Professor Valerie Curtis-Newton Featured on KUOW

Photo credit: From left, Andrew Russell, producing artistic director at Intiman Theatre, Valerie Curtis-Newton, director and educator, and Jennifer Zeyl, Intiman's artistic producer. CREDIT KUOW PHOTO/ISOLDE RAFTERY
Photo credit: From left, Andrew Russell, producing artistic director at Intiman Theatre, Valerie Curtis-Newton, director and educator, and Jennifer Zeyl, Intiman's artistic producer. CREDIT KUOW PHOTO/ISOLDE RAFTERY

KUOW recently featured a segment regarding the diversification of Seattle’s art scene, which includes an interview with School of Drama Professor Valerie Curtis-Newton.

Curtis-Newton was recently tapped by Intiman Theatre to co-curate their summer festival devoted to plays written by African-American women.

The piece focuses on local artists like Curtis-Newton and Specturm Dance Theatre’s Donald Byrd who are looking to “shake up the conversations about race in this country” as well as cast more artists of color and attract racially diverse audiences.

Click here to listen to the segment or read the article by Marcie Sillman.