Category Archives: new works/new communities

>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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>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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>OakTechRep blogs from Scotland!

>Below is a series of blog entries sent to us by several of Jessa Berkner’s Advanced Drama Students, currently in the U.K. to perform Hamlet: Blood in the Brain at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, thanks to their winning the American … Continue reading

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>OakTechRep on performing on the Cal Shakes stage

>So you’ve read Cal Shakes’ thoughts on the OakTechRep performance of Hamlet: Blood in the Brain at the Bruns; now here’s a representative from the cast (Naomi Zingman-Daniels) telling their side of the story. So all along, we at OakTechRep … Continue reading

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>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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