The Pocket Playhouse is the University of Oregon student-run theatre. An independent theatre, the Pocket Playhouse gives students the chance to act, direct, design and produce original work.
Each 10-week term the Pocket Playhouse announces its latest season, usually consisting of four to five shows. The volume of fresh material provides students the opportunity to refine their skills or explore their capabilities in a low-stress environment.
The Pocket Playhouse’s spring season includes two scripts written by Eugene locals and a Japanese Performance Art Club devised piece.
In addition to the full season of shows, The Pocket Playhouse also produces the Plays on One Page Festival or more commonly referred to as P.O.O.P. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to submit their plays to the Pocket Office, located in Villard Hall. Plays must be submitted by Friday, June 5, 2009. The P.O.O.P Festival premiers Saturday, June 6, 2009. More information will be posted closer to the performance date.
I recently had the chance to sit down with Ryan Primm, who is the Pocket Playhouse Chairman. Here is what he had to say about last years P.O.O.P Festival:
My favorite part of being on the Pocket Board last year was working with the P.O.O.P. Festival. I saw tons of people enjoying food, nice weather and hysterical entertainment on the EMU Lawn.”
All shows have a $1 suggested donation and take place in the Pocket Theatre at the University of Oregon’s Villard Hall. Shows start promptly at 5pm and typically run Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Where to find more info:
Check out the Pocket Playhouse Theatre page on Facebook!
Check soon for a Pocket Playhouse Twitter account!