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September 23, 2014

‘Celebrity and its Discontents’: The 2014 Performing Arts Lecture Series

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Celebrities have fascinated the public for centuries — but why? And how does the spotlight affect those on whom it shines? This year’s Performing Arts Lecture Series, presented by the School of Drama, explores the power of celebrity from unique perspectives in three evening lectures.


June 4, 2014

Arts Roundup: Drama, art — and University Symphony

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As spring quarter comes to a close and summer quickly approaches, we encourage you to take advantage of some of the final arts events until next fall. Highlighting the week are a variety of performances from the School of Music, School of Drama’s “The Workroom” and the Undergraduate Theater Society’s “Dog Sees God.”


May 28, 2014

Arts Roundup: Drama, Gospel — and the Burke trivia night

Dog Sees God

Rounding out spring quarter is a variety of events to keep you entertained. From the Undergraduate Theater Society’s production of “Dog Sees God” to various music performances presented by the School of Music at Meany Theater, prepare yourself for the rest of spring quarter because it’s looking bright!


May 21, 2014

Arts Roundup: Music, dance – and ‘The Workroom’

'Wax on Paper'

As we head into a long weekend, take the time to indulge in some of the innovative performances and exhibits happening on campus.


May 1, 2014

Todd London named new executive director of UW School of Drama

Todd London, new executive director of the UW School of Drama

Todd London, artistic director of New Dramatists, a playwriting center in New York, has been named the new executive director of the University of Washington School of Drama.


April 30, 2014

Arts Roundup: Lectures, music– and Alonzo King LINES Ballet

LINES Ballet Writing Ground

The forecast is looking bright not only in relation to the weather but also for the arts on campus!


April 23, 2014

Arts Roundup: Exhibitions, music – and the Kollar American Art Lecture

"Aurora Borealis"

As we step into spring it’s a busy week for the arts on campus and we encourage you to take advantage of the many performances, exhibitions and lectures now happening.


April 16, 2014

Arts Roundup: Film, University Symphony – and ‘The Beggar’s Opera’

The Beggar's Opera

There’s much to see and do this week in the arts. Join the Burke Museum this Saturday for Native Arts and Artists Day or Head to the Jones Playhouse for the debut of “The Beggar’s Opera” presented by the UW School of Drama.


March 28, 2014

“Simming” a mile in others’ shoes

Role players in a simulated Iraqi village

A waiter in a logging camp, Mexican migrant trying to cross into the U.S, and observer during an attack on an Iraqi village are examples of roles played by Scott Magelssen, a UW associate professor of drama, and described in his new book about simulated experiences.


March 6, 2014

Arts Roundup: Dino Day, music — and Cloud Gate

Dino Day

This coming week in the arts there’s an array of dance, theater and exhibitions to enjoy. Don’t miss Dino Day and ArtVENTURES at the Burke Museum and Henry Art Gallery or Cloud Gate presented by the UW World Series.


February 26, 2014

Arts Roundup: Exhibits, dance — and ‘The Arabian Nights’

Dance Majors Concert

Exhibit openings, music, theater and dance performances fill this especially busy week in the arts.


February 19, 2014

Arts Roundup: Drama, music — and the Dance Majors Concert

The Arabian Nights

As we reach the final stretch of February, drama music and dance round out this week in the arts.


February 5, 2014

Arts Roundup: Exhibits, lectures — and the Mallethead Series

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It’s a packed week in the arts presenting you with a diverse array of options. The Henry Art Gallery presents “Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders” through May 4; the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture hosts a trivia night at the College Inn Pub and don’t miss the final weekend of “Reading to Vegetables” at the Penthouse Theater.


January 30, 2014

Arts Roundup: Drama, Music — and ‘Katinka Bock: A and I’ at the Henry

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This week there is a smattering of events with a highlight being the School of Drama’s show “Reading to Vegetables,” directed by Tina Polzin.


January 22, 2014

Arts Roundup: Music, dance — and students perform ‘Reefer Madness’

The cast of the Undergraduate Theater Society's production of "Reefer Madness," playing in the Hutchinson Hall Cabaret Theater Jan. 23 through Feb. 2.

Dance and drama lead this busy week of UW Arts, with the Dance Program’s Dance Faculty Concert and later, “Reefer Madness” by the Undergraduate Theater Society and the School of Drama’s production of “Reading to Vegetables.”


January 15, 2014

Arts Roundup: Student music recitals, A Far Cry — and ‘Theater from the Inside Out’

Figures in Space

This week enjoy a variety of events happening across campus with a highlight being an inside look at the “Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia” at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.


November 20, 2013

Arts Roundup: Music, drama — and ‘Elwha: A River Reborn’

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This week slows down as the campus prepares for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. However, don’t miss your last chance to see School of Drama’s “Fifth of July” or venture to the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture to explore their new exhibit “Elwha: A River Reborn.”


