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California Shakespeare Theater

established 1974

partner since 2005

Kevin Berne

California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) redefines the classical theatre for the 21st century, making works of extraordinary artistry that engage with the contemporary moment so audiences might learn about themselves and each other in the fullness of our world. Over the past four decades, Cal Shakes has become a cornerstone of Bay Area theatre, producing works from the Shakespeare canon and beyond, including New Classics that expand and reframe the concept and ownership of “classic theatre.” Under the leadership of Artistic Director Eric Ting, Cal Shakes has honed three pillars of work (MAKE, LEARN and ENGAGE) into a focused approach to create art that forges community by dismantling barriers to participation.

701 Heinz Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94710

Bruns Amphitheater

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