About the Triangle Lab: The Triangle Lab, Cal Shakes' community engagement program, invites more people to engage with theater in different ways. Our projects take performances to unusual places, support deep artist/community collaborations, and celebrate the artist in everyone. We believe that through deep collaboration artists and community members can lift up each other's work, starting conversation, sharing stories, bridging difference, and activating deeper civic participation.

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Questions? Contact Associate Director of Artistic Engagement Lisa Evans at


Green Life participants speaking at Artist Investigator Project Beyond the Bars: Growing Home Culmination curated by Dr. Ayodele Nzinga.


RAW Talent member Nyabingha “Nya” Zianni McDowell performing at RAW Talent's "Adventure of Grief: A Short Play" on the Cal Shakes stage for an invited audience on 8/8/2014. Directed by Arielle Julia Brown and written by the performers.
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The Triangle Lab is supported by generous grants from The James Irvine Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional funding for our Artist-Investigator project with The Rysing Womyn Project from: