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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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.

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