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Read All About It: California Shakespeare Theater in the News

Artistic Director Eric Ting and California Shakespeare Theater were on the front page (A1) of the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday, May 29. Eric discussed Shakespeare’s role as a political writer, our initiatives to bring the voices of the community onto … Continue reading

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Cal Shakes’ Civic Dialogue Series

Cal Shakes’ Civic Dialogue Series seeks to explore the intersections between theater and civic practice. Through facilitated dialogues with community organizations and presentations of work by community-based artists, we hope to demonstrate how theater can be a tool for highlighting … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Shakespeare!

by Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg ‘We want to take these great classical plays and feel their resonance in the work we make today. To draw on their deep humanity in understanding our own; and to look forward and backward, bringing … Continue reading

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Artistic Director Eric Ting announces Othello as the fourth show of our 2016 Season!

By Eric Ting Change is in the air. I certainly felt it, walking into the Cal Shakes’ offices for the first time as Artistic Director. I’ve felt it with each new patron I’ve met; all of you filled with a … Continue reading

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A Trip Down Memory Lane: Our 2015 Season in Review

It’s that time of year again: time to collect and reflect. We here at Cal Shakes like to do that in slideshow form. Here are some of the wonderfully dramatic, down-right hilarious, and transcendingly beautiful moments  from this past year including a swaggeringly … Continue reading

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Photo Diary: The Tempest Tour

Photographs by Sonjhai Meggette. Cal Shakes’ All the Bay’s a Stage tour of The Tempest recently stopped at a residential hotel in the Tenderloin where Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing (DISH), an organization that provides housing for San Franciscans who … Continue reading

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Ask Philippa: The Tempest edition

Power and authority, betrayal, injustice, what it means to be a parent, what it means to love and to relinquish: These are some of the themes threading through Shakespeare’s late masterpiece, The Tempest. Come see our All the Bay’s a … Continue reading

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All the Bay’s a Stage Tour of The Tempest Takes the Bay Area by Storm

By 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 seven different … Continue reading

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Our 2015 Bucket Brigade Raises More than $85,000!

If you’ve been to a Cal Shakes production, you know that audience members reach into their pockets at the end of each show and donate what they can to the Bucket Brigade. This year, our Bucket Brigade had record-setting results, … Continue reading

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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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