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Still from So Far So Good
December 22, 2020
There could be one of you; there could be hundreds of you,” actor Antonio Mitchell says to an unseen audience toward the beginning of So Far So Good, presented by the UW School of Drama in October. With that line, Mitchell acknowledges the strange landscape that he and other students in the performing arts have been navigating during the pandemic. So Far So Good was presented live, online, which was a first for everyone involved. Eleven... Read more
Karen Hartman and Darby Sherwood on Zoom
December 9, 2020
In the third installment of our [Here/Now] series, playwrights Darby Sherwood, a current UW Drama undergraduate, and Karen Hartman, former UW Drama Senior Artist-in-Residence, discuss their pandemic projects, agitprop theatre, and what the field might look like when this is all over. Thanks to a generous grant from the Floyd and Delores Jones Endowed Fund for the Arts, Sherwood is developing an original play under Hartman's mentorship
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.
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January 6, 2021
Dawn Wells (BA, 1960), an alum of the UW Schools of Drama and Design, rose to fame playing Mary Ann Summers on Gilligan's Island before embarking on a prolific, five-decade career as an artist and advocate that included 64 credits of film work and more than 60 theatrical productions.
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January 5, 2021
College of Arts & Sciences Dean Stacey explains that there is an important civic, political, social, and cultural element to an education and that you can get that in a wide variety of majors.
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December 19, 2020
Dozens of Seattle theater leaders have been meeting for months, aiming to overhaul everything — boards, audiences, casting and more — to create an anti-racist future. It's groundbreaking work that might set a standard that can be exported to other arts disciplines and sectors. Director Valerie Curtis-Newton, head of directing and playwriting at the University of Washington’s School of Drama, is quoted.
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December 19, 2020
In late May, just a few days after the killing of George Floyd, a group of Seattle theater leaders met on Zoom to talk about what they should do. They were beginning a process to overhaul the entire ecology of their field, at every level — casting, staffing, fundraising, boards, tech crews, audiences, everything — and inject anti-racism into its DNA. Valerie Curtis-Newton, professor of directing and acting at the UW, is quoted.
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December 10, 2020
The classical-music world was counting on Beethoven’s 250th birthday this year as a major selling point. But coronavirus started wreaking its havoc, and countless Beethoven-related events had to be scuttled — or adapted on the fly to constraints no one could have predicted. The UW's Jeffrey Fracé, associate professor of acting; Cristina Valdés, artist in residence in the School of Music; and Rachael Lincoln, assistant professor of dance, are mentioned.
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December 2, 2020
Drama professor Scott Magelssen's new book "Performing Flight: From the Barnstormers to Space Tourism" explores how performance and culture have affected aviation.
Source: UW News