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Internpalooza 2011!

By Sloane Henry, Artistic Learning intern Internpalooza delivered on everything its name promised. Lots of interns. Lots of paloozing. The only things more gorgeous than the weather were the bright and smiley faces of eager young interns who, of course, … Continue reading

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California Shakespeare Theater Teen Night

The following was written by Bristol Glass, Artistic Learning intern. As an intern, about to see the bloody glory that is Titus Andronicus, I hadn’t quite anticipated my own excitement combining with that of the group that attended Teen Night. … Continue reading

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An Artistic Learning Valentine: R&J in Suburbia

Last week we heard from Eli Wirtschafter, a former Cal Shakes Conservatory student—that’s him on the right, playing Berowne in Love’s Labour’s Lost in 2009, the summer after his senior year of high school. Eli is now studying at UC … Continue reading

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More dispatches from Heaven

Les Reinhardt, stage manager for the our staged reading of John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven at the New Play Festival in DC, is blogging about the experience over at http://www.bayareasm.net/. Be sure to check it out!

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Dispatch from Heaven, DC

Amy Kossow of Word for Word and the cast of John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven sent this dispatch from the New Play Festival at Arena Stage in DC, where selected scenes from Pastures are being performed alongside fellow inaugural … Continue reading

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Busting the Myth of the “Off-Season”

A little perspective from Box Office Manager Robin Dolan. On those crazy days here at the Cal Shakes office when there are actors warming up with nonsense words in the hall or playing instruments and dancing in the parking lot, … Continue reading

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Big Ideas Fest Blog #1: Video Inspiration

This week, Cal Shakes’ Artistic Learning Programs and Outreach Manager Emily Morrison attended Big Ideas Fest 2010 in Half Moon Bay. Big Ideas is a three-day-long conference that aims to immerse educators in collaboration and design with the focus on … Continue reading

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Ron Campbell blogs about his own workshop–with video!

Recently, Nancy Carlin blogged about her fellow Cal Shakes Associate Artist Ron Campbell’s acting, clowning, and mask workshop here at the rehearsal hall. Late last week, Mr. King of the Kooza Clowns himself posted his own thoughts on the subject … Continue reading

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The last of the Carlin-Campbell blogs: Jumping away from conclusion

Last week, Cal Shakes Associate Artist Ron Campbell who has spent the last few years appearing as The King of the Clowns in Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza gave a workshop on in our rehearsal hall as the culmination of his … Continue reading

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Recess Repertory, or The Ripple Effect

This story was sent to us by Denise Altaffer, mother of Summer Shakespeare Conservatory student—and Macbeth understudy—Will Altaffer. My 13-year-old son, Will, participated in the five-week camp this past summer for the first time. He had a fantastic experience and … Continue reading

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