Who we are

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About Berkeley Rep

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has grown from a storefront stage to an international leader in innovative theatre. Known for its ambition, relevance, and excellence, as well as its adventurous audience, the nonprofit has provided a welcoming home for emerging and established artists since 1968. Over 5.5 million people have enjoyed nearly 500 shows at Berkeley Rep, which have gone on to win five Tony Awards, seven Obie Awards, nine Drama Desk Awards, one Grammy Award, and many other honors. Berkeley Rep received the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 1997. Its School of Theatre engages and educates some 20,000 people a year and helps build the audiences of tomorrow with its nationally recognized teen programs. Berkeley Rep’s bustling facilities—which also include the 400-seat Peet’s Theatre, the 600-seat Roda Theatre, and a spacious campus in West Berkeley—are helping revitalize a renowned city. Be a Rep.

Mission statement

Berkeley Rep creates ambitious theatre that entertains and challenges its audiences, provokes civic engagement, and inspires people to experience the world in new and surprising ways.

Values statement


We believe in striving for excellence in all that we do; attracting the best artists and teachers, maintaining the highest production values, and providing education and enrichment opportunities to our community.


We believe that the best way to entertain and challenge our audience is by developing new work and producing an eclectic repertoire of contemporary work and classics.


We believe that theatre can advance a more diverse and inclusive future, and we endeavor to reflect that future in our arts, its creators, and our community.


We believe that producing compelling theatre requires taking risks and pushing boundaries for ourselves and our audiences.


We believe that creating meaningful art requires financial and institutional stability and we embrace that responsibility as stewards of the resources entrusted to us.

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Tony Taccone · Artistic Director

Tony TacconeAfter more than 30 years at Berkeley Rep, Tony Taccone is celebrating his final season with the company. During Tony’s tenure as artistic director of Berkeley Rep, the Tony Award-winning nonprofit has earned a reputation as an international leader in innovative theatre. In these years, Berkeley Rep has presented more than 70 world, American, and West Coast premieres and sent 24 shows to New York, two to London, and one to Hong Kong. Tony has staged more than 40 plays in Berkeley, including new work from Julia Cho, John Leguizamo, Daniel Handler, Culture Clash, Rinde Eckert, David Edgar, Danny Hoch, Geoff Hoyle, and Itamar Moses. He directed the shows that transferred to London, Continental Divide and Tiny Kushner, and three that landed on Broadway: Bridge & Tunnel, Wishful Drinking, and Latin History for Morons. Prior to working at Berkeley Rep, Tony served as artistic director of Eureka Theatre, which produced the American premieres of plays by Dario Fo, Caryl Churchill, and David Edgar before focusing on a new generation of American writers. While at the Eureka, Tony commissioned Tony Kushner’s legendary Angels in America and co-directed its world premiere. He has collaborated with Kushner on eight plays at Berkeley Rep, including The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. Tony’s regional credits include Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arena Stage, Center Theatre Group, the Eureka Theatre, the Guthrie Theater, the Huntington Theatre Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Public Theater, and Seattle Repertory Theatre. As a playwright, he debuted Ghost Light, Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup, Game On, written with Dan Hoyle, and It Can’t Happen Here, written with Bennett S. Cohen. In 2012, Tony received the Margo Jones Award for “demonstrating a significant impact, understanding, and affirmation of playwriting, with a commitment to the living theatre.” Most recently, Tony directed the revival of Angels in America at Berkeley Rep, and this season he will direct the world premiere musical, Kiss My Aztec! written with John Leguizamo.

Susan Medak · Managing Director

Susan MedakSusan Medak has served as Berkeley Rep’s managing director since 1990, leading the administration and operations of the Theatre. She has served as president of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and treasurer of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), organizations that represent the interests of nonprofit theatres across the nation. Susan chaired panels for the Massachusetts Arts Council and has also served on program panels for Arts Midwest, the Joyce Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Closer to home, Susan serves on the board of the Downtown Berkeley Association (DBA). She is the founding chair of the Berkeley Arts in Education Steering Committee for Berkeley Unified School District and the Berkeley Cultural Trust. Susan serves on the faculty of Yale School of Drama and is a member of the International Women’s Forum and the Mont Blanc Ladies’ Literary Guild and Trekking Society. She was awarded the 2012 Benjamin Ide Wheeler Medal by the Berkeley Community Fund and the 2017 Visionary Leadership Award by TCG. During her time in Berkeley, Susan has been instrumental in the construction of the Roda Theatre, the Nevo Education Center, the renovation of the Peet’s Theatre, and in the acquisition of the Harrison Street campus. She also worked with three consecutive mayors to help create Berkeley’s Downtown Arts District.

