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Original Practice Shakespeare Festival


Casting & Diversity: Our mission

The actors in our troupe receive their own lines and cues only--three or four words before they speak--culled from the First Folio, published in 1623. These texts preserve the original spelling, punctuation, capitalization, verse, and other original practice directives to guide the performance. You may see a show many times, but you will never see the same show.

Original Practice Shakespeare Festival is a safe space for persons from all walks of life. We believe that Shakespeare's work and characters benefit from exploration by a wide array of artists from different backgrounds and experiences. In this spirit, we seek to employ artists of color, LGBTQ artists, differently-abled artists, all gender identities, all ages and all expressions of humanity and provide aid to those experiencing discrimination.


Original Practice Shakespeare Festival is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media

Upcoming Events at Original Practice Shakespeare Festival

Hamlet

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 7:00pm
Mt Tabor Park
Portland, OR
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Hamlet

Original Practice Shakespeare Festival

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 1:00pm
Cathedral Park
Portland, OR
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Original Practice Shakespeare Festival
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