Professor and alumna Valerie Curtis-Newton (MFA '96) has been appointed co-curator of Intiman Theatre's 2016 season. She will work with producing artistic director Andrew Russell to select a season of plays by black women dramatists. In the Seattle Times article announcing the news, Russell notes that "Having a prominent black theater artist share her theatrical sensibility and perspective by helping mold an entire season is part of Intiman’s dedication to racial and gender equity."
Prof. Curtis-Newton most recently directed Alice Childress's Trouble in Mind for the 2013 Intiman season, and will be directing it at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis this spring.
Read the full Seattle Times article online.