Theatre Oxford

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For 25 years, Theatre Oxford has been run by passionate volunteers who are dedicated to making theater welcoming, accessible, and enjoyable for everyone in Oxford, the University of Mississippi, and Lafayette County.

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2023 10-Minute Play Festival

Theatre Oxford’s festival features new works by local, national and international playwrights, including the winner of our International 10-Minute Play Competition.

This Year’s Line Up

  • 20 Avon by Kristin Andrea Hanratty (Michigan)
  • Patients by George Kehoe (Local)
  • The Hitchhikers by Joseph Atkins (Local)
  • Dead Man by Chuck Smith (Virginia)
  • The Influencer Sem Megson (Ontario, Canada)
  • Lunch Break by LaToya Faulk (Local)
  • The Square Billed Sapphire by Tim Lehnert (Rhode Island)

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Meet the Playwrights!

Join us between shows on Saturday, February 11th from 4-5 PM to Meet the Playwrights! Kristin Andrea Hanratty has written several full-length plays, including Petty Crimes, Birds, and Dirt, which have been produced at theatres around the country. George Kehoe’s full-length play, Hungry, received five performances at the 13th annual New York International Play Festival. LaToya Faulk’s writing has been published in Scalawag, Southwest Review, and Splinter Magazine. Joe Atkin’s latest book, Harry Dean Stanton: Hollywood’s Zen Rebel won the 2021 Bronze Medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Michael Tuxhorn

2-Day, 10-Minute Playwriting Workshop

By Michael Tuxhorn & Neil White

Powerhouse | 413 S. 14th St. | February 10th (5-7 PM) & 11th (10 AM-Noon) | Ages 16+ | $50 for members; includes festival tickets!

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Need Production Volunteers for the Festival

Are you a behind-the-scenes creative? Then Theatre Oxford needs you! For our upcoming production, we need people to create scenic projections & sound design, find/organize costumes & props, shift scenery, run sound & lights, and to work backstage. Work begins 1/23 for design elements and 2/4 for running crew. Show is February 10 & 11.


We Have Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 10-Minute Play Contest! We had over 200 submissions by talented writers, and we appreciate all who submitted work.

The Grand Prize, 20 Avon, is a modern comedy by Kristin Andrea Hanratty. It explores a space where virtual and reality collide.

2nd Place, Patients, a drama by George Kehoe, captures an act of compassion, which leads to an unexpected outcome.

3rd Place was a tie. Buried Fish and Lilacs, a poignant, poetic piece by Michael W Moon & Guestbook, which reveals fractures in a sibling relationship.

Success! Peppermint Bear and The Taming of the Shoe

We enjoyed kicking off the holiday season with family-friendly musical and hearing Santa’s Elf Ensemble sing. We had three sold out houses in Oxford at the Powerhouse, and Santa dropped by for photo ops. Thanks to all who came out. We were also able to tour the show to Taylor and Harmontown. What a delight it was to spread holiday cheer throughout the county.

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Success! Another Side of Tennessee Williams

Collage of Theatre Oxford's Production of Another Side of Tennessee Williams

Theatre Oxford’s opening production was a success thanks to great audiences, generous sponsors, and marvelous volunteers. The Dog Enchanted by the Divine View, The Case of the Crushed Petunias, The Pretty Trap, and Mister Paradise revealed a more hopeful and humorous side of Williams. We also paid tribute to the late Colby Kullman, introduced Colby’s Corner (book exchange) as well and Coffee with Colby. Thanks to all who participated onstage, backstage, offstage, and in the audience!

Hoka Days Fringe Festival

Theatre Oxford premiered two short plays during YAC’s Hoka Days at the Powerhouse. Playwrights LaToya Faulk and Charlie Finesilver attended, as did a good, and receptive crowd! Congrats to all who made the evening of community and artistry a success!

Theatre Oxford featured on MPB

Heartbreak Henry: The Show Must Go On, a documentary by Michael Fagans, will air on MPB on Sunday, August 7 at 3 pm; Tuesday, August 9 at 2 pm; Friday, August 12 at 7:30 pm. The film features Theatre Oxford’s production of The Heartbreak Henry by David Sheffield.
Theatre Oxford Thank You Member Sponsor

Great Membership Kickoff!

Thanks to all for making our Membership Kickoff Party a success! Our membership drive continues, so you can still join us! See picture gallery here!