The Theatre Department offers an extensive performance schedule divided among Mainstage, Studio, and Backstage productions. You, the students — both majors and nonmajors — make up the casts for these productions, and you are also involved in directing, set and costume design, lighting, stage management, and promotion and publicity.
Your study of theatre at Seattle Pacific will expose you to a broad cross-section of dramatic literature, theory, and historical perspective. You will develop an informed perspective of the role of theatre as a social, spiritual, and artistic institution.
On Friday, April 11, SPU’s Theatre Department presents the Internet Cat Video Festival: 75 minutes of the best and funniest Internet cat videos. The festival will be followed by a Q&A with SPU alum Will Braden, award-winning creator of the Henri le Chat Noir film series, whose second film, Henri 2, Paw De Deux, the late film critic Roger Ebert called “The best Internet cat video ever made.” All proceeds of the festival benefit SPU’s Theatre Program.
One of the most intriguing, perplexing, and complex characters of the modern stage beguiles E.E. Bach Theatregoers beginning April 24. Hedda Gabler is given a new twist in this adaptation by Jon Robin Baitz, which has been called “a Hedda Gabler for the 21st century.” It runs April 24–26 and May 1–3, with a matinee on May 3.
The first SPAM Awards ceremony held at Discovery Park in the summer of 1988 was literally a picnic. Join us June 15 for the 26th annual SPAM Awards in E.E. Bach Theatre, featuring special entertainment, awards, and good food and fellowship.