Shayna Blass

INDECENT // Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival 15 South Pioneer Street Ashland, OR, 97520 United States (map)

I am playing the Ingenue track in INDECENT at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Shows running from July 7th - October 27th. Please check out the OSF website for dates and times.

Art in a time of chaos

A spirited and revolutionary love story that celebrates Yiddish language and literature, Indecent charts the real-life controversy surrounding Sholem Asch’s play God of Vengeance, and the Jewish artists who faced persecution when bringing it to Broadway in 1923.

This OSF American Revolutions commission by Pulitzer-winning playwright Paula Vogel returns home after acclaimed productions across the country, including a Tony-winning run on Broadway. Directed by Shana Cooper (Julius CaesarThe Unfortunates), this story reminds us of the joint power and legacy of culture, a heart-stirring affirmation of the impact of art in a time of chaos.

Length: Approximately 1 hour, 49 minutes.

Development of Indecent was supported by grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.

Indecent was produced by the Vineyard Theatre (Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director; Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director; Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell, Executive Director) New York City, Spring, 2016

Originally produced by Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) and La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, California (Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director; Michael S. Rosenberg, Managing Director)

Indecent under the then title of "The Vengeance Project" was developed, in part, at the 2013 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab at the Sundance Resort

Indecent was commissioned by Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle, and by Yale Repertory Theatre.

Inspired by The People vs. The God of Vengeance, Conceived by Rebecca Rugg and Rebecca Taichman


Earlier Event: April 22