Scott Kaiser (Director) is the Director of Company Development at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, where he has been a member of the artistic staff since 1993. While at OSF, Scott has served as a voice and text director on 93 productions, as well as an adaptor and associate director on numerous projects. Scott recently completed his “festival canon,” having worked on all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays during his tenure at OSF. He is the author of two books, Mastering Shakespeare: An Acting Class in Seven Scenes, and Shakespeare’s Wordcraft, both of which are being used in classrooms across the country. He has also penned three plays: Splittin’ the Raft, Now This, and most recently, Love’s Labors Won—a sequel to Shakespeare’s Love’s Labor’s Lost. Scott regularly teaches and directs at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, where he oversees OSF’s Acting Company Trainee Program, and where he has staged Twelfth Night, Philadelphia Story, Ghosts, Anton in Show Business, and Three Sisters.
Scott has spent several months working with University of Oregon student actors, directing Tom Stoppard’s award winning play Arcadia for University Theatre. Made possible by the generous support of the Jon Steingart Artist in Residence Fund.
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Brad Steinmetz’s set design for Metamorphosis (Robinson Theatre 2009), Alexandra Bond’s costume designs for Love Will Shake (Robinson Theatre 2012), and Natasha Kolosowsky’s designs for a dance piece from before her time at UO were selected for exhibition in World Stage Design 2013. The curators chose 100 designs out of over 700 entries from countries around the world. webpage: http://www.wsd2013.com. In addition to the exhibits, there will be workshops. seminars, performances, etc. all celebrating design for performance.
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!
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!
(as part 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.