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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.

Michael Teague Wins National KCACTF Award for “The Father”

Michael Teague: setting the stage for awesomeness!


Michael Teague won the National award for Excellence in Scenic Design at the National Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival competition for Outstanding Theatrical Design in Washington D.C. in March 2019 for his stage set/scenic design for University Theatre’s “The Father.”

Michael first won the regional competition for Design Excellence when the University of Oregon hosted the KCACTF Region 7 festival in February 2018. Region 7 encompasses all colleges in Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, ...

Congratulations Class of 2019

You are all awesome!!

Congratulations to the 2019 Theatre Arts graduating class! You’re all wonderful and talented people and we can’t wait to see what you do! Don’t forget about us– we’d love to put you and your amazing adventures on our alumni page. Photo credit to Ryan Sayegh.

Summer SOUP is Heating Up!

Bored and hungry this summer? Join us for our FREE Summer SOUP Theatre performances!

Chekhov’s Vaudevilles – July 19-20 / director: Tricia Rodley We will freely adapt Chekhov’s The Proposal and The Bear. These short farces as an exploration into Chekhov’s early comedic styles.

Sun Poisoning– August 23-24 / director: Ellen Gillooly-Kress A new play by Harrison, Sun Poisoning is about a small desert town on the edge of a disastrous fundamental change.


Slow Cooker Series – Fall Term Week 1 play readings that preview new work or work in progress -more info to come on