Barry Witham

Barry Witham

Professor Emeritus
Theatre History


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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