Category Archives: Main Stage

A Sunny Day in Ashland

by Philippa Kelly A sunny day in Ashland, Oregon. A cup of black coffee (director Desdemona Chiang) and a pot of tea (me). Two people sitting in a café, brainstorming about what kind of infant is to be born, raised, … Continue reading

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Announcing the Cast & Creative Team of As You Like It!

We are pleased to announce the full creative team & cast of As You Like It. Rehearsals began Tuesday with introductions, designer presentations, and the first read-through. Click below to see photos from the first rehearsal!  CREATIVE TEAM Director—DESDEMONA CHIANG … Continue reading

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Othello Tour: Community Response

Last season’s Othello was one of the most talked about productions in Cal Shakes history. After 29 performances reaching almost 13,000 people at the Bruns last fall (including five student matinees), the conversation didn’t end. Othello went on to tour to 8 community sites … Continue reading

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Othello, night after night: a House Manager’s perspective

by Jane Eisner As the Cal Shakes House Manager, I’m at the Bruns for most performances. My job is to “host the party” for Cal Shakes—make sure people know where to go, where to sit, and that they have what … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Othello

I’ve seen my share of “circle-ups.” You know the circle-up: actors and crew and anyone else in the green room or rehearsal room stand in a circle before the show. Sometimes holding hands, they offer up intentions, prayers, dedications, thoughts, … Continue reading

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