Alumni

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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Barzin Akhavan Headshot
MFA, Acting (PATP), Class of 2007
John Aylward
BFA Drama (PATP), Class of 1971
Aaron Blakeley Headshot
MFA Acting, PATP, BA Drama, Class of 2009
Linsey Bostwick headshot
BA Drama, Class of 2000
MFA Scenic Design, Class of 1999
Melanie Burgess
MFA Costume Design, Class of 2002
Desdemona Chiang
MFA Directing, Class of 2009
Gregg Henry Headshot
BFA Drama (PATP), Class of 1975
Marya Sea Kaminski
MFA Acting, PATP, Class of 2004
Richard Karn
BFA Drama (PATP), Class of 1979
Mariana Klaveno
BA Drama, Class of 2009
Andrew Lieberman Headshot
MFA Scenic Design, Class of 1998
Ada Limon Headshot
BA Drama, Class of 1998
Kyle Maclachlan
BFA Drama (PATP), Class of 1982
Joel McHale
MFA Acting, PATP, Class of 2000
Pamela Reed
BFA Drama (PATP), Class of 1975
Lynn Shelton Headshot
BA Drama, Class of 1987
Ron Simons
MFA Acting, PATP, Class of 2001
Jean Smart
BFA Drama (PATP), Class of 1974
Lois Smith headshot
Alumna, Class of 1951
Tommy Smith Headshot
BA Drama, Class of 1999
Leslie Swackhamer headshot
MFA Directing, Class of 1990
Amy Kim Waschke Headshot
MFA, Acting, Professional Actor Training Program, BA, Drama, Class of 2004
Jennifer Zeyl
MFA Scenic Design, Class of 2003

Alumni Web Pages

BA in Drama

Name Degreesort descending Class Year
Smith, Lois Alumna 1951
Bostwick, Linsey BA Drama 2000
Smith, Devon BA Drama 2006
Shelton, Lynn BA Drama 1987
Place, Michael BA Drama 2004
Leach, Allison BA Drama 2000
Buron, Ingrid Sanai BA Drama 1995
Beauzay, Eric BA Drama 2004
Klaveno, Mariana BA Drama 2009
Arriaga, Javonna BA Drama 2013
Phillips, Ben BA Drama 2013
Smith, Tommy BA Drama 1999
Shanthi, Hope BA Drama 2012
Anderson, Evan Christian BA Drama 2012
Limón, Ada BA Drama 1998
Ramsey, Bobbin BA Drama (performance) 2013
Le Roy, Zouanne BA Drana 1956
Groener, Harry BFA Acting (PATP) 1976
Aylward, John BFA Drama (PATP) 1971
MacLachlan, Kyle BFA Drama (PATP) 1982
Smart, Jean BFA Drama (PATP) 1974
Karn, Richard BFA Drama (PATP) 1979
Henry, Gregg BFA Drama (PATP) 1975
Reed, Pamela BFA Drama (PATP) 1975
Ramsey, Bobbin Constituent Relations Officer 2012
Arsenault, Holly Director of Engagement & Public Information Officer 2001

MFA in Acting (Professional Actor Training Program)

