Libby Appel’s Oregon Legacy

She’s run the Oregon Shakespeare Festival since 1995. “During her partnership with executive director Paul Nicholson, the festival — founded in 1935 as an intermission between outdoor boxing matches — has seen its budget double to $24 million with the help of donors such as Microsoft Corp. co-founder and billionaire entrepreneur Paul Allen. It was named one of the top five regional theaters in the country by Time magazine and is now one of the nation’s biggest repertory companies, with 774 performances of 11 plays and a company of 475, including 91 actors.”