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Check out the events below and catch our TA Faculty, GEs, Students and Affiliates doing awesome stuff:
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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 satire.




A Doll’s House Auditions
November 24th, 5:00-8:00 pm
Robinson Theatre
Callbacks: November 25th, 5:00-8:00 pm

For more information on how to sign up to audition, please visit this page:







Previous Events


Wreaths of The Poppy Staged Reading

Theatre Arts PhD student Anna Dulba-Barnett’s play, “Wreaths of The Poppy” premiered in October as part of the Summer SOUP Slow Cooker Series. To learn more about Anna’s play, which is still in development, check out this Daily Emerald article: Chasing The Power of A Play




Theatre Arts professor Michael Najjar and Theatre Arts PhD candidate Zeina Salame are currently in Minneapolis directing Zafira and the Resistance.
Check out details and highlights of their amazing undertaking here:

New Arab American Theater Works’ production of Zafira and the Resistance, written by Minnesota playwright Kathryn Haddad and directed by Malek Najjar and Zeina Salame, will play October 11–27, 2019 at the Dowling Studio.

More information: Zafira and the Resistance 


How The Arts Are Addressing The Climate Crisis: An Evening of Discussion and Performance
Tuesday, October 29th, 7:00 pm
110 Knight Law Center

This event features three short performances (musical, theatrical, and poetic) followed by a roundtable discussion on the role of artists and art in addressing the climate emergency and building individual and collective resilience.

Roundtable participants:
Wayne Morse Chair and viola da gamba player Dr. Lucy Jones
painter Naeemeh Naeemaei
Theresa May (UO Theater Arts)
Emily Scott (UO History of Art and Architecture and Environmental Studies)
John Witte (UO English)


The Latinx Scholars ARC is proud to present JUDGE TORRES ~ a bilingual performance based on the life of Oregon judge, the Hon. Xiomara Torres, created by Teatro Milagro:

“An immigrant. A dreamer. A survivor. This is the story of Xiomara Torres. Milta Ortiz’s Judge Torres recounts the inspiring story of one of Oregon’s finest judges, woven together with magic realism and Mayan folktales from her home of El Salvador.”

MONDAY, Nov. 4th @ 7pm
Berwick Hall, School of Music & Dance




Engaged Humanities
Partnerships between Academia  and Tribal Communities
2019 Western Humanities Alliance Conference
November 8th-9th

In partnership with the University of Oregon’s Native American Studies program, the Oregon Humanities Center will host the 2019 Western Humanities Alliance conference on November 8 and 9, 2019 at the University of Oregon in Eugene. The University of Oregon and the City of Eugene are situated on Kalapuya Ilihi, the traditional homelands and political territories of the Kalapuya peoples, whose descendants are now citizens of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.

Theatre Arts Professor Theresa May’s participation in the conference is as follows:

4:45–6:45 p.m.  Community-based Art and Performance-as-Activism
Concert reading and discussion of Salmon is Everything by Theresa May
Presenters: Theresa May, UO professor of Theatre Arts, and Marta Lu Clifford (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde), Elder

The concert reading is presented by the UO Native Theatre Group and will be followed by a discussion with the audience.

Salmon Is Everything is a play developed in collaboration with Karuk, Yurok, Hupa, and Klamath/Modoc tribal communities following a devastating fish kill on the Klamath River in 2001.  A moving account of historic events and a complex public debate that is still with us, this multi-vocal play centers and celebrates the voices of tribal members and their unique relationship with the salmon and the river.  It has been performed numerous times, both as a stage production and a concert reading. This afternoon’s reading will feature Native faculty, students and staff, along with UO and community theatre professionals.  (Book available at​

To see the full conference agenda, please click the link or image above.