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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Intensive

Dates and Location

Summer 2018

Program Semester Dates: TBA

Program Travel Dates: TBA

Location: Ashland, Oregon USA

Pre-trip Orientation Meetings will take place on the Texas State campus in San Marcos. 

Course Options

Dramatic Theory and Analysis

TH 3367.D01, Section 1 - Acting
Instructor: Lauren Lane

TH 3367.D02, Section 2 -
Instructor: Shannon Richey

Program Objectives

This program offers intensive undergraduate courses that examine theatre production with a specific focus on acting and directing at this country’s largest regional theatre, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF). With an annual budget of over $25 million, the largest resident acting company in the United States, and a season of 11 plays produced in 3 varied theatres from February until November, the scope and impact of OSF is significant to theatre throughout the country.

A company of directors, actors, and designers works in a true rotating repertory system, performing in multiple plays in the season’s offerings. Their contracts allow many of them to live and raise families in this unique community. Students will analyze, interpret, and study the plays, playwrights, and artists working for OSF this season. The students will also conduct research into the history of the company, its founding and current producing level.

Admission is selective, and space is limited.

Program Details

The program includes the following:

  • Preliminary course work, instruction in TRACS, pre-trip meetings.
  • 45 contact hours in Ashland.
  • Meeting sessions with company actors, technicians, literary managers, and artistic directors
  • Tickets for nine productions at OSF:

Twelfth Night
Great Expectations

The Wiz
The Winter's Tale
Richard II
Timon of Athens

  • Backstage tour
  • Green show productions
  • Hotel stay, breakfast each morning

Tuition and Program Fee

Tuition for three hours of undergraduate university credit: $774.99

Tuition for three hours of graduate university credit: $924.99

Additional Program Fee: TBA

Important Note: Airfare, lunch & dinner, and personal expenses are not included in the Program Fees. 

Course tuition and program fee will be billed and paid through SBS Billing and Payment.

Drops and Refunds

All university policies regarding installments, course drops, and refunds apply to all billed and paid tuition and program fees.

Applying to the Program

Please begin by completing the following online extension program application:

           Oregon Shakespeare Festival Program Application—not yet available

Important: In addition to the completed online application, the following documents must also be submitted. You will be asked to attach them electronically to your application:

Health Information

Insurance Verification

General Release

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.

If you want to apply after the deadline, please contact one of the instructors below for more information.

Registering for Course

You must register for your academic course though the Student Information System/Catsweb during the regular University registration period.

Program Director

For more information about the content of this program, please contact one of the Program Directors.

Lauren Lane
THEA 101

Shannon Richey
THEA 101

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