The Official Group of the Devoted fans of the OSF
Kevin Kenerly is an old friend of mine from Olivet College days. If anyone has any idea of how to reach him, I would be much appreciated. Thank you for your time.
Hey guys, long time no post, right? Anyway, last week I went down and saw all the shows that are still going on. I promise to write about them sometime this upcoming weekend. But for now, I've compiled a list of all the actors who are, sadly, not returning to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival next year.
*Robert Vincent Frank
I'm happy to say some are leaving by choice, others however aren't which is very sad.
Does anyone else have any actors to add to the list?
Anyone heard anything about next season? Who'll be back? Who won't?
Recent announcement of the National Endowment of the Arts Awards for "Arts on Radio and Television" includes one for a documentary about the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
When quality art-appreciation projects are given the support they need to 1) get made and 2) be found. In the more recent announcment of the National Endowment of the Arts Awards, there was one that stood out for the Shakespeare follower:
Oregon Public Broadcasting; Portland, OR; $25,000. To support the production of a documentary film about the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon. Directed by Jon Else and produced by Bonni Cohen, Shakespeare's Wings will be a two-hour, behind-the-scenes cinema verite program intended for national broadcast on PBS.
Founded over 60 years ago, the Oregeon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is a theatre company most worthy of such attention, and through the broadcast of such a feature, it can only help further not only the efforts of OSF, but Shakespearean companies/groups throughout the country - big and small.
The Bard's poetry and drama will certainly live on forever, but though staged, these works still need to be seen. In the new documentary, the success of OSF will surely be explored. At last count, the company was presenting more than 780 performances a year for approximately 360,000 patrons!
I applied to this year's Summer Seminar for High School Juniors and am waiting with bated breath to see if I got in. Has anyone gone to this before? Anyone planning on applying in the future? Discuss, please!
Love love love,
Hello awesome OSF fans,
Tomorrow I leave for Ashland with my drama class! We're going Thursday and coming back Sunday, and we're seeing three plays: The Winter's Tale, The Importance of Being Earnest, and The Diary of Anne Frank. A few friends and I are going to try to get tickets to the Friday matinee show of Bus Stop, because we have free time then! Has anyone seen any of these shows? How did you like them?
I'll post stories/reviews when I get back.
(Twenty-five hours until we arrive!! AAAHHHH!!!)
Hello all! This if your friendly OSF LJ group creator speaking!
Well, we sadly haven't had a post for a while. *tear tear* So I'm posting.
A new season of OSF is starting! YAY! Is anyone else as excited as I am? I know I am! ... Ok, that sounded a lot lamer than I thought it would.
So, RANDOM QUESTION(S) TIME!! Who is you favorite actor/actress? Who's your least favorite actor/actress?
Please tell us why you like/dislike them as well!I'll answer now:
My favorite actor is, obviously, Christopher DuVal. I've seen him in A Midsummer Nights Dream, Comedy of Errors, Room Service, Love's Labours Lost
, and Twelfth Night.
He's extraordinarily funny and a very talented actor. He's also very nice. I've never actually talked to him in real life, but I sent him an e-mail and he graciously responded. And then, like the dork i am, I found his phone number and left a message on his machine. He called back and left me a message thanking me. So yes, HE'S AWESOME! My favorite actress is Robin. She kicks ass! I also love Ray Porter! I'm so sad that he left. But he's nice too! I added him as my myspace friend and he left me an awesome comment!
My least favorite actor/actress? I'm not too practically found of Julie Oda anymore.
Ok, now you guys respond!
yayayayay! we have 4 members!!!
- When did you fall in
love with Ashland? The
summer before eighth grade. It was right after my mom died, and it was
just what I needed to make me feel better. But I truly feel in love
with it last summer, before sophomore year.
- What was your most .
. . um . . . meaningful OSF experience? Mine
actually didn't take place in Ashland, but in my home town of Portland.
