Rep School of Theatre faculty and staff are highly trained professional
theatre artists who work regularly in their respective areas of expertise.
Listed below are our current faculty.
played the title role in R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe. A founding member of The Actors Gang and Associate Artist of the Cal Shakes, his awards for performances include: The London Fringe One-man Show of the Year Award, L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award, The Bay Area Critics Circle Award (Lead & Solo Perf.), 4 KPBS Patte Awards, 4 Backstage West Garland Awards, 15 Dramalogue Awards and a 2002 Helen Hayes Award Nomination. He has worked at Mark Taper Forum, Seattle Rep, Mercury Theatre (Chicago), San Diego Rep, Old Globe, Old Red Lion Theatre (London), Metro Stage (Washington D.C.), Intiman, Edinburgh and Telluride Theatre Festivals.
received her M.F.A. in Composition from Mills College. Prior to receiving her degree, she worked at Oregon Shakespeare Festival for five seasons as choreographer. Since then, she has choreographed for Shakespeare Santa Cruz, the Lab at Lincoln Center in New York City, Berkeley Rep, Saratoga Shakes, Shakespeare at Stinson, Mills College Rep, Summerfest Dance and for ten seasons at Cal Shakes as Choreographer/Movement Teacher. She is also an Artistic Associate at California Shakespeare Theatre. She has taught at U.C. Berkeley, U.C. Davis, CalShakes and the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre. She recently directed Measure for Measure for Shakespeare at Stinson. MaryBeth Cavanaugh is the Associate Director of the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre.
has worked with every major theater in the Bay Area including A.C.T., Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, The Magic Theatre and The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. Mr. Correa is also the Artistic Director of Pacific Alliance Stage Company where he has directed productions of Proof, Dancing at Lughnasa, Forever Plaid and Barefoot in the Park. Favorite productions include Light Up The Sky (A.C.T.); Homebody/Kabul (Berkeley Repertory Theatre); Lend Me a Tenor (Marin Theater Company); and Much Ado About Nothing (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival). Other directing credits include The Laramie Project (Harbor Theatre); Wheel of Fortune (Campo Santo); Sirena, Queen of the Tango (Theatre Rhinoceros); and the world premiere of Real Women Have Curves. Mr. Correa has acted in films, TV, off-Broadway, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and all across the United States on national tours.
has long been a Master Teacher at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City and The Actors Centre in Londons West End, where she directed plays of Tennessee Williams and Anton Chekhov. Ms. Dengel is the Founding Artistic Director of the award-winning New York based CharActors Theatre Company. With her husband, actor/director Frederick Rolf, she also co-founded two professional theatre studios: The Working Actor in New York City, and The Kensington Group in London. Ms. Dengel has enjoyed a long career as an actress, playing leading roles on Broadway and in regional theatres throughout the United States, as well as appearing in scores of prime time television dramas and long-running series.
majored in Theater Arts at Harold Pinter Studios (England). She has performed with BBCs Hugh Stoddard and designed and implemented workshops with Stephen Hawkings Company at Covent Garden Arts Center (Cambridge). She has written and directed for Londons Age Exchange, created and produced two teen operettas, and has been teaching and directing in the Bay Area for sixteen years. She has taught A.C.T., S.F Shakes and U.S.F.
is the Director of the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre where she has overseen the recent major expansion of Berkeley Reps educational programming. Prior to moving to the Bay Area, Rachel was the Managing Director of the Yale Cabaret, where she produced over 20 productions and created theatre outreach programs. Rachel has worked at theaters across the country including the Yale Repertory Theatre (Associate Managing Director, Company Manager), International Festival of Arts and Ideas (Company Manager), Long Wharf Theatre and the Cleveland Play House. In addition, Rachel has taught acting at Case Western Reserve University and the Cain Park School of the Arts. Rachel received her B.A. in Theatre Arts from Case Western Reserve University and her M.F.A. in Theater Management from the Yale School of Drama.
