(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"
ABOUT THE MOUNTAINTOP
"This production of THE MOUNTAINTOP is a fiercely directed, boldly acted and brilliantly designed tour de force for the theater company. It's compelling, engaging, riveting theater from start to finish. Ms. Curtis-Newton's direction firmly navigates the complicated waters of the script. It the typical assured handling of material that Seattle theater goers have come to expect from the director."
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
"Find the fear in the room, and face it."
ABOUT TROUBLE IN MIND
“Trouble in Mind,” which opened Friday on the proscenium stage, is by large measure the season’s best production. Joe Haj will direct “South Pacific” this summer so there are still golfers on the course but Valerie Curtis-Newton’s sharp and honest staging of Alice Childress’ script is the leader in the clubhouse.