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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.

Zeina Salame Awarded Eric Englund Research Fellowship

Congratulations, Zeina!

Zeina Salame, doctoral candidate in Theatre Arts, has been awarded the 2019 Eric Englund Research Fellowship from the UO Graduate School. Salame is the first Theatre Arts student to be selected for this prestigious award, which provides funding for an entire year of research and writing. A faculty selection committee evaluated the quality of written proposals and the potential impact of applicant projects on the broad fields of literature, history, and philosophy of the Americas. Salame’s dissertation, “Carried in One Woman: Survey, Analysis, and Reflection on


Oregon Shakespeare Festival


Would you like to attend the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for a very low cost?

Thanks to the generous support of Carol Williams, Theatre Arts undergraduate students can participate in a Spring Break research trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, in Ashland, Oregon.

Dates: 3/24/20 – 3/28/20 Cost: $100 (Expenses included in cost: travel, lodging, tickets, workshops.)


Open to undergraduates with a theatre major or minor, GPA 2.5+ You must be registered as a student for spring term 2020. Priority will be given to seniors and juniors. College credits are ...

New Voices Opens April 19

April 19, 20, 26, 27. May 3, 4 @ 7:30 p.m. April 28 @ 2:00 pm. Hope Theatre New Voices is a Theatre Arts program dedicated to student play/playwright development. In 2019, “Smudge” by Meg Schenk and “Just a Shack in the Woods” by Connor French will be featured.


An abandoned shack in the woods becomes a get-away for two kids who each need a spot to be alone. They build shared space and friendship starting from their first unexpected meeting in sixth grade.


In life it’s not always smooth edges and easy transitions, but sometimes puzzles get solved. This