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Former OSF Actor sues Jackson Co.

ASHLAND, Ore. – Pinned by the neck and chained to the floor, those are just a few of the accusations former OSF actor Juan “Tony” Sancho is making against Jackson County in a federal lawsuit. A former Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor has …

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 …

Ashland businesses react to OSF cancellation

ASHLAND, Ore. – Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced Friday it’s canceling it’s fall season. Now Ashland businesses, hoping for a boost in tourism dollars, are pivoting to a new future of uncertainty. “Shakespeare closing, it’s going to be an interesting summer,” said Deena …

OSF cancels all 2020 performances

ASHLAND, Ore. – A major tourist draw in Southern Oregon is shutting down for the remainder of 2020. On May 8, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival said they’ve canceled all performances for the rest of the year. OSF said the decision to cancel …

OSF launches new digital platform “O!”

ASHLAND, Ore.– The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has launched its digital content platform called “O!” The platform is the brainchild of new artistic director Nataki Garret who in a statement said she was excited to bring forth OSF’s digital experience. The site is …

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 …