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The mission of the University of Oklahoma Helmerich School of Drama is to educate theatre artists, scholars and teachers, preparing them to enter their professions with a knowledge of evolving industry standards; to perpetuate theatre art by encouraging and nurturing the development of new artistic endeavors; and to provide a variety of theatrical productions and programs of excellence to Oklahoma audiences.

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October 25, 2018

HELMERICH SCHOOL OF DRAMA GRADUATE RECEIVES JEFF AWARD

2014 graduate Paul Kim received Jefferson Award in Chicago Monday night

Established in 1968, The Joseph Jefferson Awards honor outstanding theatre artists in the Chicago area. This year, School of Drama alum Paul Kim was the recipient for his Costume Design for The Explorers Club. Read more about the Jeff Awards here.

Helmerich School of Drama Mission Statement

tom huston orr, director of ou school of drama

The mission of the University of Oklahoma School of Drama is to educate theatre artists, scholars, and teachers, preparing them to enter their professions with a knowledge of evolving industry standards; to perpetuate theatrical art by encouraging and nuturing the development of new artistic endeavors; and to provide a variety of theatrical productions and programs of excellence to Oklahoma audiences.

Drama Students Receive Regional Awards

Drama students receive National Awards
Helmerich School of Drama students

March 3rd, 2016 - Students from the Peggy Dow Helmerich School of Drama at the University of Oklahoma won numerous top honors at the recent Region 6 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in San Angelo, Texas.  

Read the full story (PDF)

Auditions & Recruiting Events

The Helmerich School of Drama preliminary auditions and interviews are held at regional thespian conferences throughout the country. To reserve an audition/interview time, please call the Helmerich School of Drama office at 405-325-0546 or email drama_recruitment@ou.edu.

LAB THEATRE

Fine Arts Box Office 325-4101

LAB THEATRE
Adult $8, Student with ID $6

STUDENT-DIRECTED PRODUCTIONS
$5 at the door. Cash or check only.

Lab Theatre Productions for 2019-2020

Hope and Gravity
by Michael Hollinger
directed by Susan Shaughnessy
7:30 pm September 24th - 28th
3:00 pm September 29th

The Trial
by Franz Kafka, adapted by Joe Alberti
directed by Joe Alberti
7:30 pm November 12th - 16th
3:00 pm November 17th 

The Liar
by Pierre Corneille
directed by Tom Huston Orr
7:30 pm Feb. 18th - 22nd
3:00 pm Feb. 23rd

Student Playwriting Festival
7:00 pm April 7th - 11th

For University Theatre productions, please visit theatre.ou.edu

Undergraduate-Directed Productions

Held in Old Science Hall Studio Theatre

I And You
by Lauren Gunderson
directed by Micah Weese
7:30 pm Nov. 19th, 21st, and 24th  

Lucy and the Conquest
by Cusi Cram
directed by Norma Ruiz Cruz
7:30 pm Nov. 20th and 22nd
3:00 pm Nov. 24th

The Gap
by Emma Goidel
directed by Benjamin Burton
7:30 pm April 21st, 23rd, and 25th

A Doll's House, Part 2
by Lucas Hnath
directed by Audrey Armacost
7:30 pm April 22nd and 24th
3:00 pm April 25th