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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.

Apollo Meets the Climate Youth Movement on Indigenous Ground

Theresa May’s 2019 devised play, The HomePlanet is featured in HowlRound Theatre Commons!

Theresa May, playwright, artistic director of Earth Matters on Stage (EMOS), and associate professor of theatre at the University of Oregon, shares her process of play development for The HomePlanetThe HomePlanet took the Robinson Theatre Stage in the Spring of 2019 and was a visually stunning piece that spoke of creation stories, climate change, and the love of our blue planet.

Check out this essay for a deeper look into the inspiration for and creation of The HomePlanet:


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 not ...

TA Faculty & GE Highlighted Events and Research

Check out the events below and catch our TA Faculty, GEs, Students and Affiliates doing awesome stuff: Click on each picture for more information



By Molière Adapted by Constance Congdon from a literal prose translation by Virginia Scott Directed by Tricia Rodley Nov 8, 9, 15, 16, 22,23 @ 7:30 pm, Nov 17 @2:00 pm. Robinson Theatre

Tartuffe’s vow of poverty earns him entrance into Orgon’s home and heart, but Orgon’s family rebels against this new spiritual influence. From humble sinners to hypocrites, all will be revealed in the very public mirror of Molière’s comedic