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School of Drama undergraduates have been teaming up with Intiman Theatre Casting Director Ali el-Gasseir to bring the crazy world of The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G to life! 

When playwright Qui Nguyen refuses to finish his "Gook Story Trilogy," his main character kidnaps him and force him to pen the story he's been avoiding for ten years, in this hysterical meta-theatrical ride filled with racist puppets, ninjas, and one very angry David Henry Hwang. 

This is director Ali el-Gasseir's second production with the School of Drama, after directing Walk Across...

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Bria Fucking A

This week we open Suzan-Lori Parks’ challenging and powerful piece, Fucking A.

Parks’ otherworldly adaptation of The Scarlet Letter reimagines Nathaniel Hawthorne’s tragic tale of an exiled adulteress. Hester Smith—branded A for Abortionist—plies her trade in order to regain a life she’s lost. D.C. Theatre Scenecalled the play “mythically powerful.” Parks’ is a master of harnessing language and music in a way that lets her stories land in the deep parts of your brain, and that talent is on full display here.

This play feels so tuned to this particular moment...

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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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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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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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