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Like Rosie the Riveter 75 years ago, Pacific University faculty, staff and students are responding to a global health crisis in creative ways.
Pacific University’s Department of Theatre & Dance presents Dario Fo’s political farce They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! March 14-17
Silent Sky
Pacific University Theatre's fall production, Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson, runs Oct. 18-21 on the Forest Grove Campus.
A story of five people trying to find love and to love each other, this spring the Tom Miles stage plays home to messy family life in the musical March of the Falsettos by William Finn.
How do societal beauty standards affect our most intimate and vulnerable relationships? Pacific University Theatre produces this winter Fat Pig by Neil LaBute, which explores the harsh reality of this question.
Inspired by Eugene Ionesco’s Rhinoceros, Ellen Margolis’s Hide comes to life at the Tom Miles Theatre at Pacific University this fall. Aiming to present the thrust of the story in a more efficient, contemporary structure, Margolis wrote a more gender-conscious play, reconceiving some roles and investigating the gender differences in characters’ reactions to the events of the play
William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing comes to Pacific University’s Tom Miles Theatre this spring. Transported to a mid-century American high school, Messina High, the comedy will be directed by guest artist Austin Tichenor
This October on Pacific University’s Tom Miles stage, the world of Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Woman of Setzuan will come to life through the direction of professor and Theatre & Dance department chair Ellen Margolis.
Spring production "R.U.R.", directed by senior Alec Lugo, runs March 10-13 in the Tom Miles Theatre. 
Dance Slow Decades, a play by Kailea Saplan '15, captures the intersecting lives of two Pacific University women Feb. 11-14 in the Tom Miles Theatre.