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 $3,000 to $5,000 per year.

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Ellen Margolis Portrait
Dr. Margolis received her second career Drammy Award for Pericles Wet, an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre. 
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.