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Theatre Arts Program

A scene from Firebringer.

Major or minor in

Theatre Arts

The Linfield Theatre Program produces three to five performances each academic year. As a student studying theatre arts at Linfield, you'll play a vital role in each performance – from lighting and set design to costuming, makeup and acting. Gain priceless experience in the collaborative creative process in one of the most respected theatre programs in the Northwest.

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Minor in

Musical Theatre

In partnership with the Department of Music our musical theatre minor studies the three components that make up a musical theatre performer – musicianship, acting and dance.

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Mark your calendars: 2023-24 season

Linfield Theatre will present four productions on our main stage during the 2023-24 season that focus on health. Mark your calendars for this upcoming shows:

The Wolves

Oct. 26-28 and Nov. 2-4, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 5, 2023 at 2 p.m.

Written by Sarah DeLappe, this Pulitzer Prize-nominated play gives the audience an up-close look at the experiences an indoor women's soccer team has during a season. It reflects the messy life of adolescents as shown through soccer drills. Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Tickets go on sale Oct. 11.

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes)

Dec. 7, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 8, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

By Greg Allen, this production features a range of performance genres – including autobiography, performance art and living newspaper – and looks at health from a multitude of angles. Curated, directed and designed by students, this production promises to be a wild ride for performers and audiences alike. Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. 

The Imaginary Invalid

April 18-20 and 25-26, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

April 28, 2024 at 2 p.m. 

Come enjoy this new take on Moliere's class tale, adapted by Oded Gross and Tracy Young, with original music by Paul James Prendergast and original lyrics by Gross, Prendergast and Young. Join the hypochondriac Argan who seeks to marry his daughter to the son of a doctor to lower his cost of medical care. This comedic tale is full of side-splitting wordplay, slapstick gags and a healthy dose of pop culture references.

Tickets go on sale April 3, 2024.

Springfest: Student Creative Projects

May 9-10, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

These shows are wholly curated, directed, performed and designed by students. Health will remain a through-line of all these original productions.


A look back

A Season of Eco-Theatre was the title of Linfield Theatre's 2022-23 season. In case you missed the season, here's a look at the four productions we brought to the stage. They each used humor, sexuality and classic theatrical narratives to inspire a renewed commitment to eco-friendly practices and compassion for the Earth and each other.

Hurricane Diane

Mythology meets New Jersey in this divine comedy when Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, reincarnates as a queer, butch permaculturist and turns a quiet New Jersey neighborhood upside down!

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Student-adapted fairytales with themes related to ecology, human impact on the environment, water rights and unequal consequences of climate change using the vessel of well-known and well-loved stories.


Produced in collaboration with the Linfield Department of Music, this viral, indie hit hilariously depicts a tribe of cave people who discover the ability to control fire.

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Doctor Voynich and Her Children

Combining theatrical history and a prediction for the U.S., Doctor Voynich and Her Children draws from Bertolt Brecht’s foundational play Mother Courage and Her Children and asks what women’s rights will look like in the near future.

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