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Announcing the cast & creative team of Everybody!

          You can’t take it with you, but everybody tries. When Everybody faces imminent death, which companion—Beauty, Friendship, Stuff, or Love—will make it to the final destination? The core company of actors will be cast by … Continue reading

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Call for Artists’ Angels!

Our 2018 Season is shaping up to be an epic adventure, with many guest artists returning to the Bruns (like some of our friends from black odyssey) or joining us for the first time (like our friend from Sesame Street, … Continue reading

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The War of the Roses… What in the World?

by Philippa Kelly Where do leaders come from? Are they measured by a moral compass, or are they, as Richard III suggests, bred from a psychopathology where crooked backs make crooked minds? Or do we judge them by what they … Continue reading

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American Life in Art: Sam Shepard

by Maggie Kissinger “The reason I began writing plays was the hope of extending the sensation of play (as in ‘kid’) on into adult life. If ‘play’ becomes ‘labor,’ why play?” —Sam Shepard Sam Shepard was one of America’s most … Continue reading

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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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