Theatre Arts

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What Do We Do . . .

Theatre Arts offers courses and creative activities in which students learn to makeunderstand, and evaluate theatrical events. In doing so, students acquire knowledge and skills that enable them to become collaborativeinformedimaginative, and engaged theatre makers, who – as artists, scholars, and citizens – will pursue paths after graduation in professional theatre, education, business, and other fields of endeavor.

The department annually offers scholarships for incoming and ongoing students: deadline, February 15. For information, click on "Scholarships" in the sidebar or contact the office administrator at 253.879.3330.

All students are welcome to audition for and participate in Theatre Arts productions.

What's Happening Next . . .

The Force of Habit
By Guillen de Castro (circa 1610)
Newly translated by Kathleen Jeffs

Parts for fourteen actors, seven male and seven female characters.
Auditions are open to all current Puget Sound students

General Auditions
Norton Clapp Theatre, Jones Hall
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015
6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Please sign up for one of the two times at the conference table in the foyer of the Theatre Office, 101 Jones Hall.

Auditions will consist of cold readings of speeches: no preparation is necessary.Please come prepared to be lively and honest on stage.A selection of readings will be available by the sign up sheets for audition so students can familiarize themselves with the type of language if they would like to. It is not required to read in advance, however.

Additionally, if students are able to perform a one minute memorized classical monologue, they will be asked to indicate it on the audition sign up sheet. The casting team welcomes seeing prepared monologues from classic plays.

The show is from the same time period as Shakespeare and participates in many of the same conventions as his works. 

The play is about gender! There is a lot to explore and we will be both serious and playful about it.

The play has a strong physical component! There will be dancing and sword fighting. 

We are seeking 2-3 cast members who can sing in the show.

We are seeking actors who can also play musical instruments.

Students must be available for callbacks and performance dates:

Call Backs
Norton Clapp Theatre, Jones Hall
Friday, Sept. 4, 2015
6–10 p.m.

Performance Dates & Times
Oct. 30, 31, Nov. 5, 6, at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Questions? Contact Professor Sara Freeman (