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Nataki Garrett is the Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, one of the largest theater-producing organizations in the U.S., and is widely recognized as an innovative and influential arts leader.

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18 Cities & Towns Collaborate to Re-create Federal Theater Project's IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE

Discover how 18 cities and towns across the US are coming together to re-create the Federal Theater Project's 'It Can't Happen Here' initiative.

Directors Gathering Announces Convening 2023: Universality Of Art-Making With Nataki Garrett As Keynote Speaker

Directors Gathering (DG), a membership organization that offers theatre directors consistent community, announces the 2023 (DG) Convening: The Universality of Art-Making, with keynote speaker, artistic leader at large, Nataki Garrett, happening virtually Saturday, September 30th - Sunday, October 1st.

San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company Announces 2023-24 Season

The 29th season of San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company will see its Artistic Director L. Peter Callender taking on two of what he terms “bucket list roles.” First as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman in October, followed by Shylock in the Merchant of Venice in May.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Appoints Tim Bond as New Artistic Director

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Board of Directors has announced its appointment of Tim Bond as its new Artistic Director, effective September 1. The position will be a homecoming for Bond, who served as an Associate Artistic Director at OSF for 11 seasons from 1996 to 2007.

Interview: Elizabeth Carter of STEEL MAGNOLIAS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Explores the In-Between Places That Foster Community

BroadwayWorld chats with director Elizabeth Carter about her new production of Robert Harling's 'Steel Magnolias' running at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in Mountain View June 7 to July 2 with a multicultural cast of stage veterans.

Children's Theatre Company Appoints Raiyon Hunter as Casting Director

 Children’s Theatre Company has announced that Raiyon Hunter, currently the Associate Casting Director for Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, has been appointed CTC’s Casting Director. She will join CTC on May 22.

Industry Pro Newsletter: TCG Conference Goes to Chicago, Garrett to Leave Oregon Shakespeare

The Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has selected Chicago, IL as the location for its 2024 National Conference, which will be hosted by the League of Chicago Theatres. Meanwhile, the WGA strike, turmoil at regional theaters continues, and Britain gets a King who loves the arts.

Nataki Garrett Resigns as Artistic Director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Nataki Garrett, artistic director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival, has resigned.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Launches 'Save Our Season' Campaign

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has announced the launch of The Show Must Go On: Save Our Season, Save OSF, an emergency fundraising campaign with a goal of raising $2.5M to help complete the 2023 Season successfully.

TCG Announces New Officers For Board Of Directors

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced new trustees and an updated list of officers for its board of directors.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Executive Director Resigns as Organization Restructures

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

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.

New Jersey Theatre Alliance and 24 Arts Service Organizations Make A Statement in Support of Nataki Garrett

New Jersey Theatre Alliance has released a statement of support and solidarity for Nataki Garrett, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Stellar and Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announce Partnership

​​​​​​​ Stellar and Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) announced a partnership to ensure that OSF's groundbreaking O! Digital Stage will be powered in part by Stellar's industry leading platform, bringing unparalleled theatrical experiences to audiences around the globe.  

West Coast Premiere of CLYDE'S to Open at the Mark Taper Forum in November

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and director Kate Whoriskey will bring their latest Broadway triumph, “Clyde’s,” a co-production with Goodman Theatre in Chicago to the Mark Taper Forum November 15 to December 18. It recently concluded the Goodman engagement.

Wake Up With BWW 10/4: Andrew Lloyd Webber's BAD CINDERELLA Comes to Broadway, and More!

Top stories include Andrew Lloyd Webber's Bad Cinderella, heading to Broadway in 2023. Plus, go inside opening night of Leopoldstadt, meet the cast of Almost Famous, and more!

Theatre Organizations Condemn Threats Made Against Oregon Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Nataki Garrett

The Dramatists Guild, Theater Communications Group and the Shakespeare Theatre Association have released a statement condemning threats made against Nataki Garrett,  Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. 

Second Annual Black Motherhood and Parenting New Play Festival Set For October

Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL) and Blackboard Plays have announced the festival programming for the nationally recognized 2nd Annual Black Motherhood and Parenting New Play Festival, taking place virtually from October 20 - November 14, 2022.

Hermitage Artist Retreat Welcomes Sanford Biggers, Rajiv Joseph, Cathy Park Hong, Du Yun To National Curatorial Council

The Hermitage Artist Retreat recently announced its 2022-2023 Curatorial Council, comprised of distinguished national arts leaders spanning the fields of theater, music, visual art, literature, and arts education.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival to Launch THEATRE ON FILM, Featuring Film Versions of 2022 Repertory Productions

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.

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