Theatre Arts offers courses and creative activities in which students learn to makeunderstand, and evaluate theatrical events.

What's Happening Next?

Senior theatre production poster

Senior majors in the Department of Theatre Arts complete a culminating thesis project that requires the planning, execution, and evaluation of a four-show festival of plays, collaboratively produced. This Senior Theatre Festival is the capstone of experiential learning in the program, and draws on all areas of study in the major, while also mirroring many aspects of professional work in the field post-degree. Theatre Arts faculty provide guidance, beginning with thesis-oriented readiness assessment during junior interviews.

Machinal is a groundbreaking American Expressionist play written in 1928 by Sophie Treadwell. This live-streamed production blends virtual and live performances from an ensemble cast of students spread throughout the west coast. Innovative video design and an immersive set reflect the claustrophobic and mechanical external world and fractured inner life of the protagonist while simultaneously updating a play written nearly a century ago.


  • March 11 at 7:30pm
  • March 12 at 7:30pm
  • March 13 at 2pm and 7:30pm