Berkeley Rep is a LORT B Theatre and hires actors who are members of Actors’ Equity Association. Occasionally local non-union actors are hired in large cast shows in supporting roles or as extras. Our understudy casts are drawn from the local non-union acting pool. Actors are hired on a show-by-show basis during the season and auditions for individual shows are by invitation only. Berkeley Rep holds open auditions annually in the late spring. These auditions are announced on the AEA hotline and the Theatre Bay Area hotline and magazine. Berkeley Rep also attends the Theatre Bay Area general auditions, which are usually held in January/February. Out-of-town Equity actors who may be visiting the Bay Area can be seen on the third Monday of every month. If you are a member of Actors’ Equity Association and plan to be in the Bay area and would like to schedule an audition please send your photo and resume with a cover letter to Amy Potozkin, c/o Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 999 Harrison Street, Berkeley, CA 94710.
Berkeley Repertory Theatre will be holding combined AEA auditions with American Conservatory Theatre: 2013/14 season combined EPA auditions for Bay Area Equity actors on Monday, May 13 from 10am–1:30pm and 2:30–6pm. LORT A Equity contract (ACT) and LORT B Equity contract (Berkeley Rep). Possible auditions a second day (TBD) if May 13 fills completely. Slots will be given to Bay Area Equity actors on a first call, first serve basis for up to 75% of the appointments—the remaining appointments will be available by signing up the day of the auditions starting at 9am. Equity performers based outside the Bay Area will be wait-listed and scheduled only after local interest is satisfied. Actors should prepared two monologues—preferably one classical and one contrasting contemporary piece—for a combined total of three minutes. An accompanist will be provided for actors who wish to sing, and if you choose to sing then only need one monologue of your choice. Non-AEA actors will NOT be seen at this call. Appointments: call 415 439–2395 starting Monday, April 29.
Berkeley Rep’s non-equity auditions on Monday, May 20. Sign ups begin at 9am at the Thrust Theatre, 2025 Addison Street, which is where the auditions will be held. Please bring your headshot and resume, and a short contemporary monologue approximately two minutes in length. A second contrasting classical monologue upon request. Please call Mina Morita at 510 542–2162 if you have questions.