The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's School Visit Program, now in its 42nd year, is one of the largest theatre outreach programs in the country. When a team of two actors visits a school, students see and hear works of Shakespeare and other great writers presented in ways that relate to their own experiences and engage their imaginations. Every fall, teams visit urban and rural schools in many Western states.
OSF SCHOOL VISIT PROGRAM
A single day of the OSF School Visit Program includes two performances and up to two hours of workshop time. Each show is approximately 45 minutes in length which includes time for a brief discussion with students following the show and performances can be scheduled for groups of 25 – 500. Each team creates two performance programs. One is a Shakespeare program, which is either a condensed version of one Shakespeare play or selected Shakespeare scenes built around a theme, and the second program is a combination program, which combines Shakespeare and other dramatic literature, poetry and short stories into one performance.
Schools may book either one or two workshops following the two performances. Teams will lead either 2 one-hour workshops (limited to 35 students in each) or 1 two-hour workshop (limited to 35 students).
The request form
to book a visit for fall/winter 2013 is now available. For information about the School Visit Program, please call the Education Office at (541) 482-2111, ext. 414.
SCHOOL VISIT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
The goal of the School Visit Partnership Program is to create vital partnerships with teachers by providing professional development and curriculum that links to two, three or five day residencies. Schools are selected based on commitment of the faculty and administration and financial and cultural needs of the students. Scholarships are available.
For more information about the School Visit Partnership Program please call the Education Office at (541) 482-2111, ext. 244.
The School Visit and School Visit Partnership Programs are made possible by generous donations from these sponsors:
The Bowmer Society
Helen Clay Frick Foundation
The Lamb-Baldwin Foundation
Oregon Arts Commission
Joseph R. Parker Foundation
Sharkey Family Charitable Foundation
Stephen K. Tyler and Karen A. Telian-Tyler