Tag Archives: “Octavio Solis”

Season Artist Profile: Richard Montoya

In the months leading up to our 2013 Main Stage season, I will once again be profiling the fertile minds behind the season’s productions—American Night, Romeo and Juliet, Lady Windermere’s Fan, and A Winter’s Tale—in our e-newsletters. For the inaugural … Continue reading

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Visiting the Real Pastures of Heaven.

The following blog was written by Trish Tillman, Cal Shakes’ director of Artistic Learning. Last weekend several of us from Cal Shakes and Word for Word Performing Arts Company went to Salinas to hold some events in anticipation of our … 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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Steinbeck Project Blog Prompt #1, by Octavio Solis

Here it is, the first 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, … 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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Coming Soon: Your Participation.

Beginning two weeks from today, 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. This play—which we’ve been developing in collaboration with award-winning playwright Octavio Solis … Continue reading

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The Cal Shakes 2010 season has been announced!!

And the lineup is (drum roll, please) … WORLD PREMIERE! John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven By Octavio Solis Directed by Jonathan Moscone JUNE 2–27 Mrs. Warren’s Profession By George Bernard Shaw Directed by Timothy Near JULY 7–AUGUST 1 Macbeth … Continue reading

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It’s in the language of the moment; no more, no less.

Another blog from our fourth Steinbeck Project workshop. This is the second dispatch from Associate Artistic Director Jessica Richards, written on the last full day of rehearsal before today’s performance. I’ve never been involved with a production that worked with … Continue reading

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How 12 pages of text can take four hours…

We’re posting blogs this week live from our fourth workshop for The Pastures of Heaven. This latest one is by Associate Artistic Director Jessica Richards. We met at 10 yesterday morning for our first workshop day for The Pastures of … Continue reading

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