Theatre & Dance Department

College of Arts & Sciences

The Theatre & Dance Department at Cal Lutheran is dedicated to providing students with both artistic and scholastic foundations to prepare them for a prosperous life and career in the theatrical and multimedia fields.

We offer a series of fundamental and advanced courses in theatre along with numerous performance and technical opportunities in our highly regarded Mainstage, Blackbox, and film productions. Students participate in a yearly average of  four major productions, including classics, contemporary pieces, musicals, original films, improvisational theatre, and the student Blackbox series.

The department of Theater and Dance is looking for recent alums (last five years) to direct in the first slot of fall 2022.

The script will be produced as a staged reading with minimal technical support.
Please sign up for one of the interview slots at this link, be sure to include your name and email in the sign-up so we can send you the zoom link; if nothing is available, please email for a time.

During the interview, you will be asked about your directing experience, experiences with conflict, creative pursuits, and artistic aspirations.
Please fill out this google form before the interview.

*Please feel free to submit your application by 5 pm PST on Friday, August 12, 2022* 

Upcoming Theatre and Dance Events:

Fall 2022 Productions
Student Staged Readings
October 20,21,22,23

Shakespeare in Love
adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Directed by Michael J. Arndt

November 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20

Spring 2022 Moving Images--Screen Dance Excerpts 




California Lutheran University welcomes donations of wardrobe/costume pieces, as well as wigs and Theatrical makeup. Please contact us through the University Advancement Office with any pieces you would like to donate.

Theatre Arts Costume Shop Donation Guidelines

 If you have questions or concerns, address them to the Theatre Arts and Dance Administrative Assistant, Adriana Aspeitia, at or call 805-493-3452.