesn’t mean you can be a great scenic designer,’ and I was like, ‘I know sir.’ But, anyway, he let me into his class finally. And then, on the last day, he said, ‘Lex, you need to stay, I need to talk to you,’ and all my classmates were like, ‘Oh no, Lex! What did you do?’ I didn’t know. I thought I had accidentally plagiarized something from the internet or something like that, so then...

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Porscha Shaw in As You Like It

From now until the end of the school year, we will be introducing and celebrating our graduating students, looking back on the work they've done during their time here, and sharing their reflections and wisdom as they head off into the professional world. Later this month, we will start introducing you to some of our graduating BAs and designers, but today, we have the 6th and final post about our PATP class of 2018, with graduating actor Porscha Shaw!

Porscha ShawWhat do you know now that you didn’t know when you started this program?
To never underestimate yourself. And that you bring you to every role. That's what I've learned in grad school. 

What are you looking forward to being able to do now that you won’t be in class...

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