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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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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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