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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.

Here’s to Olga and J.K.!


UOTA PhD candidates spend countless hours to achieve their various goals and dedicating themselves to our program.

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. J.K. Rogers and Dr. Olga Sanchez Saltveit for successfully completing their programs. We look forward to supporting them through their future walks of life.


Dr. J.K. Rogers

holds a BA in English Literature from Connecticut College (1999); MAs in Theatre (2011) and English (2014) from the University of Nebraska Omaha; and a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Writing (2013) also from UNO. She recently graduated with an MA in Arts Management (2018),


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.)


Students will also be participating in a backstage tour, a prologue before Bring Down the House, and a workshop.


Open to undergraduates with a theatre major or minor, GPA 2.5+ You ...

Sons of The Prophet Premiers January 24th!

Tony Award Winner Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet is an award-winning comedy that chronicles a year in the life of two brothers–Lebanese-Americans Joseph and Charles Douaihy–who are faced with the death of their father, their uncle’s illness, saving a young man’s career, and their own human frailties.

By Stephen Karam Directed by Michael Najjar Jan 24, 25, 31, Feb 1, 7, 8 @ 7:30 pm, Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm Hope Theatre


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