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Celebrate with Berkeley Rep

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Due to social distancing measures, all in-person donor events are currently suspended. Please check back for future in-person or virtual events. Visit our homepage for information about play reading groups, virtual performances, online classes, and more.

Enrich your Berkeley Rep experience at special events throughout the season. As a supporter of the Theatre, you receive invitations to a number of events, based on your level of giving. Join us for exclusive opening night dinners, intriguing behind-the-scenes tours, Page to Stage discussions with artists, and more.

Please check back for 2021 season events.

Berkeley Rep’s OVATION: Celebrate the transformative power of theatre...Virtually

Thank you!

We are truly grateful for the outstanding support of our community and your dedication to preserving Berkeley Rep. Because of the contributions of donors like you, our OVATION fundraising gala was an overwhelming success, and we were able to raise nearly $950,000 to help Berkeley Rep weather the uncertainty of this global crisis.

We would like to recognize all those that helped to make this event possible: from the extraordinary efforts of our OVATION Committee, the diligent work of our Board of Trustees, all of the many friends of the Theatre who stepped up to fundraise on behalf of Berkeley Rep, to the staff and volunteers working behind the scenes. We are also deeply honored that so many artists sent video submissions to express their appreciation of the role that Berkeley Rep has played in their artistic journey. We are humbled to see and hear how profoundly this organization has touched the lives of artists, audiences, and all who have at some time called this Theatre their artistic home.

We also wish to offer our deepest thanks to our OVATION honoree Anna Deavere Smith and to Marcus Shelby for joining us for an inspiring livestream event on Saturday, April 18, 2020. The livestream was a wonderful moment for our community to come together to celebrate the restorative role that art can play in moments of crisis and to find hope in what the artistic world might look like moving forward.

While this event was the culmination of our gala celebrations, our work in sustaining the Theatre is only just beginning. Our OVATION fundraising marked the launch of our Resilience Campaign which will be the driving force of our fundraising efforts over the next year. In the months to come, we will be relying on our community more than ever to help keep the theatre alive through this period of uncertainty. We are so grateful to have you as a part of that community.

Your generosity is what keeps us going and is the reason we’ll be ready to welcome you back into our spaces when this crisis is over. We can’t wait to invite you back to the theatre again.

With gratitude,
Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director
Susan Medak, Managing Director

OVATION Committee

Jill Fugaro, Co-Chair
Laura Severino, Co-Chair
Deborah Barrera
Ronnie Caplane
Narsai M. David
Rich Edwards
Robin Edwards
Sandra Eggers
Scott Haber
Sandra McCandless
Sudha Pennathur
Maggie Rothschild
Audrey Rose Sockolov
Jean Z. Strunsky
Gail Wagner
Susan Wolin

Opening night dinners and performances

For contributors of $2,500 and above (Artistic Director’s Circle members)

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Due to social distancing measures, all in-person donor events are currently suspended. Please check back for future in-person or virtual events. Visit our homepage for information about play reading groups, virtual performances, online classes, and more.

Artistic Director’s Circle members are invited to celebrate the opening of each show at an exclusive pre-show dinner in the company of Berkeley Rep artistic staff and the creative team from the production, followed by the opening night performance.

Special thanks to our opening night event sponsors: Aurora Catering, Gather Restaurant, Hafner Vineyard, and Hotel Shattuck Plaza.

Behind-the-Scenes tours

For contributors of $75 and above

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Due to social distancing measures, all in-person donor events are currently suspended. Please check back for future in-person or virtual events. Visit our homepage for information about play reading groups, virtual performances, online classes, and more.

You’re invited to go behind-the-scenes at Berkeley Rep and see how theatre is made.

At our Roda and Peet’s Theatres, our staff will take you backstage, down in the pit, and through the control booths. At our Harrison Street campus in West Berkeley, you’ll explore our costumes, props, and scene shops and meet the artisans who build what you see onstage.

Special thanks to our Behind-the-Scenes tours sponsors: Babette, La Note, and Peet’s Coffee.

Page to Stage

For contributors of $150 and above

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Due to social distancing measures, all in-person donor events are currently suspended. Please check back for future in-person or virtual events. Visit our homepage for information about play reading groups, virtual performances, online classes, and more.

Page to Stage is a series of free discussions with eminent theatre artists, designed to give audiences additional insight into the plays and playwrights produced at Berkeley Rep. Past discussions have featured theatre luminaries such as Jackie Sibblies Drury (Fairview), John Leguizamo (Kiss My Aztec!), Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding), and Tony Kushner (Angels in America).

Donors at the $150 level or above receive reserved premium seating at Page to Stage events.

 

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