Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State


During Penn State White Out weekend in October, a pop of color illuminated the windows of Eisenhower Auditorium for the first of many nights.

headshot of rtistic director Lifschitz

Yaron Lifschitz has directed more than sixty productions for theatre, opera, and large-scale events. But the Australian creative force is perhaps best-known for his work with the circus arts.

Maggie Swahl smiles for the camera.

Maggie Swahl, a 2014 Penn State graduate, grew up with a passion for the stage, but it took time to discover her dream job in the theatre world.

Headshot of Claudia Schreier

In Passage, her first ballet for Dance Theatre of Harlem, choreographer Claudia Schreier has created a work that evokes the resolve of the human spirit.

Actor George Vickers looks at the camera in front of an industrial background.

George Vickers V may be embarking on his first Broadway tour, but he is no stranger to a life of performing and traveling.