Category Archives: Artistic Learning

>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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>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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>Big Ideas Fest Blog #1: Video Inspiration

>This week, Cal Shakes’ Artistic Learning Programs and Outreach Manager Emily Morrison attended Big Ideas Fest 2010 in Half Moon Bay. Big Ideas is a three-day-long conference that aims to immerse educators in collaboration and design with the focus on … Continue reading

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>The last of the Carlin-Campbell blogs: Jumping away from conclusion

>Last week, Cal Shakes Associate Artist Ron Campbell—who has spent the last few years appearing as The King of the Clowns in Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza—gave a workshop on in our rehearsal hall as the culmination of his Fox Fellowship. … Continue reading

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>Recess Repertory, or The Ripple Effect

> This story was sent to us by Denise Altaffer, mother of Summer Shakespeare Conservatory student—and Macbeth understudy—Will Altaffer. My 13-year-old son, Will, participated in the five-week camp this past summer for the first time. He had a fantastic experience … Continue reading

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>Saturday: From the tube to you.

> This past week and weekend, Cal Shakes Associate Artist Ron Campbell—who has spent the last few years appearing as The King of the Clowns in Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza—gave a workshop on in our rehearsal hall as the culmination … Continue reading

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>Fingerprints and All: Submitting Yourself to the Unpredictable

> This past week and weekend, Cal Shakes Associate Artist Ron Campbell—who has spent the last few years appearing as The King of the Clowns in Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza—gave a workshop on in our rehearsal hall as the culmination … Continue reading

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