Name Degreesort descending Class Year
Mullen, Chance MFA Acting, PATP 2006
Emond, Linda MFA Acting, PATP 1986
Modrizadeh, Leyla MFA Acting, PATP 1994
Millan, Rene MFA Acting, PATP 1999
McLeod, Katharine MFA Acting, PATP 2008
Ludwigsen, Jennefer MFA Acting, PATP 2009
Loveland, Sarah MFA Acting, PATP 2012
Lian, Kayla MFA Acting, PATP 2011
Kruse, Phil MFA Acting, PATP 2012
Hutchison, Christopher MFA Acting, PATP 1999
Young, Jack MFA Acting, PATP 1986
Holt, Valeka MFA Acting, PATP 2012
McHale, Joel MFA Acting, PATP 2000
von Fliss, Montana MFA Acting, PATP 2008
Hébert, Mitchell MFA Acting, PATP 1983
Kaminiski, Marya Sea MFA Acting, PATP 2004
Stroppel, Thomas MFA Acting, PATP 2009
Southern, Georgia MFA Acting, PATP 2006
Robinson, Monique MFA Acting, PATP 2012
Giampietro, Matt MFA Acting, PATP 2012
Simons, Ron MFA Acting, PATP 2001
Raney, Colleen MFA Acting, PATP 2001
Frear, Amy MFA Acting, PATP 2011
Navarra, Michael MFA Acting, PATP 2002
Gilliespie, Brian MFA Acting, PATP 2006
Albright, Francile MFA Acting, PATP 2005
Blakely, Aaron MFA Acting, PATP, BA Drama 2009
Henke, Saffron MFA Acting/PATP 2001
Kennedy, Carl MFA in Acting 2010
Akhavan, Barzin MFA, Acting (PATP) 2007
Waschke, Amy Kim MFA, Acting, Professional Actor Training Program, BA, Drama 2004
Telesmar, Christian Professional Actor Training Program 2014
Shue, Jonathan Professional Actor Training Program 2014
Mousavi, Darius Professional Actor Training Program 2014
Jha, Pankaj "J" K Professional Actor Training Program 2014
Iglesias, Yesenia Professional Actor Training Program 2014
Hilson, Amanda Professional Actor Training Program 2014
Hill, Brianne Professional Actor Training Program 2014
Castro, Moises Professional Actor Training Program 2016
Donoghue, Christopher Professional Actor Training Program 2015
Patti, Rebekah Professional Actor Training Program 2016
Ellis, Sunam Professional Actor Training Program 2015
Gee, Christen Professional Actor Training Program 2016
Salaiz, Andrea Professional Actor Training Program 2015
Roushdi, Rudy Professional Actor Training Program 2016
Pavela, Tatiana Professional Actor Training Program 2017
Lamadrid, Anna Professional Actor Training Program 2015
Virden, Zach Professional Actor Training Program 2016
Ngo, Joe Professional Actor Training Program 2015
Moss, Jessica Professional Actor Training Program 2017
Cotten, Tré Professional Actor Training Program 2017
Lozano, Hazel Professional Actor Training Program 2017
Fort, Claire Professional Actor Training Program 2016
Edwards, Skye Professional Actor Training Program 2017
Wood, Kimberly Nicole Professional Actor Training Program 2014

MFA in Design

Name Degreesort descending Class Year
Martin, Robert J. MFA Costume & Scenic Design 1998
Hare, Melinda MFA Costume Design 2015
Ogasawara, Maya MFA Costume Design 2015
Frank, Candace MFA Costume Design 2010
Bartlett, Fawn MFA Costume Design 2017
Buckstaff, Meleta MFA Costume Design 2017
Armes, Anastasia MFA Costume Design 2011
Burgess, Melanie MFA Costume Design 2002
Chisholm, Mairi MFA Costume Design 2007
Wilson, Linnaea Boone MFA Costume Design 2012
Apatoff, Rachel MFA Costume Design 2012
Panzarella, Allison MFA Costume Design 2014
Petrovich, Michaela MFA Costume Design 2014
TenEyck, Steve MFA Lighting Design 2001
Michaels, Thorn MFA Lighting Design 2016
Bernard, John MFA Lighting Design 2015
Smith, Andrew D. MFA Lighting Design 2005
Short, Melinda MFA Lighting Design 2007
O'Shea, Steve MFA Lighting Design 2002
Soble, Kyle MFA Lighting Design 2017
Fischer, Kenrick MFA Lighting Design 2017
Cumings, Marnie MFA Lighting Design 2012
Arnold, Paul MFA Lighting Design 2014
Flynn, Ryn MFA Lighting Design 2014
Baas, Diane MFA Lighting Design 2008
Wilder, Lara MFA Lighting Design 2009
Van Winkle, Emily MFA Lighting Design 2012
Lieberman, Andrew MFA Scenic Design 1998
Smucker, Matthew MFA Scenic Design 2002
Layton, Andrew MFA Scenic Design 2005
Marcos, Lex MFA Scenic Design 2017
Dobay, Stephen MFA Scenic Design 2008
Mumaw, Christopher MFA Scenic Design 2012
Minahan, Michael MFA Scenic Design 2011
Bartek, Ann MFA Scenic Design 2004
Zibello, Deanna MFA Scenic Design 2009
Zeyl, Jennifer MFA Scenic Design 2003
McDermott, John MFA Scenic Design 1996
Williams, Marion MFA Scenic Design 2003
Roberts, Jared MFA Scenic Design 2015
Mannion, Andrew MFA Scenic Design 2012
Welch, Julia MFA Scenic Design 2015
Brown, Christopher MFA Scenic Design 1999
Sipila, Jennifer MFA Scenic Design 2014
Lim, Czerton MFA Scenic Design 2006

