The Bard and Beyond: A Backstage Pass to Award-Winning Theatre
Learn about the life of a theater player, enjoy an expert-led walk of the stage and experience three award-winning shows at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
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Program No. 19884RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Get insider access to company members straight off the stages of the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Throughout the week, actors and theater experts lead lectures and field trips that add context to the three plays you attend. Each year over the course of its nine-month season, OSF stages a selection of Shakespeare’s works, national and international classics and world premieres. Come experience a week of cutting-edge theater in charming Ashland as you learn about the inner workings of a regional repertory theater company running 11 plays on three stages.
Activity Level
Walking up to two blocks, standing up to one hour. Indoor and outdoor theatres are accessible.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Your program includes tickets to three Oregon Shakespeare Festival performances, complemented by special sessions with the company members to learn about the life of a player.
  • Explore the performance venues with a company member who relates OSF history and provides insight into the complexities of running one of the country’s largest rotating repertory theaters.
  • Discuss each play with an actor from the company, putting each production into a broader context and introducing you to special guests.

General Notes

Extend your stay or join a shorter program with the abbreviated 3-night version of this program, #19885. For details, see www.roadscholar.org/19885 or call toll free at (877) 426-8056.
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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.
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