Theresa Von Klug · General Manager

Theresa Von KlugTheresa Von Klug brings to the Theatre 20 years of experience in the New York not-for-profit performing arts sector where she has planned and executed events for dance, theatre, music, television, and film. Most recently she was the interim general manager of the Public Theater and general manager/line producer for Theatre for a New Audience, where she opened its new state-of-the-art theatre in Brooklyn, and filmed a major motion picture of the inaugural production of Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, released June 2015. She has worked as a production manager at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and New York City Center, including the famous Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert, and as a field representative/lead negotiator for Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers. She is a graduate of Baruch College where she received her MS in Labor Relations and Human Resources Management and Arizona State University where she earned a BA in Theatre.

Board of trustees

Stewart Owen · President
Carrie Avery · Vice President
Richard M. Shapiro · Vice President
Roger A. Strauch · Vice President
Jean Z. Strunsky · Vice President
Felicia Woytak · Treasurer
Leonard X Rosenberg · Secretary
Jill Fugaro · Chair, Trustees Committee
Kerry L. Francis · Chair, Audit Committee

Past presidents

Helen C. Barber
A. George Battle
Carole B. Berg
Robert W. Burt
Shih-Tso Chen
Narsai M. David
Thalia Dorwick, PhD
Nicholas M. Graves
Richard F. Hoskins
Jean Knox
Robert M. Oliver
Marjorie Randolph
Harlan M. Richter
Richard A. Rubin
Edwin C. Shiver
Roger A. Strauch
Martin Zankel

Founding director

Michael W. Leibert
Producing Director, 1968–83

Board members

Edward D. Baker
Michelle Branch
David Cox
Amar Doshi
Robin Edwards
Lisa Finer
Karen M. Galatz
Bruce Golden
Steven Goldin
Scott Haber
David Hoffman
Jonathan C. Logan
Jane Marvin
Sandra R. McCandless
Susan Medak
Pamela Nichter
Sudha Pennathur
Laura Severino
Emily Shanks
Tony Taccone
Kelli Tomlinson
Gail Wagner

Sustaining advisors

Rena Bransten
Martha Conte
Thalia Dorwick, PhD
William T. Espey
William Falik
David Fleishhacker
Paul T. Friedman
Nicholas M. Graves
Richard F. Hoskins
Carole Krumland
Dale Rogers Marshall
Julie McCray
Helen Meyer
Dugan Moore
Peter Pervere
Marjorie Randolph
Patricia Sakai
Jack Schafer
William Schaff
Michael Steinberg
Michael S. Strunsky
Martin Zankel

Berkeley Rep staff photo


Director of Casting / Artistic Associate
Amy Potozkin

Director, The Ground Floor / Resident Dramaturg
Madeleine Oldham

Literary Manager
Sarah Rose Leonard

Artistic Associate
Katie Craddock

Associate Director
Lisa Peterson

Artist in Residence
Stephen Spinella

Artists Under Commission
Todd Almond
Christina Anderson
Jackie Sibblies Drury
Lisa Peterson
Sarah Ruhl
Tori Sampson
Joe Waechter


Production Manager
Peter Dean

Interim Assistant Production Manager
Zoey Russo

Company Manager
Jean-Paul Gressieux

Stage Management

Production Stage Manager
Michael Suenkel

Stage Managers
Molly Meg Legal
Leslie M. Radin
Kathy Rose
Karen Szpaller
Chris Waters
Kimberly Mark Webb

Production Assistants
Bradley Hopper
Hana Kadoyama
Amanda Mason
James McGregor
Sofie Miller
Betsy Norton

