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Summer might be the time of easy living, but UW School of Drama faculty, students and alums were busy acting, directing and creating plays across the country.

If you haven’t been following us on Facebook and Twitter you may have missed our bragging about the following accomplishments of our students and alums:

Ron Simons, MFA '01, premiered two films - Blue Caprice and ...

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Love Song playbill

Love Song
By John Kolvenbach
Directed by Rosalind Phelps
October 24 - November 3
Cabaret Theatre

The Undergraduate Theater Society kicks-off their 2013-2014 season with John Kolvenback's off-beat comedy, which walks the line between imagination and reality and explores the power of love in all its forms.

Beane is an exile from life—an oddball. His well-meaning sister, Joan, and brother-in-law, Harry, try to connect with him and alter his outlook, but find their own busy lives too absorbing. Following a burglary in Beane's apartment, Joan...

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Scott Magelssen

Scott Magelssen holds a PhD in Theatre History, Theory, and Dramatic Literature from the University of Minnesota, and teaches Theatre History and Performance Studies. His work treats the ways tourism, businesses, and the military use live simulation and performance to create and reinforce meaning for participants. His book Simming: Participatory Performance and the Making of Meaning, will be published this year by University of Michigan Press. He is the author of Living History Museums (2007), and co-editor of Enacting History (2011), Theatre Historiography:...

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The Real Inspector Hound | Oct 16-27 | Jones Playhouse

The Real Inspector Hound
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Desdemona Chiang, MFA '09 
October 16-27
Jones Playhouse

We are thrilled to welcome back UW alumna director Desdemona Chiang as she takes on Tom Stoppard's hilarious1968 play-within-a-play. Since graduating in 2009, Desdemona founded the critically acclaimed Azeotrope theatre in Seattle and is currently the Associate Artistic Director of Impact Theatre in Berkeley.

The Real Inspector Hound is an Agatha Christie-style murder-mystery set at an isolated country...

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Pussy Riot

For the second season of our Performing Arts Lecture Series, professors from the School of Drama and Ethnomusicology consider the weaponization of performance across genre and media.

There are two lectures remaining in the series. Join us on Tuesday, October 15 as School of Drama's new Associate Professor Scott Magelssen explores protest theatre and environmental activism.

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"Jocelyn Maher deftly portrays Dolores Price, the suffering heroine of Wally Lamb’s novel “She’s Come Undone,” adapted for the stage at Book-It Repertory Theatre in Seattle."  Read the full review in The Seattle Times.

Our very own Valerie-Curtis Newton and Deborah Trout were interviewed along with faculty from the the School of Arts, the School of Music, and DXARTS.  Read their thoughts about the role of art in research in Columns: The University of Washington Alumni Magazine.

Watch this video lecture by School of Drama faculty member Valerie Curtis-Newton.

Barry Witham answers questions about his new book, A Sustainable Theatre: Jasper Deeter at Hedgerow, in this UW Today article.

See the full story at Azeotrope's website.