Cal Shakes Hosts In-Person and Virtual Listening Circles as Part of the Organization’s Evolution

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California Shakespeare Theater invites their patrons and members of the community to attend one of three different events where they can discuss all things Cal Shakes.

The new executive director of Cal Shakes, Clive Worsley, is reaching out to the community in the hopes of creating a conversation surrounding the future of the theatre. “Through our recent survey we felt an unprecedented outpouring of support, read a lot of questions and some genuine concerns about the transition,” Worsley shared in an email invitation. “I know it all comes from a place of love and concern about your Cal Shakes. So, I feel it’s important to continue this conversation with you, in person.”   

These events come during a transitional period for the arts organization. In addition to a new executive director, the position itself is brand new. This change was prompted by the departure of Managing Director Sarah Williams. “It is with deep respect and admiration for this venerable organization that I take my leave after three years shepherding it through some of its greatest challenges and opportunities,” said Williams. “I’m honored to have had the opportunity to partner with the visionary Eric Ting, to have worked alongside a dedicated Board of Directors, and to have been a small part of Cal Shakes long and storied history.”

There will be an in-person listening circle on November 5 at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will also be two digital listening circles. The first is on November 12 at 10 a.m and the second is on November 15 at 6:30 p.m.