November 13, 2013

Arts Roundup: Music, drama — and the Hall Health Artwalk

Robin McCabe, piano (left) Maria Larionoff, violin.

It’s a packed week in the arts, with an event option for every day. DXARTS and the School of Music offer an electro-acoustic concert, the UW World Series presents “Café Variations” in collaboration with the School of Drama, the Burke Museum of History and Culture has its Meet the Mammals day, and more.


November 7, 2013

Arts Roundup: Music, lectures — and the School of Drama’s ‘Fifth of July’

AnDa Union performs Nov. 5 in Meany Hall

This week there is a smattering of events with a highlight being the School of Drama’s “Fifth of July,” directed by Professor Valerie Curtis-Newton. Also, if Mongolian music suits your fancy, you’re in luck because the vibrant young ensemble, AnDa Union makes their Seattle debut on the Meany stage. JewDub Talks 7 p.m., Nov. 7…


November 6, 2013

UW scholars offer short takes on Shakespeare Nov. 14 at ACT Theatre

The UW English Dept will hold "Shakespeare Ever After," a series of short presentations on the Bard, Nov. 14 at ACT Theater.

Ten Shakespeare scholars, students and actors, most from the University of Washington, will discuss the Bard’s life and work at Seattle’s ACT Theatre on Nov. 14 — and verily, they’ll be quick about it.


October 28, 2013

New musical theater degree begins with outreach, talent search

Student Annmarie Morro caught in motion during a class in advanced jazz and theater dance taught by Wilson Mendieta. Morro was accepted into the new musical theater degree program.

The first order of business for the UW’s new degree in musical theater is not greasepaint or tap shoes but public outreach and finding talented, committed students.


October 16, 2013

Arts Roundup: Birds at the Burke, exhibit openings — and Music of Today featuring Garth Knox

The Real Inspector Hound

The UW School of Music leads this busy week in the arts with performances by the Steve Korn Group, UW Symphony and Music of Today featuring violist Garth Knox.


October 10, 2013

Arts Roundup: Music, film, drama, lectures — and Chamber Dance Company

The Real Inspector Hound

This week, the Chamber Dance Company’s 2013 concert is the icing on the cake in a busy week of arts events that also includes the School of Drama’s opening of “The Real Inspector Hound” and the Emerson String Quartet performing with School of Music Professor Craig Sheppard.


August 20, 2013

Barry Witham chronicles rustic repertory in new book, ‘A Sustainable Theatre’

"A Sustainable Theatre: Jasper Deeter at Hedgerow" by Barry Witham, UW professor of drama

Barry Witham, drama professor emeritus, discusses his new book, “A Sustainable Theatre: Jasper Deeter at Hedgerow.”


May 8, 2013

Herbert Blau remembered as teacher, history-making theater pioneer

Herbert Blau of the University of Washington died on May 3.

Herbert Blau, who died on May 3, will be remembered as a theater innovator and scholar who introduced American audiences to avant-garde playwrights such as Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter.


April 4, 2013

Arts Roundup: Music, art, fiction — and the Burke Museum’s ‘Coast Salish Weekend’

In Stillness I, by Qwalsius Shaun Peterson.

There’s much to see and hear on campus as spring quarter begins — music. art, lectures and fiction — even though the true campus stars are the cherry blossoms.


March 14, 2013

Arts Roundup: Symphony, chamber singers, organ music and more

The University Symphony will perform with the Chamber Singers March 15 in Meany Hall.

The UW Symphony, Chamber Singers, Littlefield Organ Series and more this week in UW arts.


February 28, 2013

Arts Roundup: Dance, art, music, lectures — and students stage ‘Cyrano’

actors in Undergraduate Theater Society's production of "Cyrano."

This week the Undergraduate Theater Society stages the Cyrano de Bergerac story and the School of Drama performs “Pentecost.” There’s also the 2013 Dance Majors Concert.


February 21, 2013

Arts Roundup: Drama, art, music, lectures — and the Dance Majors Concert

Black Grace dance company

Dance and drama lead this busy week of UW Arts, with the School of Drama’s production of “Pentecost,” the visiting Black Grace dance company and later, the 2013 Dance Majors concert.


January 24, 2013

Arts Roundup: Dance, art, music, historical photos — and undergraduates stage ‘Burn This’

A guard takes cover behind dead horses in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War.

A new Henry Art Gallery exhibit, a classical pianist performs Nirvana and Radiohead and the visiting Compagnie Marie Chouinard continues the campus celebration of “The Rite of Spring.”


January 17, 2013

Arts Roundup: Exhibits, lectures, books on stage — and a dance collaboration

The cast of "The Rite of Spring" in rehearsal.

A busy week in UW arts, including a dance concert and staging great novels with Book-It Repertory.



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