Category Archives: Staff Spotlights

Get to Know our new Artistic Director Eric Ting

From cold sesame noodles to The Taming of the Shrew Eric Ting talks about what he loves, what he’s intrigued by, and what he’s most looking forward to when he arrives in the Bay Area. Where are you from? I was … Continue reading

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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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Actor Spotlight: Ron Campbell on The Comedy of Errors, Masks, and Clowning

By Aliya Charney After a seven-year sabbatical, Ron Campbell is back at Cal Shakes. Five years ago, Campbell “ran away with the circus,” performing as The King in over 2,000 shows of Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza (directed by David Shiner) … Continue reading

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Volunteer Spotlight: Joyce Weissman

Meet Joyce! Joyce Weissman joined the Cal Shakes Volunteer Corps in 2011. Joyce commutes from the South Bay via public transit to serve as an usher at our Student Matinees, and as a raffle ticket seller at our evening performances; … Continue reading

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Volunteer Ushers Needed for Twelfth Night Performances at Intersection

Public performances for our all-female production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, directed by Michelle Hensley—a coproduction with Intersection for the Arts—begin on Thursday, February 20, and we’re in need of volunteer ushers for all performances at Intersection, 925 Mission, Suite 109, San … Continue reading

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Volunteer Spotlight: Sam Hsu

Sam is a longtime volunteer usher at the Bruns Amphitheater. He’s originally from Taiwan but he now lives in Fremont and claims to have the ability to “nap anywhere.” Sam is an active volunteer at several other Bay Area nonprofit … Continue reading

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Volunteer Spotlight: Lynn Sims

Lynn Sims is a native of Boise, Idaho, but for the past six years she has called the Bay Area (Alameda) her home. She’s served as a volunteer at Cal Shakes for three years and has helped out at the … Continue reading

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Volunteer Spotlight: Trish Hare

This is Trish’s eighth season volunteering with Cal Shakes. She serves as an usher, passes out programs, sells raffle tickets, and helps out in our office.  She first started enjoying Cal Shakes’ productions in John Hinkel Park. Read on to … Continue reading

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Volunteer Spotlight: Cormac Kelly

Cormac is a sophomore at Bishop O’Dowd High School and this is his second season volunteering at Cal Shakes. Volunteering primarily at the Bruns, Cormac has sold raffle tickets, distributed programs and blankets, and helped audience members participate with the … Continue reading

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Volunteer Spotlight: Ellie Raissi

Ellie is a Bay Area native, born and raised, and this is her third season volunteering at Cal Shakes. A volunteer of all trades, Ellie helps out in the administrative office and out at the Bruns. “I always associate Cal … Continue reading

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