Tag Archives: Student Discovery Matinee

The Illustrated SHREW

As anyone who does any kind of educational work can tell you, kids can be awfully cute. And the emails, letters, and surveys we get here at Cal Shakes from conservatory campers, residency students, and Student Discovery Matinee attendees range … Continue reading

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High-fives, kid wrangling, and the usual”ews”and”aws”

  Our first student audience for Much Ado had a great time today. The theater gods blessed us with temperate weather, a virtual army of kid-wrangling staff, extra volunteers and house staff, and a full audience. (Which is a trend … 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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Zing!

An excerpt from today’s Student Discovery Matinee Performance: At the post-show Q&A, some students asked if it was hard to remember all those lines. Danny Scheie (seen at left with Dana Green) jumped in and said, “Alex (Morf, who plays … Continue reading

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