Department of Communication Arts, Theatre Arts major
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The Theatre Program at Gonzaga University can help you realize your goals with training and production experiences in theatre performance, technical theatre, and design. The program offers a theatre arts major with courses in all aspects of theatre production: acting, directing, theatre history, technical theatre, stagecraft, costume construction, and scenic, lighting, and costume design. You will develop professional and leadership skills through intensive classroom training, practical collaboration, live productions, and frequent interaction with guest artists— including professional actors, movement specialists, designers, and casting directors. The program also participates in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and seeks to place students in internships with theatre and film companies. The program stages a wide range of theatrical productions directed and designed by faculty and students, with an eye toward excellence. The program is driven by Gonzaga’s Jesuit values and commitment to social justice.
Notable Alumni Include:
Faculty Info: Pamela Erickson, Kathleen Jeffs, D.Phil., Suzanne Ostersmith, M.F.A., Charles M. Pepiton, M.F.A., Leslie Stamoolis, M.F.A.
Rosie's House Reaches 25 Year Milestone of Impacting Phoenix Youth
March 01, 2021
Rosie's House, the leading organization in the nation for providing free music education programs for Phoenix's disadvantaged youth, embarks on its 25th year of positively impacting students and strengthening the community.
RDA PRODUCING To Stream World Premiere Reading Of Abraham Johnson's AND WE WILL EAT YOUR GRIEF
November 13, 2020
Ryan Duncan-Ayala's RDA Producing, in collaboration with A STAR IS BORED PODCAST, is announcing the cast of and we will eat your grief by Abraham Johnson directed by Annika Perez-Krikorian, Assistant Directed and Dramaturged by Anna Zabel. The cast includes 24 Hour Plays: Nationals alumni Ekemini Ekpo, Alex Michell, and Jessica Natalie Smith.
Native Voices Appoints DeLanna Studi As New Leader
February 04, 2020
The Autry announced today the appointment of DeLanna Studi (Cherokee) as the new Co-Artistic Director of Native Voices. As the only Equity theatre company dedicated exclusively to developing and producing new work by Native American artists, Studi's hiring furthers the theatre company's commitment to developing the next generation of indigenous writers, directors, producers, and performers.
UM Dance Program To Present Benefit Concert
January 24, 2020
Student performances featuring original dance choreography will be held Friday and Saturday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, at the University of Montana. These new dances will directly benefit UM students.
New Audiobook Wander Purposefully: A Reflection On How To Love Learning
September 11, 2019
We often view learning as a chore. It requires dedicating time and effort. Learning is frequently inspired, not by a desire to learn, but by a desire to perform well on tests and earn degrees. After these test scores and degrees are attained, we tend to forget what we've learned because our incentive to remember has already been achieved.
Kate Burton Leads Cast of Old Globe's THE TEMPEST
May 15, 2018
The Old Globe today announced its next cast and creative team-including numerous Globe favorites and new faces-as the 2018 Summer Shakespeare Festival once again presents the finest of the Bard's work outdoors under the stars in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Summer will officially arrive with The Tempest, directed by Joe Dowling (formerly the Artistic Director for Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and Abbey Theatre in Ireland), with star of stage and screen Kate Burton as Prospera, running June 17 - July 22, 2018.
The Old Globe 2018 Summer Shakespeare Festival to Include THE TEMPEST
May 14, 2018
The Old Globe today announced its next cast and creative team-including numerous Globe favorites and new faces-as the 2018 Summer Shakespeare Festival once again presents the finest of the Bard's work outdoors under the stars in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Summer will officially arrive with The Tempest, directed by Joe Dowling (formerly the Artistic Director for Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and Abbey Theatre in Ireland), with star of stage and screen Kate Burton as Prospera, running June 17 - July 22, 2018. Tickets start at $30.00, on sale to the general public now. Previews run June 17 - 22. Opening night is Saturday, June 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Perseverance Theatre Presents The Love Sessions: Poetry Slam
April 06, 2018
Perseverance Theatre presents it's first poetry slam with The Love Sessions: from love to break up, and everything in between on April 18 at the 49th State Brewing Company. Doors open at 6pm, and the slam starts at 7pm. There will be cash prizes for the top 3 poets. This free event is being put on in conjunction with Perseverance's production of Cyrano de Bergerac, April 26 - May 6 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.
Kennedy Center Announces American College Theater National Festival
April 03, 2018
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts more than 120 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which runs April 9-14, 2018 in multiple locations throughout the Center. The Center also announced the national awardees for the KCACTF.
Big Bridge Theatre Consortium Commissions Arlene Hutton As Inaugural Playwright
March 11, 2018
The Big Bridge Theatre Consortium (BBTC), a group of 12 university theatre departments dedicated to peace and interfaith dialogue have joined together to commission Arlene Hutton as their inaugural playwright.