Ron Heneghan (PATP ‘93) is currently performing in Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s production of The Taming of the Shrew, running through April 9th.
Valeka J. Holt (PATP ’12) will be making her Arena Stage Debut as Ruth in their upcoming production of A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. The...Read more
Up next on the School of Drama main stage is Orlando, adapted by Sarah Ruhl from the novel by Virginia Woolf and directed by Professor L. Zane Jones. The production runs April 28th – May 7th at the Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre.
Orlando explores sex, love, and identity in a story that spans centuries. Orlando is a handsome, young English nobleman favored by queens and princesses. The poem he’s trying to write isn’t going well; otherwise, he’s having a very nice life. When he consorts with a gypsy, however...Read more
Entrepreneurship is quite the buzz word nowadays and, especially in our tech and app driven society, it seems that everybody is seeking it out. The Merriam-Webster definition of an entrepreneur is "one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise." However, it has come to mean much more than that in recent years. It can often be a stand in for adventurous, forward-thinking, innovative, and creative. In some ways artists were the original entrepreneurs - always creating new projects, re-imagining narratives and human...Read more
On February 20th, Valerie Curtis-Newton—MFA alumna, School of Drama professor, and Head of the Acting and Directing Masters Program—was awarded the prestigious Artist Trust Innovator Award. Professor Curtis Newton will receive $25,000 in unrestricted funds, funded by the Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation. This prize is awarded to Washington State artists from any discipline who are pushing the boundaries and redefining the work of their field.
The Artist Trust press release talks about the ways in which Professor Curtis-Newton is an innovator in the field of...Read more
Cody Holliday Haefner and Amanda Friou, our two first-year MFA directing students, will be making their School of Drama directorial debuts with Cock by Mike Bartlett andCrumble (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake) by Sheila Callaghan, respectively. This two week festival of contemporary one acts runs May 18th through 27th in the Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theater.
Opening Tonight: Pippin!
For their third annual production, the UW Musical Theater Program is putting on the Broadway smash-hit, Pippin! Directed by head of the Musical Theater Program, Wilson Mendieta, this production features the talent of undergraduate actors, singers, and dancers, and vibrant design by our own MFA design students.
“This production engages heavily with the issues of today,”...Read more