Stage Operations

Stage Supervisor
Julia Englehorn


Properties Supervisor
Jillian A. Green

Associate Properties Supervisor
Amelia Burke-Holt

Scene Shop

Technical Director
Jim Smith

Associate Technical Director
Matt Rohner

Shop Foreman
Sam McKnight

Master Carpenter
Jamaica Montgomery-Glenn

Patrick Keene
Read Tuddenham

Scenic Art

Charge Scenic Artist
Lisa Lázár


Costume Director
Maggi Yule

Associate Costume Director / Hair and Makeup Supervisor
Amy Bobeda

Kathy Kellner Griffith

First Hand
Janet Conery

Wardrobe Supervisor
Barbara Blair


Master Electrician
Frederick C. Geffken

Production Electricians
Christine Cochrane
Kenneth Coté

Sound and Video

Sound Supervisor
James Ballen

Sound Engineers
Angela Don
Annemarie Scerra

Video Supervisor
Will McCandless

2018–19 Berkeley Rep Fellowships

Bret C. Harte Directing Fellow
Emilia Lirman

Company Management Fellow
Leah Mesh-Ferguson

Costumes Fellow
Suzann Cornelison

Development Fellow
Nina Feliciano

Education Fellow
Si Mon' Emmett

Graphic Design Fellow
Kirsten Pribula

Harry Weininger Sound Fellow
Courtney Jean

Lighting / Electrics Fellow
Rae Lynn Crocker

Marketing / Digital Communications Fellow
Brooke Vlasich

Peter F. Sloss Literary / Dramaturgy Fellow
Madeleine Rostami

Production Management Fellow
Jossue Gallardo

Properties Fellow
Hayley Parker

Scenic Art Fellow
Serena Yau

Scenic Construction Fellow
Heather Moosher

Stage Management Fellow
Symone Paige Crews


Suzanne Pettigrew

Associate Managing Director / Manager, The Ground Floor
Sarah Williams

Associate General Manager
Amanda Williams O'Steen

Executive Assistant
Kate Horton

Kristine Taylor

Associate Controller
Eric Ipsen

Payroll Administrator
Katie Riemann

Tessitura User Interaction Administrator
Destiny Askin

Information Technology Manager
Dianne Brenner


Director of Development
Lynn Eve Komaromi

Associate Director of Development
Daria Hepps

Director of Individual Giving
Laura Fichtenberg

Stewardship Officer
Woof Kurtzman

Institutional Giving Manager
Julie McCormick

Individual Giving Coordinator
Kelsey Scott

Special Events Manager
Lauren Shorofsky

Development Database Coordinator
Jane Voytek

Development Associates
Maddie Gaw
Julia Starr

Marketing & Communications

Director of Marketing and Communications
Peter Yonka

Director of Public Relations
Tim Etheridge

Art Director
Nora Merecicky

Communications & Digital Content Director
Karen McKevitt

Audience Development Manager
Samanta Cubias

Christina Cone

Video & Multimedia Producer
Benjamin Michel

Program Advertising
Pamela Webster

Front of House Director
Kelly Kelley

Front of House Manager
Debra Selman

House Managers
Elizabeth Anne Bertolino
Elle Black
Aaron Eaves
Aleta George
Kimberly Harvey-Scott
Tuesday Ray
Debra Selman

Lead Concessionaires
Molly Conway
Nina Gorham
Kimberly Harvey-Scott
Lucca Troutman
Emily Weiss

Chloe Auletta-Young · Jessica Bates · Will Flanagan · Lorenz Angelo Gonzales · Autumn Goodman-Torrez · Katie Holmes · Serene LaBue-Deshais · Luci Liss · Johnny Lloyd · Krista Posell · Win Wallace

Subscription Manager
Laurie Barnes

Box Office Supervisor
Julie Gotsch

Box Office Agents
Joe Ayers
Gabrielle Boyd
Carmen Darling
Jordan Don
Katherine Gunn
Ariana Johnson
Jaden Pratt


Facilities Director
Mark Morrisette

Building Engineer
Thomas Tran

Building Repair Technician
Kevin Pan

Facilities Assistants
Theresa Drumgoolie
Sophie Li
Carlos Mendoza
Guy Nado
Jesus Rodriguez
LeRoy Thomas

Berkeley Rep School of Theatre

Director of the School of Theatre
Rachel Hull

Associate Director
MaryBeth Cavanaugh

Program Manager, Training and Community Programs
Anthony Jackson

Education Communications and Partnerships Manager
Marcela Chacon

Data and Tessitura Analyst
Katie Riemann

Community Programs Administrator
Modesta Tamayo

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Noah Kramer · Dara Ly

Scene shop

Jennifer Costley · Will Gering · Carl Martin · Sean Miller

Scenic artists

Kate Fitt · Lassen Hines · Emma Lehman

Sound engineer

Xochitl Loza

Angels in America overhire

Costume shop

April Bonasera · Nelly Flores · Milena Geary · Alea Gonzales · Andrea Phillips · Anna Slotterback · Kennedy Warner

Deck AV

Jorge Cortes

Deck crew

Gabriel Holman · James McGregor · Matt Reynolds · Kourtney Snow


Alex Zeek


Spencer Dixon · Joshua van Eyken · Zach Fischer · Cicily Clare Gruber · Chris Hartzell · Gabriel Holman · Bradley Hopper · David Lynch · Melissa Ramirez · Minerva Ramirez · Sarina Renteria · Corey Schaeffer · Nathanael C. Schiffbauer · Andrea J. Schwartz · Kourtney Snow · Ericka Sokolower-Shain

Followspot operators / Deck electricians

Spencer Dixon · Sarina Renteria


Lisa Mei Ling Fong · Zoe Gopnik-McManus · Anya Kazimierski · Noah Kramer · Dara Ly · Baz Wenger

Scene shop

James Chandler · Jennifer Costley · Erica Engel · Will Gering · Chance Grable · ET Hazzard · Carl Martin · Sean Miller

Scenic artists

Kristen Augustyn · Kate Fitt · Lassen Hines · Katie Holmes · Christopher Jee · Anya Kazimierski

