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Music student Leiana Petlewski playing the cello
A music scholarship at Pacific opened artistic doors for Leiana Petlewski ’21 and helped ignite her creative passion. She plays the cello in the symphonic orchestra and is a member of the dance ensemble. Now a junior, Petlewski is majoring in applied theatre and dance.
Dance and symphony members
A play about gender shifting spanning centuries, fluid movement from choreographers, and the sounds of jazz, a choir, and “Amazing Grace.” These are just some of the highlights of Pacific University’s 2019 Fall Theatre, Dance and Concert Season.
A cartoon graphic of hands signing ASL
For the first time, Pacific University Theatre will feature certified American Sign Language interpreters to sign during the Sunday matinee performance of Orlando. This is an important step for accessibility to events on campus, and one that theatre faculty and staff have long wanted to make a reality.
The poster for Pacific University's production of Orlando. The two letter O's are the symbols for male and female.
Pacific University’s Department of Theatre & Dance presents Virginia Woolf’s satirical romp through the centuries, Orlando, adapted for stage by Sarah Ruhl to run October 17-20 in the Tom Miles Theatre on the Forest Grove Campus.
I sat down with theatre major Jenna Cady '19 to discuss their upcoming capstone performance of Savage/Love by Sam Shepard and Joseph Chaikin that will be in Giving Voice: A Senior Showcase. Giving Voice will run February 7 through 9 at 7:30 p.m. and February 10 at 2 p.m.
I sat down with theatre major Elise Dixon '19 to discuss her upcoming capstone performance of Tongues by Sam Shepard and Joseph Chaikin that will be in Giving Voice: A Senior Showcase. Giving Voice will run February 7 through 9 at 7:30 p.m. and February 10 at 2 p.m.
I sat down with applied theatre major Sarah Neely '19 to discuss the upcoming capstone performance of her original one-act play If I'm Louder that will be in Giving Voice: A Senior Showcase.
Silent Sky
Pacific University Theatre's fall production, Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson, runs Oct. 18-21 on the Forest Grove Campus.
Ellen Margolis Portrait
Dr. Margolis received her second career Drammy Award for Pericles Wet, an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre. 
Photograph of Dr. Tavares in front of Shakespeare's Globe in London.
Dr. Elizabeth E. Tavares, assistant professor of English at Pacific University, has been honored with the 2017 Barbara K. Palmer Award for Best New Essay in Early Drama Archival Research by the international Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society.

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