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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, ...

Zeina Salame– A Duck Who’s Making a Difference

Zeina Salame was given special recognition in the 100 Ducks Who Made A Difference article in the Oregon Quarterly.

Theatre Arts Alumni Edwin Coleman Jr, Skye Fitzgerald, and Heidi Schreck were also included.

100 Ducks Who Made a Difference features alumni, students, faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of the university, from 1919 to present, who, through grit, talent, compassion, or creativity have made our world better.


Edwin Coleman Jr. PHD ’71 THEATRE ARTS, D. 2017 Cherishing his doctorate, this faculty member, civil rights activist, and jazz musician was a mentor for


Summer SOUP is Simmering!

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

Sun Poisoning– August 23-24 / director: Ellen Gillooly-Kress

7:30 PM, Hope Theatre. Doors open at 7:00. Pay what you wish. No advance tickets required.

Sun Poisoning was featured in the first season of Summer SOUP in 2017 as a play reading in development between the director Ellen Gillooly-Kress and playwright Harrison Sim. This play first began simmering as part of a collaboration while they were still at their undergraduate institution of University Of New Mexico. Five years, an official reading, several