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Likes, Hates, Dreams, and Wants: the Mind of Lorraine Hansberry

As opening night of A Raisin in the Sun approaches and the production comes together, we at Cal Shakes have been learning more about the history of an amazing playwright, Lorraine Hansberry. Hansberry was an anomaly and a prodigal author … Continue reading

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Volunteer Spotlight: Joyce Weissman

Meet Joyce! Joyce Weissman joined the Cal Shakes Volunteer Corps in 2011. Joyce commutes from the South Bay via public transit to serve as an usher at our Student Matinees, and as a raffle ticket seller at our evening performances; … Continue reading

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Ask Philippa: 2014 Pre-season Edition

Philippa Kelly, resident dramaturg for Cal Shakes, invites your questions about our 2014 season, which begins May 21. Subscriptions on sale now. 2014 brings a very exciting season for many reasons—not the least of which is that it’s Cal Shakes’ 40th anniversary. … Continue reading

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“This was the best field trip I’ve ever been on in my life. …We made Hermione come back to life.”

From: Ms. Maiuri Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2013 8:11 PM To: Clive Worsley Subject: Thank you so much for everything (could you pass this on?) Dear Director and Cast of A Winter’s Tale and the Cal Shakes Artistic Learning Team: I … Continue reading

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Volunteer Scoops the Scoop!

Volunteer Zoe Halsne attended the Inside Scoop for Lady Windermere’s Fan and submitted this review about the event. On Monday, July 29, I attended my first-ever Cal Shakes Inside Scoop—for Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan—at the Orinda Public Library. In addition to … Continue reading

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Jumping Into the Fire: An Understudy’s Tale

During the extension week of Liesl Tommy’s Hamlet this month, actor Nicholas Pelczar fell ill the morning of the Student Discovery Matinee, and his understudy, Philip Goleman, went on for him. This is his story. Everyone said, “Not what you expected … Continue reading

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Listen to Trish Tillman Talk About 32-Second Shakespeare

Here’s our own Director of Artistic Learning Trish Tillman on the air at FOX 101.1 FM in Salinas yesterday, talking with Mark Carbanaro about her 32-second Shakespeare at the Carmel Authors & Ideas Fest and our production of Hamlet.

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The BLITHE SPIRIT Cocktail Contest

“Anybody can write books, but it takes an artist to make a dry martini that’s dry enough.” — Blithe Spirit As spirited comedies go, the work of Noël Coward tends to take the boozy cake. The current Cal Shakes script for Blithe Spirit, … Continue reading

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Ask Philippa: SPUNK Edition

Philippa Kelly, resident dramaturg for Cal Shakes and production dramaturg for Spunk, shares her thoughts on the current production, and invites your questions. Spunk runs July 4–29, 2012. To honor …  and adapt … Black southern dialect forms the living heartbeat of … Continue reading

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The Tempest Brings Out the Best in Student Audience … and Local Cows

  Director of Artistic Learning Trish Tillman gives us an inside look at the first Student Matinee of The Tempest. We had our first Tempest matinee today, with a brand new group of Artistic Learning interns, and a really excited, … Continue reading

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