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Meet The New Artistic Director At Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Bill Geenen
Nataki Garrett, most recently acting artistic director for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, will be the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's sixth artistic director.

For 12 years, Artistic Director Bill Rauch led Ashland’s Oregon Shakespeare Festival in a direction that has made OSF one of America’s best-known and most-respected regional theaters.

Rauch’s newly-named successor, Nataki Garrett, hopes to build on that legacy. She also hopes to help bring new stability to an organization that’s facing a range of challenges.

JPR’s Liam Moriarty caught up with Garrett by phone in Philadelphia, where she's working on the production of a new play.

Liam Moriarty has been covering news in the Pacific Northwest for three decades. He served two stints as JPR News Director and retired full-time from JPR at the end of 2021. Liam now edits and curates the news on JPR's website and digital platforms.