Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Founded in 1968, the Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre has established a national reputation for its ambitious programming and dynamic productions. The company is especially well known for its presentations of important new dramatic voices and its fresh adaptations of seldom-seen classics.
In the last six years alone, Berkeley Rep has premiered new works by Culture Clash, David Edgar, Francesca Faridany, Leigh Fondakowski, Lillian Groag, Jordan Harrison, Geoff Hoyle, Naomi Iizuka, Charles Mee, and Stew. Recently, four shows seen at Berkeley Rep have moved on to Manhattan. Last year, Artistic Director Tony Taccone staged Sarah Jones' Tony Award-winning Bridge & Tunnel on Broadway, and he also helmed Tony Kushner and Maurice Sendak's Brundibar. This summer, Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice and Stew's Passing Strange both enjoyed extended off-Broadway runs. Under the leadership of Taccone and Managing Director Susan Medak, Berkeley Rep seeks to engage its audience in an ongoing dialogue of ideas.
With the opening of two new buildings - the Roda Theatre, a 600-seat proscenium theatre that complements the 400-seat Thrust Stage, and the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre - what was once a single stage has transformed into a vital and versatile performing arts center.