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Industry Pro Newsletter: Multiple High-Profile Leadership Departures Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: Multiple High-Profile Leadership Departures
by Alex Freeman - Jan 17, 2023

A new labor agreement in the UK, multiple high profile departures, and the end of the streaming truce between AEA and SAG-AFTRA are the highlights of this week’s Industry Pro newsletter, which indicates an industry that is in the midst of roaring back and finding its footing.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Executive Director Resigns as Organization Restructures Photo Oregon Shakespeare Festival Executive Director Resigns as Organization Restructures
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2023

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Executive Director David Schmitz has stepped down this week after three years in the position. The company's Artistic Director Nataki Garrett will be stepping into the position temporarily. 

Hitz Foundation Grants $10 Million To Oregon Shakespeare Festival Photo Hitz Foundation Grants $10 Million To Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 16, 2022

Hitz Foundation, a private non-operating family foundation supporting numerous projects in science, the arts, and the environment throughout the world, has awarded the Oregon Shakespeare Festival a $10 million unrestricted grant, to be paid over the next five years.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival to Launch THEATRE ON FILM, Featuring Film Versions of 202 Photo Oregon Shakespeare Festival to Launch THEATRE ON FILM, Featuring Film Versions of 2022 Repertory Productions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022

OSF has announced Theatre on Film, a new series of online watch parties featuring cinematic film versions of select 2022 repertory season productions, hosted live by directors, playwrights, actors, and community members on an interactive digital platform.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces Anyania Muse as New Managing Director: Director Photo Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces Anyania Muse as New Managing Director: Director of IDEA, People, Culture, and Operations
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022

OSF has promoted Anyania Muse, who joined the nationally influential organization’s leadership team in Spring 2021 as its first Director of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA), to the position of Managing Director: Director of IDEA, People, Culture, and Operations.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces 2023 Season Featuring YERMA World Premiere, ROM Photo Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces 2023 Season Featuring YERMA World Premiere, ROMEO AND JULIET & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022

Today, OSF announced its 2023 season, celebrating groundbreaking artists shaping the future of American theatre and welcoming audiences in Ashland and worldwide to take part in the future of storytelling.

Yale Repertory Theatre to Present BETWEEN TWO KNEES Photo Yale Repertory Theatre to Present BETWEEN TWO KNEES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

Yale Repertory Theatre¬†will conclude¬†its 2022 season with¬†Between Two Knees. The play, written by the intertribal sketch comedy troupe¬†The 1491s¬†and directed by¬†Eric Ting, is presented with¬†Oregon Shakespeare Festival.¬†Between Two Knees¬†will be performed May 12‚ÄďJune 4 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street).

Creative Teams and Casts Announced For 2022 Oregon Shakespeare Festival Photo Creative Teams and Casts Announced For 2022 Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2022

The imminent start of the 2022¬†Oregon Shakespeare Festival¬†season‚ÄĒArtistic Director¬†Nataki Garrett‚Äôs first full season‚ÄĒmarks a celebratory return to repertory producing. The 2022 lineup features eight on-stage plays and musicals, from classic Shakespeare to works by some of today‚Äôs most exciting playwrights.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces 2022 Season Photo Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces 2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2021

Oregon Shakespeare Festival¬†today announced¬†its 2022 Season, making a joyous return to repertory programming after two years of extreme uncertainty‚ÄĒand emerging with an ambitious vision of theatre as an accessible artform that can boldly meet our current moment.

Scarlett Kim and Mei Ann Teo Join OSF's Team of Associate Artistic Directors Photo Scarlett Kim and Mei Ann Teo Join OSF's Team of Associate Artistic Directors
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2021

Collaborating across the many facets of artist engagement, development, and producing,¬†Scarlett Kim¬†and¬†Mei Ann Teo¬†join¬†Evren Odcikin¬†on a three-person, non-hierarchical team of Associate Artistic Directors‚ÄĒrespectively, of¬†Innovation and Strategy, of¬†New Work, and of¬†Artistic Programming.

David Schmitz Videos

Video: Steppenwolf Breaks Ground Today On New Campus Expansion Videoplay
Video: Steppenwolf Breaks Ground Today On New Campus Expansion

by A.A. Cristi - Mar 5, 2019

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation's premier ensemble theatre, proudly breaks ground today on the next phase of its multi-year campus expansion on Halsted Street in Chicago's Lincoln Park. The company unveiled plans for its new state-of-the-art theater building, which will embody the distinct vision of Steppenwolf as a Chicago theatre that is home to America's ensemble.

Video: Steppenwolf Announces BLKS SALON SERIES Videoplay
Video: Steppenwolf Announces BLKS SALON SERIES

by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2017

In conjunction with the world premiere of BLKS by acclaimed poet/playwright Aziza Barnes this December, Steppenwolf Theatre Company has collaborated with Barnes to bring a beautiful lineup of Black artists, queer artists, women-identified artists, artists of color and their communities to Steppenwolf's LookOut Series. The BLKS Salon Series celebrates the themes and conversations sparked by Barnes's play an ingenious portrait of a day in the life of four young black women in New York City.

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Grand Concourse, a play full of both humor and heart by Heidi Schreck. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper sharing the role of Frog and Mariann Mayberry as Shelley with Brittany Uomoleale as Emma and Victor Almanzar as Oscar.  Check out a sneak peek below!