Recent News

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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Iphigenia and Other Daughters Poster


Season subscriptions and single tickets for our 2016–2017 season are now on sale through the ArtsUW ticket office. This year, in addition to our 6-show subscription, our season includes an evening of one-acts, a new play workshop with Anne Washburn, and Pippin, co-presented with the UW Musical Theater Program. 

We're kicking things off with Ellen McLaughlin's adaptation ofIphigenia and Other Daughters, directed by PATP alumna and Seattle Repertory Theatre Associate Artistic Director, Marya Sea Kaminski. Mark...

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Single Tickets and Subscriptions on Sale

Single Tickets and Subscriptions on Sale!

Season subscriptions and single tickets are now on sale for our 2016-2017 season! 

Single tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the office at 206-543-4880. 

Season subscriptions can be purchased in person by visiting the ArtsUW Ticket Office at 1313 NE 41st Street (open 11:00am-6:00pm), calling 206-...

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Holly Head Shot

Holly Arsenault – playwright, arts administrator and Gregory Award winner - has been hired as the new Director of External Relations for the School of Drama at the University of Washington. Ms. Arsenault is leaving her position as the Executive Director of TeenTix where she worked for over ten years, helping to shape its mission and giving thousands of Puget Sound teenagers the opportunity to attend arts and cultural events in the Seattle area. Ms. Arsenault has her Certificate of Completion from the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute at the Evans School of...

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City Arts Cover

The productions of Wedding Band at Intiman Summer Theatre Festival, directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton (MFA Alum and Faculty) and A Tale for the Time Being     at Book-It Repertory Theatre directed bgy Desdemona Chaing (MFA '09) were featured in the Fall arts preview in City Arts Magazine. 

  Wedding Band runs September 6th through October 2nd at the Jones Playhouse theatre and features alum actors Jason Sanford (PATP '12) and Amanda Hilson    (PATP '14). 

  A Tale for the...

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Rudy Roushdi (PATP '16) in "Brooklyn Bridge" at Seattle Children's Theatre this past winter.

Nina Williams, Aaron Jin, and Denny Le (BAs) were selected for the 2016 cohort of Intiman Theatre's Emerging Artist Program. The six-week program culminates in an open-to-the-public showcase August 5–7.

At Seattle Shakespeare's outdoor season, catch Aaron Cammack (PATP)Porscha Shaw (PATP), and Nathan Wornian (BA) in ...

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Each year, thanks to the generosity of our donors, the School of Drama is able to distribute financial awards to hardworking undergraduate and graduate students who exemplify what it means to be a scholar-artist. These students represent seasoned veterans entering their senior year, as well as students who have just completed their first year at the University. The 2016–17 Scholarship & Award Recipients are:

Gabrielle Boettner—The Glenn Hughes Memorial Scholarship

Michael Monicatti—The Glenn Hughes Memorial Scholarship

Elizabeth Halliday—The...

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More Info & Tickets: 

Contact:  Katrina Ernst, 206-685-0600; 

Tradition Meets Innovation in University of Washington School of Drama’s 2016–2017 Season

Local and National Artists Converge at UW Drama to Provide Contemporary Takes on Worlds from the Past

SEATTLE, WA— The University...

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