About the Theatre Department


Since 1961, SPU Theatre has strived to educate, train, and prepare theatre artists of character and competence who feel called to create through the faithful use of their artistic gifts and talents. Our mission is to help students learn to discover the inherent connections between the theatre arts and their faith and empower them to use their singular voice to impact the world.

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

SPU Theatre isn’t only for majors. 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. 

Engagement With Faculty and Other Students

During your time at SPU, you will have many opportunities to be involved in theatre, both on and off campus. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of the resources and 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 playwriting.

Additionally, SPU Theatre regularly brings theatre professionals to campus as directors and designers for our seasonal productions, and as part of our Professional Development Series. These are excellent opportunities for students to make connections within the professional theatre community.

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.