John Schmor

Photo by Beau Baumann

Ursula K. LeGuin’s classic 1969 science fiction novel The Left Hand of Darkness explores themes of a world beyond gender, as well as issues of loyalty and betrayal. In the past five years, she has worked with theatre director John B. Schmor, to collaboratively produce an evolving stage version. 

Oregon Contemporary Theatre presents The 39 Steps, a comic thriller adapted in part from the Alfred Hitchcock film. It kicks off the Big Read, a community-wide celebration of Hitchcock and film noir. 

Spring Awakening

Apr 25, 2014

University Theatre presents the musical Spring Awakening, a modern rock adaptation of a controversial play from 1891, regarding adolescent sexuality and coming of age. Eric Alan speaks to director John Schmor about the play’s raw edge, the unusual music, and what we haven’t learned about coming of age in the past century.