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Overview


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Overview


In the STEM world we inhabit, research and innovation are seen as the domain of the sciences and technology, even as the values of art--creativity, collaboration, and imaginative engagement with the unknown--are prized. This culture is both our challenge and opportunity, and we see these research-directed creative residencies as a way forward, both to serve our fields and to champion the values of art in the culture at large.

UW School of Drama Executive Director Todd London

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Cock & Crumble


Cock & Crumble


Cock & Crumble
Two weekends of contemporary theatre
TICKETS: $10 each or $18 for both. ON SALE SOON!

WEEKEND ONE:
Thursday, May 18th @ 7:30 PM
Friday, May 19th @ 7:30 PM
Saturday May 20th @ 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Cock
Written by Mike Bartlett
Directed by Cody Holliday Haefner

After seven years with the same man, John is starting to feel a bit claustrophobic. But when he and his boyfriend decide to take a break, John surprises himself by falling in love with a woman. As both partners vie for his attention and affection, John is forced to make a choice about his relationship and identity. Called “Uproariously funny” by New York Magazine, Cock is an investigation of the nature of love, sexuality, and the expectations of society.

WEEKEND TWO:
Thursday, May 25th @ 7:30 PM
Friday, May 26th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 27th @ 2:00 & 7:30 PM

Crumble (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake)
Written by Sheila Callaghan
Directed by Amanda Friou

The Apartment has fallen into disrepair…and he’s not happy about it. As Mother channels her anxiety and grief over the death of her husband into elaborate cooking rituals and 11-year-old Janice hatches a dark plot with her dolls, The Apartment kvetches endlessly, longing in one moment for his occupants’ caresses and in the next for their deaths. But Janice and Mother are focused on their own longings, which take the form of Justin Timberlake and Harrison Ford, respectively. And then there’s the sister with 50 cats. The LA Times called Crumble “[a] sweetly audacious parable,” adding, “Ionesco never blended absurdity, terror and sentiment more strikingly.”

Hughes Penthouse Theatre
University of Washington

TICKETS: $10 each or $18 for both. ON SALE SOON!
 

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Cino Nights


Cino Nights


Cino Nights

 

For three nights in March, a former medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle’s University District will transform into a makeshift theatre cafe. Inspired by Joe Cino’s legendary Greenwich Village performance space, Caffé Cino, the space will house performances of six short plays from the early days of Off Off Broadway.

LOCATION: Caffé Cino: U-District, 5267 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

 
 

Saturday, March 4
7:30 pm

EVENING ONE
The Madness of Lady Bright
By Lanford Wilson
Directed by Daniel Talbott
Performed by Taylor Jones, Phillip Ray Guevara, and Tamsen Glaser

A talk with Robert Patrick, playwright and Caffé Cino historian

 

Saturday, March 11
7:30 PM

The Caffé Cino during a rehearsal for Dames at Sea, Spring, 1966

The Caffé Cino during a rehearsal for Dames at Sea, Spring, 1966

EVENING TWO
Goodnight, I Love You
By William Hoffman
Directed by Daniel Talbott
Performed by Bridget McKevitt and Phillip Ray Guevara

Comings and Goings
By Megan Terry
Directed by Bobbin Ramsey
Performed by Bria Henderson, Hazel Lozano, Allen Miller, and Adrian Tafesh

A Vietnamese Wedding
By Maria Irene Fornes
Directed by Addie Johnson
Performed by Porscha Shaw, Alana Cheshire, and Tricia Casteneda-Gonzales

 

Saturday, March 18
7:30 PM

Mary Alice performing in Adrienne Kennedy's play A Rat's Mass at La MaMa in 1969. Photograph by Amnon Ben Nomis.

Mary Alice performing in Adrienne Kennedy's play A Rat's Mass at La MaMa in 1969. Photograph by Amnon Ben Nomis.

EVENING THREE
The Richest Girl in the World Finds Happiness
By Robert Patrick
Directed by Sean Ryan
Performed by Bria Henderson, Tricia Casteneda-Gonzales, Adrian Tafesh, and Alana Cheshire

A Rat's Mass
By Adrienne Kennedy
Directed by Daniel Talbott
Performed by Porscha Shaw, Allen Miller, and Tamsen Glaser

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Mellon Fellows


Mellon Fellows


Mellon Creative Fellowships

 

This year the school, in collaboration with the Schools of Music and DXArts, the UW World Series and the Dance Program, will also host four fellows funded through a $750,000, three-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation called the Creative Fellowships Initiative. Fellow Erik Ehn—who is the head of playwriting at Brown University—will investigate the role of contemplation as the bedrock of the aesthetic encounter. Fellow Daniel Alexander Jones—who performs as his alter-ago, Jomama Jones and is a professor of playwriting and solo performance at Fordham University—will explore mysticism in the African American avant-garde theatrical tradition. In January, playwrights from New York’s Ma-Yi Writers Lab were be in residence creating work with Drama undergraduates. Producer, curator, and director Meiyin Wang, who most recently co-produced the Under the Radar Festival in New York—will use her fellowship to conduct an exploration of space, with a particular focus on new notions of space made possible by virtual reality and augmented reality.

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The Octavia


The Octavia


The Octavia

The Octavia is a long-form play about the relationship between the Roman Emperor Nero and his tutor Seneca, the Stoic philosopher and playwright. Based--at times irresponsibly--on history, The Octavia is a look at character, at education, at empire, at art, at love, and at what it is to speak truth to power.

A process reading of The Octavia was presented on Sunday, January 8th in the Penthouse Theatre (and, briefly, room 202) at the University of Washington School of Drama.