The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Returns

Attention all thespians and theatre lovers!

Many of the student body has been itching to get a taste of live theatre again- restless to climb back into those seats and watch the curtain rise. The Siskiyou is excited to announce that after a nearly 18-month hiatus, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has officially released its 2022 season!

Artistic Director Nataki Garrett had this foreword about the upcoming season:

“The 2022 season, my first fully-programmed season at OSF, is dedicated to the artists, all of whom have so much to share after 18 months of crisis, closure, and now, rebirth. In this moment of reemergence, I rely on artists because they have their ears and hearts to the ground.  The diversity of styles, perspectives, and stories represented here is a true reflection of my artistic vision. As our field comes back to life, we must center the artists, nurture their perspectives, and amplify their voices. They will, in turn, give us life!”

So, without further ado, here’s a quick guide to these upcoming productions:

Once on This Island
A Musical

Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based Upon the Novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy
Directed by Lili-Anne Brown
April 12 – October 30 • Opening night: April 16
Angus Bowmer Theatre

By Mona Mansour
Directed by Evren Odcikin
West Coast Premiere
April 12 – July 31 • Opening day: April 16
Thomas Theatre

August Wilson’s
How I Learned What I Learned

Co-Conceived by Todd Kreidler
Directed by Tim Bond
May 3 – July 30 • Opening night: May 7
Angus Bowmer Theatre

The Tempest
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Nicholas C. Avila
June 1 – October 15 • Opening night: June 15
Allen Elizabethan Theatre

Revenge Song
By Qui Nguyen
Directed by Robert Ross Parker
A Vampire Cowboys Creation
June 2 – October 14 • Opening night: June 16
Allen Elizabethan Theatre

 King John
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Rosa Joshi
Presented in association with Upstart Crow Collective
August 17 – October 30 • Opening day: August 28
Angus Bowmer Theatre

By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Nataki Garrett
An American Revolutions Commission
West Coast Premiere
August 23 – October 30 • Opening day: August 27
Thomas Theatre

It’s Christmas, Carol!
With songs by Mark Bedard, Brent Hinkley, and John Tufts
Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh
November–December 2022
Angus Bowmer Theatre

The Cymbeline Project
By William Shakespeare
Conceived by Nataki Garrett
Created by Scarlett Kim
O! Digital Stage

Films for the People
Two short films presented by
Black Lives, Black Words International Project
O! Digital Stage

 Quills Fest
An immersive digital festival at the intersection
of live theatre and extended reality
November 2022
O! Digital Stage

In addition to this exciting new season, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is also making changes in their ticket pricing structure. In efforts to make theatre more accessible and inclusive, tickets are now starting at just $35!

For more information on the 2022 OSF season, and ticket options, check out these links!

2022 Season Announcement

2022 Ticketing Changes

2022 Season Show List

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