Join Rehearsals for Life!

Four theatre troupe members of varying ethnicities and genders stand on stage in front of a white background

When someone makes a comment that leaves you uncomfortable, you need to know what to say and, more importantly, how to say it.

Rehearsals for Life is a graduate student theatre troupe sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students and the UO Graduate School to give you the necessary tools for dealing with issues of diversity, equity and access on campus.

Utilizing scenario-based learning founded on the model of Theatre of the Oppressed and other applied theatre modalities, students develop interactive presentations for the campus community to explore tactics and methods in dealing with these issues.

Historically, theatre has been a tool for social change and can provide a valuable springboard for important dialogues.

Both peer education and interactive scenario based presentations are nationally recognized for their valuable role in shaping campus culture and in generating solutions to complex issues. As the campus complexities and pressures increase, it is important that we continue to find innovative ways to meet and address these needs.

WHO WE ARE SEEKING: We are looking for enthusiastic, committed and creative individuals who have an interest in social justice and a desire to contribute to the campus community in innovative ways. No prior theater experience is required, although students must be willing to learn and be comfortable in front of groups.

TIME COMMITMENT: Approximately 2-4 hrs per week beginning Fall Term. Rehearsals Fall Term will be Thursdays from 4-6pm. An orientation retreat will be held September 28 10am -2pm (Lunch Included). We are looking for students willing to commit for an entire academic year. Participants receive a small stipend for participation each term.

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Please contact Abigail Leeder for an application (applications due September 25) or with questions.

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