Work With the Green Show Share Bring your talents to our outdoor community stage. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival welcomes performers with a variety of talents. Our audience is as diverse as the material we offer onstage, so Green Show performances should be family friendly. The Green Show takes place on an outdoor stage, so work that depends on lighting effects might not be a good fit. Performers are best served by simplicity and agility and OSF will be served by creativity and diversity.Students who are currently in High School in the Rogue Valley area can apply for our Professional Education Program (PEP). The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Green Show relies on a team of high school students to help maintain it. The Community Productions staff will hand select students who show an exemplary work ethic, technical knowledge, leadership qualities and a willingness to learn. If you’d like to apply for this program, please follow the links to the right for our application. Q: Does the Green Show financially compensate artists? YES! The Oregon Shakespeare Festival compensates artists. The amount is dependent on a number of factors such as size and number of performances, additional educational workshops, travel and housing needs. These will be negotiated with performers once we determine if there is a match in schedule and material. Q: Instead of following the submission guidlines can I just call and tell you about my show No. You must apply. The submission guidelines were created to make sure we receive materials in a consistent format. Q: Should I submit idea A or B? Submit both if you have passion for both! We build our season from what you submit. We might use A, we might use B, we might use both A and B. Q: How long should my show be and when can I perform with you? The Green Show is the same length as our Elizabethan season, June 5-October 14. The shows are 35-40 minutes and take place before the evening performances beginning at either at 7:15 p.m. or 6:45 (we start the season at 7:15 p.m.), depending on the time of year. Your sets should be 35-40 minutes in length. Q: Are you looking for people to perform for the whole season or only one month? If you are a local performer, we could program you on non-consecutive dates throughout the season, or if you are touring we could program you on consecutive dates when you are in town. In the submission form, please give your general availability and note your desire for consecutive or non-consecutive performance. We program around your availability. Q: I'm thinking of using a union actor can you help me with contracting? The Green Show is a non-union stage. Details regarding union concerns should be handled by the director or producer of the show we program. Q: Does OSF provide lodging for out- of- state performers? Yes. Q: Is it a "captive" audience (sitting down to watch a show) or are they waiting for the house to open and looking at background entertainment? The Green Show stage is located in the central area between our main theaters. Although this is an open area, the Green Show is a destination entertainment. This means that most audience members are there specifically to see the Green Show. Q: What do you mean by "my community"? This is different for every person. We ask you to write about your community so that we can program shows to have resonance with the different communities our plays interact with on stage and in the audience. Some might feel their community is the military or local farmers. Some might have a strong ethnic, religious, or national community. Some might be a part of the deaf community while others consider their community to be whoever they are working with at the time. This answer should be unique to every person and we look forward to reading your responses. Q: I am a storyteller, action painter, performance artist, etc. I heard you were more interested in musicians, dancers, and jugglers. Should I submit to the Green Show? Yes, you should! If you don't submit, we can't program you. Use your best judgment. Our audience is as diverse as the material we're offering onstage, so make sure your work is family friendly (or at least not family antagonistic). Also, this is an outdoor stage, so work that depends on lighting effects might not be a good fit. You will be served by simplicity and agility and we will be served by creativity and diversity. Can't wait to see your work!