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Welcome to Michael Caplan’s House of ShAkE

Welcome to Michael Caplan’s House of ShAkE

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House of ShAkE is a production house working in various media, a publishing house dedicated to print and books, and a playhouse for performances, events, discussions, and more.

I’m Michael R. Caplan, the “Renaissance Man” of the House, with decades of experience in those and related areas – and your host!

Welcoming a broad and mixed public, House of ShAkE is an inn at the crossroads where we can entertain ideas and each other. It’s an ark for real in a sea of unreal, enriching our common sense – our shared experience of “meaning” in a meaning-challenged era. 

A home base for my own activities (such as the live/online Back to Bacchae, inspired by Euripides, the annual Schoenberg’s Return commemorating the composer’s 1933 “return to the community of Israel,” and the downhome music of my Porch Songs), House of ShAkE is also a home-away-from-home for others with projects in the House style, combining vital content with crossover appeal. 

A Handbook for Ecstatic Survival, a collection of words and images by internationally celebrated Canadian choreographer and teacher David Earle, was our first publication. Current projects include the 2nd printing of David's book; dancer Bill Coleman’s book on boxing,