Category Archives: By Jonathan Moscone (Artistic Director)

>Entering into The Pastures of Heaven

>So folks, we just ended a full week of workshopping the first complete draft of Octavio Solis’ adaptation of Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven. We’re premiering it next year on our Main Stage, and it was quite a week. Octavio’s … Continue reading

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>Steinbeck Blog Prompt #3 by Jonathan Moscone

>The third and last in our series of three prompts, designed to help inform our upcoming Steinbeck Project workshop. The Cal Shakes New Works/New Communities program would love for you to leave your input in the “comments” section below, via … Continue reading

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>One belated HAPPY DAYS blog, or, Jon laughs at a naughty word

> The latest and in a fascinating series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Thursday August 13, 2009 Last night: first preview. … Continue reading

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>Brutal beauty and genuine, pure theater. (Or, hey, look, it’s a picture of the set!!)

> The latest and in a series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Friday, August 8, 2009 Well, what do you know. … Continue reading

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>First day of tech

>Another in a series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Friday August 7, 2009 Today we start technical rehearsals, going up to … Continue reading

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>We do this a lot in the theater—calm ourselves down.

>The latest in an exciting series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Wednesday August 5, 2009 Today we braved a stumble-through. For … Continue reading

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>In the company of a most excellent company.

>Another in an ongoing series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Tuesday, August 4, 2009 Folks, I am going to take a … Continue reading

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