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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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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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Occupy Theater with The Triangle Lab

The Triangle Lab is collecting and presenting performance responses to recent events at #Occupy Oakland. This is an open call for interested theater artists, musicians, dancers, singers, writers or anyone interested in contributing a story to be performed. Performances will … Continue reading

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Oakland Tech Takes Orinda by Storm (almost literally)

Wow! What a night! Last night we hosted our largest New Works/New Communities (NW/NC) event to date. My name is Daunielle Rasmussen and I am, among many other things here at Cal Shakes, the Community Engagement Manager for the NW/NC … Continue reading

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Hamlet in Juvy

This past Memorial Day weekend, a special group of teens came together to perform adapted scenes from Shakespeare for their peers. It’s not a traditional summer holiday activity for kids, that’s for sure; but these kids are in Alameda County … Continue reading

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Intern Eden Meets the Muralists

The following blog was originally published over at our Profesisonal Immersion Program (PIP) blog, Inside the Interns Studio. My name is Eden Neuendorf; I’m an artistic department intern at Cal Shakes. I attended the Meet the Muralists event on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Amy blogs the last week of PASTURES.

Nearly three years. That’s how long I have been involved in the collaboration which ends its first life this coming week. I have been immersed in Pastures for these last weeks, doing my work while performing, but also letting it … Continue reading

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Proceeding neck or nothing

Amy Kossow, Word for Word Performing Arts charter member, has been involved with the development of John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven since the beginning. Now, as an actor in the forthcoming world-premiere production, she blogs from inside the rehearsal … Continue reading

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2010 Season Artist Profile: Octavio Solis

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 inaugural … 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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