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High School Drama… Naughty or Nice?

  Marketing Intern Jessica Reinhardt sits in on her first in-school residency at Dougherty Valley High School’s drama class in San Roman, CA.  As my second week at Cal Shakes began, I was antsy with anticipation for my first classroom residency … Continue reading

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Meeting and Greeting the Story Inside Us All

Marketing Intern Jessica Reinhardt offers a look into the Spunk meet and greet with Director Patricia McGregor and cast. “There is no agony like hearing the untold story inside of you.”—Spunk The rehearsal space at Cal Shakes was abuzz with … Continue reading

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Spunk Song Contest: The journey is the reward

What song helped you along your personal journey? The dynamic characters in Spunk, stories by Zora Neale Hurston, adapted by George C. Wolfe, embody the all-too-human experience of struggle, love, loss, and—perhaps most of all—finding a place to call home. Submit songs … Continue reading

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How many goodly creatures are there here!

Stage Management PIP Alex Kimmel offers a window into the Tempest rehearsal hall. I’m Alex and I’ve just completed my first week as an SM intern at Cal Shakes! Three cheers to Erin, Andrea, Katie, Jess, Kendall, and Jessica—all the … Continue reading

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Contest: What Does THE TEMPEST Look Like to You?

Shipwreck. Magic. Monsters. Loss. Illusion. Betrayal. Restoration. Oh yes dearest William filled The Tempest to the brim with motifs, themes, and symbols for us to grasp and mull over. With all these images and symbols to wade through, it is … Continue reading

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Getting Back to Basics

Part Two in a new series by Marketing Intern Katie McGee as she participates in a Cal Shakes classroom residency. I went to bed Monday night eagerly awaiting my return to Northern Light for another dose of middle school Hamlet … Continue reading

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S is for Shakespeare … and for Sharing

The final installment by Marketing Intern Katie McGee, documenting her participation in a Cal Shakes classroom residency. “Ummm…where’s my costume?” “What if I forget my lines?” Ahhh. The sounds of final performance day have arrived. Eager jitters spreading around the … Continue reading

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Auctioneering: More than Just a Breathless, Speedy-speaking Production

Marketing Intern Katie McGee gets to know our One Great Party auctioneer extraordinaire. “I’d be lying if I said I really don’t enjoy being an auctioneer. Continue reading

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Hamlet: Smells Like Tween Spirit

Part One in a new series by Marketing Intern Katie McGee as she participates in a Cal Shakes classroom residency. What does Hamlet have in common with a group of middle schoolers? MAJOR angst and uncertainty about their futures. Right? … Continue reading

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Spy for a Day

The latest report from Marketing Intern Katie McGee. OK, I’m about to unleash a few personal secrets.  1) I have always idolized Harriet the Spy.  2) I have a soft spot for Groucho Marx glasses.  3) Sometimes when I am … Continue reading

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