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Christine Sumption

Part-time Lecturer, Directing

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MFA University of Washington, Seattle
BFA University of Montana

Christine Sumption is a Seattle-based dramaturg and director with an MFA in Directing from the University of Washington School of Drama and a BFA in Drama from the University of Montana. She was on the artistic staff of Seattle Repertory Theatre for nine seasons, where she worked as a dramaturg, edited publications, and produced the annual Women Playwrights Festival in partnership with Hedgebrook, a Whidbey Island writers retreat. Her directing credits include productions at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Tacoma Actors Guild, and DARTS/Company Subaru in Tokyo, where she served as Resident Director for three years. As a dramaturg, she has worked with playwrights Tanya Barfield (Blue Door), Sarah Ruhl (The Clean House), and Cheryl L. West (Pullman Porter Blues), among many others. She has served as a dramaturg for Sundance Theatre Lab, the New Harmony Project, Icicle Creek Theatre Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Seattle Children’s Theatre. She now teaches at Cornish College of the Arts and serves as a Festival Dramaturg at Hedgebrook. Sumption is the co-editor (with Liz Engelman) of Hedgebrook Plays, Volume 1 for Whit Press, due out in fall 2012.