L. Zane Jones, associate professor launched a new theatre company, Civic Rep. The inaugural production, A Streetcar Named Desire, featured Robert Bergin (MFA ‘12) as Steve, Ali Rose Panzarella (MFA ‘14) as costume designer, Robin Hall Smith (BA ‘13) as the Doctor, Josh Langager (current BA) as the Young Man, Michael Hanley (current BA) as stage manager, Andrew Swan (current BA) as co-sound designer, and Sam Read (Director of External Relations) as Mitch.
Many faculty and alumni received recognition from the Seattle Times in its annual Footlight Awards, including Valerie Curtis-Newton (professor and MFA), who directed The Mountaintop, listed among best mainstage plays; Matthew Smucker (MFA) for his set design of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Melanie Burgess (MFA) for her costumes in Importance of Being Earnest; and Andrew D. Smith (lecturer and MFA) for his lighting design of Boy at the Edge of Everything.
Principal Lecturer Cathy Madden's new book Integrative Alexander Technique Practice for Performing Artists: Onstage Synergy was published by INTELLECT and is available for purchase.
Yesenia Iglesias (PATP 2014) can be seen at Seattle Children's Theatre in the world premiere of Mwindo, through February 15.
The Seagull Project opened Three Sisters at ACT Theatre on January 20. UW Drama is represented by professor Mark Jenkins, Alexandra Tavares (PATP 2005), John Abramson (PATP 1997), Hannah Victoria Franklin (PATP 2009), Tyler J. Polumsky (BA 2008), Julie Jamieson (BFA 1980), Jennifer Zeyl (MFA 2003), and Doris Black (MFA 1997).
Also at ACT Theatre, the world premiere of Seven Ways to Get There will feature the work of design faculty Geoff Korf (lighting) and Deborah Trout (costume). Jennifer Zeyl (MFA 2003) does the sets and James Lapan (PATP 1989) plays Richard.