SPU Theatre Mission Statement

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Seattle Pacific University’s Theatre Department dynamically trains students to become industry leaders, fearlessly illuminates the human experience, and confidently commits to an artistic life rooted in Christ.


  • At its core, theatre seeks to deal with the complexity of the human experience. In order to engage with these human experiences, we fully invest in diverse stories and commit to being agents of diverse storytelling. Our goal is to uplift these stories — on and off stage — and imaginatively reveal the complex beauty of the human experience, past, present, and future.

  • At SPU, we strive to model theatre as a creative-collaborative process, both as faculty and within our curriculum. We are thus not only concerned with the end product, but also with how the work is done. Therefore, we are committed to a robust and in-depth training process — fueled by curiosity and shared experience — that prepares students to emerge as industry-leading artists.

  • We affirm that we are formed in the image of God and are endowed with the ability and the mandate to be creative. At SPU, we see theatre not simply as a job, but as a vocation. We are committed to helping students develop their talents and abilities fully. Thus, we invite students to embrace their gifts, lean into their potential, and grow their worldview as artists, world citizens, and Christians.