The Real Inspector Hound - Spotlight: Comedic Acting
The Real Inspector Hound By Tom Stoppard Directed by Desdemona Chiang, MFA '09 October 16-27 Jones Playhouse
We are thrilled to welcome back UW alumna director Desdemona Chiang as she takes on Tom Stoppard's hilarious1968 play-within-a-play. Since graduating in 2009, Desdemona founded the critically acclaimed Azeotrope theatre in Seattle and is currently the Associate Artistic Director of Impact Theatre in Berkeley.
The Real Inspector Hound is an Agatha Christie-style murder-mystery set at an isolated country manor. Theatre critics Moon and Birdboot are swept into the whodunit they are viewing and must navigate the satirical trappings set by mysterious strangers, a bitter love triangle and, of course, a madman on the loose!
Check out the sneak peak video above and then come watch our third-year graduate students showcase their comedic acting skills.
Scott Magelssen holds a PhD in Theatre History, Theory, and Dramatic Literature from the University of Minnesota, and teaches Theatre History and Performance Studies. His work treats the ways tourism, businesses, and the military use live simulation and performance to create and reinforce meaning for participants. His book Simming: Participatory Performance and the Making of Meaning, will be published this year by University of Michigan Press. He is the author of Living History Museums (2007), and co-editor of Enacting History (2011), Theatre Historiography: Critical Interventions (2010), and Querying Difference in Theatre History (2007).
Scott is the President of Mid-America Theatre Conference, outgoing editor of Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, and Associate Editor of Southern Illinois University Press’s Theater in the Americas book series. He hosts the website theater-historiography.org with Henry Bial, and serves on the editorial boards for Theatre Topics, Theatre History Studies, and Theatre/Practice.
Scott recently took some time to answer a few questions. To hear more, be sure to join us for Scott's lecture on October 15 and help us extend an enthusiastic welcome to the UW School of Drama.
1. What makes you excited about joining the UW and School of Drama?
Love Song By John Kolvenbach Directed by Rosalind Phelps October 24 - November 3 Cabaret Theatre
The Undergraduate Theater Society kicks-off their 2013-2014 season with John Kolvenback's off-beat comedy, which walks the line between imagination and reality and explores the power of love in all its forms.
Beane is an exile from life—an oddball. His well-meaning sister, Joan, and brother-in-law, Harry, try to connect with him and alter his outlook, but find their own busy lives too absorbing. Following a burglary in Beane's apartment, Joan is baffled to find her brother blissfully happy and overflowing with enthusiasm. Joan and Harry become inspired by Beane's new perspective on life as they attempt to unravel the story behind his mysterious new love.
Seattle Repertory Theatre’s The Hound of the Baskervilles November 15 – December 15, 2013
Expect suspense and laughs alike in Seattle Repertory Theatre’s world premiere of this popular Sherlock Holmes tale adapted by veteran Seattle theatre artists David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright. Witty sensibility is brought to this classic Victorian whodunit about an attempted murder tied to the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound. Tickets at seattlerep.org