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.
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.
Ki Gottberg “retired” after 4.5 years as Artistic Director at the Merc Playhouse, and was feted with a big party, funny roasts and heartfelt toasts on March 2. SU Theatre toured 5 shows there during that time, and The Merc had numerous interns from SU in acting, sound, lights, costumes and stage management during the summers.
We plan to continue our association with The Merc. The last show Ki directed there was The Real Inspector Hound this past summer.