On February 20th, Valerie Curtis-Newton—MFA alumna, School of Drama professor, and Head of the Acting and Directing Masters Program—was awarded the prestigious Artist Trust Innovator Award. Professor Curtis Newton will receive $25,000 in unrestricted funds, funded by the Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation. This prize is awarded to Washington State artists from any discipline who are pushing the boundaries and redefining the work of their field.
The Artist Trust press release talks about the ways in which Professor Curtis-Newton is an innovator in the field of...Read more
Cody Holliday Haefner and Amanda Friou, our two first-year MFA directing students, will be making their School of Drama directorial debuts with Cock by Mike Bartlett andCrumble (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake) by Sheila Callaghan, respectively. This two week festival of contemporary one acts runs May 18th through 27th in the Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theater.
Opening Tonight: Pippin!
For their third annual production, the UW Musical Theater Program is putting on the Broadway smash-hit, Pippin! Directed by head of the Musical Theater Program, Wilson Mendieta, this production features the talent of undergraduate actors, singers, and dancers, and vibrant design by our own MFA design students.
“This production engages heavily with the issues of today,”...Read more
Green World in Technicolor
In the second of our Sunday Lobby Talks series, UW Drama PhD candidate Guillaume Tourniaire will discuss Northrup Frye’s Green World concept as it relates to Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Jordan Harrison’s Maple & Vine. Both productions share a fascination with idealized versions of 1950s America. What is it about this particular fantasy that’s so resonant right now? How does Shakespeare deploy the concept of wild escape in As You Like It? And what happens if the dream world turns out to be an illusion?...Read more
UTS opens its fourth show of the season in a little over a week. Come check out this new adaptation of Euripides' classic tale of love and loss by UW Professor of Classics, Ruby Blondell.
Foreigner. Woman. Outsider. When Medea abandons her father's house and leaves her homeland, she does so urged on by her love for Jason and his oaths of loyalty to her. When those oaths prove false, love turns to hatred and married bliss turns to bloody revenge. This is the story of what happens when an extraordinary woman finds herself forced to take action against a system which...Read more
Our Seattle-based alums are keeping busy! Check out these two awesome opportunities to see their work below!
UW Night at the Seattle Rep's Dry Powder
Join us on March 31st for a special evening at the Seattle Repertory Theatre to see Sarah Burgess' ...Read more