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Welcome to Theatre!

Theatre

Welcome to Theatre at Pacific Lutheran University! We offer four degrees and a minor in the Department of Theatre & Dance under the School of Arts and Communication.

Theatre at Pacific Lutheran University provides opportunities in acting, musical theatre, directing, design, technology, stage management, playwriting, improvisation, dance, and more! We have a very student-centered and active production program, producing up to 10 shows every academic year. Students can receive credit for their participation in these shows. Additionally, student organizations housed within the department offer opportunities throughout the year and our course offerings ares supplemented by guest artist workshops.

Our program

PLU Theatre and Dance produces 10 productions a year in addition to performance offerings through PLU Music. Theatre students have opportunities annually to perform in our large-scale musical, 2 musical revues, 2 dance concerts, a large-scale opera and opera scene performances in addition to choirs, plays, improv performances, and other opportunities. First year students may be cast immediately and may audition for as many productions as they wish.

Transitioning students to the profession following graduation is important to us.  We therefore offer courses such as The Profession of Theatre, Theatre Management and Capstone to help students learn about the profession (unions, agents, etc.) and develop their portfolios. We also have internship opportunities with local theatres to support student learning and to provide additional performance opportunities.

You may contact Chair of Theatre & Dance, Tom Smith, at smithtt@plu.edu in order to learn more about the program.