Barry Witham

Barry Witham

Professor Emeritus
Theatre History

206-543-0866
bwitham@u.washington.edu

Barry Witham is Professor Emeritus of theatre history. He has published in numerous professional journals and read papers at national and international conferences. He is co-author of Uncle Sam Presents, a memoir of the Federal Theatre Project and editor of Theatre in the United States: A Documentary History. His recent book, The Federal Theatre Project: A Case Study, (Cambridge, 2003) was honored as "an outstanding academic title" by Choice Magazine. Professor Witham also worked for four years as a professional dramaturg at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. He is a member of the National Theatre Conference and of the College of Fellows of the American Theatre. In 2002, he was honored by the University of Washington with a Distinguished Teaching Award, and in 2003 he was the recipient of the Betty Jean Jones Award for teaching excellence by the American Theatre and Drama Society.

Additional Information:

University Week articles:
"Restoration of theater models sparks interest in Depression-era WPA and the arts"

"Barry Witham, UW Distinguished Teaching Award"

The UW Faculty/Staff Insider interviews Barry Witham on his new history of Jasper Deeter and Hedgerow Theatre.

Theatre in the United States Federal Theatre Project A Sustainable Theatre


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