Tag Archives: “Jon Moscone”

Ask Philippa: CANDIDA Edition

Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg for Cal Shakes, shares her thoughts and answers your questions on our 2011 productions. Written early in Shaw’s dramatic career, when he was about 38 (he would not stop writing till his death in his mid-90s!), … Continue reading

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Belated Notes from the CANDIDA “Meet and Greet” Event

By Publications Manager Stefanie Kalem This has taken me a while to get around to writing, which is really too bad, as the first-rehearsal “Meet and Greet” event, on July 13, for George Bernard Shaw’s Candida was inspiring, enlightening, and … Continue reading

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2010 Season Artist Profile: Daniel Ostling

In the months leading up to our 2010 Main Stage season, we’ll be profiling the creative minds behind the season’s productions—John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Macbeth, and Much Ado About Nothing—in our e-newsletters. For the fourth … Continue reading

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Listen to interviews with Jon and JoAnne

A representative of the NEA’s New Play Development Program came out to observe the final development workshop for John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven last week, and conducted interviews with Cal Shakes Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone and JoAnne Winter, Co-Artistic … Continue reading

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Entering into The Pastures of Heaven

So folks, we just ended a full week of workshopping the first complete draft of Octavio Solis’ adaptation of Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven. We’re premiering it next year on our Main Stage, and it was quite a week. Octavio’s … Continue reading

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Steinbeck Blog Prompt #3 by Jonathan Moscone

The third and last in our series of three prompts, designed to help inform our upcoming Steinbeck Project workshop. The Cal Shakes New Works/New Communities program would love for you to leave your input in the “comments” section below, via … Continue reading

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There is such a thing as free brunch

Out of curiosity last October, Susie Falk (then Cal Shakes Marketing Director, now Managing Director) ran a report to find out how many of our subscribers have been with us for 10 or more consecutive years. The result was pretty … Continue reading

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One belated HAPPY DAYS blog, or, Jon laughs at a naughty word

  The latest and in a fascinating series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Thursday August 13, 2009 Last night: first preview. … Continue reading

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Brutal beauty and genuine, pure theater. (Or, hey, look, it’s a picture of the set!!)

  The latest and in a series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Friday, August 8, 2009   Well, what do you … Continue reading

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We do this a lot in the theater—calm ourselves down.

The latest in an exciting series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Wednesday August 5, 2009 Today we braved a stumble-through. For … Continue reading

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