California Shakespeare Theater in Berkeley, California presents their Civic Dialogue panel Old Plays, New Faces: Representation in Classic Theatre livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at Tuesday, January 31 at 9:30 p.m. EST (New York) / 8:30 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 6:30 p.m. PST (Los Angeles).

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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. Featured speakers include Lisa Portes, who will be directing Cal Shakes' Glass Menagerie, Melissa Hillman, Artistic Director of Impact Theater, and Desdemona Chiang, who will be directing Cal Shakes’ As You Like It in May.

Cal Shakes’ Civic Dialogue Series seeks to explore the intersections between theatre and issues affecting our community. Through facilitated dialogues with theatre artists, cultural workers, and community organizers, (and more!) we hope to explore how theatre can be a tool for building bridges and igniting change. This year’s dialogues will explore 3 topics related to our productions and organizational practices.


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