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On the Main Stage

November 7-18, 2012
Landscape of the Body
by John Guare
directed by L. Zane
Meany Studio Theatre

Playwright John Guare evokes the pathos and craziness of the 1970s.
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February20-March3, 2013
by David Edgar
directed by Andrew McGinn The Jones Playhouse

A curator in a developing country has asked a British scholar for help authenticating a mysterious church fresco. Controversy erupts.
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April 17-28, 2013
Once Upon a Time
6x in the West

created by the ensemble, conceived and directed by Jeffrey Fracé
The Jones Playhouse

Experience this boisterous, six-gun toting adaptation of an iconic film western.
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May 29-June 9, 2013
One Act Plays
by Tennessee Williams directed by Tina Polzin & Leah Adcock-Starr
Penthouse Theatre

A curated selection from the eminent poet and dramatist.
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More UW Theatre . . .

Undergraduate Theater Society Announces its 2012-13 Season including a Hitchcock piece, a Lanford Wilson play, a verse adaptation of the Cyrano story and a lively Bob Fosse musical from the 1970s. All plays will be in the Hutchinson Cabaret Theater. The season opens with Five Flights, by Adam Brock, directed by Dylan Ward, October 18-28. Read more

Photos: Frank Rosenstein

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Save the Date for Celebration 2013

Saturday March 16, 6pm-9pm
Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

Please join us as we celebrate the transformative power of theatre during an evening of food, fun, and fundraising.

  • Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts
  • Imbibe specialty wines and boutique beers
  • Catch an original live performance
  • Bid on unique auction items
  • Mingle with a cast of hundreds

Purchase a ticket before October 15 and receive a coupon for a FREE popper surprise to redeem at the event! ($25 minimum value)

Up, up and away - with Professor Mark Jenkins in his Cessna 172 for a birds-eye view of the University of Washington campus and points west!

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There, But for a Yellow Raleigh Bicycle

Landscape of the Body
PosterNov 7–18
By John Guare
Directed by L. Zane
Meany Studio Theatre

“Is there life after death? I dare ask the question: is there life before death?” says Rosalind, now a spectator to her own life.

Two sisters meet and change places after one is run over and killed by a bicycle on a New York City sidewalk. Professor L. Zane debuts at UW directing a heart-wrenching story about people striving in vain for a shot at happiness that's really right before their eyes. And yet there's hope. Read more

Start the evening with a bite of the big apple inspired by the show at the UW Club. Call for reservations: (206) 543-0437.

UW Club Dinner | Friday, November 16

Club Waldorf Salad with Romaine Lettuce, Crisp Apples, Juicy Grapes and Crunchy Walnuts with a
Honey Mustard Dressing
Manhattan Clam Chowder
Pan Seared Top Sirloin topped with Sautéed Mushrooms
and Sauce “Diane”
Butter Basted Snapper with “Lobster Newberg” Sauce
Baked Mashed Potatoes
Bagels with Cream Cheese
Black and White House-made Oreo Cookies
with Cheesecake Drizzle

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Beyond the Main Stage

Why Live PosterOct 2, 16, 30
Performing Arts Lecture Series

WHY 'LIVE'? - The Value of Live Performance
in a Digital Age

Jones Playhouse
Tickets: $10/lecture

Three lectures offer three different perspectives on the stakes for live performance vs. digital. Presented by School of Drama Professors Odai Johnson and Andrew Tsao, and English Professor Emeritus Herbert Blau.

"In a world where the ease, access, and ubiquity of the digital image is increasingly asked to stand in for the live event, in the media, in the museum, in the arts, we risk that the 'real' real can diminish into just another reproduction." - Professor Odai Johnson

Saturday, Oct 20
The UW World Series Presents

Laurie Anderson: Dirtday!
Meany Theatre
Tickets: $20-$48

UW Drama Subscribers receive a $5 discount!

Laurie AndersonA pioneer of contemporary American music and performance art, Laurie Anderson will present Dirtday!
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Summer Adventures

Paul Arnold (MFA Lighting Design)
I designed a production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at Theatre Three in Dallas last June, and Barefoot in the Park at Bristol Valley Theatre earlier this month.

Lezlie Cross (PhD)
Earlier in the summer I worked as the dramaturg on two productions at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival: As You Like It and The Very Merry Wives of Windsor, Iowa.

Susan B Finque (PhD)
After a relaxing reading and writing summer I’m off to Mexico and Peru  for the entire fall quarter! Through the Spanish Department, I'll be studying Spanish, living with a local family in the ancient city of Cusco, plus doing independent study in art history and service credit work.

Sarah Guthu (PhD)
I was in Paris in July to give a paper on "The Image of Empire in the Fashion Designs of Alexander McQueen" at the Sorbonne, which hosted the International Crossroads Conference put on by the ACS (the Association for Cultural Studies). My paper was part of a panel on the ongoing and very problematic reality of exoticism in the fashion industry.

Yesenia Iglesias rapelling

Yesenia Iglesias
(MFA Acting)
I was in San Antonio with The Renaissance Guild as an instructor in their theater summer camp. After returning to Seattle, I entered the International Stunt School program. I learned about martial arts fighting, precision driving, stair falls, and fire stunts. In addition, I completed the harness and wire work necessary for flying or rapelling.

Andrew McGinn (MFA Directing)
Scott Abernethy and I acted in a reading at the Endangered Species project in September: Hobson's Choice (A Lancashire Comedy).

Jonathan Shue (MFA Acting)
This summer I had the privilege of playing Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Island Stage Left in the beautiful San Juan Islands. I was able to explore San Juan, Orcas, Lopez, Shaw and Waldron Islands as well as the cities of Vancouver and Victoria in Canada. It has truly been an unforgettable experience!

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Intrinsic Impact Matters

You Can Help by Taking a Brief e-Survey
The UW School of Drama requests your help in completing a survey following this season's performances, beginning with Landscape of the Body.

“Intrinsic Impact” measures the impact of a performance emotionally, intellectually and artistically. UW Drama is the first university theatre in the country to reach out to our audiences in this way. Your responses help us evaluate the season and guide students’ choices too. Our actors, designers and directors will benefit directly from what you have to say.

We’re continually grateful for your applause and considerate support. But just how do you love theatre? What appeals to you in a specific play? How do you remember the evening later? Have we met your expectations and shared something you will value?

The Intrinsic Impact survey consists of a series of questions in a simple check box format and takes about ten minutes to complete. Please watch for our email subject "UW Drama Impact Survey." We appreciate it!

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In The Arts

Paul Taylor, Laurie Anderson and more this October

Yesenia Iglesias rapellingUW World Series presents Paul Taylor Dance Company October 4-6.

Join the Burke Museum at the Neptune Theatre for Short Takes on Capturing Nature October 15.

In conjunction with her October 20 appearance, performance artist Laurie Anderson collaborates with the Henry in its Test Site exhibition.

Jonathan Pasternack conducts the University Symphony in a program of works by Gubaidulina, Rachmaninoff, and Shostakovich October 25.

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October 2012

In This Issue

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Celebration: Save the Date

Landscape of the Body

Beyond the Main Stage

Summer Adventures

All About Intrinsic Impact

In the Arts

Upcoming Events

October 2, 16, 30
WHY 'LIVE'? - The Value of Live Performance in a Digital Age

October 20
Laurie Anderson: Dirtday!

November 7-18
Landscape of the Body

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