Oregon Shakespeare Festival

OSF removes graffiti from campus theater

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is speaking out after someone put graffiti on one of its theaters. ‘All Lives Matter’ was written on the Thomas Theater, which is in the heart of OSF’s Ashland campus. While it was immediately taken …

OSF releases two 2020 plays for streaming online

ASHLAND, Ore.– The Oregon Shakespeare Festival may be closed this season but that won’t stop the Ashland company from bringing performances to your home. Like many seasonal businesses, the shutdown from COVID-19 this summer has caused a financial headache. OSF is no …

OSF names new executive director

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced its next executive director. David Schmitz will be the fourth executive director in the festival’s history, following Paul Christy, who served as acting executive director since early last year. Over the past decade, Schmitz …

OSF hopes to raise $5M with new fundraiser

ASHLAND, Ore. — Oregon Shakespeare Festival has launched a fundraiser on Monday called ‘Dare to Dream.’ The organization is hoping to raise 5 million dollars. You can choose which project you want to donate to, whether its helping OSF develop a new …

OSF lays off majority of staff

ASHLAND, Ore. *UPDATE* — Things will be quiet this summer in Ashland as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival puts its season on hold. The announcement was made Friday morning that along with the delay, hundreds of employees would be laid off. “It’s been …

COVID-19 puts OSF performances on hold

ASHLAND, Ore. – Coronavirus concerns are temporarily shutting down one of southern Oregon’s biggest tourist draws. On the morning of March 12, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced large gatherings of over 250 people will be prohibited in order to slow the spread …

OSF takes extra precaution due to coronavirus

ASHLAND, Ore. — The 2020 season of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival officially kicks off on Friday. But with the possibility of a coronavirus outbreak locally, the organization is taking steps to prepare. OSF says it’s increased disinfection of surfaces by having seat …