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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.


Congrats to UO Theatre Students!

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!





Congratulations to Theatre Arts Graduate Student Olga Sanchez Saltveit!  Her essay, (Afro)Latinx Theatre: Embodiment and Articulation, appears in the special Issue of Label Me Latina/o, Summer 2017: Black and Latin@: Conceptualizing Afro-Latinidad in


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


Week of Welcome- Summer Soup Theatre Still Stewing!

Three Staged Readings to Enjoy During Week of Welcome!

Thursday, September 21st, 7:30 PM, Hope Theatre: “Sun Poisoning” by Harrison Sim, directed by Ellen Gillooly-Kress

Saturday, September 23rd, 3:00 PM, Hope Theatre: “The Wolves” by Sarah DeLappe, directed by Tricia Rodley

Saturday, September 23rd, 7:30 pm, Hope Theatre: “Men on Boats” by Jaclyn Backhaus, directed by Nelson Barre

New and returning theatre students (and their families) are encouraged to attend these staged readings!

Two “Around the O” Articles: Summer Soup and Summer Soup 2