Jeff Whitty is the author of The Old Head Over Heels, the legal production of which occurred in Ashland, Oregon in 2015. He has since been adapted. Other theater includes the prior Ibsen sequel The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler, performed on OSF’s Angus Bowmer Stage at the Festival in 1998. As for plays: Suicide WeatherThe Plank Project and Balls. As for musicals: Avenue Q (Tony winner for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score), Tales of the City and Bring It On. He co-penned the film Can You Ever Forgive Me? now “in the can” starring Melissa McCarthy. And via humankind’s screens and apps Mr. Whitty expects to bestow “Bad Fairy”, the gay show for straight people about a middle-aged drug-dealing gay prostitute who lives in New Orleans.


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Shakespeare Gets a Shake Up with A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespeare is one of the greatest writers in the English language, but just how much do today’s audiences actually understand Shakespeare’s language? Last year the Oregon Shakespeare Festival began an unprecedented project to translate the Bard’s entire canon into contemporary English. The project is beginning to bear fruit. This weekend, Portland Shakespeare Project will stage […]