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Catherine E. Coulson

Though her more than 35-year career has encompassed a myriad of roles both on stage and television, Catherine Coulson is best known for her performance as the “Log Lady” on the TV series “Twin Peaks.” Her television credits also include appearances on the shows, “Portlandia” and “Psych,” while her film work includes “Eraserhead” and “Calvin Marshall.” Catherine has joined the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for the past 19 seasons, with performances in productions including “As You Like It,” “Much Ado About Nothing” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” She has also performed in stage productions with the San Jose Repertory Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Denver Center Theatre Company.

Tyrone Wilson

For more than 15 years, Tyrone Wilson has been sharing his love for theater and knowledge of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) with Road Scholar participants. As an actor, Tyrone has performed for more than 18 seasons with the OSF, including in productions such as “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” He has appeared in the motion picture, “The Super,” as well as on TV shows including, “Daniel Boone,” “The Bob Newhart Show,” and “The Mod Squad.” Tyrone holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama.

Christopher Duval

Christopher DuVal is this season's fight director for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's production of "Robin Hood" — and marks his 13th season with the company. He serves as the head of BFA / MFA Performance at the University of Idaho, and has frequently worked as a guest teacher or guest fight director at regional theaters and training programs throughout the country. He is a certified teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors, a senior instructor with Dueling Arts International, a second-degree black belt in Aikido, and an associate teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework.

Geoff Ridden

Geoff Ridden divided his time between Winchester, England and Ashland, Oregon from 2002 until 2008. He was associate dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Winchester, and has also taught Shakespeare courses at Southern Oregon University as well as giving lectures for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Geoff has performed a number of Shakespearean roles in England and the U.S. Since his retirement from the University of Winchester in 2008, he has settled permanently in Ashland, where he continues to be associated with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and with Southern Oregon University. He is also a regular volunteer-host on the Classics and News Service of Jefferson Public Radio, and has recorded audio books for through Bee Audio.

Darrell Bluhm

Darrell Bluhm is the Feldenkrais Method instructor at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Feldenkrais aims to reduce pain or limitations in movement, to improve physical function, and to promote general well-being by increasing students' awareness of themselves and by expanding students' movement repertoire. On the most basic level in theatre, Feldenkrais is tuning the actor’s instrument that is their body and voice. Darrelll is a sixth-dan, Shihan in Aikido and chief instructor of Siskyou Aikikai in Ashland, where he teaches Aikido, Tai Chi Chuan and maintains a private Feldenkrais practice. This year is his sixth season with the acting company of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
12 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
3 Performances


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