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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.


Impactful Women at the UO

“There is a power in young women speakers. They lead. They are the vanguard of linguistic change.” — Ellen G. Kress, Theatre Arts PhD student.

Check out the Daily Emerald article that highlights Ellen and other UO women here:

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


Picnic and Natural Shocks come to the UO!

William Inge’s Picnic Opens Friday 4/20/18!

As generations of women prepare for Labor Day celebrations in their small town, a young drifter inspires life-changing choices. This 1953 Pulitzer Prize winning play challenges us to revisit a 1950s America from our current vantage point. Picnic is directed by Tricia Rodley.

April 20, 21, 27, 28. May 4, 5 @ 7:30 pm. 4/29/18 @ 2:00 pm, Hope Theatre,


Theatre Activism Against Gun Violence: University Theatre Graduate Students Take on Lauren Gunderson’s Natural Shocks, Saturday 4/21/18