OSF Explores New Works in San Francisco

This is what I am doing the first week of April:  Attending Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s  On the Road exploration of New Works weekend in San Francisco!  With their permission,  I am reprinting OSF’s announcement of this fun event:

OSF on the Road: April 1–3, 2016

Illuminating the Play Creation Process

Lue Douthit, Director of Literary Development for OSF and Luis Alfaro, Playwright photo by Jenny Graham

Lue Douthit, Director of Literary Development for OSF and Luis Alfaro, Playwright
photo by Jenny Graham

Join us in San Francisco, April 1–3 for a series of curated conversations and classes all about New Works! Immerse yourself in the world of new play development with Dr. Lue Douthit, OSF’s Director of Literary Development, with special guest, OSF’s Playwright in Residence, Luis Alfaro! The weekend of discussions, activities and performances will illuminate how an idea can be transformed from a thought to a work in progress, to a reading, then a fully realized production. We will spend time with the creative team of The Unfortunates, OSF’s 2013 runaway hit! Join us for this journey through the wilds of a playwright’s imagination. During the program you will:

  • Hear a new play by Luis Alfaro with local actors: listen to a reading and provide feedback, discuss the narrative and engage in dialogue about how a new work evolves.
  • Meet with Beatrice Basso, Director of New Work at ACT and dramaturg for the ACT production ofThe Unfortunates.
  • Talk to the creative team of The Unfortunates and learn about their process from page to stage.
  • Learn how OSF is an imagination incubator for new works and play development from workshops and readings through the Black Swan Lab.

More programming to come!

We will chart the development of a play from idea to an action, from action to intention and from intention to story. There are many characters in this tale, and Lue will be our guide through the wilds of a playwright’s imagination.

Schedule to be announced soon.

All programming will be held at the newly renovated Hyatt Regency San Francisco where we have a block of rooms reserved. Space is limited, so sign up today! Lodging and transportation should be booked on your own.

Room reservations may be made and modified on-line. Your link is:https://resweb.passkey.com/go/OregonShakespeareFestival2016. You may also make your reservation by calling Passkey at 888-421-1442, and referencing the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Program at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco with your March 31–April 3, 2016 reservation dates.  Reservations must be made before, Friday, March 4, 2016, to receive this special rate. The Hyatt Regency is just steps away from the Historical Ferry Building. Their website has information about parking, restaurants and other activities in the area, click here for more information.

We hope you will join us in San Francisco for this one-of-a-kind weekend.

Cost: $600 per person includes three days of discussions, activities and four meals, including one dinner, as well as a ticket for The Unfortunates on Saturday, April 2.

Contact Karen Delsman to secure your spot by calling 541-482-2111, ext. 386 or emailing karend@osfashland.org to arrange payment.


This sounds fun and fascinating to me.  I hope to see you there.  -skf

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