wwudrama is the theatre arts program on the Walla Walla University campus. We are dedicated to producing uplifting, 有创意的, and meaningful theatre for the campus and community.

In 1961 Professor Donnie Rigby directed a stage play for the Walla Walla College Aleph Gimel Ain (AGA) club weekend. From this humble beginning, drama offerings expanded to a fully staged play being produced at least once a year. The rich tradition continues today, growing into two facilities and a full season, including two main stage productions, and an annual student-directed Festival of Shorts.

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The Festival of Shorts 2024

May 16, 18, 19, and 23

7 p.m.

Donnie Rigby Stage (Black Box)

This year's directors are Sam Hodges, 瑞安史密斯, 科尔比别墅, 托比Pitton, Caeden罗杰斯, 布莱恩•哈里斯, 泰勒韦伯斯特, 和内特·范柯克.


Walla Walla University Campus Theatre Venues


One of the oldest buildings still standing on campus, 村庄大厅 is an icon of Walla Walla University. The building, with its castle-like tower, was built in 1920 as the campus church. In 1939 the campus church moved to Columbia Auditorium and the building served as the 大学的地方 Village Church until 1962. It remained a sacred space until 1971, when it became the home for Walla Walla College drama. The building retains much of its original features: the beautiful stained glass windows remain, but the old church pews have been replaced with much more comfortable theatre-style seats. The organ is long gone. A large screen and projector have been added enabling additional uses for the venue. With its imposing exterior and charming interior, 村庄大厅 is a truly beautiful space for theatre.

Directions: 村庄大厅 is located on the Walla Walla University Campus (学院大街204号, 大学的地方, WA 99324.) It is on 学院大街 directly across from the administration building.

The Donnie Rigby Stage

Named for Donnie Rigby—who founded and spent 31 years leading Walla Walla College 戏剧—the Donnie Rigby Stage is wwudrama’s state of the art theatre space. The Stage’s key characteristic is its flexibility. Seating changes for each show, allowing for anything from multiple stages to theatre in the round. A lighting grid covers the entire room, allowing any part of the theatre to be lit. This theatre has no "front" so the stage is also very intimate, with seating for only about 100 people, which allows for state of the art equipment, incredible flexibility, and a sense of closeness to the action.

Directions: The Donnie Rigby Stage is on the west end of the Walla Walla University Campus in the Canaday Technology Center. The parking lot is on the corner of SW 4th St. 及戴维斯西南大道. The Entrance is located to the left of Positive Life Radio.

Walla Walla University 戏剧
大学的地方, WA 99324

(509) 527-2832

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