Artistic Engagement

Cal Shakes Artistic Engagement 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 collaboration, artists and community members can lift up each other’s work: starting conversation, sharing stories, bridging difference, and activating deeper civic participation.

Artistic Engagement at Cal Shakes includes Civic Dialogues, the Artist-Investigator Program, and the Community Tour, which brings Cal Shakes performances to community venues around the East Bay to build a theater that is accessible to everyone.

Cal Shakes’ Artistic Engagement programs are made possible with generous support from:






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