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The Return of “Ask Philippa”!

Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg for Cal Shakes, shares her thoughts on our 2011 productions. Titus Andronicus, when it first hit the boards in the early 1590s, was a raging success, threatening to steal audiences away from the bear-baiting that was one … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress.com. After you read this, you should delete and write your own post, with a new title above. Or hit Add New on the left (of the admin dashboard) to start a fresh post. Here are some suggestions … Continue reading

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>Fireside chats, fundraisers, and the glory of new plays

> Cal Shakes has been making inroads into the world of new plays for some time now, with our New Works/New Communities program. Last year, John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven, written by Octavio Solis, directed by Jonathan Moscone, and … Continue reading

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>An Artistic Learning Valentine: R & J in Suburbia

>Last week we heard from Eli Wirtschafter, a former Cal Shakes Conservatory student—that’s him on the right, playing Berowne in Love’s Labour’s Lost in 2009, the summer after his senior year of high school. Eli is now studying at UC … Continue reading

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>More dispatches from Heaven

>Les Reinhardt, stage manager for the our staged reading of John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven at the New Play Festival in DC, is blogging about the experience over at http://www.bayareasm.net/. Be sure to check it out!

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>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 … Continue reading

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>Busting the Myth of the “Off-Season”

> A little perspective from Box Office Manager Robin Dolan. On those crazy days here at the Cal Shakes office when there are actors warming up with nonsense words in the hall or playing instruments and dancing in the parking … Continue reading

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