MFA in Directing (Professional Director Training Program)

Name Degreesort descending Class Year
Adcock-Starr, Leah MFA Directing 2015
Polzin, Tina MFA Directing 2015
Swackhamer, Leslie MFA Directing 1990
Chiang, Desdemona MFA Directing 2009
Ryan, Sean MFA Directing 2017
Oyetimein, Malika MFA Directing 2017
Fisch, Tamara MFA Directing 2007
Domski, Jude MFA Directing 2000
Rivas, Tlaloc MFA Directing 1999
Costello, Josh MFA Directing 2003
Bennett, Paula MFA in Directing 2011

PhD Program

Name Degreesort descending Class Year
Warrick, John Ph.D., now at the University of Southern Mississippi 2006
Sullivan, Esther Beth Ph.D.; now at Alaska Pacific University 1989
Underiner, Tamara Ph.D.; now at Arizona State University 1997
Anderson, Lisa Ph.D.; now at Arizona State University 1995
Smith, Terry Donovan Ph.D.; now at California State University, San Bernardino 1996
Barnett, Dennis Ph.D.; now at Coe College 1998
Polster, Joshua Ph.D.; now at Emerson College 2006
Al-Saber, Samer Ph.D.; now at Florida State University 2013
Sieg, Katrin Ph.D.; now at Georgetown University 1991
Russell, Susan Ph.D.; now at Gettysburg College 1993
Donkin, Ellen Ph.D.; now at Hampshire College 1982
Johnson, Katie Ph.D.; now at Miami University 1996
Jones Cavanaugh, Jennifer Ph.D.; now at Rollins College 1995
Chemers, Michael Ph.D.; now at UC Santa Cruz 2001
Reilly, Kara Ph.D.; now at University of Exeter, UK 2006
Wilcox, Dean Ph.D.; now at University of North Carolina School of the Arts 1994
Higgins, Jeanmarie Ph.D.; now at University of North Carolina, Charlotte 2011
May, Theresa Ph.D.; now at University of Oregon 2000
Jackson-Schebetta, Lisa Ph.D.; now at University of Pittsburgh 2010
Granshaw, Michelle Ph.D.; now at University of Pittsburgh 2012
Holland, Dorothy Ph.D.; now at University of Richmond 1999
Canning, Charlotte Ph.D.; now at University of Texas at Austin 1991
Cheek O'Donnell, Sydney Ph.D.; now at University of Utah 2004
Douthit, Lue Ph.D.; now Director of Literary Dev. & Dramaturgy, Oregon Shakespeare Festival 1995
Warner, Vessela Ph.D; now at University of Alabama at Birmingham 2002
Coen, Elizabeth PhD 2016
Browne, Jyana PhD Program 2017
Finque, Susan PhD Program 2017
Marsh, Sarah PhD Program 2017
Karlidag, Bahar PhD Program 2017
Goodson, Christopher PhD Program 2017
Lutterbie, John PhD program, Chair of Theatre Arts, Stony Brook University 1983
Read, Alan PhD Program, now at King's College London 1989
Kammer, Mimi PhD; now at Simpson College 2011