Summer Theatre Intensive: Session 2
Entering grades 9–12 · Explore all facets of theatre through a fun-filled, four-week experience for all levels. Students study with professional artists, creating an original play to be performed onstage at Berkeley Rep! Click here for more information.
MON–FRI 9am–5pm · 7/16–8/9 · $1390
Filmmaking and Acting Intensive
Entering grades 9–12 · Dive into the world of film production with an exciting hands-on experience this summer. From theory to pre-/post-production, learn what it takes to create for film as actor, writer, director, and editor. Click here to learn more.
MON–FRI 6:30–9:30pm · 7/15–8/2 · $840
Stage Combat/Acting Violence: Unarmed
Ages 16 and up · Learn to take a punch! Unarmed combat techniques are the most common violence techniques found in the theatre. Increase your skill set and versatility while honing your craft as an actor. This class will cover falls, slaps, punches, hair pulls, fighting with found objects, and other theatrical violence techniques essential to creating the illusion of violence. Open to all levels.
SAT 1–5pm · 7/27 · $85
Dave Maier is the resident fight director at San Francisco Opera, California Shakespeare Theater, and a company member with Shotgun Players. He has won several awards for Fight Direction and has choreographed violence for several Berkeley Rep productions, including Pericles, Prince of Tyre and Troublemaker, or the Freakin Kick-A Adventures of Bradley Boatright. His work has been seen at ACT, La Jolla Playhouse, San Jose Rep, Magic Theatre, and Aurora Theatre Company, among others. He is a Full Instructor of Theatrical Combat with Dueling Arts.
Grades 9–12 · Learn to sing with ease and confidence, eliminating vocal pain and fatigue while improving your range and breath control. Each session includes breathing and relaxation exercises, vocal exercises and technique, and vocal coaching on songs, including how to act a song and how to prepare a musical theatre audition.
MON between 10am–noon · $75/hour
To schedule a voice session email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Castelli holds a BA in voice and theatre and an MFA in acting. Previously from Seattle, she won a Seattle Times Footlight Award for her role of Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, and also had the honor of acting with Tony award-winning actress Judy Kaye in Gypsy at 5th Avenue Musical Theatre Company. She was a company member of the Marin-based Porchlight Theatre Company for five years and had leads in many of their mainstage productions, including Chekhov’s Three Sisters and Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband. Locally, Rebecca has also acted with Shotgun Players and Cinnabar Theater Company. She dialect coaches for various Bay Area theatres, including Shotgun Players, Theatre Rhinoceros, Town Hall Theatre Company, Mendocino Theatre Company, Virago Theatre Company, and Ross Valley Players. She is a founding member of The Incidentalists, a long-form improvisational group based in Oakland.
One-on-One Audition Coaching
Grades 9–12 · Don’t be caught unprepared for an upcoming high school or college audition. Berkeley Rep faculty members are available to work with actors on contemporary and classical monologues. Make choices that you feel confident about. Be directed by and collaborate with working professionals.
Dates/Times: to be scheduled with the instructor · $75/hour
Please call 510 647–2996 to schedule a coaching session
You can also download our registration form to send via fax or mail.
If you are interested in signing up for a class that has already started, please call the registrar at 510 647–2996.
Please read our cancellation policy.
See our new vaccination policy for youth/teen programming.
Current Berkeley Rep season subscribers receive a 10% discount off summer classes!*
Blue Star families can receive 15% off summer classes. Please call 510 647–2996 to register.*
School of Theatre Night: a special perk for currently registered students (or parents of registered students), this event is an opportunity to see the productions at Berkeley Rep for half-price. More details available upon class registration.
* Discounts may not be applied to certain classes (as indicated), Summer Theatre Intensive, Filmmaking and Acting Intensive, private voice, or coaching.
Berkeley Rep Teen Council
Empowering artistically driven teens to create, attend, discuss, and advocate for theatre, the Teen Council exposes high-school students to all aspects of the dramatic process. Free theatre workshops occur once a month, are open to all Bay Area teens, and are designed by local teen leaders. Click here to find out more or call 510 647–2974.
Berkeley Rep School of Theatre is pleased to be able to offer financial aid for students enrolling in our youth and teen classes. Scholarships will be granted to students attending classes who demonstrate a strong financial need. Financial aid will be disbursed on a sliding scale—eligible families generally receive scholarships covering between 30%–100% of tuition.
Families applying for financial aid must submit a minimum $25 deposit per student at the time of registration. This amount secures the student’s place in the program while their financial aid application is under consideration.
Complete our application form or call the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre at 510 647–2972.
Have a promising student?
Complete our teacher nomination form or call the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre at 510 647–2972.
School of Theatre major sponsors
Walter & Elise Haas Fund
The Reva & David Logan Foundation
The Woodlawn Foundation