Author Archives: Alicia Coombes

Theatrical Morality: a conversation with Eric Ting and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Last month, Artistic Director Eric Ting called playwright (and close friend) Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to discuss the genesis of Everybody, the politics of choosing, morality in theater and the world, and more. The following transcript has been edited for clarity. Eric … Continue reading

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Partnership Profile: McRoskey Mattress Company

McRoskey Mattress Company is entering its sixth season as a Cal Shakes Business Partner and Production Sponsor. McRoskey was proud to sponsor black odyssey during the 2017 season and is delighted to support Everybody this season. Cal Shakes celebrates human … Continue reading

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And there’s ice cream: a meditation on life, death and Everybody

by Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg I have a recurring nightmare that if my plane goes down over the Pacific, my husband Paul will have to go through all my stuff and realize that I was even untidier than he imagined … Continue reading

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Announcing the cast & creative team of Everybody!

          You can’t take it with you, but everybody tries. When Everybody faces imminent death, which companion—Beauty, Friendship, Stuff, or Love—will make it to the final destination? The core company of actors will be cast by … Continue reading

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A Spy in Rehearsal: Quixote Nuevo Dispatch

by Alicia Coombes, Publications Manager Last week I had the pleasure of watching rehearsal for the first time since the first read-through. The cast welcomed me with the offer of snacks (their snack game is ON), and they worked on … Continue reading

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Quixote’s Dreams

by Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg I wonder what Cervantes’ character, Don Quixote, would think if he were to spend an hour or two at the conversation table on the plaza at the Bruns? His trusty horse, Rocinante, would be tethered … Continue reading

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Announcing the Quixote Nuevo cast & creative team

We’re opening our 2018 Season with Octavio Solis’ World Premiere of Quixote Nuevo, directed by KJ Sanchez! Our music-filled contemporary retelling of Cervantes’ classic novel will feature feature Emilio Delgado, best known for his long-running role as Luis on Sesame … Continue reading

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Call for Artists’ Angels!

Our 2018 Season is shaping up to be an epic adventure, with many guest artists returning to the Bruns (like some of our friends from black odyssey) or joining us for the first time (like our friend from Sesame Street, … Continue reading

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Ask Philippa: An Epic Journey

by Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg Have a question for Philippa? Email pkelly@calshakes.org, or comment below! This season traces an amazing arc from late medieval times through to the present day. We begin with Don Quixote, the most famous jewel from the … Continue reading

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Announcing Lead Artists for our Epic 2018 Season

      We’re thrilled to announce the directors for our 2018 Season—KJ Sanchez (Quixote Nuevo), Nataki Garrett (Everybody), and Eric Ting (The War of the Roses). We’re also excited to announce the Cal Shakes debut of Sesame Street’s Emilio … Continue reading

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