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Alumni from the University of Washington School of Drama are advancing the artistic conversation through their innovative and diverse work both regionally and across the globe. Our graduates, many who have gone on to become highly successful, represent the best of what the School of Drama has to offer. Whether they went on to become television stars, acclaimed film producers, exceptional costume designers, artistic directors, or theatrical entrepreneurs, the UW School of Drama was the foundation for their growth as artists.

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  • Tim Bond
    Artistic Director, TheatreWorks, Silicon Valley, MFA, Directing, Class of 1983
  • Desdemona Chiang by Steve Korn
    Stage Director, Seattle Rep, ACT, South Coast Rep, Guthrie Theater, MFA, Directing, Class of 2009
  • a photo of Josh Costello
    Director, 59E59, Aurora Theatre Company, San Francisco Playhouse, MFA, Directing, Class of 2003
  • Malika Oyetimein stands facing the camera in a maroon top
    Director and Playwright, Directors Lab at Lincoln Center, MFA, Directing, Class of 2017
  • Tlaloc Rivas
    Director, Writer, Producer, Cofounder of Latinx Theatre Commons, MFA Directing, Class of 1999
  • Peggy Shannon Headshot
    Dean, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts at SDSU, MFA, Directing, Class of 1986
  • Leslie Swackhamer headshot
    Stage Director, Producer, Executive Director of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, MFA, Directing, Class of 1990

Alumni Websites

MFA in Directing (Professional Director Training Program)
Namesort descending Job Title Class Year
Chiang, Desdemona Stage Director, Seattle Rep, ACT, South Coast Rep, Guthrie Theater 2009
Coopman, Andrew Director, Choreographer, Teaching Artist 2021
Costello, Josh Director, 59E59, Aurora Theatre Company, San Francisco Playhouse 2003
Domski, Jude Director and Professional Photographer 2000
Haefner, Cody Holliday Director, Teaching Artist, Devised Theatre-Maker 2019
Oyetimein, Malika Director and Playwright, Directors Lab at Lincoln Center 2017
Polzin, Tina Director 2015
Post Wallace, Kristie Director, Filmmaker, Writer, Teaching Artist 2021
Rivas, Tlaloc Director, Writer, Producer, Cofounder of Latinx Theatre Commons 1999
Rountree, Amanda MFA in Directing 2023
Shannon, Peggy Dean, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts at SDSU 1986
Swackhamer, Leslie Stage Director, Producer, Executive Director of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 1990
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