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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.

End of year letter

Dear TA Students and Alumni,

We live at a crossroads in every sense of the word, one that will shape our lives and work as artists and scholars going forward. The faculty wanted to take a moment and reflect on this Spring term and how our world is changing. Within the COVID-19 pandemic we all had to figure out how to carry on with theatre education even as theatres around the nation closed their doors temporarily. We were then devastated by the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells, Riah Milton, and so many other Black people at the hands of


Fall 2020 TA Courses

Registration for Fall 2020 opens June 2nd! 

Check back here as we’ll be adding expanded information & descriptions about our course offerings.



Remote= courses are taught remotely online, attendance required at specific times

Online= courses are taught online, attendance not required at specific times

Hybrid= courses can be a mixture of online/remote or remote/in-person

(not including regularly scheduled credits for production, practicum, performance, independent study and readings)

Fall 2020

TA 210- Intro to Design (open to TA majors &


Upcoming Publication: Earth Matters on Stage: Ecology and Environment in American Theater, By Theresa J. May

Earth Matters on Stage: Ecology and Environment in American Theater, by Theresa May. Routledge 2020 will be published August 10, 2020. Find your copy here:


Earth Matters on Stage: Ecology and Environment in American Theater tells the story of how American theater has shaped popular understandings of the environment throughout the 20th century as it argues for theater’s potential power in the age of climate change. Using cultural and environmental history, seven chapters illuminate key moments in American theater and American environmentalism over the course of the