California Shakespeare Theater, better known as Cal Shakes, is a nationally recognized theater that produces new works inspired by classic texts. The organization reaches more than 50,000 people each year through a three-play season at its Bruns Amphitheater in Orinda (Contra Costa County), as well as education programs in community centers, schools, and a federal women’s prison.
About the Grantee
PMB 509 21 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA, 94563, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support
California Shakespeare Theater presents a four-show season at the outdoor Bruns Amphitheater and a variety of year-round programs in schools and community-based venues. In 2010, the organization completed construction of a new 7,500-square-foot facility that dramatically improves the experience of its more than 40,000 patrons and artists. Through a long-term partnership with Intersection for the Arts (a Hewlett Foundation grantee), California Shakespeare Theater is bringing a wide range of constituencies together to create new works inspired by classic literature. Renewed support would enable the company to continue producing its main stage season and directly connect under-served communities with the work of classic writers