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Summer Theatre

Summer SOUP is theatre by the ​s​eat of ​ou​r ​p​ants.

A SOUP aesthetic means that we encourage ideas to simmer beyond the classroom and outside of the University Theatre season. We choose new plays or projects with opportunities for abbreviated, intense student engagement. We apply practical solutions creatively, with minimal resources. We offer most of the production roles (design, stage management, acting, etc.) to current UO students or recent graduates and provide artistic guidance through faculty direction. Collaboration and outreach are essential to the program. We invite the campus and Eugene community to join us by giving free tickets to everyone. Summer SOUP aims to satisfy artistic hunger in the summer months with a hearty blend of challenging content, ingenuity, communal effort, and theatrical adventure.

Our last SOUP event is right around the corner:

2019 New Voices
Two FREE Readings on the same night!
Wednesday, September 26
7:30 PM
Hope Theatre

Readings of:

SMUDGE by Meg Schenk

In life it’s not always smooth edges and easy transitions, but sometimes puzzles get solved. This group of women in their early 20s navigate the befores-betweens-afters of their shared lives.


An abandoned shack becomes a get-away for two kids who each need a spot to be alone. They build a shared space and friendship from their first unexpected meeting in sixth grade.

Directed by Tricia Rodley

New Voices is a Theatre Arts program dedicated to play/playwright development. This year, New Voices features the two new plays above.

Seating is first come, first served. 13+ recommended for content.


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