Alumni News: January 2016

Leyla Modirzadeh (PATP '90) directed Love and Information at San Jose City College this past fall and will be directing The Overcoat in the spring.

Professor Valerie Curtis-Newton (MFA '96) directs Stephen Adly Guirgis's The Motherfucker with a Hat at Washington Ensemble Theatre, running January 15 thru February 1, and featuring Anna Lamadrid (PATP '15) and Moises Castro (PATP '16), with designs by Evan Anderson (BA '12), Katie Hegarty (MFA '09), and James Schreck (BA '11). Read an interview with Anna on the eSe Teatro website.

Trevor Young Marston (BA '08, PATP '11) plays in three Seattle Shakespeare shows this winter and spring, including Titus Andronicus, running through February 7. Titus Andronicus includes costume design by Jocelyn Fowler (BA '09), lighting design by Andrew Smith (MFA '05, faculty), fight choreography by Geoffrey Alm (faculty), and dramaturgy by Lenore Bensinger (MFA '90). The cast also includes Karen Jo Fairbrook (PATP '87)Jim Gall (PATP '92), and Andrew McGinn (MFA '13).

Taryn Darr (BA '99) can be seen in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, opening January 28 at 5th Avenue Theatre.

Joshua Chessin-Yudin (BA '14) plays in Really Really at ArtsWest, opening January 21. Kenrick Fischer (current MFA student) is lighting designer and Julia Welch (MFA '15) is scenic designer.

Ai Nguyen (BA senior) plays in Prelude to a Kiss, presented by ReAct Theatre and directed by David Hsieh, through January 31.

Leah Adcock-Starr (MFA '15) will produce and direct The Life and Many Deaths of Peter Pan at the 2016 Seattle Fringe Festival, a piece born out of a devised workshop during her third year at UW. It will feature the performance work of Taige Kussman (BA '14) and Mimi Santos (BA '15) and the design work of Julia Welch (MFA '15)Ryn Flynn (MFA '14), and Melinda Hare (MFA '15).

A design team assembled by Drama senior David Borning is one of six finalists in the2016 Walt Disney Imagineering Imaginations Design Competition. The team will present its concept, Mickey's Magic Garden, to Imagineering executives this month.