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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 six Tony Awards, seven Obie Awards, nine Drama Desk Awards, one Grammy Award, one Pulitzer Prize, and many other honors. Berkeley Rep received the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 1997. To formalize, enhance, and expand the processes by which Berkeley Rep makes theatre, The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work was launched in 2012. The Berkeley Rep 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

Excellence

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.

Relevance

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.

Diversity

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.

Risk

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

Stewardship

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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Johanna Pfaelzer · Artistic Director

Johanna PfaelzerJohanna Pfaelzer is delighted to join Berkeley Rep, and honored to serve as its fourth artistic director. She recently spent 12 years as the artistic director of New York Stage and Film (NYSAF), a New York City-based organization dedicated to the development of new works for theatre, film, and television. NYSAF is known for providing a rigorous and nurturing environment for writers, directors, and other artists to realize work that has gone on to production at the highest levels of the profession. Notable works that were developed under Johanna’s leadership include the 2016 Tony Award winners Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and The Humans by Stephen Karam, The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe, Junk and The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music by Taylor Mac, Hadestown by Anaïs Mitchell, The Homecoming Queen by Ngozi Anyanwu, The Great Leap by Lauren Yee, John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer- and Tony-Award-winning Doubt, The Fortress of Solitude by Michael Friedman and Itamar Moses, The Jacksonian by Beth Henley, and Green Day’s American Idiot.

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

Gail Wagner · President
Bruce Golden · Vice President
Stewart Owen · Vice President
Felicia Woytak · Vice President
Henning Mathew · Treasurer
Leonard X Rosenberg · Secretary
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
Stewart Owen
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

Berit Ashla
Carrie Avery
Edward D. Baker
David Cox
Anne Nemer Dhanda
Lauren Edgerton
Robin Edwards
Jill Fugaro
Karen M. Galatz
Steven Goldin
Scott Haber
Casey Keller
Michael Kossman
Jonathan C. Logan
Sandra R. McCandless
Susan Medak
Sudha Pennathur
Johanna Pfaelzer
Laura Severino
Richard M. Shapiro
Roger A. Strauch
Jean Z. Strunsky
Kelli Tomlinson
Steven C. Wolan

Sustaining advisors

Rena Bransten
Diana Cohen
William T. Espey
William Falik
David Fleishhacker
Paul T. Friedman
Nicholas M. Graves
David Hoffman
Richard F. Hoskins
Dale Rogers Marshall
Helen Meyer
Dugan Moore
Peter Pervere
Marjorie Randolph
Patricia Sakai
Jack Schafer
William Schaff
Emily Shanks
Michael Steinberg
Michael S. Strunsky
Martin Zankel

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Artistic

Director of Casting / Artistic Associate
Amy Potozkin

Director, The Ground Floor / Resident Dramaturg
Madeleine Oldham

Literary Manager
Sarah Rose Leonard

Artistic Associate
Katie Craddock

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

Production

Production Manager
Audrey Hoo

Associate Production Manager
Zoey Russo

Company Manager
Morgan Steele

Stage Management

Production Stage Manager
Michael Suenkel

Stage Managers
Lisa Iacucci
Kelly Montgomery
Libby Unsworth
Chris Waters

Assistant Stage Managers
Chiquita Lu
Megan McClintock
Sofie Miller
Leslie M. Radin

