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High School Drama… Naughty or Nice?

  Marketing Intern Jessica Reinhardt sits in on her first in-school residency at Dougherty Valley High School’s drama class in San Roman, CA.  As my second week at Cal Shakes began, I was antsy with anticipation for my first classroom residency … 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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Hamlet: Smells Like Tween Spirit

Part One in a new series by Marketing Intern Katie McGee as she participates in a Cal Shakes classroom residency. What does Hamlet have in common with a group of middle schoolers? MAJOR angst and uncertainty about their futures. Right? … Continue reading

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Beginnings

A blog from Cal Shakes Director of Artistic Learning on the first day of class. I love the first day of class. I relish it. Kids are fresh to the work, unencumbered with expectations, hopeful, fearful, usually eager for something … Continue reading

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Spy for a Day

The latest report from Marketing Intern Katie McGee. OK, I’m about to unleash a few personal secrets.  1) I have always idolized Harriet the Spy.  2) I have a soft spot for Groucho Marx glasses.  3) Sometimes when I am … Continue reading

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Monday Blues – Get Outta Town!

Oh, hello there! I’d like to introduce myself: My name is Katie McGee and I’m Cal Shakes’ newest marketing intern. I’m from a distant Midwestern land known as Iowa, I love long hikes through the Orinda hills, nights out to … Continue reading

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The Illustrated SHREW

As anyone who does any kind of educational work can tell you, kids can be awfully cute. And the emails, letters, and surveys we get here at Cal Shakes from conservatory campers, residency students, and Student Discovery Matinee attendees range … Continue reading

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Ask Philippa: Off-season Edition!

Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg for Cal Shakes, shares her thoughts and answers your questions on our upcoming 2012 season programming and about productions past. Throughout his 20-year writing career, Shakespeare was fascinated with metaphors of rehearsing and scripting: the very … Continue reading

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Volunteering by the Numbers

By Jamie Buschbaum, Volunteer Program Coordinator Volunteering at Cal Shakes came in many different forms this year. The one most visible up at the Bruns Amphitheater was, of course, ushering. Our ushers come from all over the Bay Area to … Continue reading

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