Category Archives: Artistic Learning

Artistic Learning: our teachers are students, too

We nurture a culture of learning where we are both teacher and student. All of our teaching artists are theater professionals with a passion for education. Our two-year professional development initiative funded by the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Trust—the first … Continue reading

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black odyssey Student Night

Cal Shakes received an overwhelming and positive response from local educators who had seen black odyssey—teachers who then inquired about Student Matinees, who wanted copies of the script to teach in their own class, and those who just wanted to … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life

Stephanie Ann Foster, one of our premiere teaching artists, reflects on a day at camp. Stephanie Ann has been involved with Cal Shakes Artistic Learning since 2014, working in schools, leading professional development workshops for our teaching artists and classroom teachers, and … Continue reading

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Artistic Learning: Inside and Out

Cal Shakes’ teaching artists not only teach to students around the Bay Area—they learn how to be better teachers themselves. We strive to create a team of teaching artists that are culturally competent and well equipped to encounter the populations of … Continue reading

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Othello: an interview with Eric Ting

Recently our Artistic Learning department sat down with Eric Ting to discuss our upcoming production of Othello. Eric’s Cal Shakes directorial debut begins performances September 14. Artistic Learning: How will you stage this play to be relevant to the current … Continue reading

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A Day at Shakespeare Summer Camp

Stephanie Ann Foster, our Oakland Conservatory Coordinator, reflects on a day at camp. “How do we do this?” “TOGETHER!” The opening ritual of conservatory, our morning assembly, is audible all the way out to the street. We dance, we vote … Continue reading

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Cal Shakes Conservatory Performances 2014

It’s that time of year again, when Cal Shakes Conservatory students, kids and teens, put together all they’ve learned from their Teaching Artists to create a wonderful production. Come out and support our campers by coming to see their shows … Continue reading

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Three ways to participate in #GivingTuesday

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. This year we are joining with nonprofits around the world to help create #GivingTuesday: A new day for giving back. On Tuesday December 3, 2013, global charities, … Continue reading

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“This was the best field trip I’ve ever been on in my life. …We made Hermione come back to life.”

From: Ms. Maiuri Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2013 8:11 PM To: Clive Worsley Subject: Thank you so much for everything (could you pass this on?) Dear Director and Cast of A Winter’s Tale and the Cal Shakes Artistic Learning Team: I … Continue reading

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Summer Shakespeare Conservatory Wins Best Teen Camp

The nice folks over at Alameda magazine just published their “Best of 2013” issue, and we were thrilled to see our Summer Shakespeare Conservatory named Best Teen Camp! Thanks, Alameda, and congrats to all our fellow winners. Check them all … Continue reading

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