Theatre

About

The Theatre Program is designed to thoroughly prepare you for all aspects of theatre. Whether you want to be on stage or backstage, we have courses for you. We offer valuable hands-on experience in virtually every phase of theatrical production, including acting, directing, singing, costuming, and a myriad of technical and design skills.

Why Study Theatre at Eastern?

We are committed to excellence and student success.


Well-Equipped Theatre

Our plays are produced in the University Theatre, a well-equipped facility that opened in 1972.

Develop Professional Theatre Skills

Strengthen your acting, singing, dancing, design and technical theatre skills as you work with devoted faculty and professional artists from the field.

Build Your Theatre Resumé

Demonstrate what you learn in the classroom through vast public performance opportunities.

Scholarships

This Scholarship has been created by the Washington Alliance for Theatre Education (WATE) for worthy EWU Theatre Students in the name of Bryan Jackson. Bryan (1963-2009) graduated from EWU and was a passionate WATE member and very active in the Spokane Theatre Community. Bryan expressed the desire to become a high school teacher as early as the 10th¬†grade. He pursued this dream by working as a teacher’s aide with special needs children while attending college. He joined the Spokane School District in 1990. For the last 14 years of his life, Bryan taught English and Drama at Lewis & Clark High School, serving for several years as head of the LCHS Drama Department.

This will be a very meaningful scholarship for four deserving EWU Theatre Majors (one each year for four consecutive years) and a very special way to remember Bryan Jackson who loved teaching and saw potential in every student. Theatre Scholarship Application Forms are available the first week of April in the Theatre & Film Department Office in RTV 104.

For graduating high school seniors and prospective theatre majors, Eastern Washington University invites applications for our $1,000 Theatre Angel Scholarships. Scholarship applications are available in the Theatre & Film Department Office located in RTV 104. Please contact Sara Goff for more information at 509.359.6671 or sgoff@mail.ewu.edu.

Careers in Theatre

The Theatre curriculum prepares students for a wide variety of occupational possibilities:


Professional Actor
Dancer
Arts Administrator
Theatre Designer & Technician
Public Relations