19886
Oregon

A Feast for the Senses: Ashland & the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

See what Ashland is famous for by attending three performances, and discover the city’s thriving art, food and wine scenes through the eyes of local artisans.
Rating (4.91)
Program No. 19886RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,599

At a Glance

Enjoy the Oregon Shakespeare Festival from downtown Ashland, Oregon, a charming college town with a generous helping of big-city sophistication. Now a hotspot for fine food and wonderful wine, Ashland is the home of award-winning cutting-edge theatre where classics are reinterpreted and new plays are brought to life. From your home at a restored historic hotel, engage in compelling lectures and view three performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Also explore the Ashland culture with a visit to a local winery to sample some of the region's best vintages.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to two miles a day over hilly and uneven terrain; standing for up to one hour as well as stairs.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Attend three performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and meet actors and company members who provide rich context for each play.
  • Learn about an aspect of theatrical production ranging from costume or scene design to stage management and beyond.
  • Discuss each play with an actor from the company, putting each production into a broader context and introducing you to special guests.

General Notes

The 2019 playbill features 10 main stage shows, with a balance of new works (such as the world premiere of "How to Catch Creation"), contemporary works (for example "Hair Spray") and three by William Shakespeare. Performances for 2020 programs will be announced by November 2019. The 2020 playbill features 10 main stage shows, including two by William Shakespeare ("The Tempest" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream"), an adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry VI" trilogy, and several new and contemporary works (such as “Confederates” and “The Copper Children”).
Featured Expert
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Rebecca Carey
Rebecca Clark Carey is the head of voice and text at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In the 2014 season, she is the voice and text director for “The Cocoanuts,” “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window,” “The Great Society,” “Water by the Spoonful,” and “The Two Gentlemen of Verona.” She is co- director of voice and text for “Into the Woods.” In addition to her eight seasons at OSF, Rebecca has also worked at the American Repertory Theatre, Royal & Derngate Theatre, Royal National Theatre, and Shared Experience. She has taught at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the Central School of Speech and Drama, and the Oxford School of Drama. Rebecca co-authored the Vocal Arts Workbook with David Carey and holds an M.A. in voice studies from The Central School of Speech and Drama (London), an M.F.A. from the University of California at Irvine, and a B.A. from Harvard University.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Christiana Clark
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Liisa Ivary
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Rebecca Carey
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Peggy Newman
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William Hodgson
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