I have 2 of them also. The first is that I e-mailed Christopher DuVal
and he actually responded, and then my friend e-mailed him and told him
it was my birthday and he e-mailed me again to wish me a happy
birthday. And the second is when I called his house and left a message,
then the next day when I got home from school I had a message left from
- Does anyone
here actually live in Ashland? Sadly no, but I will once I go to school in Ashland!!!
- When are you planning
on going back, and what plays'll you see? I
might be going with my school in March, and I might go with my dad and
brother in Febuary, but I know I'll definetly be going in August! I
really wanna see The Winter's Tale, Bus Stop, The Diary of Anne Frank, Cyranno Deburciac, and The Importance of Being Earnest.
- Can we please, PLEASE
fix the spelling errors in our title? Haha, of course! I'm not the best speller
Hi guys! I'm Witch Baby. (Real name = Hana, but Witch Baby = cooler.) Being new to this whole LJ thing, I guess I should tell you some stuff about myself that pertains to Ashland & OSF:
- I am absolutely, completely in love with Ashland as a town and, mostly, with the OSF. I would imagine that everyone is on here because they love Ashland, but I pretty much always feel like the only person in the world (okay, the only person at my school) who lusts after it so much. Even my drama teacher thinks I'm weird about Ashland!
- My favorite OSF actor is, without a doubt, Kevin Kenerly. I've seen him in Topdog/Underdog (I was sitting next to my teacher at that show, which was a bit . . . awkward; you'll get what I mean if you saw the play), Gibraltar, and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. I was sitting front-row-center at Ma Rainey, and, since it was in the New Theatre, I was like six feet away from the actors. Basically, I was in heaven.
- Kevin Kenerly aside, I'm completely in love with all the other OSF actors, too. I loved Aisha Kabia, but it looks like she's not coming back this season. *tears* And, Puck, I LOVE Christopher DuVal, too! Genius, that man.
- I'm a junior in high school, which means that I'm applying for the Summer Seminar for High School Juniors! Is anyone else planning on applying? Has anyone gone to this before? I really, really want to get in!
Right, now I have some questions for you guys, if you want to answer them:
- When did you fall in love with Ashland? For me, it was in freshman year, when my school went on a four-day field trip there. We saw three plays and had a backstage tour and an acting workshop. I knew before that that I loved theater, but this trip basically showed me that I wanted to do that with my life. And, to my mind, Ashland rivaled New York City as the best place to do theater!
- What was your most . . . um . . . meaningful OSF experience? I have two. One was talking to Kevin Kenerly after Ma Rainey's Black Bottom; the other was after Gibraltar. I should explain that something about Gibraltar just resonated with me. Maybe it was the slow, thoughtful, mysterious pacing of the show; maybe it was the fact that it was set in San Francisco, a city that's so close to home for me; maybe it was the awe-inspiring effect of the simple set and the complicated, interweaving stories. Whatever it was, I was just amazed by it. On the walk back to the hotel after the show, I couldn't stop crying. I realized that I wanted that so badly: to create theater. I was so envious of everyone in OSF, because they got to create theater every day.
- Does anyone here actually live in Ashland? If you do, will you please marry me? : P
- When are you planning on going back, and what plays'll you see? I'm going with my school at the end of March, and I think we're seeing The Winter's Tale, The Diary of Anne Frank, and The Importance of Being Earnest. Of course, I might end up buying a ticket to see another show in our free time, which is usually spent shopping. But I've shopped downtown Ashland so much, I'm pretty much sick of it . . .sort of.
- Can we please, PLEASE fix the spelling errors in our title? It should be "devoted_to_osf," not "devoted_to_ofs." And it's "Official," not "Officail." Come to think of it, we're not exactly official, are we? Whatever. We should be official, anyways. The point is, I'm fairly computer iliterate, so I don't know how to change all this stuff. Can someone more competent please try? I will love you forever.
Well, that pretty much wraps up my obsessive compulsive Ashland-ness. I love you all, because you love OSF!!
How many of you have seen and enjoyed the movie cartoon The Prince of Egypt
? Well, there's a song in it called All I Ever Wanted
. Anyway, I took that song and re-wrote it for all of us who want to act in the OSF some day!
( click here to read my versionCollapse )