College of Arts and Sciences
Theatre

Current Season

  • The Theatre program at Seattle University offers a conservatory style experience within the framework of a broad based Jesuit liberal arts education. In tandem with classroom learning, students receive practical training through our productions, working on all aspects: from acting to stage management, dramaturgy to assistant direction, backstage crew to design. The season is produced in the Lee Center for the Arts, which features a state-of-the-art 120-seat flexible space theatre, costume and scene shops.


    Box Office & Ticket Information:

    Unless otherwise noted below, tickets for theatre productions are $6 for students, $8 for faculty/staff, and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Lee Center Box Office or by phone. The Box Office is open Wed-Sat 1:30-6:00pm and one hour prior to every performance.

    LEE CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 12th and Marion. 206.296.2244

     

    Strawberry Theatre Workshop presents: "The Douglas Paasch Puppet Playhouse"

    LEE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
    October 3, 2013- October 6, 2013
    Performances run Thursday - Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM


    Douglas Paasch was Seattle's preeminent puppeteer for more than twenty years, opening the imaginations of audiences through his ambition, versatility, and whimsy. This fall, Strawberry Theatre Workshop honors Paasch's legacy with a puppetry arts showcase at the Lee Center for the Arts at Seattle University. Including performances by regional puppet artists, The Douglas Paasch Puppet Playhouse exhibits brilliance in the craft of puppet design and manipulation, nurtures innovation in the use of puppets as storytellers, and playfully celebrates the gift of imagination, which Paasch so relished and inspired.

    Founded in 2004 by Greg Carter, Strawberry Theatre Workshop is a professional theatre company dedicated to socially engaged work of the highest caliber. Strawshop is a Stranger Genius Award winner, a four-time Seattle Times Footlight Award winner, and the only company to be nominated for a TPS Gregory Award for Outstanding Production every year since the program's inception in 2009. Strawshop is one of three companies selected to manage the new 12th Avenue Arts, a center for theatre slated to open in October 2014.

    Tickets: $25 General, $10 Students/Seniors

    Phone Sales: 1-800-838-3006      Online Sales: douglas.brownpapertickets.com 

    Additional Info: www.strawshop.org

     

     

    Our Town

    By Thorton Wilder,

    Directed by John Langs

    LEE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
    November 13, 2013 - November 24, 2013
    Performances run Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM

    Preview: November 14, 2013
    Opening: November 15, 2013

    *Additional Performance on Sunday, November 17, at 7:30 PM

    George and Emily fall in love and live out their lives in Grover's Corner, the New England town that becomes a microcosm for all our lives.   The theatre program proudly welcomes John Langs, Associate Artistic Director of 'A Contemporary Theatre' who will direct this funny and heartbreaking modern American classic.

     

    Scratch: Fall Quarter


    LEE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
    November 26, 2013 7:30 PM

    Curated, produced and performed by students, Scratch, now in it's fifth season, presents original works, music, song, poetry, dance and more!

    *Free Admission

    The Imaginary Invalid
    By Moliere

    Directed by Ki Gottberg

    LEE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
    February 19, 2014- March 2, 2014
    Performances run Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM.
    *There will not be a Sunday Matinee on February 23, 2014*

    Preview: February 19, 2014

    Opening: February 20, 2014

    How sick are you?  When you've got money to burn, there are lots of interesting treatments to try, especially if you are avoiding realities you can't control.  Moliere's last, and funniest play, fits right into our Obama-care times.

    Scratch: Winter Quarter


    LEE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
    March 7, 2014 7:30 PM

    Curated, produced and performed by students, Scratch, now in it's fifth season, presents original works, music, song, poetry, dance and more!

    *Free Admission

    Big Love

    By Charles Mee

    Directed by Rosa Joshi

    LEE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
    May 7, 2014- May 18, 2014
    Performances run Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:30PM and Sundays at 2:00PM.

    Preview: May 7, 2014

    Opening: May 8, 2014


    It all starts when fifty brides refuse to marry fifty grooms….  At once a battle of the sexes and a poetic meditation on love, Charles Mee's freewheeling and exhilarating riff on Aeschylus' THE SUPPLIANTS, features brides, blood and body slams.

     

    Scratch: Spring Quarter


    LEE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
    May 21, 2014 7:30 PM

    Curated, produced and performed by students, Scratch, now in it's fifth season, presents original works, music, song, poetry, dance and more!


    *Free Admission

    Honors Showcase


    LEE CENTER FOR THE ARTS


    June 13, 2014-June 14, 2014

    Opening Reception: June 13, 2014 6:00-8:00 PM

    Seattle University's Department of Fine Arts is proud to present exhibitions by honors students. These projects, which are selected by the entire Fine Arts faculty, demonstrate the highest level of achievement by students earning departmental honors in the major.