Tag Archives: Pastures of Heaven

Dispatch from Heaven, DC

Amy Kossow of Word for Word and the cast of John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven sent this dispatch from the New Play Festival at Arena Stage in DC, where selected scenes from Pastures are being performed alongside fellow inaugural … 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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You never know how much kissing is really going on in a show until you play it for adolescents.

The first Student Discovery Matinee of the year was yesterday morning, for John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven. We had about 420 people in the house, the majority of whom were from under-served Oakland middle and high schools. Two of … Continue reading

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Photos from the Steinbeck Project workshop-in-progress

Jay Yamada took some great pictures yesterday of our fourth Pastures of Heaven workshop, taking place this week at the Ashby Stage. Here are a few: Cat Walleck as Miss Morgan. The supernaturally strong frog-child Turalecito (Alex Morf) gets ready … Continue reading

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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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New Steinbeck project video

As mentioned on this blog several times late last year, Cal Shakes hosted our third Pastures of Heaven development workshop in December. Now, finally, here’s some video to prove it. Click on the screenshot to the right to be taken … 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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