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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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Anders Peterson in rehearsal for DEBATE

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...

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L. Zane Jones headshot

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 [...

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As One Promo Photo

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...

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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...

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Joseph Yang in Aubergine at Playwrights Horizons

Joseph Steven Yang (PATP '04) is performing in the off-Broadway production of Augbergineby Julia Cho at Playwrights Horizons, running through October 2nd


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Directed by Professor and Head of Performance, Valerie Curtis-Newton, Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White by Alice Childress presented by the Intiman Theatre, has been getting rave reviews. Rich Smith from The Stranger wrote "You'll want to see it...

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Raisin in the Sun at Seattle Repertory Theatre


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...

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2019 Incoming Graduate Students



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...

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