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Tiffany Thomas won the Regional KCACTF Scenic Design award (for Heidi Schreck’s Creature) at the recent conference (one of seven regional finalists from around the country), and will receive an expenses paid week in Washington D.C. to display her work at the national KCACTF festival. During the week she will attend master classes and
meet with professionals from the industry – having the opportunity to score scholarships or internships, or maybe even a job. Congratulations!
Have you ever considered writing and performing in your own one-person
Join acclaimed 9 Parts of Desire playwright/actress Heather Raffo for a free week-long workshop open to UO students.
Workshops will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm (NEW TIMES) on the following dates:
· Friday, March 8
· Saturday, March 9
· Monday, March 11
· Wednesday, March 13
If you are interested, please email
Michael Najjar at mnajjar at cas dot uoregon dot edu
Theatre Arts students at Willamette University with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks.
Named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Innovators for the Next New Wave,” in 2002 Suzan-Lori Parks became the first African American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama
for her Broadway hit Topdog/Underdog. A MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient, she has also been awarded grants by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is recipient of a Lila-Wallace Reader’s Digest Award, a CalArts/Alpert Award in the Arts (Drama) for 1996, a Guggenheim Foundation Grant and is an alumnae of Mount Holyoke College and New Dramatists. (source: http://www.suzanloriparks.com)
Photo by Dale Peterson.
Visit made possible by Underrepresented Minority Recruitment Program Funds.
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival 2011, held the 2nd week in February, has honored 4 members of our department. Congratulations!
Kato Buss: was awarded a certificate and check for winning the Graduate Division of the Scholarly Paper Competition
Cassidy Slaughter-Mason (Class of 2011) was awarded a $3,000 scholarship to attend the New York Theatre Intensives/ New Play Summer Conservatory, a playwriting workshop in New York City mid-June to the beginning of August in association with the Ensemble Studio Theatre
Joseph Gilg (Instructor) was awarded a Kennedy Center Gold Medallion, a
national honor bestowed on the regional level for faculty who have “…made extraordinary contributions to the teaching and producing of theatre and to the development and quality of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival”.
John Schmor (Department Head) was given a Faculty Excellence Certificate of Recognition, “a body of work” award that comes from the suggestion of regional peers
Two faculty from the Department of Theatre Arts have raised the bar in terms of scenic design for two recent UO productions, and the U.S. theater community has
taken notice…Read the story here!
of the UO graduate school application – all needed app documents can be uploaded online) Here!
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.