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Dry Powder by Sarah Burgess

Join us on March 31st for a special evening at the Seattle Repertory Theatre to see Sarah Burgess' Dry Powder, directed by UW School of Drama alumna and Seattle...

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Poster for Cock and Crumble

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. 

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Kirby McDermott as Leading Player. Photo by Mike Hipple.

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,”...

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Jean Smart

Check ot this fantastic The A.V. Club interview with School of Drama alum Jean Smart (BFA '74), who stars in the new FX sci-fi fantasy, Legion.

From The A.V. Club; 

"Jean Smart has been a television staple since she was a member of the original cast of hit CBS sitcom Designing Women...

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As You Like It Lobby Talk

Green World in Technicolor

In the second of our Sunday Lobby Talks series, UW Drama PhD candidate Guillaume Tourniaire will discuss Northrup Frye’s Green World concept as it relates to Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Jordan Harrison’s Maple & Vine. Both productions share a fascination with idealized versions of 1950s America. What is it about this particular fantasy that’s so resonant right now? How does Shakespeare deploy the concept of wild escape in As You Like It? And what happens if the dream world turns out to be an illusion?...

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Pictured: Sarah Winsor in Scary Mary and the Nightmare Nine. Photo by Joe Iano.

Lenne Klingaman (PATP '07) will play Jean Louise Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, running February 14th-March 5th...

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Poster for UTS' Medea

UTS opens its fourth show of the season in a little over a week. Come check out this new adaptation of Euripides' classic tale of love and loss by UW Professor of Classics, Ruby Blondell.

Foreigner. Woman. Outsider. When Medea abandons her father's house and leaves her homeland, she does so urged on by her love for Jason and his oaths of loyalty to her. When those oaths prove false, love turns to hatred and married bliss turns to bloody revenge. This is the story of what happens when an extraordinary woman finds herself forced to take action against a system which...

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Dry Powder Flier

Our Seattle-based alums are keeping busy! Check out these two awesome opportunities to see their work below! 

UW Night at the Seattle Rep's Dry Powder 

Join us on March 31st for a special evening at the Seattle Repertory Theatre to see Sarah Burgess' ...

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Jonathan Shue as Amiens in As You Like It

Join us for our As You Like It UW club dinner on Friday, February 17th from 5:00pm-7:00pm

With live music by cast members, a special presentation about the play, and a specially curated menu by the UW Club, this dinner will further enhance your As You Like Itexperience.

Reservations can be made by calling the UW Club at 206-543-0437. Please note that tickets...

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Porscha Shaw and Allen Miller in As You Like It. Photo by Isabel Le.

We had a wonderful first weekend of William Shakespeare's As You Like It, directed by School of Drama Associate Professor Jeffrey Fracé. Come experience this wistful, sci-fi, and rocking world of one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies.

"Think you've seen Shakespeare? UW Drama flips it on its head! Their production of As You Like It is a must-see!" - Audience comment

Make sure to grab your tickets soon! These puppies are selling like hotcakes!

As You Like It
by William Shakespeare
directed by Jeffrey Fracé
Through February 19th

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