Tech's Jessa Berkner with CalShakes' Jonathan Moscone

Tech's Jessa Berkner with CalShakes' Jonathan Moscone at the kickoff of CalShakes' collaboration with the Tech Drama Department

Oakland Tech has been getting great publicity around their production of “Hamlet: Blood in the Brain”!

Playwright Naomi Iizuka wrote to Tech director Jessa Berkner: “I wanted to say how honored I am and happy that you’re directing HAMLET BLOOD IN THE BRAIN, and that it’s been a good process. I wish I could see it and meet everyone in person to thank and congratulate them. In the meantime, please know that I’m sending good thoughts to you and everyone working on the production.”

The San Francisco Chronicle, announcing “Oakland Takes Bard to Britain,” publicized our performance at the California Shakespeare Theater.

Read the Oakland Tribune’s online article about how the Tech Drama Department came to win the American High School Theater Festival and what it means for Tech to have the opportunity to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

We had a front-page article in the Montclarion after our performance at Piedmont High School.

Segments have run on National Public Radio and local Channel 27 (KDOL) ran a videotape of the entire “Hamlet” production, plus interviews with actors and Director Jessa Berkner, several times!

See what California Shakespeare Theater director Jonathan Moscone has to say about CalShakes’ collaboration with Tech’s Advanced Drama Department and Tech’s performance of “Hamlet: Blood in the Brain.”

Read the OaklandNorth review of “Hamlet: Blood in the Brain” and Oakland North’s article on the efforts to bring “Hamlet” to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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