(The ones I’d kill to do): 
Suzan-Lori Parks' "Father Comes Home From the Wars Parts 1,2,&3"

Naomi Wallace's "Things of Dry Hours" or "The Liquid Plan"
Jordan Harrison's "Maple and Vine"
Tracey Scott-Wilson's "The Good Negro"
Eisa Davis' "Bulrusher"
Sarah Ruhl's "Clean House"
Virginia Grise's "blu"
Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" (DONE! Intiman Theatre 2011)
Anything from the Federal Theatre Project  - I love those big messy plays
Anything by Alice Childress (DONE!

ACT (Seattle) 2006 - Wine in the Wilderness

Guthrie Theatre 2016 - "Trouble in Mind) Intiman Theatre 2016 - "Wedding Band")
August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come And Gone"
Shakespreare's "Winter's Tale"
Alex Dinelaris' "Red Dog Howls"
Donald Margulies' "Time Stands Still"
Marcus Gardley's "Jesus Moonwalks the MIssissippi"


Currently the Head of Performance - Acting and Directing at the University of Washington School of Drama, I also serve as the Founding Artistic Director for The Hansberry Project, a professional African American theatre lab. I have worked with theatre's across the country including: Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, The Mark Taper Forum, New York Theatre Workshop, Tacoma Actors’ Guild, Southern Repertory Theatre, Capitol Repertory Theatre among others. 


2014: Stranger Genius Awards in Performance and the Crosscut Courage Award for Culture.

2001: Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation’s (SDCF) Gielgud Directing Fellowship

1997-1999: NEA?TCG Career Development Fellowship  for Directors

Passion Projects

Personal Motto


About Me

"Find the fear in the room, and face it."

Valerie CUrtis-Newton