"You won't find a more spectacular venue for live theater than
Cal Shakes' Bruns Amphitheater in the Orinda hills." —Diablo Magazine

New Works/New Communities > Video

View videos about our community outreach and new play development efforts.


Director Jonathan Moscone and playwright Octavio Solis talk about the first-ever commission for our Main Stage, with footage from past development workshops. PASTURES developed in collaboration with Word for Word Performing Arts Company. Music in video by Cascada de Flores.

In December, actors from Cal Shakes and Word for Word gathered in our West Berkeley rehearsal hall to mount four of the stories Octavio Solis is adapting from John Steinbeck's The Pastures of Heaven, developed under the auspices of our New Works/New Communities program, and currently slated to premiere during our 2010 Main Stage season.


Watch a video about our March 2007 trip to Salinas to research The Pastures of Heaven.