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People rehearsing a play with scripts
September 21, 2020
The University of Washington School of Drama is hiring one assistant professor, tenure-track position in playwriting to begin September, 2021. This is a full-time position with a 9-month service period; the teaching will be split between the undergraduate and graduate programs. The School of Drama is committed to building and supporting a multicultural community that fosters equity, diversity, and inclusion. Our faculty, staff, and students are engaged with the ways that race, gender identity... Read more
Here Now Cabaret
July 22, 2020
In this second installment of our [Here/Now] series of quarantine interviews, members of the company of our COVID-cancelled production of Cabaret talk about their process, what it meant to lose the show, and what they've gained from the experience that they will bring into their future work. This conversation features Director Tim Bond (MFA 1983), a UW Drama alum and affiliate faculty member who is now the Artistic Director of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley; Costume Designer... Read more
Valerie Curtis-Newton / South Seattle Emerald
July 8, 2020
UW Drama professor and Head of Directing Valerie Curtis-Newton, co-founder and Artistic Director of The Hansberry Project, speaks with the South Seattle Emerald about her work supporting Black artists, and how it is impacted by the pandemic.
Anti-Racist Action Plan
June 22, 2020
Today the School of Drama is sharing our anti-racist action plan. Please click the link below to read the plan.  read the plan
Libby King
July 27, 2020
The UW School of Drama is thrilled to welcome Libby King to our faculty. Libby will begin her appointment in the fall of 2020 as Assistant Professor of Acting, Directing & Devising.  "I met Libby nearly 20 years ago through SITI Company," says Jeffrey Fracé, Head of Acting, "and I’ve been following her work ever since. She is one of the most compelling actors I know, and the characters she creates are always complicated, multidimensional, intriguing, and disarming. She’s worked on some of... Read more
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July 24, 2020
Catherine Cole, professor of drama and a divisional dean in the College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about truth commissions.
Tim Bond at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
July 23, 2020
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s new artistic director, UW Drama alum and former faculty member Tim Bond, tries to balance with nimbleness with caution as he looks toward an uncertain future.
Kristin Linklater
July 7, 2020
By Judith Shahn, Senior Lecturer Emerita Kristin Linklater, internationally renowned creator of the voice method known as “Freeing the natural voice,” died June 5th at age 84 in her home in Orkney, Scotland where she had founded the Linklater Voice Centre. Her voice method has been an integral part of the actor training at the University of Washington School of Drama for the last 30 years. When I first arrived at the SoD in 1990, I was in the process of becoming a Designated Linklater teacher (... Read more
Lynn Thomas
June 23, 2020
Dear Friends of Drama, This past year has been an especially challenging one. Like the rest of the country and world, the UW School of Drama has been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the suffering and sadness that it has produced. Moreover, in recent weeks, the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and others at the hands of police and white supremacists have further laid bare the tremendous racial inequalities that structure American society. It has been a time of grief... Read more
Photo of Darby Sherwood
June 18, 2020
Thanks to a generous grant from the Floyd and Delores Jones Endowed Fund for the Arts, Darby Sherwood, a rising third year undergraduate Drama major, will have the opportunity to work with nationally recognized playwright Karen Hartman on the development of an original play. In January 2019, longtime UW philanthropist Floyd Jones established the Floyd and Delores Jones Endowed Fund for the Arts within the College of Arts and Sciences.  Darby has played central... Read more

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