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.

Format: 2019
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
Photo of Malika Oyetimein.
MFA Directing, Class of 2017
Pamela Reed
BFA Drama (PATP), Class of 1975
Peggy Shannon Headshot
MFA Directing, Class of 1986
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
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

MFA in Acting (Professional Actor Training Program)

Name Degree Class Yearsort ascending
Henderson, Bria Professional Actor Training Program 2018
Glaser, Tamsen Professional Actor Training Program 2018
McKevitt, Bridget Professional Actor Training Program 2018
Miller, Allen Professional Actor Training Program 2018
Brown, André G. Professional Actor Training Program 2018
Shaw, Porscha Professional Actor Training Program 2018
Cotten, Tré Professional Actor Training Program 2017
Pavela, Tatiana Professional Actor Training Program 2017
Moss, Jessica Professional Actor Training Program 2017
Lozano, Hazel Professional Actor Training Program 2017
Edwards, Skye Professional Actor Training Program 2017
Fort, Claire Professional Actor Training Program 2016
Castro, Moises Professional Actor Training Program 2016
Patti, Rebekah Professional Actor Training Program 2016
Gee, Christen Professional Actor Training Program 2016
Roushdi, Rudy Professional Actor Training Program 2016
Virden, Zach Professional Actor Training Program 2016
Donoghue, Christopher Professional Actor Training Program 2015
Ellis, Sunam Professional Actor Training Program 2015
Salaiz, Andrea Professional Actor Training Program 2015
Lamadrid, Anna Professional Actor Training Program 2015
Ngo, Joe Professional Actor Training Program 2015
Wood, Kimberly Nicole Professional Actor Training Program 2014
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
Giampietro, Matt MFA Acting, PATP 2012
Robinson, Monique MFA Acting, PATP 2012
Loveland, Sarah MFA Acting, PATP 2012
Kruse, Phil MFA Acting, PATP 2012
Holt, Valeka MFA Acting, PATP 2012
Frear, Amy MFA Acting, PATP 2011
Lian, Kayla MFA Acting, PATP 2011
Kennedy, Carl MFA in Acting 2010
Stroppel, Thomas MFA Acting, PATP 2009
Blakely, Aaron MFA Acting, PATP, BA Drama 2009
Ludwigsen, Jennefer MFA Acting, PATP 2009
von Fliss, Montana MFA Acting, PATP 2008
McLeod, Katharine MFA Acting, PATP 2008
Akhavan, Barzin MFA, Acting (PATP) 2007
Gilliespie, Brian MFA Acting, PATP 2006
Southern, Georgia MFA Acting, PATP 2006
Mullen, Chance MFA Acting, PATP 2006
Albright, Francile MFA Acting, PATP 2005
Kaminiski, Marya Sea MFA Acting, PATP 2004
Waschke, Amy Kim MFA, Acting, Professional Actor Training Program, BA, Drama 2004
Navarra, Michael MFA Acting, PATP 2002
Henke, Saffron MFA Acting/PATP 2001
Raney, Colleen MFA Acting, PATP 2001
Simons, Ron MFA Acting, PATP 2001
McHale, Joel MFA Acting, PATP 2000
Millan, Rene MFA Acting, PATP 1999
Hutchison, Christopher MFA Acting, PATP 1999
Modrizadeh, Leyla MFA Acting, PATP 1994
Smith, Harris Chair, Dept. of Theatre, University of Utah 1991
Emond, Linda MFA Acting, PATP 1986
Young, Jack MFA Acting, PATP 1986
Hébert, Mitchell MFA Acting, PATP 1983

PhD Program

Name Degree Class Yearsort ascending
Hutchison, Jacob PhD Program 2018
Browne, Jyana PhD Program, now at University of Maryland 2017
Finque, Susan PhD Program 2017
Marsh, Sarah PhD Program 2017
Karlidag, Bahar PhD Program 2017
Goodson, Christopher Cornish College of the Arts 2017
Coen, Elizabeth PhD 2016
Al-Saber, Samer Ph.D.; now at Stanford 2013
Granshaw, Michelle Ph.D.; now at University of Pittsburgh 2012
Higgins, Jeanmarie Ph.D.; now at Penn State School of Theatre 2011
Kammer, Mimi PhD; now at Simpson College 2011
Jackson-Schebetta, Lisa Ph.D.; now at Skidmore College 2010
Reilly, Kara Ph.D.; now at University of Exeter, UK 2006
Polster, Joshua Ph.D.; now at Emerson College 2006
Warrick, John Ph.D., now at North Central College 2006
Cheek O'Donnell, Sydney Ph.D.; now at University of Utah 2004
Warner, Vessela Ph.D; now at University of Alabama at Birmingham 2002
Chemers, Michael Ph.D.; now at UC Santa Cruz 2001
May, Theresa Ph.D.; now at University of Oregon 2000
Holland, Dorothy Ph.D.; now at University of Richmond 1999
Barnett, Dennis Ph.D.; now at Coe College 1998
Underiner, Tamara Ph.D.; now at Arizona State University 1997
Smith, Terry Donovan Ph.D.; now at California State University, San Bernardino 1996
Johnson, Katie Ph.D.; now at Miami University 1996
Douthit, Lue Ph.D.; now Director of Literary Dev. & Dramaturgy, Oregon Shakespeare Festival 1995
Anderson, Lisa Ph.D.; now at Arizona State University 1995
Jones Cavanaugh, Jennifer Ph.D.; now at Rollins College 1995
Wilcox, Dean Ph.D.; now at University of North Carolina School of the Arts 1994
Russell, Susan Ph.D.; now at Gettysburg College 1993
Sieg, Katrin Ph.D.; now at Georgetown University 1991
Canning, Charlotte Ph.D.; now at University of Texas at Austin 1991
Sullivan, Esther Beth Ph.D.; now at Alaska Pacific University 1989
Read, Alan PhD Program, now at King's College London 1989
Lutterbie, John PhD program, Chair of Theatre Arts, Stony Brook University 1983
Donkin, Ellen Ph.D.; now at Hampshire College 1982

