This year The School of Drama, in collaboration with the Schools of Music and DXArts, the UW World Series, and the Dance Program, will host five fellows funded through a $750,000, three-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation called the Creative Fellowships Initiative. 


Erik Ehn
Ehn—who is the head of playwriting at Brown University—will investigate the role of contemplation as the bedrock of the aesthetic encounter.

Daniel Alexander Jones
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.

Ma-Yi playwrights
In February, playwrights Deepa Purohit and Kyoung H. Park from New York’s Ma-Yi Writers Lab will be in residence creating work with Drama undergraduates.

Meiyin Wang
Producer, curator, and director Meiyin Wang, who most recently co-produced the Under the Radar Festival in New York—will be conducting an exploration of space, with a particular focus on new notions of space made possible by virtual reality and augmented reality.