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SOU Students present "Stanza to Stage" bringing poetry to life at OSF Green Show

Join us for a FREE OSF Green Show Performance featuring the 2024 SOU Student Theatre Company as they present "Stanza to Stage" on Saturday, July 20th at 6:45pm on the OSF Green Show Stage "On the Bricks" at 15 S. Pioneer Street in Ashland.

"Stanza to Stage" is fun and bold physical theater through the lens of the poetic word.  Fourteen students. One company. Poetry in motion as they bring to its feet the work of Joy Harjo, Shel Silverstein, Mary Oliver and others in a physical and fun 40-minute performance. Performed by students of the Southern Oregon University Theater Department and directed by Barret O’Brien. 


Barret O'Brien is an actor and author from New Orleans. Committed to creating work that is gentle on Earth's natural resources, O'Brien has staged plays internationally in such unconventional locales as abandoned bars, off-grid farms, and after-hours soup kitchens.  He is also the founder of Finding Our Tales, national storytelling workshops that embolden youth to share their voices through the tools of theatre. O'Brien has wagged Tales at City University of NY, Southern Rep, Yale University, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, Seasons Bereavement Programs, Creative Connections, Camp Mak·a·Dream, Beargrass Retreat, The Siskiyou School, and Southern Oregon University (among other locales).  More at


The Green Show is offered Wednesday through Saturday (and selected Tuesdays) at 6:45 p.m. from May 31 to October 12.

When the Green Show is performed outdoors, please help us ensure the safest, most enjoyable experience possible by following these guidelines:

  • Absolutely no alcohol is permitted.
  • Chairs over one inch above the ground should be placed on the perimeter of the lawn and please, for everyone’s safety, not on the granite blocks.
  • To help preserve the lawn, please refrain from leaving unattended blankets before 5:00 p.m. 
  • Please be mindful of accessible seating and yield to our friends who may need it. 
  • Please keep stairways and railings clear for people with access needs.

For more information, see the OSF Green Show calendar at:

Saturday, July 20 at 6:45pm to 7:30pm

OSF Green Show, On the Bricks (Lawn) at OSF 15 S. Pioneer Street, Ashland, Oregon

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Prospective Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Students, Community


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