Tag Archives: “Octavio Solis”

Hard fun, or, the multifarious voice of a single character’s consciousness

This is the second blog this week from playwright Octavio Solis, live from our fourth workshop for The Pastures of Heaven. “Take your attitude and turn it into an action.” Jon Moscone gave this note to Amy Kossow during our … Continue reading

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Vicodin, tobacco smoke, and John Steinbeck.

Some words from playwright Octavio Solis, live from the first day of our fourth workshop of The Pastures of Heaven. I showed up at 10:15am, still crashing from three and a half days of Vicodin uploads. I just had surgery … 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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New play? No problem!

This year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) began its New Play Development Program. And we’re beyond proud to announce that Cal Shakes has been chosen as one (of just five!) of the inaugural selections. As a recipient of … 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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