Festival Noons

Festival Noons

  • June 19 - September 1, 2013
Overview

Join us throughout the season for a variety of Noon events!

Join us in the spring for lectures (discursos) or a Preface Plus in Carpenter Hall on Saturdays. In the summer you can join us on Wednesdays and Fridays, for lectures given by company artists and visiting scholars. On Thursdays, attend a Preface Plus, which is a longer version of the OSF Preface for specific plays, and on Saturdays, participate in panel discussions, demonstrations and on-your-feet workshops for the whole family.

During the summer on Tuesdays and Sundays we hold free Park Talks with company members and artists.

Please see full schedule below under more information.

All lectures and Preface Plus are held in Carpenter Hall at noon. Park Talks are held in the Bill Patton Garden at noon and are free.  Tickets are available online or at the Box Office. $10.00; $9.00 for members; $8.00 for youths (ages 6 – 17.) Please be on time.

more information +

June
Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
18
Park Talk:
Brent Hinkley and Kate Mulligan, Actors
19
Lecture:
"A Midsummer Night's Dream on Film: Max Reinhardt and Peter Hall," David Riggs
20
Preface Plus:
Two Trains Running
21
Lecture:
"King Lear on Film: Grigori Kozintsev and Peter Brook," David Riggs
22
Lecture/ Demonstration:
“Universes: Reshaping the American Musical,” Playwrights (Party People), Miriam Laube (Actor), Moderator
23
Park Talk:
Elib Crist-Dwyer, Carpenter
25
Park Talk:
Lydia G. Garcia, Literary Associate, Dramaturg
26
Lecture:
“Battle of the Sexes: The Taming of the Shrew and The Tamer Tamed,” Daniel Pollack-Pelzner
27
Preface Plus:
Two Trains Running
28
Lecture:
Cymbeline: Shakespeare’s Final Roman Play,” Virginia Mason Vaughan
29
Lecture/ Demonstration:
“The Art of Costume Quick Change,” Dianna Lee
30
Park Talk:
Ted Deasy, Actor
July
Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 2
Park Talk:
Joshua Heuertz, Stage Operations and Acting Ensemble
 3
Lecture:
“Men Are as the Time is: The Ethical Labyrinths of King Lear,” Barry Kraft
 4
No Event
 5
Lecture:
"Haunting Legacies in The Liquid Plain: Ghosts and the Living," Ketu H. Katrak
 6
Panel Discussion:
“The Atlantic Slave Trade in History and Drama,” Naomi Wallace, playwright (The Liquid Plain), Marcus Rediker, author (The Slave Ship: A Human History)
 7
Park Talk:
Jacqueline Leighton, Costume Properties Artisan
 9
Park Talk:
Kate Hurster, Actor
10
Lecture:
“The Naming of the Shrew,” Paul Menzer
11
Preface Plus:
A Streetcar Named Desire
12
Panel Discussion:
“Playing Women When Men Set the Rules of the Game,” Dawn-Lyen Gardiner, Nell Geisslinger, Kate Mulligan, Actors. Alison Carey, Moderator
13
Interactive Workshop:
“Shakespeare’s Characters, Christine Albright-Tufts, OSF Teaching Artist
14
Park Talk:
Howie Seago, Actor
16
Park Talk:
Danielle Richter, Wig and Hair Run Crew
17
Lecture:
"Unexpected Heroes, Fantastical Quests: The Fairy Tale World of Cymbeline," Lydia G. Garcia
18
Preface Plus:
A Streetcar Named Desire
19
Lecture:
“The Thing Itself: Directing King Lear,” Bill Rauch
20
Interactive Demonstration:
"Stolen Jewelry and Shrewish Dames: at the Corner of Shakespeare & Noir," Brian Lohman and the Impro Theater Ensemble, Los Angeles
21
Park Talk:
Kaylyn Kilkuskie, Sticher and Stage Operations
23
Park Talk:
Joseph A. Porto, Musician and Construction Supervisor
24
Lecture:
“Paduan Katherine and Imogen the Celt: Shakespeare’s Taming of himself,” Michael J. Allen
25
Preface Plus:
The Liquid Plain
26
Lecture:
“The monstrous little voices of a midsummer’s night and the Nine Men’s Morris,” Michael J. Allen
27
Panel Discussion:
“Musical Math: How the Equation of The Unfortunates was built,” Jon Beavers, Casey Hurt, Ian Merrigan, Ramiz Monsef, Playwrights. Lue Morgan Douthit
28
Park Talk:
Richard L. Hay, Senior Scenic and Theatre Designer
30
Park Talk:
Isabell Monk O’Connor, Actor
31
Lecture:
“The Bursting Hearts of King Lear,” Gretchen Minton




August/September
Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 
 
 1
Preface Plus:

The Liquid Plain

 2
Lecture:
"Cymbeline: A Fairy Tale Gone Mad," Gretchen Minton
 3
Fight Demonstration:
“Battle of the Sexes: How a Maid Fights to Become a Hood," Kate Hurster and John Tufts, Actors
 4
Park Talk:
Lue Morgan Douthit, Director of Literary Development and Dramaturgy
 6
Park Talk:

Thomas Curtis, Stage Operations Manager

 

7
Lecture:

"Zen and the Art of Shakespeare," Lisa Freinkel

 

8
Preface Plus:

King Lear

 


9
Lecture:
“Whose Play Is It Anyway?  Blanche DuBois, Stanley Kowalski and the 1950s,” Stephan Weeks
10
Panel Discussion:
“Playing Women When Men Set the Rules of the Game,” Sofia Jean Gomez, Bakesta King, Rachel Warren, Actors. Alison Carey, Moderator
11
Park Talk:
Miles Fletcher, Actor
13
Park Talk:
Sabina Zuniga Varela, Actor
14
Lecture:
"'I wot not by what power—': Genre and Predestination in A Midsummer Night's Dream," James D. Mardock
15
Preface Plus:
The Tenth Muse
16
Lecture:
“The Muse of The Tenth Muse, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: Renaissance Women of the New World,” Amanda Powell
17
Panel Discussion:
“It’s Good to be the King: A Discussion with Shakespeare’s Monarchs,” Ted Deasy, Howie Seago, Jack Willis, Actors.  Lydia Garcia, Moderator
18
Park Talk:
Eduardo Placer, Actor
20
Park Talk:
Katherine Gosnell, Education Outreach Programs Manager
21
Lecture:
Lecture: "Home Schooling Bianca and Katherine: Problems of Pedagogy in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew," Margaret Ferguson
22
Preface Plus:
King Lear
23
Lecture:
"Have You Collected Them by Tribes:  Shakespeare Education in International Tribal Colleges in American and India," Sheila Cavanagh and Kevin Quarmby
24
Lecture:
"My English Breath in Foreign Clouds:  The World Shakespeare Project and Global Education," Shelia Cavanagh and Kevin Quarmby
25
Park Talk:
Barzin Akhavan, Actor
27
Park Talk:
Carolina Morones, OSF Teaching Artist
28
Lecture:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Lunatic, The Lover and The Poet,” Michael Warren

29
Preface Plus:
The Tenth Muse
30
Lecture:
King Lear: Is this the promised end?” Michael Warren
31
Demonstration:
"The Unofficial Guide To Incorporating Individual Experiences into Performance with Green Show artist Raphael Xavier
1
Park Talk:
Julie Felise Dubinar, Associate Director, American Revolutions: the United State History Cycle