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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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MFA in Directing (Professional Director Training Program)
Namesort descending Degree Class Year
Adcock-Starr, Leah MFA Directing 2015
Bennett, Paula MFA in Directing 2011
Chiang, Desdemona MFA Directing 2009
Costello, Josh MFA Directing 2003
Domski, Jude MFA Directing 2000
Haefner, Cody Holliday MFA in Directing 2019
Oyetimein, Malika MFA Directing 2017
Polzin, Tina MFA Directing 2015
Rivas, Tlaloc MFA Directing 1999
Shannon, Peggy MFA Directing 1986
Swackhamer, Leslie MFA Directing 1990
PhD Program
Namesort descending Degree Class Year
Al-Saber, Samer Ph.D.; now at Stanford 2013
Anderson, Lisa Ph.D.; now at Arizona State University 1995
Barnett, Dennis Ph.D.; now at Coe College 1998
Browne, Jyana PhD Program, now at University of Maryland 2017
Canning, Charlotte Ph.D.; now at University of Texas at Austin 1991
Cheek O'Donnell, Sydney Ph.D.; now at University of Utah 2004
Chemers, Michael Ph.D.; now at UC Santa Cruz 2001
Cross, Lezlie PhD, now at University of Portland 2013
Donkin, Ellen Ph.D.; now at Hampshire College 1982
Douthit, Lue Ph.D.; now Director of Literary Dev. & Dramaturgy, Oregon Shakespeare Festival 1995
Finque, Susan PhD Program 2017
Goodson, Christopher Cornish College of the Arts 2017
Granshaw, Michelle Ph.D.; now at University of Pittsburgh 2012
Higgins, Jeanmarie Ph.D.; now at Penn State School of Theatre 2011
Holland, Dorothy Ph.D.; now at University of Richmond 1999
Jackson-Schebetta, Lisa Ph.D.; now at Skidmore College 2010
Johnson, Katie Ph.D.; now at Miami University 1996
Jones Cavanaugh, Jennifer Ph.D.; now at Rollins College 1995
Kammer, Mimi PhD; now at Simpson College 2011
Lutterbie, John PhD program, Chair of Theatre Arts, Stony Brook University 1983
May, Theresa Ph.D.; now at University of Oregon 2000
Polster, Joshua Ph.D.; now at Emerson College 2006
Read, Alan PhD Program, now at King's College London 1989
Reilly, Kara Ph.D.; now at University of Exeter, UK 2006
Russell, Susan Ph.D.; now at Gettysburg College 1993
Sieg, Katrin Ph.D.; now at Georgetown University 1991
Smith, Terry Donovan Ph.D.; now at California State University, San Bernardino 1996
Sullivan, Esther Beth Ph.D.; now at Alaska Pacific University 1989
Underiner, Tamara Ph.D.; now at Arizona State University 1997
Warner, Vessela Ph.D; now at University of Alabama at Birmingham 2002
Wilcox, Dean Ph.D.; now at University of North Carolina School of the Arts 1994
MFA in Design
Namesort descending Degree Class Year
Apatoff, Rachel MFA Costume Design 2012
Arnold, Paul MFA Lighting Design 2014
Bartek, Ann MFA Scenic Design 2004
Bernard, John MFA Lighting Design 2015
Brown, Christopher MFA Scenic Design 1999
Brown, Amiya MFA in Lighting Design 2010
Buckstaff, Meleta MFA Costume Design 2017
Burgess, Melanie MFA Costume Design 2002
Chisholm, Mairi MFA Costume Design 2007
Cumings, Marnie MFA Lighting Design 2012
Fischer, Kenrick MFA Lighting Design 2017
Hogue, Emily Woods MFA Costume Design 2018
Layton, Andrew MFA Scenic Design 2005
Le, Isabel MFA Scenic Design 2018
Lieberman, Andrew MFA Scenic Design 1998
Lim, Czerton MFA Scenic Design 2006
Mannion, Andrew MFA Scenic Design 2012
Marcos, Lex MFA Scenic Design 2017
Michaels, Thorn MFA Lighting Design 2016
Minahan, Michael MFA Scenic Design 2011
Ogasawara, Maya MFA Costume Design 2015
Panzarella, Allison MFA Costume Design 2014
Parker, Amber MFA Lighting Design 2018
Petrovich, Michaela MFA Costume Design 2014
Roberts, Jared MFA Scenic Design 2015
Short, Melinda MFA Lighting Design 2007
Sipila, Jennifer MFA Scenic Design 2014
Smucker, Matthew MFA Scenic Design 2002
Soble, Kyle MFA Lighting Design 2017
TenEyck, Steve MFA Lighting Design 2001
Webb, Matthew MFA Lighting Design 2018
Weinzatl, Pamela MFA Costume Design 2018
Welch, Julia Hayes Part-time Lecturer, Scenic Design 2015
Williams, Marion MFA Scenic Design 2003
Winterle, Alex MFA Scenic Design 2018
Zeyl, Jennifer MFA Scenic Design 2003
Zibello, Deanna MFA Scenic Design 2009
BA in Drama
Namesort descending Degree Class Year
Arsenault, Holly Director of Engagement & Public Information Officer 2001
Beauzay, Eric BA Drama 2004
Buron, Ingrid Sanai BA Drama 1995
Leach, Allison BA Drama 2000
Limón, Ada BA Drama 1998
Place, Michael BA Drama 2004
Ramsey, Bobbin BA Drama (performance) 2013
Shanthi, Hope BA Drama 2012
Smith, Devon BA Drama 2006
MFA in Acting (Professional Actor Training Program)
Namesort descending Degree Class Year
Ellis, Sunam Professional Actor Training Program 2015
Emond, Linda MFA Acting, PATP 1986
Fort, Claire Professional Actor Training Program 2016
Frear, Amy MFA Acting, PATP 2011
Gilliespie, Brian MFA Acting, PATP 2006
Glaser, Tamsen Professional Actor Training Program 2018
Henke, Saffron MFA Acting/PATP 2001
Hutchison, Christopher MFA Acting, PATP 1999
Kaminiski, Marya Sea MFA Acting 2004
Kennedy, Carl MFA in Acting 2010
Kruse, Phil MFA Acting, PATP 2012
Lamadrid, Anna Professional Actor Training Program 2015
Lian, Kayla MFA Acting, PATP 2011
Ludwigsen, Jennefer MFA Acting, PATP 2009
McHale, Joel MFA Acting, PATP 2000
McKevitt, Bridget Professional Actor Training Program 2018
McLeod, Katharine MFA Acting, PATP 2008
Millan, Rene MFA Acting, PATP 1999
Modrizadeh, Leyla MFA Acting, PATP 1994
Navarra, Michael MFA Acting, PATP 2002
Ngo, Joe Professional Actor Training Program 2015
Pavela, Tatiana Professional Actor Training Program 2017
Raney, Colleen MFA Acting, PATP 2001
Roushdi, Rudy Professional Actor Training Program 2016
Shue, Jonathan Professional Actor Training Program 2014
Simons, Ron MFA Acting, PATP 2001
Smith, Harris Chair, Dept. of Theatre, University of Utah 1991
Southern, Georgia MFA Acting, PATP 2006
Telesmar, Christian Professional Actor Training Program 2014
Virden, Zach Professional Actor Training Program 2016
von Fliss, Montana MFA Acting, PATP 2008
Young, Jack MFA Acting, PATP 1986
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