California Shakespeare Theater
September 27, 2009
My son has been taking acting classes with Cal Shakes for the past 4 years. He started in Elementary school and is now in the 7th grade. He has participated in various acting classes in the Bay area and the Cal Shakes Summer Conservatory is by far the most wonderful program he has every been part of. He has truly learned a about acting techniques, history, text and has been able to hon his skills, and every summer he gets to shine of the stage in a Shakespeare play - that is the biggest thrill! The folks at Cal Shakes are supportive and give every kid who participates the chance to dream big and then lets that dream unfold. They have built a very serious and rigorous acting program where kids really learn all aspects of acting and performance in a supportive environment, while having fun - I can't praise them enough. Every year we have to plan our summers around the conservatory program - it has become part of his life and has a whole community of friendships from through the conservatory who he sees year after year. And since our son has been working with Cal Shakes - we have gone to all the plays each season and have seen some of the best theater performances in the Bay Area. The best part is all young Cal Shakes conservatory actors get to see all the plays for free! This is an organization that needs to be noted for their community outreach, wildly successful youth programs and great theater in an idyllic setting!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
many, many ways. Through acting programs with my son and as an audience member for their summer theater.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
They are warm, gracious and engaged in their community and the youth and audience the service.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
fantastic! I love then all!!
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Create the most inspiring youth out reach and acting programs in Northern California and create a rich learning environment for their constituency.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Client Served & Parent of camper and avid audience member.