Arts and Entertainment

  • A memoir of Prague

    Study abroad programs are back, and with them comes the opportunity to become studious explorers in a new location. To see what adventures might await you on your own trip, join photographer Claire McCreery as she walks us through her time in the Czech Republic with the Comparative History of Ideas program, "History, Memory, and Human Rights in Central Europe.”

    The Daily
  • 'Be Water, My Friend’: A close-up of the latest Bruce Lee exhibition at the Wing Luke Museum

    Bruce Lee was renowned for being many things: one of the greatest martial artists of all time, mentor, instructor, and all-star actor. He was also a devout, loving father, as well as a philosopher. Lesser known is that he was a student of the University of Washington, where he studied drama and philosophy. Beloved by our community, his legacy is now reinstated at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, where his personal collection of over 2,800 books and thoughtfully curated achievements will remain on permanent display for decades to come.

    The Daily
  • What would it take for Seattle to become a hotbed for playwrights?

    “Seattle is perfectly positioned to have a thriving fringe theater scene,” said Nikki Yeboah, who last year became the University of Washington School of Drama’s new assistant professor of playwriting, the school’s first full-time faculty hire in playwriting since 1993. “That’s an amazing opportunity for artists to make works that are nontraditional or challenging or different.”

    The Seattle Times
  • POET LAUREATE: ADA LIMÓN

    The 1998 drama graduate receives the nation's highest poetry honor.

    University of Washington Magazine
  • Q&A: Story collection from UW professor tackles messy emotions of domestic relationships

    Maya Sonenberg, professor of English at the University of Washington, highlights common feelings that are often silenced due to shame and societal expectations in her new short story collection, "Bad Mothers, Bad Daughters."
    UW News
  • A Walk in Their Heels: Meet the Hustle Evangelist

    Abdiel Jacobsen, a graduate in the Department of Dance and a former Martha Graham dancer, found freedom in hustle, which offers a progressive, gender-neutral vision of partnered social dance.

    New York Times
  • Ada Limón Is Named the Next Poet Laureate

    Ada Limón, a UW School of Drama alum, is the 24th U.S. poet laureate.

    New York Times
  • Ada Limón Is Named the Next Poet Laureate

    Ada Limón, a UW School of Drama alum, is the 24th U.S. poet laureate.

    New York Times
  • New faculty books: Threats to US democracy, early history of gay rights, and more

    Federalism, queer history, the impact of the Russian Revolution on Jewish communities, and the evolution of Filipinx American studies are among the subjects of recent and upcoming books by UW faculty.
    UW News
  • A walk in their heels: Meet the hustle evangelist

    Abdiel Jacobsen, a former Martha Graham dancer, found freedom in hustle, which offers a progressive, gender-neutral vision of partnered social dance. Abdiel Jacobsen, a graduate student at the UW, is quoted.
    The New York Times
  • William Herschel is famous for science ? what about his music?

    William Herschel was, one historian said, “the Einstein of his time.” But before he surveyed the sky, he was a prolific musician. Woody Sullivan, professor emeritus of astronomy at the UW, is mentioned.
    The New York Times
  • Staging Literature, with a Tease

    As co-founder of Noveltease Theatre, Stevi Costa (PhD, English) offers fresh takes on beloved books through burlesque. 

    July 2022 Perspectives
  • The Power of Cohorts & Collective Histories

    Kemi Adeyemi, Jasmine Mahmoud, and Nikki Yeboah first met as PhD students in Chicago. Now they pursue scholarship in support of Black arts as UW faculty.

    July 2022 Perspectives
  • How we decided what stories to tell in our Black Arts Legacies project

    Crosscut interviewed the UW's Kemi Adeyemi, associate professor of gender, women and sexuality studies, and Jasmine Mahmoud, assistant professor of theater history and performance studies, about the role that the arts have played in their lives, their aims for Black Arts Legacies and what they hope the audience will take away from the project.

    Crosscut
  • Burke Museum receives national award

    The Burke Museum at the University of Washington in Seattle today announced it is one of six recipients of the 2022 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities. The award is given by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Burke Museum is the only institution in Washington to be selected.

    UW News