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Odai Johnson Distinguished Alum University of Utah

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...

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Lenne Klingaman as Hamlet

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...

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Mickey Rowe in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

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-...

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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...

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Work with us

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 ...

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Tom Dang as Richard III

Pauls Macs (BA '11)directed Gutenberg! The Musical at the Jewelbox Theatre. Running now through May 22nd

Ben Gonio (PATP '05) ...

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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! ...

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Cast of Spring Awakening. Photo by Eli Gallagher.
Tonight is opening night for the UTS season closer (and possibly their biggest show to date) Spring Awakening. Directed by BA senior Isabel Martin, this rock 'n' roll musical features a cast of 14 undergraduate actors, elaborate design, and a live on-stage band. The production runs May 18-28 in the Cabaret Theatre. 

“It’s a show about sex and frustrated desires and inter-generational disconnect,” said director Martin. “The source material was written over...
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Phillip Ray Guevara as John and Mark Fox as M in COCK. Photo by Mike Hipple.

Amanda Friou and Cody Holliday Haefner, our two first-year MFA directing students, will be making their School of Drama directorial debuts with Cock by Mike Bartlett and Crumble (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake) by Sheila Callaghan. 

Tonight is opening night forCock and Crumble (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake) will open nextThursday, May 25th. Both shows are in the Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre. Each show only has four performances, ...

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Adrian Tafesh as Segismundo and Allen Miller as Clotaldo. Photo by Mike Hipple.

Up next on the School of Drama main stage is Sueño, translated and adapted from the play La Vida es Sueño by Pedro Calderón de la Barca by José Rivera and directed by Book-It Repertory's Co-Artistic Director, Jane Jones. The production runs May 26th – June 4th at the Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse.  

Believing his infant son, Segismundo, to be cursed, King Basilio banishes him to the tower for life. When the prince is finally released at...

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