This week, School of Drama Professor Mark Jenkins reflects on his recent – and historic – trip to Tashkent, Uzbekistan with The Seagull Project – a Seattle-based company of self-producing actors, of which six of the sixteen members are UW Drama alums. In addition to being an actor and professor, Mark is a playwright. His recent work, Red Earth, Gold Gate, Shadow Sky won ACT Theatre’s 2013 New Play Award.
On April 23, 2014, a Seattle-based troupe of self-producing actors, their director, and a production manager flew to Tashkent, Uzbekistan to present their production of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull at the renowned Ilkhom Theatre of Mark Weil. The performances we gave constituted the centerpiece of a two week...Read more