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Disability, Expectations, and Disruption in The Glass Menagerie

by Melissa Hillman Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie is a “memory play,” narrated through the main character’s memories of his mother, Amanda, and disabled sister, Laura. Tom, the main character, is the filter through which we see Laura and her … Continue reading

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#ThrowbackThursday: The Triangle Lab Wall at the Bruns

December 17, 2015  Before they enter the Bruns amphitheater to watch one of Cal Shakes’ mainstage productions, we invite our audiences to interact with themes from the work on our Triangle Lab wall. Here is a look back at the … Continue reading

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#ThrowbackThursday: A Look Back at LIFE is LIVING

October 29, 2015  For the last eight years, Youth Speaks has presented the LIFE is LIVING Festival in West Oakland, a free celebration of urban life through art, wellness, and environmental action. The festival has served as an incubator for a multigenerational … Continue reading

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All The Bay’s a Stage With a Touring Tempest

October 22, 2015  |  Rebecca Novick  We’re deep in rehearsal for The Tempest, Cal Shakes’ upcoming All The Bay’s a Stage touring production (which I’m directing). With eight actors and one musician, plus a vanload of props and costumes, this show will tour to … Continue reading

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A Teen Night to Remember

By Marketing Intern Anna Kritikos It was The Verona Project Teen Night last night in the beautiful Upper Grove at the Bruns Amphitheater. And good times were indeed had by all. On the agenda for the evening: a dinner—a feast, … Continue reading

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It’s Summer Camp Time and the Living is Easy

By Anna Kritikos, Marketing intern. I spent last Tuesday at the Five-Week Summer Shakespeare Conservatory, wandering around and observing the multitude of activities; it made me realize how much I miss summer camps. I had a bast just moseying around … Continue reading

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Clowning in China, by Joan Mankin PART 2

I am learning so much about clowning by being in a place where I understand no one, and no one understands me. When I say I understand no one, I am referring to words, of course, verbal interactions (which for … Continue reading

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