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The Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Oregon serves a variety of students with a wide range of needs and interests. The faculty of this department are committed to a liberal arts approach to theatre education and to maintaining the highest standards both in academic pursuits and in performance. We deeply believe in the value of theatre as a form of cultural formation and communication as well as a pathway for personal growth.


“Left Hand of Darkness” in the News!

“From Darkness Into the Stage Light” – Around The O article

Check out this in-depth article that covers everything from Le Guin’s Life to adapting Left Hand of Darkness for the stage.


Keep up the great work, Alex Mentzel!

Alex Mentzel, who double majors in Theatre Arts and German was awarded the competitive German Academic Exchange Service grant to study and conduct research in Germany!





Study Abroad


Program Overview

The London Theatre program is a 9­ week intensive study program offered every other Spring term (odd years).

During the study term, you will attend live professional theatre performances, sometimes including mixed media concerts, opera, ballet, or modern dance. In addition to contemporary London theatre, you may elect to study performance with London theatre professionals, meet with guest speakers, and have ample free time to explore London’s museums and other historical sites. In addition, you will travel to Stratford­Upon­Avon, Kenilworth and either Sudeley


Join us for our upcoming season!

Join us for five intriguing shows!

Left Hand of Darkness Nov 3-18, 2017

Nov 3, 4, 10, 11,17,18 @ 7:30 pm. 11/12/17 @ 2:00 pm, Robinson Theatre

Adapted and directed by John Schmor

Novel written by Ursula K. Le Guin


The Father Jan 26 – February 10, 2018

Jan 26, 27. Feb 2, 3, 9, 10 @ 7:30 pm. 2/4/18 @ 2:00 pm, Hope Theatre

Written by Florian Zeller

Directed by Nelson Barre


Mother Courage, March 2 – March 17, 2018

March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 @ 7:30 pm. 3/11/18 @ 2:00 pm, Robinson Theatre

Written by Bertolt Brecht

Translated by Tony Kushner

Directed by Michael Najjar