Theatre Arts

Western’s Theatre Arts program is the premiere undergrad program in the Pacific Northwest. With 7-8 shows per academic year, Theatre students collaborate with faculty and peers to create performances the community can enjoy. Students reinforce their major studies in hands-on application of: performing, directing, stage management, choreography, costume creation, scenery design and building, lighting design, sound effects, and backstage "run crew". 


Western's theatre productions have persisted through the pandemic by offering livestreamed performances. Cast, crew and production teams carefully coordinated and adapted their work from their individual locations to bring these productions together. Some productions are able to be modified for small teams to safely gather and perform in the theatre, livestreaming the on-stage show for audiences to tune in remotely. As we move toward the reopening of campus facilities, these extensive practices in collaboration and adaptation mean that students won't skip a beat in the valuable education that Western's Theatre Arts program provides.


You gift supports opportunities like:

  • Replacing outdated and worn out equipment
  • Travel to conferences for workshops, auditions, portfolio reviews and participation in competitions
  • Bringing in guest artists, playwrights, and lectures from prestigious institutions around the country
  • Networking and public celebration of student success to help build career paths
  • Creating educational programs that reach out to youth across the Cascadia region
  • Offering Theatre performances for our entire community
  • Scholarships for students to participate in prominent arts programs like the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and the United States Institute for Theatre Technology


Top Five Fundraisers!
The WWU Alumni Association has rewarded the top five areas that secured the most donors on MAY 28 with a bonus of $1,000 each! Congratulations to our winners!
Rank Prize #WECARE Donors
1 $1,000 Student Emergency Fund 199
2 $1,000 Men's Rowing 174
3 $1,000 Ice Hockey 151
4 $1,000 Cross Country & Track and Field 101
5 $1,000 Marketing Program 87
Whatcom Educational Credit Union Challenge
Now that we have reached $100,000 in dollars raised, a $5,000 gift from Whatcom Educational Credit Union has been unlocked!
$100,000 / $100,000 Raised
Whatcom Educational Credit Union Stretch Challenge
Now that we have reached $300,000 in dollars raised for WWU Give Day, ANOTHER $5,000 gift from Whatcom Educational Credit Union has been unlocked because WE CARE about WWU student success.
$300,772 / $300,772 Raised
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