Monthly Archives: June 2009

>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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>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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>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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>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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>"Don’t Take Our Word for It!" (Or "Patrons on the Pavement")

>Before, during, and after the last preview performance of Romeo and Juliet, I wandered the Bruns Amphitheater grounds, camera in hand and Artistic intern extraordinaire Grace Vincent in tow, harassing patrons for their assessment of the current production. This video … Continue reading

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>The interns are blogging! The interns are blogging!

>Now that the opening night of Romeo and Juliet is behind us—and the 2009 season opening, as well—the young ladies and gentlemen of Cal Shakes’ Professional Immersion Program (PIP) have had a moment to catch their collective breath. And, of … Continue reading

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