Play On Podcasts: “Pericles” Starring Keith David, Kathleen Chalfant, Johanna Day

Play On Podcasts, a new scripted fiction podcast series presented by Play On Shakespeare in partnership with Next Chapter Podcasts, announces Ellen McLaughlin’s “Pericles”, directed by Lisa Rothe. Cast includes Keith David, Kathleen Chalfant, Johanna Day and Many More. First…

And the Winners of the SOU Student Film Festival Are….

Photo courtesy of SOU Student Film Festival Last night the SOU Student Film Festival hosted students and community members for a magical, socially distanced, film festival. The night was full of Hollywood magic, an SOU walk of fame, and many…

Dive into OSF’s First Holiday Production with OSF Favorite: John Tufts

Photo by Oregon Shakespeare Festival Last month the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) announced the schedule for its 2021 season, all featured online until fall, when live performances will recommence and continue through December. It’s their very first combined onstage and…

Ashland Earns Eighth MovieMaker Honor

Photo courtesy of the Digital Cinema Program Ashland does it again: MovieMaker magazine added Southern Oregon University’s hometown to its 2021 list of Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker. This designation marks the eighth consecutive year that the national magazine…

African American Shakespeare: Past, Present, Future

The history of Shakespeare and race is a complicated one. Often, Shakespeare’s immense portfolio has a hidden or even obvious stigma against BIPOC performers. Shakespeare has long been viewed as part of the white “cultural identity”, which somehow limits it…

Play On Shakespeare Announces 2021 Board of Directors and Calendar of Events

Photos courtesy of Play On Shakespeare and Heart Spade PR Play On Shakespeare, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to exploring the world of Shakespeare through translation and adaptation, today announces their new board members as well as their January 2021 calendar of events. Play…

Play On Shakespeare Announces December 2020 Calendar of Events

Further Collaborations, Partnerships and a New Web Site Will Arrive in Early 2021 Photo courtesy of Play On Shakespeare Play On Shakespeare, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to exploring the world of Shakespeare through translation and adaptation, today announces their December 2020 calendar (below). Play On…

The Shutdown from a Hospitality Worker’s Perspective

Photo by Claire Grant Ashland is a hospitality town. With the Oregon Shakespeare festival bringing thousands of tourists in and out of this small town every year, we have developed an astounding infrastructure to support the tourism that keeps Ashland’s…