Category Archives: Professional Immersion Program

A Haunted HAMLET

Blithe Spirit has been such a witty whirlwind that things got a little behind in the Hamlet department around here. As a result, here’s a belated combo blog, featuring impressions from a lunch the marketing department had with director Liesl Tommy, … Continue reading

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Dance Jamming with Traci Bartlow and the Cast of SPUNK

Artistic Intern Andrea Safar gives a report from inside the Spunk rehearsal room.   Spunk rehearsals. How to even begin to describe them? They are a vortex of laughter, comfort, and warmth. The ensemble converts the chilly white-walled room into … Continue reading

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Music Is Like Breathing: An Interview with SPUNK’s Guitar Man

Anthony “Tru” Peterson as discusses his views on life, music, and the extraordinary Cal Shakes production of Spunk directed by Patricia McGregor. Interview by Marketing Intern Jessica Reinhardt.  I was seated in Jonathan Moscone’s office, anxiously waiting for Spunk’s “Guitar Man” Anthony “Tru” … Continue reading

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Spunk Cocktail Contest

Spunk will grace the Bruns stage with joyous poetic language, powerful movement, and the wailing sounds of the blues this July. What similarly flavorful and fulfilling cocktail would you wish to sip while soaking up the Spunk experience? Invent a … Continue reading

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The Tempest Brings Out the Best in Student Audience … and Local Cows

  Director of Artistic Learning Trish Tillman gives us an inside look at the first Student Matinee of The Tempest. We had our first Tempest matinee today, with a brand new group of Artistic Learning interns, and a really excited, … Continue reading

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High School Drama… Naughty or Nice?

  Marketing Intern Jessica Reinhardt sits in on her first in-school residency at Dougherty Valley High School’s drama class in San Roman, CA.  As my second week at Cal Shakes began, I was antsy with anticipation for my first classroom residency … Continue reading

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Meeting and Greeting the Story Inside Us All

Marketing Intern Jessica Reinhardt offers a look into the Spunk meet and greet with Director Patricia McGregor and cast. “There is no agony like hearing the untold story inside of you.”—Spunk The rehearsal space at Cal Shakes was abuzz with … Continue reading

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How many goodly creatures are there here!

Stage Management PIP Alex Kimmel offers a window into the Tempest rehearsal hall. I’m Alex and I’ve just completed my first week as an SM intern at Cal Shakes! Three cheers to Erin, Andrea, Katie, Jess, Kendall, and Jessica—all the … Continue reading

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Auctioneering: More than Just a Breathless, Speedy-speaking Production

Marketing Intern Katie McGee gets to know our One Great Party auctioneer extraordinaire. “I’d be lying if I said I really don’t enjoy being an auctioneer. Continue reading

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Hamlet: Smells Like Tween Spirit

Part One in a new series by Marketing Intern Katie McGee as she participates in a Cal Shakes classroom residency. What does Hamlet have in common with a group of middle schoolers? MAJOR angst and uncertainty about their futures. Right? … Continue reading

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