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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.

Susie Medak · Managing Director

Susie MedakSusie 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. Susie 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, Susie 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. Susie 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, Susie 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
Stewart Owen · Chair, Governance 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
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
Edward D. Baker
Erica Brown
David Cox
Anne Nemer Dhanda
Lauren Edgerton
Robin Edwards
Chuck Fanning
Jill Fugaro
Karen M. Galatz
Steven Goldin
Scott Haber
Michael Kossman
Jonathan C. Logan
Sandra R. McCandless
Susie Medak
Sudha Pennathur
Johanna Pfaelzer
Laura Severino
Emily Shanks
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
Michael Steinberg
Michael S. Strunsky
Martin Zankel

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Artistic

Director, The Ground Floor / Resident Dramaturg
Madeleine Oldham

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 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

Draftsperson
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

Draper
Star Rabinowitz

Wardrobe Supervisor
Barbara Blair

Electrics

Master Electrician
Frederick C. Geffken

Associate Master Electrician
Sarina Renteria

Production Electrician
Kenneth Coté

Sound & Video

Sound & Video Supervisor
Lane Elms

Associate Sound & Video Supervisor
Chase Nichter

Sound Engineers
Angela Don
Michael Kelly

Administration

Finance Director
Jared Hammond

Associate General Manager
Amanda Williams O’Steen

Executive Assistant
Kate Horton

Interim Executive Assistant
Abbey Bay McSweeney

Associate Finance Director
Eric Ipsen

Payroll Administrator
Katie Riemann

CRM Project Manager
Destiny Askin

Human Resources and Diversity Manager
Modesta Tamayo

Development

Director of Development
Lynn Eve Komaromi

Associate Director of Development
Daria Hepps

Director of Individual Giving
Laura Fichtenberg

Institutional Giving Manager
Julie McCormick

Individual Giving Manager
Kelsey Scott

Marketing & Communications

Director of Marketing and Communications
Steve Tate

Senior Marketing Manager
Seth Macari

Director of Public Relations
Tim Etheridge

Communications & Digital Content Director
Karen McKevitt

Webmaster
Christina Cone

Video & Multimedia Producer
Benjamin Michel

Marketing Associate
Katherine Gunn

Front of House Director
Kelly Kelley

Subscription Manager
Laurie Barnes

Box Office Supervisor
Julie Gotsch

Box Office Agent
Oliver Kampman

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

Associate Director
Anthony Jackson

Education and Youth Programs Associate
Si Mon' Emmett

Data and Tessitura Analyst
Katie Riemann

 

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