2016-2017 Season

 2017-2018 Season


Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett (ZagLab)

Thurday, Friday, & Saturday, June 8-10 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, June 11 @ 2:00pm
Washington Cracker Factory

Tickets $20 All Seats

SUSTAINABILITY FAIR STARTS AT 7:00 PM (Thus-Sat) and 1:30 PM (Sun)

ZagLab, an experimental initiative from Gonzaga’s departments of Art and Theatre & Dance in partnership with Terrain, is envisioned to pursue original interdisciplinary artistic collaborations, encourage artistic risk taking, and foster adventurous creative inquiry among and between students and faculty. 

Waiting for Godot is an original, site-responsive production within an immersive ceramic installation by guest artist, J.J. McCracken and GU Art faculty Mat Rude. The installation will depict a melting glacial field and will be located outdoors at Terrain’s Washington Cracker Factory art-space.  The audience will join the actors inside the sculptural environment for the production. The installation will be designed to degrade in response to the weather and our local (Spokane & GU) output of waste. The installation will be open to the public from June 8 through September 10. 

Beckett’s play humorously depicts the futility of action and inaction. Our two weekends of performances in June and September, marking the beginning and end of the installation period, will respond to the unpredictable nature of the installation and raise questions about our collective response to climate change. 

Featuring director Charles M Pepiton with costume design by Courtney Smith and prop design by Abbey Plankey with GU student actors and artists.  The cast also features GU alumni actors Talena Laine and Elizabeth Spindler.

The sustainability fair will feature organizations from our community including Spokane Arts, Spokane River Keepers, Fuse Environmental Action Team, and the City’s Environment & Sustainability Office at each performance in June and September.

Constellations by Nick Payne

Friday and Saturday, October 6 & 7 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, October 8 @ 2:00pm
Magnuson Theatre

$5 All Seats

Student director Annika Perez-Krikorain presents a 'splash' production for Fall Family Weekend with an all-student cast and student designers.  From a cast pool, actors will be randomly selected for each performance and meet for the first time on stage when the characters meet for the first time.  Art immitating life!

Constellations is a spellbinding romantic journey that begins with a simple encounter bewteen two people...with ideas about physics, parallel universes and the tension between free will and fate.



Boone Street Hooligans

Friday, March  @ 7:30pm
Saturday, March  @ 2:00pm
Magnuson Theatre

Tickets $2 at the door

The all student-written, directed and performed sketch comedy group, Boone Street Hooligans, takes the stage for their Spring show.

Student Choreography Concert

Thursday, April  @ 7:30pm
Friday, April 7@ 7:30pm
Magnuson Theatre

All seats $5
Tickets available NOW

Advised by faculty Suzanne Ostersmith, Choreography students present their work with student dancers.

Annual Spring Dance Concert

Thursday, April  @ 7:30pm
Friday, April  @ 7:30pm
Saturday, April @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Magnuson Theatre
All Seats $10

Tickets Available Now

Directed by faculty Suzanne Ostersmith, the Annual Spring Dance Concert showcases performances developed out of academic dance classes, student choreography and our participation in the American College Dance Association conference.  This year we put our spotlight on ballet, jazz, modern and urban dance forms.

The Annual Spring Dance Concert features choreography from faculty Suzanne Ostersmith, Pam Erickson, Sarah Fealk and Karla Parbon along with costume design by faculty Leslie Stamoolis.  Lighting design is by faculty Courtney Smith and the lighting design students.

One Act Festival

Friday, May  @ 7:30pm
Magnuson Theatre

Free Admission

Advised by faculty Charles M. Pepiton, the Directing II students present their work with student performers. The One Act Festival also features the work of student costume designers under the direction of faculty Leslie Stamoolis.