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Truth and Meaning in Play: The Work of a Contemporary Dramaturg
What does a dramaturg do? What can a dramaturg be? The dramaturg is not a special breed, like a peacock or an orchid - dramaturgy is a process, a way of seeing and experiencing, that "lives" inside us all. In one-on-one sessions, Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly asks transformative dramaturgs Martine Kei Green and Finn Lefevre to explore the exciting question of how dramaturgy helps re-frame and expand the way we see theater today. Cal Shakes' Truth in Meaning at Play/ New Directions in Dramaturgy Initiatives are made possible by a generous award from the National Endowment of the Humanities. 



Shakespeare in Depth with Philippa Kelly  returns for the Spring of 2021 with 8 new sessions starting February 23.  Take a deep dive into Shakespeares words and the world he lived in when writing them.  Each session consists of a pair 1 hour sessions on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM and one optional Saturday study group session at 11:00 AM.




 Structural Design for the Stage  begins its third and final session (Steel) this coming March Cal Shakes’ Technical Director  Steven Schmidt  is offering a three-part foundational course on how to approach structural challenges in theater. Designed for all technical staff —from seasoned technical directors to emerging technicians—the class seeks to provide an understanding of why “sets stand up” in order to safely meet the increasingly complex and challenging scenic designs of today’s industry.