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Savannah Edson- Her Big Break 

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Savannah Edson, a junior at Ashland High School was cast in a lead role in the play August: Osage County that will open at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in April. She will be playing Jean, a marijuana- and cigarette-smoking 14-year-old.
A casting director for OSF told Edson that she would be “perfect for the role of Jean,” so she auditioned. She got a call-back and read scenes with Jeffrey King, the OSF actor playing a character alongside her. Savannah received a phone call notifying her that she got the part.
Edson can’t wait to get started on rehearsals. She will be in rehearsal many times a week during February and March. The production will open on April 20th (ironic because of her character’s use of marijuana in the show), and will run through the end of the season in November with two or three shows per week. She won’t be making much more than minimum wage as part of the OSF company, but for Edson that isn’t the point. “I’m just really excited to be in the production. It’s not about the money at all; it’s about the experience,” Edson said.
Best of luck to Savannah and the whole cast of August: Osage County. It will be a production everyone can’t wait to see.
About the author: Sarah Kasiah

Sarah Kasiah was born in Ashland, Oregon on October 23rd, 1993. She is a Senior at Ashland High School.. She has a sister, Sadie, a sophomore at AHS, who she is really close with. Sarah is playing water polo for the third year in a row and has received All-Conference and All-State honors. She has played basketball since first grade and is a Lakers fan, as well as a Colts fan. Sarah has participated in leadership since sixth grade, and last summer, she was selected to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy camp where she learned about different types of leadership and how to apply them to her school. Sarah loves to shop and is hoping to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She would like to attend college and receive a degree in fashion merchandising.. She also likes to travel; her favorite trip was to Italy, and she plans to travel more in the future, especially to Spain. Sarah is a writer for Rogue News as well. In any free time she has, she enjoys making collages.

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