When Tierney and Patrick’s resistance-leading parents are murdered, the siblings are conscripted into a teenage fascist training camp run by their parents’ killer. The camp’s leader would like nothing better than to prove the virtue of his worldview by grooming the uniquely gifted Tierney as his successor. His daughter Sarah, however, is bent on subverting his plan, trying instead to draw Tierney into her effort to construct a more peaceful, loving social order within their war torn reality. Monstrosity...Read more
School of Drama alumna Julia Sears (BA '12) sat down with journalist Nancy Joseph from the College of Arts and Sciences' Perspective Newsletter to talk about her new production. The play is called Bullet Catchers, and it centers around the stories and experiences of women in combat. This brand new play was written and devised by Julia in collaboration with Maggie Moore, an alumna of the Jackson School of International Studies and Jay Myers, a fellow School of Drama alumnus along with the rest of the Bullet Catchers team. The play premiered this past July in New York City...Read more
On Sunday, October 1st, UW School of Drama PhD students Monica Cortés Viharo and Guillaume Tourniaire appeared on a panel entitled Beyond the Stage: Exploring Theater Fandom at the 6th Annual GeekGirlCon in downtown Seattle. Moderated by freelance pop culture journalist Lisa Granshaw, the panel also included Melissa Anelli, producer of BroadwayCon. The afternoon's discussion included subjects such as violence on stage, musical theater history, non-traditional casting, digital platforms for building fan communities, and the impact of Lin-...Read more
Professor Odai Johnson, Head of UW Drama's PhD program, was honored September 26th by the University of Utah Department of Theatre as a Distinguished Alumnus. Professor Johnson earned both his BA and his MFA at the University of Utah.
The Distinguished Alumni Award was created to recognize the extraordinary achievements and contributions to the arts by alumni of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah.
This year, the Department of Theatre honored Professor Johnson, who received his MFA from the Department of Theatre at the University of Utah and his PhD from the...Read more
This summer, PATP alumna Lenne Klingaman starred as the Danish Prince in Colorado Shakeapeare Festival's production of Hamlet. American Theatre Magazine wrote an article comparing three major productions of Hamlet that occured over the summer, including Klingaman's. The two other producitons, one in New York and the other in the West End, both featured men in the title role. Here's what American Theatre Magazine had to say about Klingaman's portrayl and the implications of having a female-identifying actor in the role, "Indeed, Hamlet’s conflict with herself and the world just sits...Read more
The stage adaption of Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime centers around a 15-year-old boy with autism trying to uncover the mystery of a the murder of a neighborhood dog. Productions of the show, including its run on Broadway and touring production, have previously featured non-autistic actors in the lead role. BA alum Mickey Rowe is changing that by being the first openly autistic actor to helm the play, in a production at Indiana Repertory Theatre and Syracuse Stage. Rowe has been a vocal advocate for representation of disabled people and neuro-...Read more
The University of Washington School of Drama, under the leadership of Executive Director Todd London, is announcing several new faculty appointments.
Professor Tim Bond will take over from Professor Valerie Curtis-Newton as head of the Professional Actor Training Program (MFA, Acting). Curtis-Newton, who has served a decade as Head of Performance overseeing both the MFA Acting and Directing programs, will remain head of the Professional Director Training Program (MFA, Directing), a position she has held since 2006...Read more
The School of Drama is hiring House Managers for Fall quarter, 2017. THIS JOB IS NOW OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS, REGARDLESS OF WORK STUDY STATUS. This is a great job for anyone considering a career in customer service, hospitality, social work, event management, retail, nonprofit management, or the arts who wants to get experience interfacing with the public and ...Read more
Book-It Repertory Theatre is finishing up their season with T. Geronimo Johnson'sWelcome to Braggsville. The production features the acting talents of Andy McGinn (MFA '13) and features the design work ofAndy Smith (alum and faculty), Matt Starritt (alum and faculty), Candace Frank (alum), Benjamin Radin (alum), andJessica Jones (alum).
Book-It is offering $15 tickets to all students who would like to come to the production! ...Read more