MFA in Design

Name Degree Class Yearsort ascending
Le, Isabel MFA Scenic Design 2018
Winterle, Alex MFA Scenic Design 2018
Webb, Matthew MFA Lighting Design 2018
Parker, Amber MFA Lighting Design 2018
Hogue, Emily Woods MFA Costume Design 2018
Weinzatl, Pamela MFA Costume Design 2018
Marcos, Lex MFA Scenic Design 2017
Soble, Kyle MFA Lighting Design 2017
Fischer, Kenrick MFA Lighting Design 2017
Bartlett, Fawn MFA Costume Design 2017
Buckstaff, Meleta MFA Costume Design 2017
Michaels, Thorn MFA Lighting Design 2016
Roberts, Jared MFA Scenic Design 2015
Bernard, John MFA Lighting Design 2015
Hare, Melinda MFA Costume Design 2015
Ogasawara, Maya MFA Costume Design 2015
Arnold, Paul MFA Lighting Design 2014
Flynn, Ryn MFA Lighting Design 2014
Panzarella, Allison MFA Costume Design 2014
Petrovich, Michaela MFA Costume Design 2014
Sipila, Jennifer MFA Scenic Design 2014
Mumaw, Christopher MFA Scenic Design 2012
Mannion, Andrew MFA Scenic Design 2012
Cumings, Marnie MFA Lighting Design 2012
Wilson, Linnaea Boone MFA Costume Design 2012
Apatoff, Rachel MFA Costume Design 2012
Van Winkle, Emily MFA Lighting Design 2012
Minahan, Michael MFA Scenic Design 2011
Armes, Anastasia MFA Costume Design 2011
Frank, Candace MFA Costume Design 2010
Zibello, Deanna MFA Scenic Design 2009
Wilder, Lara MFA Lighting Design 2009
Dobay, Stephen MFA Scenic Design 2008
Baas, Diane MFA Lighting Design 2008
Chisholm, Mairi MFA Costume Design 2007
Short, Melinda MFA Lighting Design 2007
Lim, Czerton MFA Scenic Design 2006
Layton, Andrew MFA Scenic Design 2005
Smith, Andrew D. MFA Lighting Design 2005
Bartek, Ann MFA Scenic Design 2004
Zeyl, Jennifer MFA Scenic Design 2003
Williams, Marion MFA Scenic Design 2003
O'Shea, Steve MFA Lighting Design 2002
Burgess, Melanie MFA Costume Design 2002
Smucker, Matthew MFA Scenic Design 2002
TenEyck, Steve MFA Lighting Design 2001
Brown, Christopher MFA Scenic Design 1999
Martin, Robert J. MFA Costume & Scenic Design 1998
Lieberman, Andrew MFA Scenic Design 1998
McDermott, John MFA Scenic Design 1996

MFA in Directing (Professional Director Training Program)

Name Degree Class Yearsort ascending
Ryan, Sean MFA Directing 2017
Oyetimein, Malika MFA Directing 2017
Adcock-Starr, Leah MFA Directing 2015
Polzin, Tina MFA Directing 2015
Bennett, Paula MFA in Directing 2011
Chiang, Desdemona MFA Directing 2009
Fisch, Tamara MFA Directing 2007
Costello, Josh MFA Directing 2003
Domski, Jude MFA Directing 2000
Rivas, Tlaloc MFA Directing 1999
Swackhamer, Leslie MFA Directing 1990
Shannon, Peggy MFA Directing 1986

BA in Drama

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

Acting

Name Degree Class Yearsort ascending
Smith, Harris Chair, Dept. of Theatre, University of Utah 1991