Monthly Archives: July 2010

>Oakland Tech Takes Orinda by Storm (almost literally)

>Wow! What a night! Last night we hosted our largest New Works/New Communities (NW/NC) event to date. My name is Daunielle Rasmussen and I am, among many other things here at Cal Shakes, the Community Engagement Manager for the NW/NC … Continue reading

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>This week at Cal Shakes is pretty amazing on the volunteer front. We’ve got ushers out at the Bruns every performance day—up to 15 of them! We’ve got two great new volunteers, Dave and Lahdan, helping out in the office … Continue reading

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>L. Peter Callender in the News

>On the occasion of his appearing in the Stanford Summer Theater’s Homeric cycle, which showcases The Wanderings of Odysseus (an adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey), the Stanford blog The Book Haven has posted a lovely piece on L. Peter Callender (pictured … Continue reading

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>The Return of "Ask Philippa"!

>Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg for Cal Shakes, shares her thoughts on our 2010 productions.“Everybody has some choice, mother. The poorest girl alive may not be able to choose between being Queen of England or Principal of Newnham; but she can … Continue reading

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>Hamlet in Juvy

>This past Memorial Day weekend, a special group of teens came together to perform adapted scenes from Shakespeare for their peers. It’s not a traditional summer holiday activity for kids, that’s for sure; but these kids are in Alameda County … Continue reading

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>Summer in OakTechRep

>In August, Jessa Berkner’s Oakland Technical High School advanced drama students will travel to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. As American High School Theatre Winners, they will perform Naomi Iizuka’s Hamlet: Blood in the Brain, which was the first development project … Continue reading

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