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. 

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Pacific University theatre students perform on stage
Apply for a Pacific University Talent Scholarship! Students may earn up to $7,000 a year, renewable for up to four years for students who major or minor in theatre or applied theatre. Incoming first-year students and transfer students are eligible to apply.

Upcoming Events

Oct
1
11 a.m. to Noon | Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022
Forest Grove, Warner Hall
Oct
20
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Tom Miles Theatre
Oct
21
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 21, 2022
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Tom Miles Theatre
Oct
22
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Tom Miles Theatre
Oct
23
2 to 4 p.m. | Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Tom Miles Theatre
Nov
17
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Tom Miles Theatre
Nov
18
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Friday, Nov. 18, 2022
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Tom Miles Theatre
Nov
19
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Tom Miles Theatre

Headlines

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.

 

Theater

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.