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Beginning Again: The Love Balm Institute

By Triangle Lab Artist-Investigator in Residence Arielle Julia Brown The Love Balm Project is a theater of testimony workshop series and performance based on the testimonies of mothers who have lost children to violence. The Love Balm Project currently collaborates … Continue reading

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Event Planning 101: My Internship Crash Course

by Sarah Lamb Opening night is a big deal for theaters, of course. It’s the first time all the artistry and hard work is shown to the public. (Aside from previews, open rehearsals, and the other promotional events along the way.) … Continue reading

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The Comedy of Errors Grove Talk

Click on the arrow below to listen to a podcast of a pre-performance The Comedy of Errors  Grove Talk, presented by Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly. The Comedy of Errors runs through July 20, 2014.

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The Dramaturg’s Task: Cost-“cutting” and art-making

As Shakespeare put his text together for A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the 1590s, did he have any actor friend with whom he talked over his thoughts and staging choices? We know that the actors themselves weren’t permitted a copy of … Continue reading

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Feast on The Dinner Project

This summer at the Bruns, we’ve created a new space called the Story Hub where we’re inviting audience members to share their stories. Shakespeare’s stories may be on stage, but your stories are invited to live alongside them through the … Continue reading

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The Comedy of Errors Production Spotlight: Assistant Director Leah Gardner

By Aliya Charney The Comedy of Errors Assistant Director, Leah Gardner, found herself at Cal Shakes this season through none other than our very own Danny Scheie (Dromio of Ephesus and Syracuse) and Patty Gallagher (Merchant, Officer, Courtesan, Abbess). At … Continue reading

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Behind the Seams: An Interview with “The Comedy of Errors” Costume Designer Beaver Bauer

By Aliya Charney As Antipholus of Syracuse remarks in Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, the town of Ephesus “is full of cozenage / As nimble jugglers that deceive the eye, / Dark-working  sorcerers that change the mind [and] Disguised cheaters.” … Continue reading

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Happy 450th Birthday Shakespeare!

By Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg Today is Shakespeare’s birthday (also nominated as his death day 52 years later). William Shakespeare was born in 1564 to John Shakespeare (leather merchant turned prominent alderman and town bailiff—equivalent to town mayor) and Mary … Continue reading

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Single Tickets on Sale March 31

Join us for A Classic Summer…with a twist! Single tickets go on sale Monday, March 31 for Cal Shakes’ 40th Anniversary Summer Season and you’ll want to get your tickets now before it’s too late.  We’re so excited about our four … Continue reading

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Division, Harmony, and “Medical Mistakes”: Twins in Shakespeare

Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly muses on twins in Shakespeare’s work and time. This season Cal Shakes will stage Shakespeare’s two plays—The Comedy of Errors and Twelfth Night—the plots of which are facilitated by identical twins. In Twelfth Night, directed for … Continue reading

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