Category Archives: Artistic Learning

Heaven in Oakland—a Halfway Point

“In talking about the house on the Battle Farm, and how the townspeople in the Pastures of Heaven view it, I asked kids if they knew of places like this in their own lives. One student said there were ghost … Continue reading

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Review Cal Shakes: Help Us Make a Difference for Bay Area Youth

Are you a fan of Cal Shakes? Have you been moved by a performance at the Bruns, or touched by an experience you or your child had in one of our camps, classes, Student Discovery Matinees, or talkbacks? If so, … Continue reading

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A Midsummer’s Afternoon Student Matinee

Hello everyone! Today’s Student Discovery Matinee was—yes, you guessed it—awesome. The sun was warm but not unbearable; the chaperones were on their game with their groups; the students (a mix of kids who had been in plays, including Midsummer, and … Continue reading

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Student reviews of PRIVATE LIVES coming soon…

Things have been incredibly busy around here, what with the successful opening of Private Lives (see Kevin Berne’s photo below, and the reviews on the PL page under “In the Press”), the shooting and editing of this fun, short patron-reaction … Continue reading

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Listen to Cal Shakes on KCBS.com

In honor of Shakespeare’s birthday, Director of Artistic Learning Trish Tillman appeared on KCBS radio Thursday, April 23, at 9:20am, “talking like Shakespeare” and discussing the challenges of keeping Shakespeare relevant to young people. (She ended up pitching a little … Continue reading

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Open House on Monday for past and prospective campers

On Monday, February 16, Cal Shakes campers and campers to be are invited to the Holy Names High School Auditorium (4660 Harbord Dr. in the Montclair district of Oakland) for a Summer Theater Programs Open House event. From 6:30-8pm, attendees … Continue reading

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Art(s and Crafts)istic Learning

Our Artistic Learning residency programs are everywhere. Click on the arts and crafts project photo below for a good look.

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Shakespeare’s Better than Recess: Tales from Artistic Learning

Here’s a tale recently told to our Director of Artistic Learning, Trish Tillman, by Mike Jones, a teacher whose students have been working with Cal Shakes Teaching Artist Norman Gee at Oakland High. Jones says that there are two young … Continue reading

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Zing!

An excerpt from today’s Student Discovery Matinee Performance: At the post-show Q&A, some students asked if it was hard to remember all those lines. Danny Scheie (seen at left with Dana Green) jumped in and said, “Alex (Morf, who plays … Continue reading

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Cal Shakes Summer Conservatory Student for President!

  In a recent Contra Costa Times article, future presidential candidate Zachary Larkin cited such heroes as Mahatma Gandhi, John F. Kennedy, William Shakespeare, Steven Spielberg, and Barack Obama. And we should we here at Cal Shakes care? Because for … Continue reading

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