What is SHARES?

The SHARES program at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is for Shakespearean Actors Requiring Employment Soon (see what we did there?). It's an opportunity for the actors to meet with creative professionals from around the country, including Artistic Directors, Casting Directors, and other invited guests from theatre, film, and television. It's a chance to share the talents of OSF's Acting Company, cultivate new artistic relationships, and create professional opportunities. The SHARES system is funded by OSF participants and is heavily indebted to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.


Free Shows and Lodging

SHARES guests receive free lodging within a half mile of the theatre, as well as tickets to OSF productions.

Travel Booking and Assistance

SHARES offers financial assistance for travel, and OSF will even book the plane tickets for invited guests!

Access to OSF's Acting Company

Guests are given the opportunity to meet with members of the largest resident acting company in the United States.