Blog Archive - March 2019

Cody Holliday Haefner gives notes to the company of Rutherford and Son, 2019

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 our series continues with graduating MFA director Cody Holliday Haefner. Scroll through the slideshow to see some examples of Cody's work during his time here at UW! 

What do you know now that you didn't know when you started this program? I think I’ve learned to put myself in a constant state of learning, which was a skill I developed that involved some cracking open of myself, I think. But it’s really important, as a person in the world but also as a director, to be constantly curious, to be constantly experimenting, to be constantly open to new ideas. And then, also, I’ve worked to be bolstering my own leadership skills, so that I can be in that constant state of learning, and then...

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Angels in America Part II: Perestroika / Set Design by Shin-yi Lin

Shin-yi Lin / Portrait by Kyler MartinFrom 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 are delighted to introduce graduating MFA scenic designer Shin-yi Lin. Scroll through the slideshow to see some examples of Shin-yi's work during her time here at UW! 

What do you know now that you didn't know when you started this program?
I decided to study abroad, and it’s a really big challenge for me. I was also majoring in scenic design and theatre in my undergrad program, so I thought I was...

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Alana Cheshire and Hailey Henderson in Fefu and Her Friends / Photo by Logan Guerrero

Alana Cheshire / Photo by Danielle BarnumFrom 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 our series continues with graduating MFA actor Alana Cheshire.

What do you know now that you didn’t know when you started this program? I have oceans inside of me. I have a voice and something to say as an artist. I'll always have more questions than I have answers, and that's a wonderful thing.

What are you most looking forward to being able to do now that you won’t...

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Fefu and Her Friends, 2018 / Scenic Design by Wenzheng (Wen) Zhang

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 are delighted to introduce graduating MFA scenic designer Wenzheng (Wen) Zhang. Scroll through the slideshow to see some examples of Wen's work during his time here at UW! 

Wenzheng ZhangWhat do you know now that you didn’t know when you started this program? Three years is incredibly short! Looking back on what I achieved in this time, I know I have the ability to be a theatre artist, which I've desired since I was in high school. Before...

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Allyson Lee Brown in Fefu and Her Friends

Today kicks off our annual "Meet a ____" blog series. 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, designers, directors, and PhDs, but today, we're kicking off the series with graduating PATP actor Allyson Lee Brown.

Allyson Lee Brown / Photo by Danielle BarnumWhat do you know now that you didn’t know when you started this program? I know that I’m fully capable as an artist, and that everything that I need to succeed was already in me. But, you know, it’s a journey. You have to...

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