How will you prepare to live and prosper in a world where the future is up to you? WPU offers education for the 21st century. We welcome your interest.


William Peace Theatre's innovative classes train students in the wide array of collaborative skills and knowledge which make up the work of theatre through performances of new works, including adaptations of literature, both by professional playwrights and student writers. Students learn to perform, travel, create works, network and receive technical theatre experience.

Students gain valuable experience through classroom study and performances of classic plays and musicals from all periods of history in new and innovative ways that reflect the latest and best in theatre practice and theory.

WPU graduates go on to various careers in areas such as costume design, directing, set design, producing, acting and teaching.

Recent Peace internships include:

North Carolina Theatre
Theatre in the Park
Opera House of Wilmington
Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre
Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy
Raleigh's Village Idiots

Recent employment:

Last Comic Standing
Chelsea Lately
North Carolina Theatre
Theatre in the Park

Recent graduate school acceptances: