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The Work of Art

SO PBS's documentary-style interstitial series profiling regional artists and arts organizations, with the purpose of revealing the artistic process behind an artist's work as well as boosting the creative economy of southern Oregon. 

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Ep. 2: Scott Kaiser

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Scott Kaiser


Scott Kaiser, Shakespeare Afficianado

 Scott Kaiser is a nationally recognized master teacher of acting and voice. During his 28 seasons on the artistic staff at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, he directed, adapted, coached, or performed in all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays, while also directing at prestigious theatre training programs around the country.

A prolific author, Scott’s most recent books include the murder mystery Albert’s Adventures in Willy World and Tales From the Vomitorium: 38 Short Stories — a collection of fiction inspired by each play in Shakespeare’s canon and currently being serialized in an Island Shakespeare Festival podcast. 

His inspiration for writing The Tao of Shakespeare: A Book of Meditations partly explains his long-term affinity for the Bard: “The more I got to know Shakespeare and the wisdom that shows up from scene to scene, the more it started to sound like other great sages I knew from reading. When you actually start looking at the wisdom imparted by those great sages, they have very similar ways of looking at human life and the way human beings ought to treat one another, and the way one ought to spend one’s time on the planet while we’re here.”

Scott is now working on his 19th book, a novel about a love affair set at a theatre conservatory in Boston. Learn more at

Ep. 1: Lindy Kehoe

The Work of Art

Lindy Kehoe


Lindy Kehoe, Artist

Lindy’s work has been published internationally, featured in We’Moon calendars for over a decade, and exhibited at dozens of galleries and festivals across the US. She had just opened her own gallery in downtown Ashland when Oregon’s first stay-at-home orders were issued.

Lindy earned a BFA in Arts Education and later completed advanced training in Painting at the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art. A Nautilus Award winner for her illustrations of The Last Wild Witch, she paints and draws beside a lily pond, in the home she shares with her husband.

Find her at, on Facebook, or Instagram

About the Producer

Vanessa Finney

Vanessa spent the first half of her career in California -- as a radio producer, voiceover talent, freelance writer, and writing teacher — and spent several years as a board member with the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival. 

Now living in southern Oregon, she sings regularly at local wineries and pubs, and works as a freelance book editor. 

You can listen to her music and voice work at, and read her published writings at

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