Dates and Location
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.
Dramatic Theory and Analysis
TH 3367.D01, Section 1 - Acting
Instructor: Lauren Lane
TH 3367.D02, Section 2 -
Instructor: Shannon Richey
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.
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:
The Winter's Tale
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:
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.