Finding Your Voice

In this course we will explore different ways to express your voice as a reader, writer, and presenter. As you navigate your first term at the University of Oregon, our College Connections group will: experiment with active reading tools, consider dynamic approaches to writing, and apply creative strategies to presentation. We will use activities from theater to enhance your work in COLT 101 as well as TA 271, especially because these courses introduce how your unique voice will help you analyze, discuss, and reflect on content. With the abstract learning map project, you will also track your process of engaging with communication through individual, personal research that supports your college career.

College Connections Faculty: Tricia Rodley

Tricia Rodley is an instructor in Theatre Arts at UO with a focus on actor training, voice and dialect, practical dramaturgy for actors, and new playwriting. She teaches the Introduction to Theatre Arts course as well as several acting courses. Tricia also directs play and coaches dialects for University Theatre productions. She recently directed Mr. Burns, a post-electric play and The School for Lies. Prior to UO, Tricia lived and worked in New York, earned an MA in Classical Acting from The Central School of Speech and Drama in London, and co-founded Printer’s Devil Theatre in Seattle.

FIG Assistant: Hayley Hendrickson


Summer Assignment

Over the summer, please complete the following assignment: Finding Your Voice summer assignment.

Week of Welcome FIG Meeting

The first meeting for the FIG is Friday, September 22nd at 10:00 am in Columbia 150. Please arrive on time as we will be relocating shortly after.