Valerie CUrtis-Newton




Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago IL

Last Night And the Night Before by Donnetta Lavinia Grays, 2023

PlayPlaymakers Repertory Company, Chapel Hill NC
Blues For An Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage, 2023
Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau, 2018

A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle WA
The History oF Theatre by Reginald Andre Jackson, 2023
The Lady With All The Answers by David Trumbo, 2010; 
Fathers and Sons by Michael Bradford, 2008;
The Mojo and the Sayso by Aishah Rahman, 2007; 
Wine in the Wilderness by Alice Childress, 2006 (Inaugural Production of Hansberry Project)
Flight  by Charlayne Woodard, 2005

Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle WA

Nina Simone Four Women by Christina Ham, 2019

Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver CO

Last Night and the Night Before by Donnetta Lavinia Grays, 2019

Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis MN

Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, 2016

Intiman Theatre, Seattle WA

Wedding Band by Alice Childress, 2016 
Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, 2013
Dirty Story by John Patrick Shanley, 2012
All My Sons by Arthur Miller, 2011

Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery AL 

The Venus de Milo is Armed by Kia Corthron, 2003 
(world premiere) 

Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville KY 
Slide Glide The Slippery Slope by Kia Corthron, 2003 (world premiere)

Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles CA 
Slide Glide The Slippery Slope by Kia Corthron 
(west coast premiere)

Tacoma Actors Guild, Tacoma WA 
Crumbs From The Table of Joy by Lynn Nottage, 2003; Pantomime by Derek Walcott, 2002

Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle WA 
The Midwife’s Apprentice by Constance Congdon, 2000 (world premiere) 

Capitol Repertory Theatre, Albany NY
Pretty Fire by and with Charlayne Woodard, 1998


University of Washington, Seattle WA 1993-Present 
Language Of Angels by Naomi Izuka, 2023; Father Comes Home From The Wars Pt. 1, 2, & 3  by Suzan-Lori Parks, 2022; Fefu and her Friends by Maria Irene Fornes, 2018; 
5th of July by Lanford Wilson, 2013; The Last Days of Judas Iscariot  by Stephen Guirgis, 2010; Wild Black Eyed Susans  by Kara Lee Corthron, 2008; Our Lady of 121st Street by Stephen Guirgis, 2007; The Water Children  by Wendy McCloud, 2007; Execution of Justice by Emily Mann, 2005;  The House of Blue Leaves by John Guare, 2004; 
Sleep Deprivation Chamber by Adam & Adrienne Kennedy, 2001; The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansberry, 2000; Balm in Gilead by Lanford Wilson, 1998; Twilight by Anna Deveare Smith, 1997; Wedding Band by Alice Childress, 1995

Ethnic Cultural Theatre 1993-2000
To Be Young, Gifted and Black by Robert Nemiroff, 2000; Joe Turner’s Come and Gone by August Wilson, 1999; Santos & Santos by Octavio Solis, 1997; Chain by Pearl Cleage, 1996


ArtsWest Playhouse, West Seattle WA

Sunset Baby by  Dominque Mrisseau, 2020
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill by Lanie Robertson, 2018
The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, 2014

West of Lenin, Seattle WA

The Agitators by Mat Smart, 2019

Southern Repertory Theatre, New Orleans LA
Father Comes Home From the Wars Pt. 1, 2 & 3 

by Suzan-Lori Parks, 2017

Shotgun by John Biguenet, 2009; 
Yellowman by Dael Olandersmith, 2004

Washington Ensemble Theatre, Seattle WA

The Motherfucker With A Hat by Stephen Adley Guirgis, 2016

Seattle Public Theatre, Seattle WA 
Broke-ology by Natahn Louis Jackson, 2013 


A Contemporary Theatre – Paradise Blue, 2012; The Final Days of Negroville, 2010; Sweet Maladies, 2009; Mutambi and Lindstrom, 2007; Ghetto Mansion, 2006; My Jim, 2005 

New York Theatre Workshop – Wanted, 2011; The Venus de Milo is Armed, 2002

Seattle Repertory Theatre – Lucinda Caval,  2007;  Chop Wars, 2006; 121 Degrees West , 2004; Slow Fast Walking on the Red Eye, 2002; Neat, 1996 

One Coast Collaboration - The Ashes Under Gait City, 2012

Juilliard – Wild Black Eyed Susans, 2006

Portland CenterStage – Bulrusher, 2004

Mark Taper Forum – Slide Glide, 2001

The Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis – Snapshot Silhouette, 2001

Hartford Stage Company – The Mojo and the Sayso, 1994