Production Assistants
Tait Adams
James McGregor
Sofie Miller

Stage Operations

Stage Supervisor
Julia Englehorn

Properties

Properties Supervisor
Jillian A. Green

Associate Properties Supervisor
Amelia Burke-Holt

Properties Artisan
Dara Ly

Scene Shop

Technical Director
Jim Smith

Associate Technical Director
Matt Rohner

Shop Foreman
Sam McKnight

Master Carpenter
Jamaica Montgomery-Glenn

Carpenters
Patrick Keene
Read Tuddenham

Scenic Art

Charge Scenic Artist
Lisa Lázár

Costumes

Costume Director
Maggi Yule

Resident Costume Design Associate
Cody Von Ruden

Tailor
Kathy Kellner Griffith

Draper
Star Rabinowitz

First Hand
Janet Conery

Wardrobe Supervisor
Barbara Blair

Electrics

Master Electrician
Frederick C. Geffken

Assistant Master Electrician
Sarina Renteria

Production Electrician
Kenneth Coté

Sound & Video

Sound & Video Supervisor
Lane Elms

Associate Sound & Video Supervisor
Chase Nichter

Sound Engineer
Angela Don

2019–20 Berkeley Rep Fellowships

Bret C. Harte Directing Fellow
Nailah Harper-Malveaux

Company Management Fellow
Reagan O'Malley

Costumes Fellow
Anthony Fiore

Development Fellow
Samuel Levit

Education Fellow
Zandra Starks

Graphic Design Fellow
Haly Roy

Harry Weininger Sound Fellow
Jamie Tippett

Lighting / Electrics Fellow
Hannah Solomon

Marketing / Digital Communications Fellow
Katherine Gunn

Peter F. Sloss Literary / Dramaturgy Fellow
Charlie Dubach-Reinhold

Production Management Fellow
Kali Grau

Properties Fellow
Del Hanson

Scenic Art Fellow
Samantha Welsing

Scenic Construction Fellow
Kathryn Bosch

Stage Management Fellow
Elizabeth Kamla

Administration

Finance Director
Jared Hammond

Associate General Manager
Amanda Williams O'Steen

Executive Assistant
Kate Horton

Bookkeeper
Kristine Taylor

Associate Finance Director
Eric Ipsen

Payroll Administrator
Katie Riemann

CRM Project Manager
Destiny Askin

Development

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

Special Events Manager
Abbey Bay McSweeney

Individual Giving Manager
Kelsey Scott

Grants & Communications Coordinator
Maddie Gaw

Development Coordinators
Nina Feliciano
Alix Josefski

Development Database Coordinator
Jane Voytek

Marketing & Communications

Director of Public Relations
Tim Etheridge

Communications & Digital Content Director
Karen McKevitt

Senior Marketing Manager
Seth Macari

Audience Development and Group Sales Manager
Arielle Rubin

Webmaster
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
Jerry Chirip
Maggie Collette
Dalia Garcia
Aleta George
Aaron Higareda
Matisse Michalski
Angelica Phung
Tuesday Ray
Debra Selman

Lead Concessionaires
Molly Conway
Nina Gorham
Johnny Lloyd
Nichelle Pete

Concessionaires
April Ancheta · Herman Angulo · Jessica Bates · Katie Braninburg · Nicole Bruno · Jason Brunswick · Benji Carver · Si Mon’ Emmett · Lorenz Angelo Gonzales · Michelle Hernandez · Julian Islas · Evan Lester · Mikayla McLaurin · Suleekho Muse · James Oh · Win Wallace · Marissa Wolden

Ticket Services Manager
Dori Daniels

Subscription Manager
Laurie Barnes

Box Office Supervisor
Julie Gotsch

Box Office Lead
Alina Whatley

Box Office Agents
Chelbi Dickens
Topher Hester
Oliver Kampman
Victoria Phelps
Timothy Quirus
Alina Whatley

Operations

Facilities Director
Mark Morrisette

Facilities Manager
Ashley Mills

Building Engineer
Thomas Tran

Building Technician
Kevin Pan

Facilities Assistants
Lemont Adams
Theresa Drumgoole
Sophie Li
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 Chacón

Education and Youth Programs Associate
Si Mon' Emmett

Data and Tessitura Analyst
Katie Riemann

Community Programs Administrator
Modesta Tamayo

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White Noise overhire

Costume shop

Alea Gonzales

Deck crew

Julia Formanek · Sofie Miller

Electricians

Desiree Alcocer · Gabriel Holman · Miranda Caleigh Ketchum · David Lynch · Kathleen Parsons · Melissa Ramirez · Corey Schaeffer · Nathanael C. Schiffbauer · Meghan Schultz · Kourtney Snow · Caitlin Steinmann · Matthew James Sykes · Joshua van Eyken

Props

Erin Gallagher · Zoe Gopnik-McManus · Sofie Miller · Garner Takahashi Morris · Andrew Thiels · Samantha Visbal

Scene shop

Quinnton Barringer · Jennifer Costley · Bradley Hopper · Isaac Jacobs · Carl Martin · Sean Miller · Henry Perkins · Lauren Williams

Scenic artists

Chrissy Curl · Lassen Hines · Serena Yau

Sound

Dutch Worthington

Stage carpenter

Gabriel Holman

Sound operator

Courtney Jean

Video programmers

Ahren Buhmann · Haley Miller

Wardrobe

Eric Hiro · Anna Slotterback

The Great Wave overhire

Costume shop

Kathleen Crowley · Alea Gonzales · Sophie Hood

Deck crew

Bradley Hopper · Isaac Jacobs · Kourtney Snow

Props

Erin Gallagher · Zoe Gopnik-McManus · Noah Kramer · Sofie Miller · Garner Takahashi Morris · Andrew Thiels · Samantha Visbal

Scene shop

Quinnton Barringer · Jennifer Costley · Bradley Hopper · Isaac Jacobs · Carl Martin · Sean Miller · Henry Perkins · Zach Wziontka

Scenic artists

Chrissy Curl · Lassen Hines · Serena Yau

Wardrobe

Claire Griffith

 

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