You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Jerry Turner Retiring from Oregon Fest

Jerry Turner, longtime artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, has announced his retirement.

Turner, who has held the position since 1971, will continue his duties until the fest board finds a replacement.

Turner was honored last June by the American Society of Journalists & Authors, as well as the Oregon Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, for refusing a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He will receive a 1991 Governor’s Award for the Arts.

In 1983, the festival won a Tony Award for outstanding achievement in regional theater. Also that year, the company won the National Governor’s Assn. Award for distinguished service to the arts.

More Legit

  • Torch Song review

    Off Broadway Review: Harvey Fierstein's 'Torch Song' With Michael Urie

    Jerry Turner, longtime artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, has announced his retirement. Turner, who has held the position since 1971, will continue his duties until the fest board finds a replacement. Turner was honored last June by the American Society of Journalists & Authors, as well as the Oregon Chapter of the American […]

  • Springsteen on Broadway opening

    Bruce Springsteen Extends Broadway Run?

    Jerry Turner, longtime artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, has announced his retirement. Turner, who has held the position since 1971, will continue his duties until the fest board finds a replacement. Turner was honored last June by the American Society of Journalists & Authors, as well as the Oregon Chapter of the American […]

  • Tracy Letts

    Stagecraft Podcast: Blackmail Led Tracy Letts to Acting (Listen)

    Jerry Turner, longtime artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, has announced his retirement. Turner, who has held the position since 1971, will continue his duties until the fest board finds a replacement. Turner was honored last June by the American Society of Journalists & Authors, as well as the Oregon Chapter of the American […]

  • profiles theatre Sexual Harassment

    Sexual Harassment in the Theater: How Chicago Fought Back

    Jerry Turner, longtime artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, has announced his retirement. Turner, who has held the position since 1971, will continue his duties until the fest board finds a replacement. Turner was honored last June by the American Society of Journalists & Authors, as well as the Oregon Chapter of the American […]

  • The Band's Visit

    Broadway Box Office: Promising Start for 'The Band's Visit'

    Jerry Turner, longtime artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, has announced his retirement. Turner, who has held the position since 1971, will continue his duties until the fest board finds a replacement. Turner was honored last June by the American Society of Journalists & Authors, as well as the Oregon Chapter of the American […]

  • Judd Apatow

    Judd Apatow on Weinstein Co. at Power of Women Luncheon: 'Shut It Down'

    Jerry Turner, longtime artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, has announced his retirement. Turner, who has held the position since 1971, will continue his duties until the fest board finds a replacement. Turner was honored last June by the American Society of Journalists & Authors, as well as the Oregon Chapter of the American […]

  • War Paint review

    Broadway Musical 'War Paint' Will Close Earlier Than Expected

    Jerry Turner, longtime artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, has announced his retirement. Turner, who has held the position since 1971, will continue his duties until the fest board finds a replacement. Turner was honored last June by the American Society of Journalists & Authors, as well as the Oregon Chapter of the American […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content