UW Bothell Student Turns Class Project into Public Performance

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
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BOTHELL, Wash. - University of Washington Bothell Master of Arts in Cultural student Jeremy Richards saw his class project "Nietzsche! The Musical!" come to life on May 14 when it opened at Seattle's Market Theatre.

Richards wrote the script and lyrics as part of his Master's thesis. Taking the class project a step a farther, he teamed up with composer Rob Scherzer and director Kate Jaeger to make it a public performance. The musical is running now through Saturday, June 12 at the Market Theatre.

Richards is a writer, actor, and on-air producer for Seattle NPR station KUOW and a two-time member of Seattle's National Poetry Slam team, a three-time winner of the Bumbershoot Poetry Slam and was invited to perform on HBO's Def Poetry. He will graduate from the program in June.

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About the MACS program:
The Master of Arts in Cultural Studies at the University of Washington Bothell provides opportunities to analyze and transform cultural practices across diverse disciplines and sectors.  The Cultural Studies program focuses on applied learning, allowing students and faculty members to link theory and practice as they develop new understandings of culture as both a field of inquiry and a means of engagement.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. UW Bothell celebrates its 20th year of operation during the 2009-10 academic year with the opening of student housing, an access ramp connecting the campus to SR522, and new degrees including a Master of Computing and Software Systems (MSCSS), and a Leadership Master of Business Administration (L-MBA) at an offsite location in Bellevue, WA.