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Alexandra Tavares in Madea at Seattle Shakespeare Company

Brandon Ivie (BA alum) opened Lizard Boy: The Musical at  Diversionary Theatre in San Diego on September 29th. This is the second production of the new musical, which premiered at the Seattle Repertory Theatre last year. 

Spencer Hamp (BA '14) ...

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Debate Poster

On Thursday, October 20th, the Undergraduate Theater Society kicked off their 20th season with Debate: An Improvised Comedy. Directed by BA student Anders Peterson,this long-form improvisation show is modeled after the presidential debates, where by the end of the performance, the audience is tasked with electing their new leader! 

"Finally, a Presidential debate focused on issues real Americans care about. This year, our candidates have solutions for any and all problems facing America, be it phones without headphone jacks or bad Uber drivers. Each solution comes from the...

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We had a festive night at the eighth annual Gregory Awards at McCaw Hall. The School of Drama was proud to be cheering on 17 different nominees in 11 different categories from our UW Drama Family. Congratulations to all the nominees and winner from last night's ceremony.

DESDEMONA CHIANG - Outstanding Director for Constellations at the Seattle Repertory Theatre

PAMELA REED - Outstanding Actress in a Play for Luna Gale at the Seattle Repertory Theatre 

RAY TAGAVILLA - Outstanding Actor in a Play for The...

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Joel McHale Book Cover

On Saturday, October 29th School of Drama PATP alum and notable television actor will be coming to the University United Methodist Church to promote his new memoir Thanks for the Money: How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be.

 "From his long-running stint making fun of pop culture on E!'s The Soup to his starring role in the cult sitcom Community Joel McHale has been making us laugh for over a decade. This fall, he continues the hilarity in...

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Tonight is our fifth annual Performing Arts Lecture Series featuring presentations by Jesse Oak Taylor from the Department of English, Jason Groves from the Department of Germanics, and Catherine Cole, our new Divisional Dean of the Arts, brought together and curated by School of Drama faculty Scott Magelssen and Stefka Mihaylova. 

COLLABORATION. OPPORTUNITY. ENGAGEMENT. What has traditionally been the purview of an education rooted in the arts and humanities is now being claimed by science, technology,...

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Production Photo from Iphigenia and Other Daughters

Last Friday we started this season with a bang on our opening night of Iphigenia and Other Daughters by Ellen McLaughlin. This re-imagined version of the Fall of the House of Atreus packs a punch with strong direction from UW alumna Marya Sea Kaminski, powerful performances by our graduate and undergraduate actors, and stunning design from MFA and BA designers. 

Professor Mark Jenkins wrote, "One of the very best shows I've seen in my 25 years at UW! Do yourself a favor and go see this." 

Iphigenia and Other Daughters runs ...

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Bobbin Ramsey headshot

Dear Readers, 

I am so excited to have put together this Fall 2016 issue of The Through-Line. I am a new addition to the staff at the School of Drama, but by no means am I new to the community. I graduated from the BA program in 2012 and since that time I have dedicated my time to making and supporting theatre and the arts. I am absolutely thrilled to be returning to the School of Drama, especially in a year where we are continuing to produce bold, engaging, and poignant work. 

One of the most valuable lessons...

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Brandon Ivie with the cast of Lizard Boy The Musical

Leslie Swackhamer (MFA '90) is directingMadame Butterfly at the San Francisco Opera. Running November 6th through December 4th. 

Carl Kennedy (PATP '10) currently performing in A Good Way Out at Pacific Theatre in Vancouver, Canada. 

Christina Nicolaou (PATP '08) will be performing in...

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Roz and Ray at the Seattle Repertory Theatre
On November 4th at 7:30pm, we invite you to join us at the Seattle Rep for Roz and Ray, written by School of Drama Senior Artist in Residence, Karen Hartman. This world premier medical drama packs a powerful punch as it tackles issues of hemophilia, family, and love. 
The Seattle Rep is offering $15 discount tickets for Students, and $35 for Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and Friends for this performance only. The performance will be...
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Raisin in the Sun at Seattle Repertory Theatre
Our very own 3rd year PATP, Tré Cotten, is currently performing in Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, and we have an exciting opportunity to see Tré and other current graduate students immerse themselves work by a playwright who helped to shape American theatre. 
On Saturday, October 15th at 1:00pm UW PhD, MFA, and PATP students will present an afternoon of dialogue and excerpts from The Sign in Sidney...
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