Tag Archives: “New Works/New Communities”

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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Steinbeck Blog Prompt #2: Identity and Community

This is the second 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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Topics (and prizes!) for Steinbeck blog series

As we mentioned a week ago, the Cal Shakes New Works/New Communities program will be asking for your help in our development of John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven, starting next Monday. On Oct 19 and 26 and Nov 2, … Continue reading

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Music to write corridos by…

Octavio Solis, who is adapting John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven for its world premiere on our Main Stage in 2010, sent me this list some time ago. It’s the playlist he put together to inspire his crafting of the … Continue reading

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Original corridos, photos from Steinbeck Project road trips and workshop, and much more to come…

The Steinbeck Project is all kinds of active again. Last week, Cal Shakes Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone, Word for Word Co-Artistic Directors Susan Harloe and JoAnne Winter, Cal Shakes Associate Artistic Director (and New Works/New Communities honcho), and myself drove … Continue reading

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Shall I Compare Thee to a Saxophone?

An abbreviated version of this article appears in the December issue of the Cal Shakes e-newsletter. Click here to subscribe to the newsletter. Back in August of this year, New Works/New Communities program director Jessica Richards sat down with Cal … Continue reading

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“CalRoad Trip!”

Cal Shakes and Word for Word research The Pastures of HeavenThe first part of the following was originally printed in the Pericles program; Part 2 is a blog-only exclusive. Part 1:   In the wee hours of Monday, March 19, … Continue reading

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Picture proof positive!

Your old friend Stefanie here, from the Bullpen, aka the Marketing department. As I sort through the many hours of video from our Steinbeck Project road trip and second workshop–with the intention of bringing it in multiple bite-size viewing portions … Continue reading

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Steinbeck Project Blog: Take one…

ok. Blog virgin Amy here. Hope this is actually the site for Cal Shakes! Be embarassing to be blogging away on some poor unsuspecting soul’s website… Well, to work: we’ve just finished the Spring ’08 worshop for Pastures of Heaven. … Continue reading

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Based on a Totally True Theatrical Experience

Back in 2006, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa helmed Cal Shakes’ second NewWorks /New Communities project, King of Shadows (originally known as Sweet Thunder), creating and developing a new take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with the help of MFA students at American … Continue reading

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