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.
“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!
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...
Doors open at 6:30pm.
Adapted and directed by John Schmor
Novel written by Ursula K. Le Guin
On the frozen planet of Gethen there are not two sexes. Gethenian people share a unique biology that makes each individual potentially capable of bearing a child. Without sexual categories there is no history of normalizing “gender,” and interstellar observers suspect the lack of gender constructions on Gethen is one factor in why its populations have never experienced war. An envoy from a consortium of planets who coordinate for mutual benefit, seeking to extend and exchange knowledge, has come...