Category Archives: 2018 Season

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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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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Partnership Profile: Triumph Wine Group

Triumph Wine Group is entering its second season as a Cal Shakes Business Partner and exclusive provider of wine for all Cal Shakes events, including the annual Guiding Stars celebration, opening night dinners, and numerous other events. Triumph wines are … Continue reading

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2018 Guiding Stars Recap

Guiding Stars was brilliant! The passion and generosity of nearly 250 guests garnered almost $400,000 in contributions, ticket sales, and winning bids on incredible trips and one-of-a-kind experiences. We were so inspired by this year’s Guiding Star, Marcus Gardley, and … Continue reading

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Luminary Spotlight: Tristan Cunningham

Every year, we bestow a Guiding Star award and recognize four Bay Area Luminaries whose greatness inspires us. The Luminaries represent the best of our four pillars of work: MAKE, LEARN, ENGAGE, and SUPPORT. Tristan Cunningham (Luminary: LEARN) has been … Continue reading

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Luminary Spotlight: James Carpenter

Every year, we bestow a Guiding Star award and recognize four Bay Area Luminaries whose greatness inspires us. The Luminaries represent the best of our four pillars of work: MAKE, LEARN, ENGAGE, and SUPPORT. James Carpenter (Luminary: MAKE) has appeared … Continue reading

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Graves at my command

by Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg I have always wished that the early works of Shakespeare hadn’t so largely disappeared beneath the weight of his monumental tragedies (think Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Macbeth, Othello) and enchanting comedies (A Midsummer Night’s … Continue reading

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Welcome, Queen Margaret! The 2018 Tetralogy

by Philippa Kelly The prohibition on women on the Renaissance English stage undoubtedly affected the way Shakespeare wrote his female roles: since it was a stretch for young boys to play older female parts, many of his mothers seem purposefully … Continue reading

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