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Thank you to all of our students who participated in the October 20th open discussion—the conversations were illuminating, impactful and forward-looking! We look forward to holding many more community conversations in the future and encourage all of you to participate—we want to be build a strong, community-based department and your voices as students matter. We also want to note that these open forums/community conversations are safe places of connectivity for sharing thoughts, experiences, ideas, and stories; anything personal shared within these spaces will never be shared on our social media or website. What will be shared from these community-based discussions will be insights on inclusivity in our department and thoughts on how we can bring about positive change.

More details from our October 20th open discussion will be shared soon, along with the date & time of our follow-up discussion.


Let the Pocket Playhouse put a spell on you!
The Pocket is hosting a HOCUS POCUS Watch Party this Saturday, October 24th @ 7:00 pm

Watch party link:






New Voices Virtual Auditions- Deadline is NOON on Friday, October 30th.

Here’s the link to the audition form:
The form has four easy question and link to upload a 30-90 second video audition.

The general information:
New Voices will be nine short (10 minute) plays written by students. There are nine different directors. Cast sizes range between one and three people. It is possible to be cast in more than one play. The general rehearsal (all on Zoom) period will be between Nov. 8 and November 28. The plays will be recorded on Zoom between November 29 and December 2. The plays will premier on YouTube on December 3 and 4. Completed audition forms must be received by noon on Friday, October 30.
All UO students are welcome to audition!


Here is a unique opportunity to experience performance in this time of social distancing!

Package Play by Katie Farmin
What does patience look like? Are any of us really ever alone? Can you wait for the second marshmallow? This theatrical experience asks you to trust yourself and trust your guide as she leads you through a visual meditation on being alone in this strange time of isolation. Receive your package, listen to the words, and let yourself see and hear and feel. And maybe dance…

You will need to make a reservation and provide an email where you will receive detailed instructions, and a mailing address where you can receive a small package. Once you receive both, you will want to set aside approx. 30-40 minutes to experience Package Play. It’s best if you’re alone, so be sure to ask for privacy from anyone else you live with. To best appreciate the experience, you will want to use headphones and a mobile device.

Please sign-up using the mailing address for where you are currently located here:  The deadline to sign up is Tuesday October 27th!

Katie Farmin, the creator of Package Play, will join us for a zoom presentation/Q&A on Monday November 9th 12:15-1:45 pm!
This special performance is arranged with Tricklock Theatre Company in Albuquerque, NM and is sponsored by the Dept. of Theatre Arts and the Oregon Humanities Center’s Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities”


December 3rd & 4th- TA 490 Play Readings:
Short plays written by Michael Najjar’s Playwriting class will be streaming on YouTube.



Three Short Play Readings, by recent Theatre Arts graduates:
Watch them here:
Play Reading Link

The plays:

“‘Till Death Do Us Part” by Gabrielle Socolofsky (This ghostly one act will haunt you if you miss it!)

“Ladies of Repute” by Sophie Boskovich (this 10 minute satire will flip the tropes found in period dramas on their heads!)

“Cabin Boy, or the Last Ballad of Dirk the Dashing” by Julian Steinberg (a 10 minute pirate clown play!)
*note*Clown = a style of humor, NOT the scary beings found at circuses or children’s birthday parties.



*Specific times & dates will be added soon. Some programming is subject to change.