The wildly popular Oregon Shakespeare Festival has launched a new online digital platform amidst physical attendance regulations and festival cancellations.
Dubbed “O!” the expansion to online for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a crucial move in this new modern society and a community flush with gathering restrictions.
As the theater world continues to shift and address decreasing attendance numbers in recent years, the closure of venues around the globe has made a brand new, and gigantic hurdle.
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Much like Shakespeare’s Globe — who recently announced and launched an exclusive online platform for viewing their stageplays in their entirety — the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has set-up shop online.
Offering theatrical fans a chance to watch full plays, videos from the archives, learning and education episodes, audio-based programming, and so much more.
Video launching today at 4PM, https://t.co/oTMmxHTEm8 join OSF company members in our O! digital series, ‘Why Shakespeare,” that poses questions about the importance of Shakespeare in the hierarchy of theatre and literature! Tweet us @osfashland your thoughts and reactions! pic.twitter.com/pfBJWjS3d7
— Oregon Shakespeare (@osfashland) May 1, 2020
In addition to epic content available, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is redefining the word “COVID” with a new acronym; Community Offering Vitality Identity Determination. Their new series, titled 19, is a “micro commissioning initiative that engages 19 artists from all disciplines around empowering themes.”
Catch all of the action from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival online now.