Helping you prepare for moments that matter
Rehearsals for Life is a joint project between the UO Graduate School and the Office of the Dean of Students, started to help people learn and practice stepping in and defusing disrespectful situations. The troupe uses their own stories and experiences to find inspiration for their performances and discuss issues of power and privilege. But these are not just ordinary theater performances; audience members are invited to participate in the performances and practice navigating potentially disrespectful situations. Through these performances and workshops, Rehearsals for Life works to build healthier relationships and a more equitable campus for all.
Storytelling Workshop for Intertwined 2018: Journeys
Saturday, March 3, 2018
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Take the opportunity to share your stories, and help build empathy, understanding, and unity on campus. Participants can apply to perform in the Intertwined listening event in May. This workshop is open to University of Oregon students, faculty, and staff. Questions? Email Melissa Schenter for more information.
Schedule a Workshop
We don't always know the right thing to say, so why not take some time to practice before those moments happen. Schedule a workshop with us to practice.
This can be a great way to start a dialogue or explore social dynamics. Practicing difficult situations ensures that you are confident in your abilites to settle disrespectful situations and be a conscious bystander that speaks out for what is right. Let us know what works for you and we can work to customize a session for you.
Performances can address:
- Issues of diversity, equity, and access
- Interrupting oppression in everyday situations
- Working effectively with team members
- Challenging authority
- Bystander Intervention
Join Rehearsals for Life
If you are interested in joining Rehearsals for Life, we are looking for enthusiastic and committed members who have an interest in social justice and a desire to contribute to the campus community.
Work with a fun, close-knit group of students passionate about creating social change
Develop your professional skills and interests
Gain great experience for your resume
Become more involved in the campus community
Courage is the most important characteristic to possess for our troupe. We need the courage to stand up and discuss topics that are difficult or deeply personal. We have to be vulnerable as a way of discussing issues that are important to our community. But none of us does this alone. We work together to design performances and help each other develop personal and professional skills. If you have the desire to make a change in our community and the courage to help us do that, please join us.