Announcing Artists' Choice Series

Artists’ Choice Series

at Ohio Shakespeare Festival

The purpose of this series is to allow fellow NE Ohio directors, playwrights, and designers an outlet for creative exploration at Ohio Shakespeare Festival. We encourage theatre artists to submit for consideration a play to produce for a limited run on the Henry C. Bishop Stage. 

We specifically seek exciting newer works, perhaps those not typically seen in the Ohio Shakes subscription series. Yet, all submissions must in some way tie into the tradition of classic theatre and/or storytelling, whether in theme, content, design, or interpretation. In short, while this project should be a daring and outside-the-box production for Ohio Shakespeare Festival, it should still fit our mission statement: to put excellent storytelling at the forefront of all we do.

The performances will take place on November 3 and 4, 2017, 8:00pm. Rehearsals can begin no earlier than October 2. You will submit a proposed rehearsal schedule, but be prepared to work around the needs of the MainStage productions.

Submissions are due August 1, 2017.

Paid Stage Management and Crew, indoor season 17-18

Ohio Shakespeare Festival seeks Stage Management and run crew positions for the following performances. Please email your interest and applicable experience to

All positions paid, stipends vary based on difficulty of show, personal experience, travel distance, and availability.

The Stage Management position for MUSKETEERS is filled.  The Dramaturgy/Assistant Director position for CHARLES III is filled.


    1 Assistant Stage Manager

    1 backstage run crew

CAMELOT, December 1-17:

    1 Stage Manager

    1 Assistant Stage Manager

    1 Sound board op (including wireless mics)

    1 Light board op

    1-2 backstage run crew

SCAPIN, March 2-18:

    1 Stage Manager

    1 Assistant Stage Manager


    1 Stage Manager

    1 Assistant Stage Manager

    1 Light/Sound board op

    1-2 backstage run crew


Unpaid Internship Opportunities Include:

Assistant Directors, Assistant Costume Design, Assistant Production Managers, Dramaturgy 

OSF Newsletter: Year in review

Thanks & thanks & ever thanks.

You have been a HUGE part of this successful first year at Stan Hywet and Greystone Halls.  Read the first of our OSF Family newsletters below to see the art you helped make possible.

Your support for live, classic, local theatre cannot be overstated, and we hope you'll consider continuing sponsorship of Ohio Shakespeare Festival during our exciting 2017-18 season.

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 Comedy of Errors closes April 30. 

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