Summer in the Rogue Valley is a great place to be! One major reason for this is the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. Did you know OSF collaborates with the Rogue Valley community in many significant ways?
Yes, and in fact, the list of collaborations would be many pages long; here are a few off the top of my head:
- Bringing millions of tourists to southern Oregon since its founding in 1935, thereby
boosting our regional economy
- Raising funds to assist HIV/AIDS organizations since 1988, through the Daedelus Project
activities and performance: https://www.osfashland.org/en/productions/activities-and-events/Daedalus-project.aspx
- Partnering with sponsors to provide The Bowmer Project for Student Playgoers, a free
tickets program for middle and high school students: https://www.osfashland.org/en/engage-and-learn/bowmer-project.aspx
- Sponsoring local Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations
- Offering special ticket deals for school groups, locals, visitors and employees
- Promoting inclusion and diversity and partnering with local leaders: https://www.osfashland.org/en/company/cultural-connections.aspx
- Offering local community members a way to volunteer and be engaged with the company
in a meaningful way: https://www.osfashland.org/en/work-with-us/volunteering.aspx
- The Green Show, free entertainment “on the bricks”
The Green Show showcases local performing arts talent and is just one way OSF cultivates creativity and arts education in the local community. Do you know about the Green Show? Did I mention it is free and open to the public? – a show composed of primarily music and dance – that takes place four nights a week, Wednesday through Saturday.
Follow this link to find the Green Show Schedule:
And here are a few handy tips/reminders when heading down to watch the Green Show:
- The show goes on, weather permitting. Be prepared for hot sun or cool temperatures or both. This is Oregon weather! Wear layers as per usual.
- Arrive early if you want to reserve sitting space for the Green Show. Please note that blankets are not to be placed on the grass and left unattended before 5:00 pm; this is because they can damage the lawn when left for extended periods of time.
- Chairs: if you bring a regular lawn chair to watch the Green Show, it can only be used on the perimeter so as to not block others’ view. Short lawn chairs (less than one inch above the ground) can be used closer to the stage.
- You might consider a picnic or get some dinner to go; then you can enjoy your meal while waiting for and/or watching the Green Show. Greenleaf Restaurant is a good choice for sandwiches, and is nearby, on the Plaza.
- Kids love the Green Show so you may want to bring snacks and drinks and the whole family. Bring the grandkids and their dancing shoes!
- Please note that no alcohol of any kind is permitted at the Green Show.
Enjoy these sampler videos of Green Show performances posted on YouTube:
Lincoln Project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK_zPElSnRU
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra (youth orchestra): https://youtu.be/Ug5Zwe3b-rw
Hamfist plays a Woody Guthrie song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDqpJDUP3xI
Green Show Schedule Details:
The Green Show begins at 6:45 pm and runs June 7 through September 28, 2019.
It runs four nights a week, (Wed. through Sat.)
The OSF campus is located at 15 S Pioneer Street in Ashland, Oregon 97520
Box Office Phone Number: (800) 219-8161
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
On the Web: https://www.osfashland.org/greenshow
OSF Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/osfashland/
Photo Credit Bob Palermini