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SOU Theatre presents an entirely unrehearsed performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Directed by Thomas Statler.

Free summer entertainment on the bricks at the OSF GREEN SHOW! 

Trashcan Shakespeare is unrehearsed madness. Actors are given their scripts, told to work on their own for the next month, then show up to a place and we perform! It is every bit the lowbrow excellence that we strive for with Shakespeare's heightened language.

15 S. Pioneer St.

Ashland, OR 97520

CAST: A Midsummer Night's Dream (July 26):

Ketty Desmarais - Lysander

MJ Clark- Hermia

Rachel Engh- Helena

Liam Jones- Demetrius

Connor Lomeli Anguiano- Oberon

Tegan Kelley- Puck

Trevor Bikos- Theseus

Max  Laycock- Egeus


Green Show is back for the 2023 summer season!

The Green Show is offered four nights a week (Wednesday through Saturday) at 6:45 p.m. from May 31 to September 30.

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.


Tommy Statler is a producer, teacher, and director. Currently he is an adjunct faculty member at Southern Oregon University. Statler earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting/Directing from Southeast Missouri State University  in 2009 and a Master of Fine Arts in Directing, Cal State Fullerton 2022. He is also currently a Teaching Artist for the Collaborative Theatre Project (2023) and has held the same position for Cal Shakes (2013 & 2014). 

Statler is also the Artistic Director and Founder of Trashcan Shakespeare, the Artistic Director of ‘BA Showcase’ at CSUF, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Young Actor’s Ensemble, and a Special Needs Teaching Artist at The Help Group (2015-2017).

Statler worked as the Line Producer for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Gala in 2022. 

He has directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream (CSUF); As You Like It (CSUF); Barefoot In the Park (Village Barn Playhouse); 1 2 Many (CSUF), Blood of the Land (CSUF); Boy’s Life (Young Actor’s Ensemble); Much Ado About Nothing (Cal Shakes Conservatory), Romeo and Juliet (Young Actor’s Ensemble); Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Young Actor’s Ensemble); Dark Play (Young Actor’s Ensemble); Macbeth (The Help Group); Angels in America: Perestroika (SE Missouri State Reading Series).

Assistant Director credits include: Closely Related Keys (International City Theatre, Saundra McClain); As You Like It (Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Mark Rucker); Romeo & Juliet (Elizabeth Carter, Cal Shakes Conservatory); The Who’s: Tommy (Berkshire Theatre Group, Eric Hill); and Macbeth (BTG, Eric Hill). 

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