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Valerie Curtis-Newton Wins Stranger Genius Award

Submitted by Katrina M Ernst on October 22, 2014 - 4:08pm
Valerie Curtis-Newton
Valerie Curtis-Newton

Valerie Curtis-Newton, UW School of Drama professor and head of MFA performance, is the recipient of The Stranger's 2014 Genius Award in Theater. Curtis-Newton is the first theatre director to win the award! The Stranger Genius Awards celebrate local artists in five categories: Theatre, Visual Art, Literature, Film, and Music. This year's awards were presented at Seattle's Moore Theatre on Saturday, October 18.

Learn about Curtis-Newton's start in theatre and her impact on the Seattle theatre scene in this profile piece in the current issue of The Stranger.

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