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Nikki Yeboah stands against a blue backgrou
June 30, 2021
Dr. Nikki Yeboah will join the UW School of Drama this fall as our new Assistant Professor of Playwriting. As the first full-time faculty member hired in the playwriting area since the retirement of Executive Director and playwriting professor Betty Comtois in 1993, Yeboah will be instrumental in designing and implementing the school’s playwriting pedagogy.  Yeboah’s work brings together oral history methods and performance to create alternative records of Black life. Her research and creative... Read more
A photo of the inside of a theatre with people in the seats and the words "We are hiring! Work here!" overlaid
June 11, 2021
The UW School of Drama is currently hiring for two full-time positions: Graduate Program Advisor and Curriculum and Time Schedule CoordinatorThe GPA provides graduate program advising for the School of Drama’s three MFA Programs (Acting, Design, and Directing), as well as the PhD Program in Theatre History, Theory, and Criticism. This position coordinates and supports the recruitment and admissions process of graduate students with emphasis on diversity and inclusion. In... Read more
Portraits of scholarship recipients
June 7, 2021
Congratulations to our 2021 scholarship recipients. These students' scholarship, artistry, and citizenship embody the best of the School of Drama community. Thank you to the many generous supporters that make these scholarships possible each year. The Frank and Martha Ackerman ScholarshipCreated by Marion and Chester Beals in honor of Marion's father and mother, this scholarship provides financial support to students in the University of Washington Schools of Drama and... Read more
Amanda Rountree directing
December 29, 2021
Anna Ziegler’s award-winning play Photograph 51 runs Jan. 27 – Feb. 6, 2022 at The Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse Theatre (4045 University Way NE, Seattle). Tickets: $5-$20 and can be purchased at  Rosalind Franklin knew that she would face resistance as one of few women... Read more
Kyoko Matsumoto Wright
December 2, 2021
In a Facebook video created for the Edmonds School District in May 2020, Kyoko Matsumoto Wright sets up her camera selfie-style and looks confidently into the camera.     “Hello! My name is Kyoko Matsumoto Wright, and I’m the mayor of Mountlake Terrace, Washington. Yes. You can be an Asian woman. And still be a mayor—and have purple hair” she says with a hint of mischief.   Long before her vibrant, cropped hairdo, Matsumoto Wright was an undergraduate student at the UW School of Drama. In the... Read more
The Jones Playhouse
November 1, 2021
This page will continue to be updated. Last modified: 11/10/2021.  Please note: The use of strobe lighting is used in the performance. It will require extra time to enter the Jones Playhouse because of our COVID-19 vaccination or test result checking at the door. We strongly encourage audiences plan to arrive 30 to 60 minutes early.  Before you leave your house:  Grab your mask and proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or negative COVID-19 PCR test... Read more
The Importance of Being Earnest
October 19, 2021
The Importance of Being Earnest opens Nov. 12 – 21, 2021 at The Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse Theatre (4045 University Way NE, Seattle).  Tickets: $5-$20  What shapes your identity? How do you express who you are in public versus private spheres? What if who you are doesn't align with society's expectations? These are some of the ideas that Kelly Kitchens, stage director for The Importance of Being Earnest at the UW School... Read more
We're hiring!
September 27, 2021
The University of Washington School of Drama (SoD) is hiring an Assistant Professor of Scenic Design and an Assistant Professor of Costume Design. The deadline to apply has been extended to November 17, 2021.  Assistant Professor of Scenic Design  The University of Washington School of Drama (SoD) is hiring one assistant professor, tenure-track position in Design for Live Performance and Expanded Scenic Design to begin September, 2022.  This is a full-time position with a 9-... Read more