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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Intensive

This class will meet on the Texas State University campus during the 2019 summer semester and will include a required field trip to study the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.


2019 Summer Term: July 8 - August 8, 2019

Program Travel: July 29 - August 5, 2019

What You Will Learn

A performance during the Oregon Shakespeare FestivalThis 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.

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

Admission is selective, and space is limited.

Course Option

TH 3367  Dramatic Theory and Analysis CRN TBA

Tuition and Program Fee

Tuition for three hours of undergraduate university credit: $833.46

Additional Program Fee, which includes housing, theatre, tickets, and breakfast during the program: 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

Applications for this program are not yet being accepted.

Registering for Course

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

For more information about the content of the course/program, please contact Professor Jerry Ruiz.

For questions about appying/registering, please contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.