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Associate Artist Roundup: Scrooge, the Circus, and a Baby

It’s time for our annual shout-out to the theatrical antics our talented Associate Artist company is up to during the winter months. L. Peter Callender is in the midst of directing Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which opens January … 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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The Tempest Grove Talk

Listen to a podcast of a pre-performance The Tempest Grove Talk, presented by Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly. Podcast produced by Will McCandless. The Tempest runs through June 24, 2012.

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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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Spunk Song Contest: The journey is the reward

What song helped you along your personal journey? The dynamic characters in Spunk, stories by Zora Neale Hurston, adapted by George C. Wolfe, embody the all-too-human experience of struggle, love, loss, and—perhaps most of all—finding a place to call home. Submit songs … Continue reading

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Contest: What Does THE TEMPEST Look Like to You?

Shipwreck. Magic. Monsters. Loss. Illusion. Betrayal. Restoration. Oh yes dearest William filled The Tempest to the brim with motifs, themes, and symbols for us to grasp and mull over. With all these images and symbols to wade through, it is … Continue reading

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Getting Back to Basics

Part Two in a new series by Marketing Intern Katie McGee as she participates in a Cal Shakes classroom residency. I went to bed Monday night eagerly awaiting my return to Northern Light for another dose of middle school Hamlet … Continue reading

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S is for Shakespeare … and for Sharing

The final installment by Marketing Intern Katie McGee, documenting her participation in a Cal Shakes classroom residency. “Ummm…where’s my costume?” “What if I forget my lines?” Ahhh. The sounds of final performance day have arrived. Eager jitters spreading around the … Continue reading

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Moscone and Norris at PlayGround’s Benefit & Awards Night

Hot on the heels of his “tending to his faithful flock like a preacher saving souls….on fire as he proclaimed his theatrical gospel,” at our gala, Cal Shakes Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone will emcee PlayGround’s 2012 Benefit & Awards Night … Continue reading

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