Paul Mason Barnes is the director of “Our Town,” now playing at Southern Oregon University with Oregon Shakespeare Festival veteran James Edmondson as the Stage Manager. The production runs through Nov. 24 at SOU’s Center Stage Theatre. A nationally known theater director, Barnes has a website (paulbarnesdirector.com) that contains stunning production photos with insightful reflections on each production. We met at Noble Coffee in Ashland.
EH: It seems that your directing talents are very much in demand.
PB: I’m fortunate that I work pretty steadily, and that’s great. It’s a collaborative field. Directors are always the persons on whose shoulders things ultimately rest; but you’re only as good as your team, and I’ve been fortunate to work with really good people, a lot of them many times.