Project Description

Cal Shakes: Every Learner, Every Story

California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) Artistic Learning programs engage every child in the classroom. Each student learns to recognize in theater a world in which difference, individual voice, emotional expression, life experience, and passion are welcome.

In 2016, Cal Shakes involved 882 students in 44 classrooms, and brought 2,851 students to our Theater to see Much Ado About Nothing (984 students), and Othello (1,867 students). Support from AOK made it possible for them to provide this programming to four classrooms at Downtown Charter School in Oakland for free.