Episode 450. Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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imageThe Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon celebrates its 80th anniversary this season and Cynthia Rider is its new(ish) Executive Director. Cynthia took time out from her incredibly hectic summer schedule to talk about both the history and the future of OSF; the futility of grand plans; the luxury (and the difficulty in finding) a dream job; the intrinsic importance of rotating rep for a destination theatre; the challenge of finding the mix; commitments to diversity, inclusion, and equity; finding different voices; the responsibility of stewardship; and the surprising new difficulty of claiming you’ve produced the entire Shakespeare canon. (Length 18:50)


austin · September 7, 2015 at 8:23 am

Excellent suggestion! Thanks for sharing.

Hilary Giffen · September 2, 2015 at 6:50 am

American Players Theatre in Spring Green Wisconsin is another rotating Rep. It only runs June through the end of October, but runs 8 shows of which all 8 will play in weekends in August and September. It’s close enough to Chicago, Milwaukee and the Twin Cities for a nice weekend getaway and I day-trip matinees from Milwaukee. I highly recommend checking them out.

austin · August 10, 2015 at 3:59 pm

You locals are lucky to have such a treasure. Jealous!

Nanc · August 10, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Great podcast–for the record, we locals love OSF, too! I see everything at least once.

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