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Directory - Student Handbook

A complete Faculty & Staff list with bios and contact information is available at:


Geoff Korf - Executive Director

The Executive Director is ultimately responsible for all of our programs: Bachelor of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Doctor of Philosophy and the Production program. Each of the academic programs is headed by a faculty member designated as Program Head.

Executive Committee

Chaired by the Executive Director, this committee, comprised of the Program Heads, meets frequently to discuss policy and practices of the School of Drama and to advise the Executive Director. Decisions formulated by this body are brought to the faculty at the regularly scheduled faculty meetings for final approval. One of the principal functions of the Executive Committee is to act as the School's Curriculum Committee.


Head of Acting (BA and MFA) Jeffrey Fracé
Head of Design & Production (BA and MFA) Andy Smith
Head of Directing & Playwriting (BA and MFA) Valerie Curtis-Newton
Head of History, Theory, & Criticism (BA and PhD),
Undergraduate Coordinator
Scott Magelssen


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT– Scott Devenny - HUT 101 | (206) 543-5140 |

Please check with the front desk first, they should be able to help you or to point you in the right direction.

This is where you can come for:

  • Room reservations
  • Keys and room combinations
  • Lost and found
  • Help with office machines
  • Faculty teaching schedules
  • Reporting of lights out, broken furniture, custodial problems, etc., for Hutchinson
  • Supplies
  • Getting building access to Hutchinson Hall
  • School of Drama calendar

GRADUATE PROGRAMS ADVISER - Megan Gurdine Thornberry - HUT 105B | (206) 543-0714 |

  • Graduate student rosters and contact sheets
  • Drama e-mail listservs
  • Time schedule and curriculum information, course evaluations
  • Graduate School rules and regulations and graduate student files
  • Graduate applications
  • Entry codes & registration information for graduate students
  • TA/GSA appointment, employment files

BA ACADEMIC ADVISOR – Eloise Boyle - HUT 129 | (206) 543-4204 |

  • Undergraduate requirements, student files, degree audits/processing
  • Registration (entry codes, including running crews, waiting lists)
  • Audition scheduling, course applications for advance classes
  • Forms (Preliminary Major forms, graduation applications & petitions, School of Drama scholarship applications, etc.)
  • Evaluation of drama transfer credits
  • Evaluation of drama degrees for drama primary endorsement (Masters in Teaching Degree)
  • Internship opportunities
  • Study abroad opportunities & evaluation of foreign study drama credits
  • Majors seminar calendar
  • Career resources
  • Drama BA email lists (subscribing, posting)
  • Undergraduate grant information

ADMINISTRATOR – Tina Swenson - HUT 105A | (206) 543 1746 |

  • Academic budgets & payroll
  • Office supervision
  • Payroll and time sheets
  • Scholarship processing
  • UW and School of Drama forms
  • Travel

DIRECTOR OF ENGAGEMENT– Courtney Clark - HUT 112B | (206) 221-6797 |

  • Marketing / Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Development
  • Community Engagement
  • Donor Cultivation
  • Special Events
  • Alumni Relations

CONSTITUENT RELATIONS OFFICER – Hillary Long - HUT 112C | (206) 685-0600 |

  • Marketing / Communications Assistance
  • Patron Services
  • Gift Processing
  • Data Management / Analysis
  • Production and archival files
  • Newsletters / Programs
  • Board Liaison

COMPUTER SPECIALIST – Gretchen Shantz HUT 101 | (206) 221-1597 |

Works part time. Assistance with computer problems or challenges.  


HUT 145 - (206)-543-5148

LIBRARIAN Madison Sullivan - HUT 145 | (206) 685-9032 |

Anyone with a University I.D. card (Husky card) may check out books. The collection includes some 41,000 books (including 14,000 acting editions), 120 current serial titles, and 1,000 ephemeral items. The collection includes items in drama, history, criticism, costume, make-up, directing, scene design, stage lighting, creative dramatics and children's theatre. Concentration is on American and British drama. The Drama Library has books which assist students in finding monologues. Most, but not all of these are located in the call number range PN 2080. You may renew books online.

Interlibrary loan services are available with other research libraries. The UW Libraries have recently joined 25 Pacific NW libraries which allow libraries in NW institutions to easily borrow from each others collections. The Drama Library is open 51 hours a week.


PRODUCTION MANAGER ‑ Miki Takahashi -  HUT 119 | (206) 543-0790 |

  • Production schedule information
  • Production budget information
  • Production assignments
  • Running crew management
  • Theatre keys oversight
  • Physical plant problems for theatres (lights, etc.)
  • All production related questions and information
  • Oversight of Stage Managers 

PROGRAM COORDINATOR for PRODUCTION & FACILITIES – Haley Thomas - HUT 119 | (206) 685-2291 |


COSTUME SHOP HUT 135 (206) 543-5246 hours are 9:00am-6:00pm

SCENE SHOP 3941 University Way (206) 543-5634 hours are 9:00am 6:00pm


School of Drama Staff and School of Drama Staff and Faculty Directory

A complete faculty list with bios and contact information is available at:

Mailing address: Box 353950 Seattle, WA 98195-3950

Address for emergency: 4276 Stevens Way Seattle, WA 98195-3950