Anders Peterson is here to make politics fun, and funny, again. Anders, who is a BA earning his degree in English and Political Science, is directing the first show of the UTS season, Debate (an Improvised Comedy). This full-length improvised performance takes the structure of the presidental debates we know so well, and turns them on their head. Two fictionalized presidential candidates go head to head on issues, and at the end of the performance, the audience has to elect the next leader of the United States of America. As someone who follows politics closely, Anders couldn't...Read more
Professor L. Zane Jones is staying busy this year. Before she directs Sarah Ruhl's Orlando for the School of Drama mainstage this spring, she is directing the revolutionary new opera As One. As One tells the story of a transwoman's journey to self-understanding. With only two singers, and performing at Washington Hall in Seattle's central district, this intimate experience will be an entirely new type of opera for many.
BR: Tell me a little bit more the origin of this project.
ZJ: As One the opera was developed at [...Read more
We are so excited to learn that Professor L Zane Jones will be directing for the Seattle Opera this fall on a new, and revolutionary piece. AS ONE is the story of a Hannah, a transwoman, on her journey to self-understanding. The production will also feature the work of Professor Skip Mercier and MFA alum Melanie Taylor Burgess. The opera was written in 2014 and premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). This production is one of a series in the Opera's community...Read more
In June 2016 Robert Wighs, UW School of Drama Ph.D. candidate, presented his reasearch on indigenous performance and collaborations in theatre at the inaugural University of Washington Summer Institute on Global Indigeneities. Hosted by the Jackson School of International Studies, the Institue brought together Ph.D. students and faculty in the humanities and social sciences from UW and other academic institutions for collaboration on the underrepresented field of Indigenous scholarship. In his presentation to Institute faculty and graduate fellows, as well as other members of...Read more
Third year PATP student Tré Cotten is currently rehearsing for Lorraine Hansberry's poignant classic, A Raisin in the Sun, where he will play George Murchison, a wealthy man who courts Beneatha Younger. The production opens on September 30th and runs through October 30th, at the Bagley Wright Theatre.
For their production, the Rep has been working with the Lorraine Hansberry Literary Estate and the Schomberg...Read more
Welcome Class of 2019! This year we are so excited to welcome 6 incoming PATP actors, 2 MFA directors, 5 MFA designers, and 2 PhD students to the UW Dramafamily.
PhD: Shelby Lunderman and Carlos Salazar
MFA Directing: Amanda Friou and Cody Holliday Haefner
MFA Design: Jordan Fell (Costume), Lindsey Halfhill (Costume), Ranleigh Starling (Lighting), Shin-yi Lin (Scenic), and Wenzheng Zhang (Scenic)
PATP: Allyson Brown, Tricia...Read more