Education programs for students and teachers in southern Oregon and northern California.
While the following programs are specifically for schools and teachers in the Ashland area, we also offer a variety of classes, activities, and events for visiting school groups. Or, invite us into your school for one to five days of learning through the School Visit Program
THE BOWMER PROJECT FOR STUDENT PLAYGOERS
Every year, the Bowmer Project provides tickets to twelve high school and middle school classes (15 – 35 students per class). Prior to their visit, the class teachers attend special workshops that offer strategies for teaching the plays their students will attend. During the program the students make two visits to the Festival to see two plays, attend a Backstage Tour, and participate in a post-show discussion led by an OSF company member. All students who complete the program receive a pass to attend selected plays with a guest during the season. To be considered for the Bowmer Project, your school must be located in Jackson, Josephine, Klamath or Siskiyou County.
Applications for 2014 are closed. Please check back early in 2014 for the 2015 application.
BOWMER PROJECT SPONSORS
The Carpenter Foundation
THE ASHLAND SCHOOLS PROJECT
This program, offered to all schools in the Ashland School District, provides a variety of learning opportunities. Students in the 6th through 8th grades see a 40-minute adaptation of a current OSF production presented by OSF actors and 7th and 8th graders will participate in Shakespeare workshops. Freshman English students at Ashland High School participate in a Prologue, attend a current OSF production in the Angus Bowmer Theatre, and join in a follow-up discussion with a member of the cast. Teachers from any Ashland school bringing students to see a play at OSF can schedule a prepatory class in their classroom taught by company members.
ASHLAND HIGH SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP
OSF and Ashland High School formed a school-business partnership in the fall of 1993 in response to Measure 5, which greatly reduced education funds in Oregon. Under the terms of the partnership, OSF company members teach a master class at the high school each year. OSF provides a limited number of English class visits each school year as well.
TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY
For the past six years, the OSF Education Department has hosted a Teacher Appreciation Day as a way of saying thank you to teachers and educators in the Rogue Valley community for their hard work, patience and dedication. Teachers are given a free ticket and may purchase a $10.00 guest ticket to a play, prior to which they are invited to attend a wine and cheese reception at 7:00 p.m. at OSF in New Place. We are proud to announce that this tradition will continue next season, on May 11, 2013. Teachers can call to order through the Group Sales Office beginning January 9 to reserve their free ticket and a $10.00 guest ticket to the 8:00 p.m. performance of The Taming of the Shrew
The deadline for ordering is Friday April 26th. For more information and to order, call (541) 488-5406. Reservations required. Tickets need to be paid with credit card at time of ordering and tickets will be mailed. Due to the nature of the event, there are no refunds or exchanges.