Theatre

Major, Minor

Perform, design, write plays, direct and study the literature and history of the world of theatre.

Students may major in theatre — including a unique Applied Theatre program that investigates the use of theater in community service, health or political contexts — or simply participate in courses and shows.

Work with guest directors and instructors from the theatre world and participate in two main stage productions each year, plus student-produced LunchBox season performances. Take advanced classes on such specialized topics as gender and performance and playwriting. Apply for talent scholarships to potentially receive $4,000 to $6,000 per year.

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Headlines

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.

Upcoming Events

Feb
6
7:30 p.m. | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 to 2 p.m. | Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Tom Miles Theatre
Mar
12
7:30 p.m. | Thursday, March 12, 2020 to 2 p.m. | Sunday, March 15, 2020
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Tom Miles Theatre
Mar
14
7:30 p.m. | Saturday, March 14, 2020
Portland