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Ron Song Destro
artistic director

As the OSC is currently focusing on

our Annual UK Workshops

and on our Master Class Series,

we have no new classes to announce at this time.

Exercises on Shakespeare text from the work of John Barton (The Royal Shakespeare Company) & Scott Kaiser (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Laban Movement & voice exercises from the work of Kristin Linklater & Cicely Berry.

Work on Shakespeare monologues, scenes, text analysis, auditions, Laban & Viewpoints, voice & movement techniques developed at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art & text work based upon the work of John Barton.


“Thank you, Ron. I did attend class on Sunday and it was wonderful!!. Your class exceeded my wildest expectations!!!”

“Thank you so much for a great class tonight. It was a lot of fun. I am really looking forward to learning more and diving in further.”

“Thanks for class last week, you really know your stuff and then some.”

“I want to thank you for all the wonderful things you are doing for us Shakespeare students.”

“Well worth it! You gave me insight and you gave me confidence.”

class photos by Andrew Fingland

class photos by Andrew Fingland

Ron Song Destro is a Kennedy Center award-winning playwright, as well as an actor, director and teacher.  He is the founding director of the non-profit Oxford Shake-speare Center, recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts grant and has received critical acclaim for his Shakespeare productions, as well as for his own play Hiroshima, a collaboration with Yoko Ono, which won the 1997 Kennedy Center New American Play Award.  He has also taught acting for dancers at the Joffrey Ballet School.  He has trained, worked and taught with leading artists of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and the Shanghai Opera Theatre. His mentors include John Houseman, Kristin Linklater and John Barton, with whom he has studied privately. He also founded the Lone Star Shake-speare Festival which performs in Texas and in Hyde Park, London.

Click the following links for information on:

U.K. Performance Workshop

Master Classes

Private Coaching

Performance Workshops

Shakespeare Acting Classes

for beginners

& intermediate

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Ron Song Destro has personally studied with Kristin Linklater, Cicely Berry, John Houseman and privately with John Barton.

Keith Kole has studied with faculty of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and London Academy of Music and Drama.

most OSC photos by

Andrew Fingland