Category Archives: By Stefanie Kalem

2009 Season Designer Profile: Happy Days’ Todd Rosenthal

In the months leading up to our 2009 Main Stage season, we’ll be profiling the creative minds behind the season’s productions—Romeo and Juliet, Private Lives, Happy Days, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream—in our e-newsletters. For the February installment, we profiled … Continue reading

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New Steinbeck project video

As mentioned on this blog several times late last year, Cal Shakes hosted our third Pastures of Heaven development workshop in December. Now, finally, here’s some video to prove it. Click on the screenshot to the right to be taken … Continue reading

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Shoes, part two.

Naomi’s still going through the costume shop’s shoe supply. These are the latest to come prancing into the Bullpen. The difference between these and the last pair is that somebody’s actually taking these home. And yes, that IS a Dolly … Continue reading

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Totally ridiculous (brought to you by the blog formerly known as The Bullpen Blog)

Costume Director Naomi Arnst brought these out into the Bullpen today: She’s not sure why we have them–what production they were for, how we procured them, how long we’ve had them, et cetera. They’re made of lucite and plastic, a … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the capacity for wonder and amazement.

Last Friday, the Cal Shakes staff got to attend a brown-bag lunch with Aaron Posner, who was in town for, among other things, some Midsummer Night’s Dream auditions. Though Posner cut his teeth in the Northeast—cofounding Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre Company … Continue reading

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The Chron likes us, too.

Last week (and, hey—last year!) I let you know that we made it onto the year-end “best of” lists for both the East Bay Express and Theater Dogs. Today I’m happy to report that, over at the San Francisco Chronicle, … Continue reading

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Two Best Ofs, two Honorable Mentions.

Cal Shakes productions got the nod from area theater wags this week–Chad Jones named Pericles his number 2 production of 2008 at Theater Dogs, Sam Hurwitt lauded Uncle Vanya as his number 4 in the East Bay Express, and both … Continue reading

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Original corridos, photos from Steinbeck Project road trips and workshop, and much more to come…

The Steinbeck Project is all kinds of active again. Last week, Cal Shakes Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone, Word for Word Co-Artistic Directors Susan Harloe and JoAnne Winter, Cal Shakes Associate Artistic Director (and New Works/New Communities honcho), and myself drove … Continue reading

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Shall I Compare Thee to a Saxophone?

An abbreviated version of this article appears in the December issue of the Cal Shakes e-newsletter. Click here to subscribe to the newsletter. Back in August of this year, New Works/New Communities program director Jessica Richards sat down with Cal … Continue reading

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2009 Season Designer Profile: Romeo and Juliet’s Andre Pleuss

In the months leading up to our 2009 Main Stage season, we’ll be profiling the creative minds behind the season’s productions—Romeo and Juliet, Private Lives, Happy Days, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream—in our e-newsletters. For the inaugural installment, we are … Continue reading

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