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Artistic Director Eric Ting and Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly invite you to join Philippa in conversation with Sir Derek Jacobi and Richard Clifford.  
Hear iconic actor Jacobi and actor/director Clifford speak about theater, film, the classics, new works. And also… the authorship question: who, in their opinion, wrote the plays attributed to William Shakespeare? The hour-long session will include a thirty minute Q+A – so come with questions!

 The Cal Shakes Summer Conservatory is back!  We are pleased to announce two 2-week Conservatory sessions for the summer of 2021. Conservatory sessions will be held in person, outdoors, following social distance guidelines as outlined by the Contra Costa County Health Department and the CDC. Registration will be limited to two stable "casts" of no more than 15 students each during each session.

Inspired by Octavia E. Butler's seminal novels Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents Sowers & Seeds  is a two evening event of music, readings, and reflections asking how we collectively build more resilient communities, how we connect with the flow and functionality of life, and how we travel in the direction of healthy growth together.

Join us June 22—Octavia E. Butler’s birthday—for a digital performance featuring Toshi Reagon and many other artists and activists. 

On June 25 we will launch a new Direct Address series on what makes a resilient community.