University Archives and Special Collections presents an exhibit on the history of Gonzaga Theatre and Dance! The Jesuits who founded Gonzaga believed in the education of the whole person—cura personalis—and thought that theatre was an excellent way to expand the mind and body. Walk backward through time to discuss the founding of the programs as well as pivotal moments in GU’s drama history in reverse chronological order. From before the famous performances of “Golgotha” in the mid-1920s to GU’s most recent show, here are highlights of the programs, and the people, who have made Gonzaga Theatre and Dance what it is today. Many thanks to Theatre and Dance Department for their generous loan of props and costumes.
This exhibit was curated by History Intern Brenda Mandt ‘16, with help from Special Collections Librarian Stephanie Plowman.