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2023 Update from Cal Shakes

Hello Friends! As we wrote, all of us at Cal Shakes are grateful to this wonderful community of supporters who have responded with generosity as

To Love

To Love By Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly   I recently re-read one of the last diary entries that my brother John wrote before his death

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month – Rethinking Thanksgiving  “Indigenous people have often been erased from the country’s historical record – a survey from the National Congress

Of Kings and Kardashians. 

By Philippa Kelly  A month ago, Cal Shakes and the Oakland Theater Project, partnering with Play On! Shakespeare!, closed the world premiere of Marcus Gardley’s


Keep ’em coming!

by April Ballesteros Earlier this year, Tom Edwards came in to the Cal Shakes offices to make his annual donation. In passing he mentioned that

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