Honors Student Rachel Liuzzi's (BA'14, MFA '16) video about the Theatre Program at SU


Theatre Degrees

The Theatre program at Seattle University offers a conservatory style experience within the framework of a broad based Jesuit liberal arts education. Students are thrown into an immersive theatre experience that encourages a larger exploration of what it means to make theatre in the world today.


Tour to the Merc Playhouse

Seattle U Theatre tours to The Merc Playhouse in Twisp, WA every year. Through this outreach program, we bring American and world classics (The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere, Picnic by Inge, Women of Troy and Euripides, The Tempest by Shakespeare) to an underserved community. Additionally, our students learn the rudiments and joys of touring and empower themselves for a successful future of theatre making in all types of communities, not just the big city.


Rosa Joshi, MFA
Department Chair

Rosie Sabaric
Program Coordinator

Em Olson
Operations Manager

Shawn Ketchum Johnson
Shawn Ketchum Johnson

Professor Shawn Ketchum Johnson's scenic design can be seen in the upcoming upstart crow collective's production of Richard III at Seattle Shakespeare Company and Seattle Children's Theatre's production of And in This Corner: Cassius Clay

Rosa Joshi
Rosa Joshi

Professor Rosa Joshi directed upstart crow collective's production of Richard III at Seattle Shakespear Company, which is running now through October. Read about Joshi's all-female production of Richard III in an exclusive feature story by Gemma Wilson at CityArts. Joshi is also an ongoing collaborator at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Kate Wisniewski
Kate Wisniewski

Professor Kate Wisniewski can be seen in upstart crow collective's production of Richard III at Seattle Shakespeare Company, which is running now through October.  She will also be in Seattle Repertory Theatre's production of The Last Boys in January and February of next year. 

Ki Gottberg
Ki Gottberg

Professor Ki Gottberg spent the summer working on Madcap Melodrama's production of THE DIABOLOCAL ELIXIR, a live radio show gothic melodrama mash-up, adapted and directed by Gottberg. This sin-sational show performed at the Lee Center for the Arts at Seattle University in July and will perform again September 25th at the Lee for one night. 


a periodic open forum for students to experiment with performance for an audience of their peers


a program designed to bring visiting artists, faculty and students together in a creative exploration that artistically stretches everyone involved.