• <a href="/live/image/gid/6/width/650/91490_211024-passionplay_0109R8xSs.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image91490"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/6/width/720/height/690/crop/1/91490_211024-passionplay_0109R8xSs.rev.1637099371.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/6/width/720/height/690/crop/1/91490_211024-passionplay_0109R8xSs.rev.1637099371.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/6/width/720/height/690/crop/1/91490_211024-passionplay_0109R8xSs.rev.1637099371.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/6/width/720/height/690/crop/1/91490_211024-passionplay_0109R8xSs.rev.1637099371.jpg" alt="Fall 2021, Theatre returned to the Main Stage with a full evening work of Passion Play, by Sarah ..." width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/6/width/720/height/690/crop/1/91490_211024-passionplay_0109R8xSs.rev.1637099371.jpg 2x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="1974" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Fall 2021, Theatre returned to the Main Stage with a full evening work of <em>Passion Play,</em> by Sarah Ruhl.</div>

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  • Eventually, you will find your people and your people will find you.

    Yash Bisht BA ’21
    English, Theatre (double) | Dehradun, India, and Singapore
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  • My favorite thing about living in Portland is the friendliness and acceptance of the community. Every time I go downtown, I’m reminded of how nice and welcoming people can be, from the smiles and hellos on TriMet to food cart owners remembering my face and asking me about life. 

    Malavika Arun BA ’19
    Psychology, Theatre (double) | Palakkad, Kerala, India
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  • My theatre classes have taught me so much about my body and voice, helped me create a foundation for my art, and showed me it’s okay to take up space in the world.

    Haley Wildhirt BA ’22
    Theatre, performance concentration | Longmont, Colorado
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Theatre Events

January 20

AUDITIONS! “Medea” by Euripides

Deadline to submit your audition video for the Spring Main Stage Production of Medea is rapidly approaching!  Deadline January 20th, 6pm.
January 24

AUDITIONS! - Theatre Thesis Festival

Sign up now to audition for the Theatre Thesis Festival.
All auditions done via zoom, January 24th, 7-10pm.
Sign Up Deadline this Sunday, January 23rd at 2pm.
March 11

“Medea” by Euripides

“Medea” by Euripides, Translated by Diane Arnson Svarlien
Directed by Adjunct Professor of Theatre, Jenna Tamimi
March 11, 12, 13 & March 15, 16, 17
March 12

“Medea” by Euripides

“Medea” by Euripides, Translated by Diane Arnson Svarlien
Directed by Adjunct Professor of Theatre, Jenna Tamimi
March 11, 12, 13 & March 15, 16, 17
March 13

“Medea” by Euripides

“Medea” by Euripides, Translated by Diane Arnson Svarlien
Directed by Adjunct Professor of Theatre, Jenna Tamimi
March 11, 12, 13 & March 15, 16, 17
March 15

“Medea” by Euripides

“Medea” by Euripides, Translated by Diane Arnson Svarlien
Directed by Adjunct Professor of Theatre, Jenna Tamimi
March 11, 12, 13 & March 15, 16, 17

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