• <a href="/live/image/gid/6/width/650/94787_unnamed-5.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image94787"> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/6/width/500/height/479/crop/1/94787_unnamed-5.rev.1656695955.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/6/width/500/height/479/crop/1/94787_unnamed-5.rev.1656695955.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/6/width/500/height/479/crop/1/94787_unnamed-5.rev.1656695955.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/6/width/720/height/690/crop/1/94787_unnamed-5.rev.1656695955.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/6/width/720/height/690/crop/1/94787_unnamed-5.rev.1656695955.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/6/width/720/height/690/crop/1/94787_unnamed-5.rev.1656695955.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/6/width/720/height/690/crop/1/94787_unnamed-5.rev.1656695955.jpg" alt="Fall 2021, Main Stage production of Passion Play, by Sarah Ruhl. " width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/6/width/720/height/690/crop/1/94787_unnamed-5.rev.1656695955.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/6/width/720/height/690/crop/1/94787_unnamed-5.rev.1656695955.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2133" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Fall 2021, Main Stage production of <em>Passion Play</em>, by Sarah Ruhl.  </div>

We are a community of artists, scholars, choreographers, designers, technicians, writers, and critics. Our goal is to nurture artist-scholars who are well read in dramatic literature, who understand the social and historical contexts of that literature, who appreciate contemporary performance and dance, who think critically, and who translate this knowledge into compelling artistic choices on stage. Fir Acres Theatre hums with activity and creativity from the first morning classes to rehearsals late into the evening. From department mainstage productions to dance concerts to student-driven festivals, our students have many opportunities to create performance and put theory into practice.

The Lewis & Clark Theatre Department production program is dedicated to nurturing a diverse and inclusive artistic and scholarly community. The selection of plays for our season our productions include new works, as well as notable contemporary, modern, and classical plays. The Department is committed to choosing material that represents the diversity of our community. Students are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the program from production to performance, regardless of ethnicity, race, religion, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, socio-economic status, or ability. All plays we produce are open to all members of the Lewis & Clark community and we practice a nontraditional, identity-concious casting policy, which takes into consideration the role of race, ethnicity, gender and class in the stories that we tell.

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  • My favorite thing about living in Portland is the friendliness and acceptance of the community. Every time I go downtown, I’m reminded of how nice and welcoming people can be, from the smiles and hellos on TriMet to food cart owners remembering my face and asking me about life. 

    Malavika Arun BA ’19
    Psychology, Theatre (double) | Palakkad, Kerala, India
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  • Creative writing has always been a source of joy in my life. Both of my majors (theatre and English) are based in stories, so learning how to write a good story will contribute well to the academic disciplines I’m invested in.

    Niels Truman BA ’22
    Theatre and English (double) | Aurora, Oregon
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  • I landed the role of the Emcee for our hybrid production of Cabaret, our first-ever musical done in two theatre spaces (in order to adhere to COVID capacity guidelines) and sung completely in plexiglass boxes . . . I was lucky enough to be in an ingeniously designed “cage” on wheels!

    Ezri Reyes BA ’22
    Theatre (performance) | San Jose, California
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Theatre Events

December 3

Dance Extravaganza 2022

Student-Choreographed/Performed

December 3

Dance Extravaganza 2022

Student-Choreographed/Performed

December 4

DRAG: A Fabulous Workshop!

Join two of Portland’s most beloved gender rebels for an evening of drag, dance, and entertainment where YOU participate in the magic. This special one-of-a-kind workshop combines a lecture about Portland’s drag history and theory, a scintillating all-levels dance warm-up, and performances by Pepper and Isaiah and culminates in a group drag number where everyone gets to shine.

PLUS!  Come get fabulous with LC’s drag club, Gagged! We will be getting ready together before the drag event. Let’s do our make-up, swap boas, hang out, and build community! Sunday 5:30-7:30 Theatre Classroom.

December 9

SPEAKEASIES - presented by PAUSE

Join the board of PAUSE for an evening of monologues, songs, music and poetry.

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