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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
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June 15, 2021
For more than 50 years, the UW Awards of Excellence have celebrated outstanding faculty, staff, students and alumni whose achievements exemplify the University’s mission. This year, 20 people were honored with the new Together We Will award, which celebrates outstanding staff contributions made during the challenges of 2020.
Malie sits in front of a multicolored background in a black shirt
June 9, 2021
UW Drama alum Malie Fujii (she/her) is a proud Yonsei Japanese American who pronounces her name “muh-LEE-ay foo-JEE-ee” and resides on the lands of the Coast Salish, Canarsie, and Munsee Lenape peoples. She works primarily in stage and production management, prioritizing projects that center Global Majority (BIPOC) artists, communities, and abundance. Recent credits include Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Shout Sister Shout! (Seattle Rep); Kim's Convenience, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (... Read more
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June 7, 2021
UW Professors discuss their innovative adaptations to the challenges that remote learning has presented this past year.
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
Ada Limón
June 4, 2021
Ada Limón, a current Guggenheim fellow, is the author of five poetry collections, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her fourth book Bright Dead Things was named a finalist for the National Book Award, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program and lives in Lexington, Kentucky.
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May 27, 2021
Ada Limón, who graduated from the UW with a degree in Drama in 1998, has been chosen as the School of Drama's graduation keynote speaker.
Source: The Daily
Portrait of UW senior Elijah Pasco with greenery in background
May 19, 2021
Ask Seattle-born Elijah Pasco to speak with a Scottish accent, and he’ll want more details. “What part of Scotland?” he’s likely to ask. “What socioeconomic status?” Pasco, who graduates from the UW this spring with majors in linguistics and drama, has been fascinated by language since childhood, inspired by a polyglot grandfather who “can go from Japanese to Chinook jargon to Old English and back to English.” Since middle school... Read more
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May 17, 2021
Jean Smart, who graduated from the UW in 1974 after studying drama, stars in new comedy series "Hacks," the "capstone atop a career resurgence."
Collage of AAPI book covers and art work by faculty
May 14, 2021
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and expand your understanding of AAPI history and culture through a collection of works by College of Arts & Sciences faculty, students and alumni. Art and Other Media Books and Research Stop AAPI Hate: Taking Action Departments and Areas of Study   Image: Still from Chanhee Choi's "Pandemic"; courtesy of the artist... Read more