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UPDATE: This job is now open to ALL UW students, not just those with workstudy awards.

The School of Drama has an excellent opportunity open to join our staff as a House Manager for spring quarter, 2019. This is a great job for anyone considering a career in customer service, hospitality, social work, event management, retail, nonprofit management, or the arts who wants to get experience interfacing with the public and managing volunteers in a fun, art...

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Magelssen (R) and crew mates suit up at the Museum of Flight’s Challenger Learning Center.

Associate Professor Scott Magelssen, who teaches theatre history at both the BA and PhD level in the School of Drama, has been appointed to the Donald E. Petersen Endowed Fellowship. This fellowship will help support Associate Professor Magelssen's "crazy research projects," (his words) that so far have included visitations to viking ships and contemporary war zones, weightless flights, and simulated vintage 747 dining experiences, underground railroad escapes, and illegal border crossings.

Dr. Magelssen's work treats the ways tourism,...

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Students expose layers hidden beneath the city’s staggering wealth, using “dark tourism” to find reasons for protest and celebration — sometimes both at once.

A hearty congratulations to all the members of the UW School of Drama family who were nominated for a 2018 Gregory Award! Nominees are:


Alexandra Tavares (PATP alum) is nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Play for her performance in Ironbound at Seattle Public Theatre

Amy Thone (faculty) is nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Play for her performance in Frost/Nixon at Strawberry Theatre Workshop

Andrew D. Smith (MFA alum and faculty) is nominated for Outstanding Lighting Designer for...

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2018 - 2019 Season

The University of Washington School of Drama, under the leadership of outgoing Executive Director Todd London, incoming Executive Director Lynn M. Thomas and incoming Associate Director Geoff Korf, is pleased to announce our 2018 -2019 season.

“In the course of their time here our students are called to work on as many different forms and styles of dramatic work as possible, and what I love most about our audience is how much they enjoy being on that journey with them,” says outgoing Executive Director Todd London, who led the planning for this coming season for the final time...

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The University of Washington School of Drama announced last month that Executive Director Todd London, who has served in that role since 2014, will step down in August.

Today, the University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences announced the appointment of Lynn M. Thomas as Interim Executive Director, and Geoff Korf as Associate Director.


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Todd London

University of Washington School of Drama Executive Todd London has announced that he will step down in August, after four years leading the school. Todd will return to New York City, where he will be taking on a handful of projects in support of theater education, artistic equity, and creative exchange.

“My four years here have confirmed what I observed as early as my first interview for the position: that the faculty and staff of the School are made up of truly excellent, devoted artists, artisans, educators and administrators, who have together built a remarkable learning...

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The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G, 2016

Undergraduates who are interested in directing and/or design are invited to join Professors Deb Trout (Head of Design) and Valerie Curtis-Newton (Head of Directing) to ask questions, offer suggestions, and hear about upcoming opportunities for undergraduates to work in design and directing at the School of Drama. 

WHEN:Thursday March 8 @ 4:00pm

WHERE: Student Lounge - Hutchinson Hall

WHAT: Come meet Deb Trout (Design) and Valerie Curtis-Newton (Directing)

Left to right: Allen Miller III, Tamsen Glaser, Bria Henderson, Porscha Shaw, Bridget McKevitt, André G. Brown. Photo by Danielle Barnum. 



 When you reach the Support Us page, scroll down to the FIND FUNDS portal. The first fund listed is Invest In An Actor.
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Floyd Jones

We join our colleagues across the university in grieving the passing of Floyd Jones, whose contributions--together with his late wife Delores Jones and, later, his longtime partner Alene Morris--to the UW School of Drama have helped to shape our school and our students. Floyd's generosity--his "sweetness"--is permanently imbued in our school, as is our everlasting gratitude.

School of Drama Executive Director Todd London says, "To me there’s no higher praise than that he was a good human being, someone who had endured extraordinary deprivation as a child and devoted his...

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