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Soccer players in The Wolves
Pacific University’s Theatre Department is proud to present its Spring 2022 production, The Wolves, written by Sarah DeLappe and directed by Jacob Coleman. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.
poster for workshop
What is it to belong? How do we create true belonging? Students in Pacific's culture clubs are invited to participate in a series of workshops Feb. 12 and 19 built around these questions, culminating in a showcase for an invited audience on Feb. 26.  
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Far Away, a play by Caryl Churchill, comes to Pacific as the fall 2021 theater production. The play asks the toughest questions we're grappling with now: how our actions affect others near and far. What are we choosing to ignore? And have we made the environment irreversibly unlivable? And yet, because of the magic of Churchill’s imagery and language — and because it has the quality of a fable — we don’t want to look away.
Marsh Lawn
One Woman, Too Much is an hour-long play about the juggling act of a single working mom. The play is written and produced by Ellen Margolis, the chair of the Pacific University Theatre & Dance Department. 
Leiana Petlewski '21
A dance and applied theatre double major, Leiana Petlewski '21 was selected as Pacific’s undergraduate valedictorian for May 2021 Commencement. She also was named the university’s Outstanding Senior in Applied Theatre (along with fellow graduate Julia Peterson ’21), Outstanding Senior in Dance, and Outstanding Senior in the Arts.
Elizabeth Swetland
Elizabeth Swetland ’21 received Pacific University’s Barbara Story Award for Outstanding Theatre Contribution. 
Ellen Margolis
Award-winning playwright, director, and faculty member earns university recognition.
Pacific University’s Department of Theatre & Dance presents Alice Birch’s darkly funny and dreamlike play, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again., performing March 11-14 outdoors on the Forest Grove Campus.
Across the nation, theatre is undergoing a metamorphoses. It will be many months still before anyone is able to attend a performance in-person but that doesn’t mean the lights are off and the curtains are closed. Theatre artists, resourceful and adaptable as the art itself, are finding new ways to bring the spectacle of live performance to audiences — through livestreaming.
Ethan Won
Live (online) theatre is back at Pacific University. In response to COVID-19, the Theatre and Dance Department is presenting a streamed live online production this fall. Performances of The Typographers Dream are scheduled Oct. 15-18 with evening and matinee performances.

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