Seattle University and The Empty Space Theatre have developed a creative partnership that will bring The Empty Space as theater-in-residence to the Seattle University campus. The resulting partnership will maximize educational opportunities; increase the capacity for creation of new work; and develop new opportunities for Northwest artists and audiences.

“The creative collaboration between Seattle University and The Empty Space offers students exceptional opportunities to learn in collaboration with theatre professionals,” comments president Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J. “The partnership will contribute to the vitality of the Seattle arts community and provide a terrific new venue for theatre-goers.”

The collaboration between Seattle University and The Empty Space Theatre is made possible by the construction of the new Jeanne Marie and Rhoady Lee, Jr. Center for the Arts, a $6.75 million arts center housing a 150-seat flexible space theatre scheduled to open in February 2006. Beginning in June 2006, The Empty Space Theatre will present its regular season at the Lee Center for the Arts. The company will also present an annual co-production with Seattle University. The first co-production will open in April 2007.