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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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Poster for "Blood Wedding." Directed by Tina Polzin (MFA '15).

Newly minted alums Hannah Schwendeman andSimon Tran were gonfalonieres at the UW Commencement on June 11.

David Morden (PATP '93) is the voice/text coach for Santa Cruz Shakespeare this summer, as well as directing the intern production of Orlando.

Tina Polzin (MFA '15) is producing and directing ...

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Tre Cotten in "Force Continuum" at UW Drama. Photo by Mike Hipple.

Students, facutly, and staff keep busy in the summer months too! Check out the work being done outside of Hutchinson Hall.

Tré Cotten (PATP) can be seen in the world premiere of Daisy at ACT Theatre, originating the role of Clifford Lewis.

Matt Webb (MFA Lighting) is assisting Robert Aguilar on Wedding Band and is the lighting designer for ...

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Catherine Cole, newly appointed Divisional Dean of the Arts and Professor of Drama

From the College of Arts & Sciences news release:

May 5, 2016 Seattle— Robert Stacey, Dean of the University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences, announced that Catherine Cole, formerly professor and chair of the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies at the University of California Berkeley, is joining the College of Arts & Sciences as Divisional Dean for the Arts and Professor of Drama.

“Catherine will be a wonderful addition to our leadership in the College,” stated Dean Stacey. “She has an impressive record as a...

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