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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.
1984
Pacific University's Exercise Science Department is taking an active role in surveilling the audiences at theatre performances of George Orwell's 1984.
Celebration of Giving inductee awards
University inducts one new member of 1849 Society and 10 new members of President's Circle.
Asakawa
Eric Asakawa '15 played the starring role of Ren is the Broadway Rose production of "Footloose" this summer. 
Pacific University’s Department of Theatre & Dance presents Dario Fo’s political farce They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! March 14-17
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.

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