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  • March 22
    Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth Carter spoke to a full house on March 20. She made history as the first African American woman to win the Academy Award for Best Costume Design for her work on Black Panther. She regaled the audience with stories from her career and how she approaches telling stories through costume design. 
  • September 11
    Warren Kluber BA ’12 arrived at Lewis & Clark unsure of what he wanted to study. An English degree, a passion for the power of theatre, and a summer research project studying oral traditions in West Africa clarified his path. Now a PhD candidate at Columbia University, he has published his scholarly insights in three leading academic journals. We caught up with Kluber to learn more.
  • Thesis
    April 24
    April 24-27, 2019
  • Exits and Entrances
    February 5
    The Theatre Department will host a series of professional development panels including Alumni and professional Theatre artists. 
  • Associate Professor Stephen Weeks and President Wim Wiewel.
    January 16
    Associate Professor of Theatre and Department Chair Stephen Weeks was awarded the 2018 David Savage Award.
  • Assistant Professor of History Reiko Hillyer.
    December 13
    Assistant Professor of History Reiko Hillyer has been awarded a grant from the Whiting Foundation to support the expansion of her interdisciplinary project, “Theatre From the Inside-Out: Illuminating Mass Incarceration.” Specifically, the grant will enrich Hillyer’s course Crime and Punishment in U.S. History, which she teaches at the Columbia River Correctional Institution in Portland.
  • Once Upon a Weekend
    December 4
    One Weekend. Dozens of Artists. Hundreds of Audience Members. Memories for a lifetime...
  • October 18
    Sweeney Todd , a collaboration between the music and theatre departments, opens on November 2. Director Rebecca Lingafelter has transformed the traditional setting of Fleet Street into a post-apocalyptic, subterranean world where the audience and student orchestra will sit among the actors. The musical will feature Liam Beveridge BA ’20 as Sweeney in his first-ever singing role.
  • October 18
    Sweeney Todd , a collaboration between the music and theatre departments, opens Nov. 2. 
  • September 24

    This meeting is designed to give you a clearer and detailed picture about the requirements for a Theater Major/Minor, about our Concentrations, our Overseas and Off-Campus programs, and about the specific scheduling of theatre courses for the next four years.

  • July 28

    Tues, Sept 4, 5:00pm

    FIR ACRES THEATRE Main Stage

  • Stupid F**cking Bird
    July 28
    March 8-16, 2019
  • July 28
    October 20, 2018
  • Sweeney Todd
    July 23

    November 2-10, 2018

     

     

  • June 1
    The Symposium, organized by the Lewis & Clark Theatre faculty Rebecca Lingafelter and Štĕpán Šimek in collaboration with the Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble, will feature readings of Professor Šimek’s new translations of Three SistersUncle VanyaThe Seagull and The Cherry Orchard.  In addition there will be presentations and panel discussions on Chekhov in contemporary translation, Chekhov’s dramaturgy, Chekhov in performance, and Chekhov in contemporary Russia with scholars and artists from across the country.
  • April 18
    Black Box
  • April 6
    Agnes Flanagan Chapel
  • March 2
    Spring 2018 Main Stage Play
  • February 26
    Phyllis Yes has worked as a multimedia artist for years, with materials ranging from jewelry to a hand-painted Porsche. Her first play, Good Morning, Miss America, is based on her own experiences caring for her aging parents and is set to make its world premiere at CoHo Productions in Northwest Portland this March.
  • December 9

    Lewis & Clark College screens documentary film
    featuring six decades of Portland dance

  • November 3
    Main Stage
  • November 1
    On November 4, theatre students will join forces with Vanport Mosaic, an organization dedicated to preserving and honoring the legacy of Vanport, Oregon, in a staged reading of Cottonwood in the Flood. The play explores the effects of the catastrophic flood of 1948.
  • October 21
    Black Box
  • October 10
    Staged Reading
    by Rich Rubin, directed by Damaris Webb
  • October 5
    Black Box
  • September 5
    Main Stage
  • September 1
    YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE THEATRE DEPARTMENT FOR ITS 2017-18 GUEST ARTIST RESIDENCY PUBLIC EVENTS! 
  • August 25
    The Department of Theatre is proud to announce that we will be hosting theatre artists Okwui Okpokwasili as guest artists for our 2017-18 Residency Program. This two-week program invites a Guest Artist with significant standing in our field to come to campus to work with students on a new work of theatre.
  • April 19
    Theatre Senior Thesis Festival is the creative culmination of our Majors’ work in the Theatre Department. Audiences can expect a thrilling mix of performance, readings, presentations and more…
  • March 3

    Written By Anne Carson
    Directed by
     Rebecca Lingafelter
    Performances:
    March 3, 4, and 9, 10, & 11 at 7:30pm
                        
          March 5, 2pm matinee
    Auditions: January 18 & 19

Blurbs

  • Assistant Professor of Theatre Rebecca Lingafelter won a 2015 Drammy for “Outstanding Achievement in Solo Performance” for her work in Grounded (CoHo Productions). 

  • It feels like the decisions you make right now will dictate what you will be doing for the rest of your life and that is not so. A liberal arts education teaches you how to learn so you can continue to learn and grow for the rest of your life. There are seasons to life and you can redirect yourself to follow your passion at any time. I have been a non-profit fund raiser, a mom, a sign language interpreter and event planner. To every thing there is a season.

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