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March 13, 2019

John Wilson: A Lifelong Collaborator

As we celebrate Theater's centennial, we look back at the people who created a singular department through their dedication and scholarship. Retiring after more than thirty years of teaching, John Wilson was one of those who embodied and carried on the vision of Nellie Cornish to educate "citizens, artists, and innovators."

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March 5, 2019

Behind the Scenes at the Winter New Works Festival

Theater student Winter Mallon was assigned the stage management of an original work in her first year. Working on "The Pigs in Trenchcoats" as a part of Cornish’s Winter New Works Festival, she gained new insights into the strenuous task of working behind the scenes.

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March 4, 2019

Theater Ends 100th Season With Seven April Shows

Theater ends their centennial year with seven student productions including the spring musical Jesus Christ Superstar. Rehearsals are going strong in all available spaces for three weeks of theater starting April 4 including two musicals, generative works, and the return of O!Fest.

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January 15, 2019

Raisins 2019 Evolves From Student Project

"Raisins in a Glass of Milk" started as a senior project at Cornish. Since then, it has been performed at 18th and Union as well as part of Cornish Presents series at the Alhadeff Studio. The 2019 edition, entitled "Raisins," will be presented at Taproot Theatre, February 14-17, with an all female cast. This version will be directed by co-creators Lexi Chipman '16 and Maya Burton '16.

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December 10, 2018

Reconstructing The Binary Through All Female Productions

First year Theater student Winter Mallon found this fall's Theater productions illuminated points taught in her Humanities & Sciences classes. "Vinegar Tom" and "Men on Boats" both used of all female casts made clear the futility of a power structure based around gender.

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November 19, 2018

Trojan Women And The Founding Of Cornish Theater

No single drama has quite the connection to Cornish history as "The Trojan Women." The Chicago Little Theatre tour led directly to the founding of Cornish's Theater Department and its enduring commitment to producing timely, relevant works.

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July 12, 2018

Two Caryl Churchill Works In Fall 2018

As Cornish marks 100 years since the formation of the Theater department, five shows are scheduled that continue a tradition of theater as commentary on the human condition.

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November 19, 2017

Audie Award-Winning Cornish Alum Tavia Gilbert Visits Campus

Tavia Gilbert graduated in Theater in 2000 and has gone on to become a star in the audiobooks arena; now she has returned to help Cornish students with their voice-over skills.

It is drama at its most basic: telling a story and capturing listeners. The stage is your iPad, or y...

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October 12, 2017

Female Directors Take Over Cornish’s Stages

Cornish's 2017 fall plays include politically charged American drama, youthful musicals, and looks at how gender and race can define a person's place in the world.

Cornish College of the Arts will stage six shows this fall at the college’s South Lake Union and S...

Spring Awakening, music by Duncan Sheik, book & lyrics by Steven Sater Directed by Sheila Dani...

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February 22, 2017

Sale’s Theater Career Focuses On Teamwork

In 2016, Cornish College of the Arts’ graduate Courtney Sale was selected as the artistic director of Seattle Children’s Theatre, which was named one of the top five children’s theatres in the country in 2012. Article by Rosemary Jones.

Now halfway through her first season as artistic director of Seattle Children’s Theatre, Courtney...

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October 31, 2016

Sophomore Chrysanthemum Binayug’s Gala Remarks

"Cornish first came to me as a safe haven. A place and community where everyone come together for the purpose of self-discovery, accomplishment, and growth. In that building, not a single person was rooting for me to fail." - Theater sophomore Chrysanthemum Binayug

Theater sophomore Chrysanthemum Binayug addressed the Cornish 2016 Gala on October 29. Original...

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October 14, 2016

Don Darryl Rivera Comes Back To Cornish

In October, a special guest appeared in numerous theater classes. Broadway performer Don Darryl Rivera ’06 is back in Seattle for the 5th Avenue Theatre’s season opener, Man of La Mancha. Following opening night, he visited campus for the day to talk about forging a career as an actor and about appearing on Broadway in Disney's Aladdin. Article by Rosemary Jones.

When Don Darryl Rivera ’06 arrived at Cornish College of the Arts today, he visited numerous Theat...

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September 8, 2016

Fall Theater Season Features Music Collaboration

Journeys through time, space, and memory feature prominently in a fall season rich with new collaborations between Theater and Music. Look for new compositions to enhance four productions.

This fall, Cornish College of the Arts' Theater Department, in collaboration with the Performance Pr...

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December 18, 2015

Prof Timothy McCuen Piggee on “Golden, A Cabaret”

A theater student studying dramaturgy, Leah Webster '16 has spent this fall interviewing the directors for Cornish News. “Golden, A Cabaret” co-conceived and directed by professor Timothy McCuen Piggee, is open now and plays through December 18, 2015. The Cabaret is an annual tradition for the musical theater students.

By Leah Erickson Webster This week I spoke with Timothy McKuen Piggee, award-winning actor, dir...