Students in a workshop 2011

Bring your Students to OSF

Enhance your students' experience at OSF with pre- and post-show activities, events and classes.


osf prologueA must for every group! These dynamic, 30-minute introductions to the plays are presented by a company member. Students who attend Prologues, especially for plays with challenging themes or complex language, such as Shakespeare’s, are better able to understand the plays and get more out of the experience. Prologues introduce characters, themes, language and other background information and are offered for every play in the season. They are recommended for The Tempest, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, The Great Society, The Comedy of Errors, Water by the Spoonful, Richard III and The Two Gentleman of Verona.

New for 2013: To accommodate as many school groups as possible, groups will be combined for Prologues. Groups of 15 – 50: $60; groups of 51 – 80: $75. Tuesday – Sunday before performances.

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osf actor Wayne Carr teaches a workshopTwo hours of on-your-feet exercises, led by one or two company members designed to explore the themes, characters and language of the plays your students will see on their visit to OSF.

$175 per group. Limited to groups of 15 – 50. Sessions led by one company member are offered for groups of 15 – 20 at $125 per group. Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., February 26 – June 9 and September 3 – November 3.

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EXPLORING DESIGN:  The Tempest or The Comedy of Errors

exploring design classWhat inspires the designs for this season's production? What factors influenced the designers' choices? These questions and more are answered in a one-hour exploration of the creative process. Students discover how the words of the script are turned into a production on stage by investigating visual research, drawings, photos from previous productions and fabric samples.

$85 per group. Limited to 15 – 50 participants. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m., February 26 – June 8 and September 26 –November 2.

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Spend a stimulating hour with a company member reflecting on one or more plays your group has seen. $80 per group. Limited to 15 – 50 participants. Wednesday – Sunday at 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.  

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The Student Backstage Tour reveals “the show behind the show” and what it takes to produce a play. Plus, a three-hour set change is condensed into a five-minute time-lapsed video. This walking tour includes indoor and outdoor spaces, so ask students to dress accordingly. Large groups are usually divided and/or combined with other school groups to ensure a quality tour for all participants. Reservations are required; please include tour reservations with your ticket order. $14.00 per student during the value season. 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Available spring and fall, Wednesday – Sunday.

Note: The Student Backstage Tour includes a flight of stairs between each stop, totaling three flights of stairs with 10-minute intervals of sitting in between. A stairless tour is available with at least three days notice. To order stairless tour tickets, please call 541-482-4331. 

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A member of the cast talks with students after Special Matinee performances in the Angus Bowmer Theatre lobby. Each lasts approximately 30 minutes and is free.