Welcome to OU University Theatre 2019-2020 "Theatre of Dreams" season! We invite you to join us for an engaging season designed and presented by the students in the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts.
Gordon New Director for OU Helmerich School of Drama
Seth Gordon, a nationally recognized stage director and producer of new plays, has been named as director of the Helmerich School of Drama at the University of Oklahoma.
A passionate educator, Gordon has taught stage directing, dramaturgy and audition techniques, and he has been invited to lead master classes in directing and acting at Webster University, Fairmount Performing Arts Conservatory, Cleveland Play House, Carnegie Mellon University, Pratt Institute and New York University.
As associate artistic director of the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Gordon created and produced Ignite! an annual new play festival; crafted and curated a new play commissioning program; administered creative campaigns and fundraising efforts; assisted with season selection; supervised the casting and literary department; and was a member of the long range strategic planning committee.
"We are eager to welcome Seth to the University of Oklahoma as he enriches our already strong theatrical offerings in the Helmerich School of Drama and guides our talented faculty, students and staff toward a bright, exciting future," said Mary Margaret Holt, dean of the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts.
Welcome to OU Fine Arts
Each year the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, with each of its five highly ranked schools of music, art, drama, dance and musical theatre, present a large array of concerts, lectures, art exhibitions and theatre productions. Rooted in excellence, our students learn from the best professional faculty, staff and guest artists to set new standards and achieve new heights. This video will give you a glimpse into OU FINE ARTS.
Professor Christopher Sadler Named 2019 Rothbaum Professor of Excellence
Professor Christopher Sadler, associate professor of drama, has been named the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts 2019 Irene and Julian J. Rothbaum Presidential Professor of Excellence in the Arts.
Professor Sadler joined the University of Oklahoma in 2005. Since his arrival he has been a tireless educator, revising the stage management curriculum to reflect an ever-changing profession and creating new courses (ranging from music notation to dramatic literature) to enhance students’ education. One former student remarked of Professor Sadler: “His classes are spaces conducive to discussion and debate, especially about challenging ideas, and they remain safe spaces to share and discuss because Chris prioritizes respect, leading by example.”
When asked about his leadership in arts education, Sadler said, “In 2005, I became the first faculty member at OU dedicated to the teaching of stage management. From the beginning, I was determined to make the bachelor of fine arts degree in stage management prominent regionally and nationally."
The Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts offers the largest and most comprehensive fine arts program in the state of Oklahoma. We are immensely proud of our students, and ask that you join us in assisting them with a helping hand through the newly established Fine Arts Student Emergency Fund.
Arts Management and Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate
The Arts Management and Entrepreneurship (AME) Graduate Certificate is a program meant for students interested in building a career in the arts in an exciting but ever-changing marketplace. The program is built on a flexible structure of fine arts, arts entrepreneurship, and MBA courses that develop the skills needed for career success and creative impact. Offered by the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Price College of Business. Learn more