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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.


Free Lecture: “Earth Matters on Stage: Ecodramaturgy and American Theatre.” 

UO Theatre Arts Professor Theresa May to Give Lecture

February 23 “Earth Matters on Stage: Ecodramaturgy and American Theatre.” Theresa May, Theatre Arts

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Theatre Arts Alumna Heidi Schreck’s Star is on the Rise!

Read the interview, conducted by Brett Campbell in “Oregon Quarterly” here:

The article covers Heidi’s successful career as a playwright, screenwriter, and actress.

PhD Students JK Rogers and Zeina Salame have been published in “Etudes”!

Etudes is an online theatre &


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


Mother Courage and Her Children opens March 2

Mother Courage and her Children

March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 @ 7:30 pm. 3/11/18 @ 2:00 pm, Robinson Theatre

Mother Courage: A timeless take on war and its aftermath. Brecht’s masterpiece makes a powerful statement about the conflicts engulfing the world today. A UO Theatre faculty collaboration between Michael Najjar and Jeanette deJong.

Written by Bertolt Brecht Translated by Tony Kushner Directed by Michael Najjar

Tickets: 541.346.4363