Video programmer

Ahren Buhmann

Video technicians

CC Gruber · Lauren Wright


Andrea Phillips · Anna Slotterback · Kennedy Warner


Kelly Koehn


Margaretta Grazier

Office Hour overhire

Deck crew

Bradley Hopper · Matt Reynolds


Spencer Dixon · Joshua van Eyken · Zach Fischer · Cicily Clare Gruber · Gabriel Holman · Bradley Hopper · David Lynch · Melissa Ramirez · Minerva Ramirez · Sarina Renteria · Corey Schaeffer · Nathanael C. Schiffbauer · Andrea J. Schwartz · Kourtney Snow · Ericka Sokolower-Shain · Lauren Wright


Noah Kramer · Dara Ly

Scene shop

James Chandler · Jennifer Costley · Will Gering · Chance Grable · ET Hazzard · Carl Martin · Sean Miller

Scenic artists

Lassen Hines · Katie Holmes · Christopher Jee · Anya Kazimierski

Sound engineer

Xochitl Loza

Stage carpenter

Kourtney Snow

Watch on the Rhine overhire

Deck crew

Bradley Hopper · Kourtney Snow


Renae Davison · Spencer Dixon · Zach Fischer · Cicily Clare Gruber · Chris Hartzell · David Lynch · Melissa Ramirez · Minerva Ramirez · Sarina Renteria · Corey Schaeffer · Nathanael C. Schiffbauer · Andrea J. Schwartz · Ericka Sokolower-Shain · Caitlin Steinmann · Thomas Weaver


Lisa Fong · Noah Kramer · Dara Ly · Baz Wenger

Scene shop

Jennifer Costley · Erica Engel · Will Gering · Chance Grable · Carl Martin · Sean Miller

Scenic artist

Lassen Hines

Stage carpenter

Kourtney Snow


Claire Griffith · Kennedy Warner

Imaginary Comforts overhire

Deck crew cover

Ross Copeland

Deck crew

Matt Reynolds · Zoey Russo


Zoe Gopnik-McManus · Noah Kramer · Dara Ly · David Nolan · Rebecca Willis

Scene shop

Jennifer Costley · Erica Engel · Will Gering · Chance Grable · Carl Martin · Sean Miller · Baz Wenger

Scenic artist

Lassen Hines

Stage carpenter

Gabriel Holman

Ain’t Too Proud overhire

Audio mix engineer

Ron Sinko

Costume shop

Nelly Flores · Milena Geary · Alea Gonzales · Allison Mortimer · Andrea Phillips · Anna Slotterback

Deck crew

Bradley Hopper · James McGregor · Kourtney Snow · Thomas Weaver


Spencer Dixon · Zach Fischer · Cicily Clare Gruber · David Hines · Bradley Hopper · Miranda Caleigh Ketchum · Melissa Ramirez · Minerva Ramirez · Sarina Renteria · Matt Reynolds · Zoey Russo · Corey Schaeffer · Nathanael C. Schiffbauer · Andrea J. Schwartz · Ericka Sokolower-Shain · Caitlin Steinmann · Molly Stewart-Cohn · Joshua van Eyken · Lauren Wright

Followspot operators

Cicily Clare Gruber · Sarina Renteria · Caitlin Steinmann

Keyboard programmers

Randy Cohen · Tim Crook

Lightboard programmer

Alex Fogel

Production assistant

Hana Kadoyama

Projections—d3 programmer

Matt Houstle


Mia Baxter · Lucy Briggs · Zoe Gopnik-McManus · Anya Kazimierski · Noah Kramer · Dara Ly · Sofie Miller · David Nolan · Zoey Russo · Rebecca Willis

Scene shop

Daniel Brickman · James Chandler · Ross Copeland · Jennifer Costley · Shannon Eizenga · Erica Engel · Brian Garber · Will Gering · Chris Hammer · Jesse Howell · Carl Martin · Sean Miller · Shannon Perry · Matt Reynolds · Baz Wenger

Scenery programmer/operator

Chad Rowe

Scenic artists

Kristen Augustyn · Jessica Bertine · Kate Fitt · Burke Gardner · Lassen Hines · Katie Holmes · Christopher Jee · Anna McGahey · Mona Personius · Zoe Rosenfeld · Danthi Tran

Sound technicians

Jermaine Battle · Adam Blomberg · Ella Cooley · ET Hazzard · Anton Hedman · Bradley Hopper · Michael Kelly · David Lynch

Video crew

Jermaine Battle · Cicily Clare Gruber · Sarina Renteria · David Rogers · Zoey Russo · Molly Stewart-Cohn · Lauren Wright

Video technician

Lauren Wright

Vocal consultant

Jessica Berman


Alea Gonzales · Claire Griffith · Andrea Phillips · Anna Slotterback · Kennedy Warner

Understudy to Shelly Berger

Jordan Winer



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