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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.
Anti-Racist Action Plan
June 22, 2020
Today the School of Drama is sharing our anti-racist action plan. Please click the link below to read the plan.  read the plan
Kristin Linklater
July 7, 2020
By Judith Shahn, Senior Lecturer Emerita Kristin Linklater, internationally renowned creator of the voice method known as “Freeing the natural voice,” died June 5th at age 84 in her home in Orkney, Scotland where she had founded the Linklater Voice Centre. Her voice method has been an integral part of the actor training at the University of Washington School of Drama for the last 30 years. When I first arrived at the SoD in 1990, I was in the process of becoming a Designated Linklater teacher (... Read more
Lynn Thomas
June 23, 2020
Dear Friends of Drama, This past year has been an especially challenging one. Like the rest of the country and world, the UW School of Drama has been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the suffering and sadness that it has produced. Moreover, in recent weeks, the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and others at the hands of police and white supremacists have further laid bare the tremendous racial inequalities that structure American society. It has been a time of grief... Read more
Photo of Darby Sherwood
June 18, 2020
Thanks to a generous grant from the Floyd and Delores Jones Endowed Fund for the Arts, Darby Sherwood, a rising third year undergraduate Drama major, will have the opportunity to work with nationally recognized playwright Karen Hartman on the development of an original play. In January 2019, longtime UW philanthropist Floyd Jones established the Floyd and Delores Jones Endowed Fund for the Arts within the College of Arts and Sciences.  Darby has played central... Read more
Photo of Maritza Ogarro
June 18, 2020
Meet Maritza Ogarro, our wonderful School of Drama Administrative Assistant. Maritza is a dancer and has been with the School of Drama for over a year now; we welcome you to get to know more about her! What led you to UW and the School of Drama?  That’s a really interesting question and it’s quite a story. So I worked at the Office of the Attorney General for about three years and I was ready to get back into arts administration and not be working at the legal... Read more
James Pierce Art
June 14, 2020
After a series of successful faculty searches, the University of Washington will welcome ten new faculty members into the Division of the Arts during the 2020-21 academic year. The hires will join colleagues in the School of Art + Art History + Design, School of Drama and School of Music, and departments of Dance and DXARTS. “The College of Arts and Sciences weathered the last great recession in 2008 by downsizing our faculty—that is, by not replacing faculty who retired or separated,” says... Read more
Photos of all scholarship recipients
June 8, 2020
Congratulations to our 2020 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... Read more
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June 6, 2020
As spring quarter comes to a close, we can reflect on the many moments of the last four years that have defined the arts and on-campus events for this year’s graduating class.
Source: The Daily
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June 5, 2020
During this time of uncertainty and isolation, find solace in digital opportunities to connect, share, and engage.
Source: UW News