About the Theatre Department

The Theatre Department at Seattle Pacific has as its mission and vision to educate, train, and prepare theatre artists of character and competence who will engage and transform culture through faithful use of their creative gifts and talents. We help students learn to model the inherent connections between the theatre arts and Christian faith that comment on the human condition and experience, and reflect the human spirit.

Theatre Department faculty members are not only accomplished actors, playwrights, designers, and theatre technicians, but also gifted educators who are experts in their field, have a deep Christian faith, and are personally involved in the learning and lives of you, their students.

Members of our Theatre faculty are well known throughout the region, the country, and the world. SPU’s location in a city known for its rich theatre life offers you access to many thriving and outstanding local theatre organizations, actors, and technicians.

A Rich Blend of Opportunities for All SPU Students

If you have a desire to participate in theatre while pursuing another field, we offer many opportunities through participation in productions, studio instruction, and coursework designed to enhance a theatre education in a Christian setting. We also offer a minor in Theatre

A Focus on Diversity and Community Engagement

In keeping with their commitments to leadership and service, Theatre Department faculty and students participate in the world of theatre among diverse populations in the community and at the local, regional, national, and international levels. 

At the heart of Seattle Pacific's approach to the discipline of theatre is a focus on engagement with cultures from around the world.

The Theatre Department values the richness that diversity brings to the learning community at SPU, and faculty and students strive to maintain respect for the rigor of learning from and with one another.

Engagement With Faculty and Other Students

You will have many opportunities to be involved in theatre, both on and off campus. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of the strength of our department by getting to know our faculty. Sharing your career goals with professors and fellow theatre students can lead to further opportunities in performance, production, and play writing. Student-led clubs often bring guest artists and clinicians on campus for networking opportunities or workshops.

Why Study Theatre?

Why Study Theatre?

Studying theatre, performing theatre, and otherwise engaging in the world and work of theatre will enrich your life and offer you many career and life opportunities.