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Posted May 29, 2024

Zendaya Gives Back to Cal Shakes

JOLLY TIME® Happy News: Zendaya Gives Back to Cal Shakes

We’re popping with excitement to share some heartwarming news about Zendaya, the star of Euphoria and Dune 2! The California Shakespeare Theater, lovingly known as Cal Shakes, announced that Zendaya has generously donated $100,000 to their North Star Fund through the Women Donors Network. This incredible contribution will support Cal Shakes as they gear up for their 50th Anniversary season, ensuring the theater can continue to shine brightly for years to come.

Cal Shakes Executive Director Clive Worsley expressed immense gratitude for Zendaya’s generosity, noting that the donation will be used to upgrade sound and lighting systems, enhance the café, and fund their upcoming production of As You Like It.

Zendaya, an Oakland native, got her start at Cal Shakes, where her mother, Claire Stoermer, worked as a house manager. After spending time helping out at the theater, Zendaya overcame her natural shyness by enrolling in improv classes there. Her generous gift is a beautiful way to give back to the community that helped launch her successful career.

Just as Zendaya’s talent has blossomed, Cal Shakes will continue to flourish with this support, delighting audiences for many seasons to come.

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