Civic Dialogue Panel – Old Plays, New Faces: Representation in Classic Theater at California Shakespeare Theater in Berkeley

January 31st, 2017|

Co-hosted by UC Berkeley's Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, this dialogue will explore the ways in which traditional casting can act as a barrier to specific communities and the ways in which performing arts organizations are creating more inclusive practices to engage or more diverse range of performing artists.

Thank You10 Episode VI: 4000 Miles

April 4th, 2015|

Considered one of the most influential writers of his generation, Lin Yutang said, “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familia pillow.” So [...]

Encore Arts: Q&A with Desdemona Chiang

January 21st, 2015|

Desdemona Chiang is a stage director and University of Washington MFA graduate based in Seattle and San Francisco who puts the spotlight on the marginalized and forgotten... this month she directs Measure for Measure at Seattle Shakespeare, their first restaging of the play in twelve years. I talked to Chiang about the show, finding contemporary relevance in Shakespeare and the challenges of bi-urban living.