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Artist-Investigator Elizabeth Gjelten on Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing

As part of our ongoing series about the Triangle Lab Artist-Investigator program, we have asked our AI’s to write about their projects. Here, our Artist-Investigator Elizabeth Gjelten gives a look inside her work with the Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing … Continue reading

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I AM NOT WHAT I AM: Dressing in drag turns gender roles upside down in the theater— and beyond.

This article appears in the program for The Mystery of Irma Vep.   By Keith Spencer Most of us have, at some point in our lives, tried on clothes of the opposite gender. For many of us it happens in … Continue reading

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Introducing our New Artistic Director Eric Ting

It is with great excitement that we announce our new Artistic Director Eric Ting. He comes to Cal Shakes after spending 11 years with the Long Wharf Theatre, eight of which were as the company’s Associate Artistic Director.  He is … Continue reading

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Ask Philippa: The Mystery of Irma Vep edition

In The Mystery of Irma Vep, the very name of which is its own kind of riddle, Charles Ludlam uses parody, vaudeveille, melodrama, satire, and horror to re-cast the history of the classic plays and movies he knew and loved … Continue reading

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Coming Next: The Mystery of Irma Vep

Liam Vincent and Danny Scheie get their silly on. Photo by Kevin Berne. Come and celebrate Jonathan Moscone’s final show as Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director with tickets to Charles Ludlam’s 1984 romp, The Mystery of Irma Vep. High, low, and above all, absolutely fabulous comedy converge … Continue reading

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Virgins to Villains’ Robin Goodrin Nordli talks Shakespeare’s Women, Life with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival , and her Return to Cal Shakes

On Monday July 20th—for one night only—Oregon Shakespeare Festival favorite and Cal Shakes’ alumna Robin Goodrin Nordli will bring her one-woman show Virgins to Villains: My Journey with Shakespeare’s Women to the Bruns Amphitheater. From Queen Margaret to Lady MacBeth, … Continue reading

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Ask Philippa: Life Is a Dream edition

Like Shakespeare, Spanish Golden Age playwright Pedro Calderón de la Barca, wrote about very human ways of dealing with some of our biggest emotions. Life Is a Dream, one of Calderón’s most famous plays, is about a prince whose father is … Continue reading

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Going Beyond the Bars with The Green Life and Triangle Lab

This past spring, members of the Green Life, a re-entry project formed by former prisoners, came together in healing circles led by  Ayodele Nzinga,  an Artist-Investigator with Cal Shakes’ Triangle Lab, to share stories of heartbreak and healing around the … Continue reading

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Rehearsals have started for Life Is a Dream!

Last week rehearsals started for the second production of our season, Life Is a Dream. The cast and creative team mingled with staff, producers and crew in the Cal Shakes rehearsal hall for a quick meet and greet before diving … Continue reading

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Off to Ashland!

Antony and Cleopatra. Photo courtesy Oregon Shakespeare Festival This October 2-4, Cal Shakes Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly will lead a trip to Ashland for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Attendees will stay at the Ashland Springs Hotel and attend three plays … Continue reading

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