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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
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June 4, 2020
The scholarship program is the largest U.S. international exchange opportunity for students to pursue graduate study, advanced research and teaching worldwide.
Source: UW News
June 3, 2020
Dear School of Drama community, Police brutality, racist, anti-Black violence, and the appalling racial disparities in the economic and health impacts of the pandemic are causing harm, grief, and justified outrage for many in our community. These events are deeply painful and exhausting for our Black colleagues and students, who must already contend daily with structural racism within academia, in the theatre, and in society. Today we wish to affirm the important words of Rickey Hall, Vice... Read more
Pamela Reed
May 27, 2020
Actor Pamela Reed, a graduate of the UW School of Drama's Professional Actor Training Program, will give the keynote address at the school's 2020 graduation ceremony.  Reed is the recipient of an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Performance of Theatre. On and Off-Broadway, she has been seen in Fools, The November People, Standing on My Knees, and Getting Out (Drama Desk Award). Local audiences have seen Reed in recent years in Other... Read more
From Red Baiting to Blacklisting Witham Cover
May 26, 2020
Professor Emeritus Barry Witham's new book, From Red Baiting to Blacklisting: The Labor Plays of Manny Fried, was published this month by Southern Illinois University Press. Professor Witham is the editor of Theatre in the United States: A Documentary History, and the author of The Federal Theatre Project: A Case Study and A Sustainable Theatre: Jasper Deeter at Hedgerow, along with numerous other works.  In From Red Baiting to Blacklisting, Professor... Read more
Kristie Alyssa Here Now Interview Thumbnail
May 22, 2020
Our new series of quarantine interviews, [Here/Now] kicks off with MFA directing student Kristie Post Wallace and 2020 MFA acting grad Alyssa Franks talking about the School of Drama's production of The Women of Lockerbie, which opened and closed on the same day due to COVID-19. Join us for this intimate, illuminating discussion about about the experience of making the show and grieving its abrupt closing, and how the lessons of the play are... Read more
Bria Henderson Mrs. America
May 1, 2020
UW Drama alumni have long been known for their ingenuity and entrepreneurship, and those qualities persist in our graduates, even in this time of social distancing. Here's a sampling of some of the work our alumni are doing that you can enjoy from the safety of whatever isolation bubble you might be in. Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone safe and healthy, and thank you to our alumni for keeping the light on during these strange, difficult, but sometimes-still-beautiful times.  TV... Read more