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Production Photo from The Liar

Gregg Henry (BFA '75) did an interview with Columns Magazine about his portayl of Hollis Doyle on ABC's Scandal. Read it here! 

Spencer Hamp (BA '14), Mark Jenkins (UW Faculty), Hannah Victoria Franklin (PATP '09), Tyler Polumsky (BA '08) and Hannah Ruwe (BA '14) are appearing in the The Cherry...

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 Ben Gonio (PATP '05) as George Bailey in Theatre Anonymous' It's a Wonderful Life. Photo by Joe Iano.

Mike Jones (BA '10) just finished principal photography on his fist short film, "The Great Outdoors." 

Barzin Akhavan (PATP '07) will be performing in the world premier of A Thousand Splendid Suns at the Actors Conservatory Theater in San Francisco in February 2017.

Shaudi Vahdat (BA '12) will be appearing in Washington...

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In 2017 we are continuing our dedication to producing bold, meaningful work and creating a creative and collaborative environment. 
 

Maple and Vine - January 17-29th at the Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse
Katha and Ryu have become allergic to their 21st century lives. After they meet a charismatic man from a community of 1950's re-enactors, they forsake cell phones and sushi for cigarettes and Tupperware parties. In this compulsively authentic world, Katha and Ryu...

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Ellie Mondloch, Daphne Sage Gomez, and Jake Thomas Lemberg in a promotional shot for The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised].

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For the first two shows of their season the Undergraduate Theater Society turned up the comedy! They opened with Debate: An Improvised Comedy which was a long-form improv show that parodied the American presidential debate structure. Talk about timely! 

For their second production of the season, they produced The Complete Work of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] which turned the Bard on his head. Performing all of William Shakespeare's canon in less than two hours provided for a high-energy and hilarious mash-up.  

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Annie Willis and Stanley Dang in The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G

After his wild and rollicking direction of Taylor Mac's The Walk Across America for Mother Earth, we invited Intiman Casting Director Ali el-Gasseir back this year to direct The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G by Qui Nguyen. The third installment of Nguyen's "Gook Story Trilogy," this meta-theatrical ride features Qui Nguyen as a character trying to discover the best way to tell his family's story. Swinging wildly between genres and filled with puppets, ninjas, and rap numbers, the audience was treated to a raucously good time. 

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Tatiana Pavela as Canary Mary and Bria Henderson as Hester Smith

We had our first thesis production of the year with Suzan-Lori Parks' Fucking A, directed by 3rd year MFA candidate Malika Oyetimein. This beautiful and haunting adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter told the story of Hester Smith - branded A for Abortionist - in her efforts to do whatever it takes to buy her son's freedom from prison.

The production featured live music, transformative design, and a cast made up of MFA actors, BA students, and School of Drama alumni. This powerful and poignant piece raised serious questions about...

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Porscha Shaw and Tamsen Glaser in Iphigenia and Other Daughters

We started our season with Ellen McLaughlin's poetic and transcendent adaptation, Iphigenia and Other Daughters. Helmed by Seattle Repertory Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski, this production featured the talents of graduate and BA student actors and designers. The production was described by our audience members as "beautifully staged," "thought provoking," with "powerful performances."

Playwright Ellen McLaughlin stopped by the Iphigenia rehearsal room to connect with the director and cast for the production....

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Christen Telesmar in Kentucky at East West Players

Ben Gonio (PATP '05) will be appearing in Season 3 of TNT's original series "The Librarians"

Lenne Klingaman (PATP '07) will be acting in Fingersmith at American Repertory Theatre, directed by OSF Artistic Director Bill Rauch. The production opens December 4th and runs through January 8th.  

Tlaloc Rivas (MFA '99) directed a production of ...

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On Thursday December 1st the Undergraduate Theater Society opens their second show of the season The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield. Directed by BA student Aaron Jin,this fast-paced, slap-stick comedy takes the audience through all 37 of Shakespeare's plays with incredible comedy and physical exertion! 

In a world of dry, vomitless academia, how do we turn The Complete Works of William Shakespeare into something fun? In December 2016, three actors come together to accomplish the colossal task of giving you...

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Bridget Connors Headshot

We are so excited to have welcomed new faculty member Bridget Connors into our School of Drama family this year. Bridget joins us as a Senior Lecturer in Voice and Dialect, after having been the head of Voice and Movement at Point Park University in Pittsburgh for over ten years. Last week I sat down with Bridget to learn a little bit more about our new addition! 
- Bobbin Ramsey, Editor and Constituent Relations Officer 

Hi Bridget, can you tell me a little bit about how you came to the UW?

Before coming to...

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