has been a professional actor for more than 20 years, and has been teaching since moving to the Bay Area in 1999. He has performed on Broadway, off-Broadway and at many regional theatres including A.C.T., The Magic Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, A Traveling Jewish Theatre and Cal Shakes, where he is an associate artist. His work has been honored with the Bay Area Critics Circle award and multiple nominations, as well as several Dean Goodman Choice awards. In addition to teaching at Berkeley Rep he has taught and directed for A.C.T.s M.F.A. and Young Conservatory programs. Anthony graduated from The Juilliard School and furthered his studies with The Barrow Group School in NYC.
has taught at Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, A.C.T. Young Conservatory, Vector Theatre, U.C.L.A., University of Illinois, Foothill College and throughout the Bay area public and private schools. Her BodyTalk program has been honored by several foundations and featured on various television magazine shows. It was the dramatic arts program for the Marianne Frostig Center in Pasadena and is currently the Fine Arts program at St. Johns Elementary School in San Francisco. Nancys numerous performances include theatre, film and television. Nancy studied with Jacques LeCoq, Ctibor Turba and has a Masters Equivalency from Foothill College and a B.F.A. cum laude from the University of Illinois.
is a company co-director of Central Works Theater Ensemble in Berkeley. Now in its twelfth season, Central Works is dedicated to the development of new works for the theater. He has written and directed numerous productions with Central Works, at U.C. Berkeley, Hardback Theater and American Theater Arts in Los Angeles. He holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Southern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in directing from U.C. Berkeley.
is a professional actor and has performed with major regional theatres such as A.C.T., Aurora Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre and San Jose Rep. Marvin has been an instructor at A.C.T. since 1994 and also teaches at U. C. Berkeley and at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco.
has twenty years of professional theatre experience as an actor, director, casting director and teacher. In the Bay Area, Greg has taught at the California Shakespeare Festival, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Marin Theatre Company, Marin Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, TheatreWorks, Kids on Camera and the New Conservatory Theatre Center. Greg has a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an M.F.A. in Directing from Ohio University. Local directing credits include productions of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, The House of Blue Leaves, A Midsummer Nights Dream and The Country Wife. As the casting director for Calaveras Repertory Theatre in Milpitas, Greg has cast such shows as King Lear, Waiting for Godot, The Tempest, Our Countrys Good and The Merchant of Venice. Greg is the Casting Associate at the American Conservatory Theatre.
has been acting and teaching since he graduated from the American Conservatory Theater. He has performed with Berkeley Rep, Magic Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, Aurora Theatre Company and throughout the Bay Area. Andrew teaches at A.C.T., the Academy of Art University and the Nueva School. He is currently appearing in Nicholas Nickelby, Parts I and II at the Cal Shakes.
FREESIA PACLEBAR HUTH
has been dancing in the Bay Area since she was three. A native San Franciscan, she was a competitive ice skater in her youth. She went on to study dance at Mills College. She has performed with Colette Bisher-Choate, Unbound Spirit, George Latimer, Patricia Reedy and Dancers, New York choreographer David Rousseves Reality Company, Purple Moon Dance Project and numerous Bay Area choreographers. Freesia has taught childrens dance for 15 years, is an arts advocate for children and a California Arts Council grant recipient.
BETSY KAGAN, M.F.A., C.M.A., R.M.T.
is a nationally known movement educator, choreographer and dancer with over 25 years of teaching experience. She performed in companies on the East coast and has presented her choreography in numerous concerts in the S.F. Bay Area and elsewhere. Also a Certified Movement Analyst, Betsy has always included Laban Movement Studies in her approach to movement training.
received her M.F.A. from the Univ. of WisconsinMilwaukee. She has worked as vocal/dialect coach and actress for A.C.T., Berkeley Rep, San Jose Rep, San Jose Stage, Oregon Shakes and Cal Shakes (Associate Artist). She directed Two for the Seesaw (Marin Theatre Company) and The Norman Conquests with the Napa Valley Rep (Associate Artistic Director). Domenique has taught at Cal Shakes, A.C.T., U.C. Davis and Solano College.
Dave is an actor, director and fight choreographer who has been working with young artists for over 14 years. Most recently he was a Teaching Artist for the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts in both their Lincoln Center Institute and Kaleidoscope programs. He has also been on the faculty of A.C.T.s Young Conservatory, The Seattle Childrens Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre and The Intiman Theatre, among others. He has designed and taught residencies for the public school systems of Seattle, Contra Costa County, Berkeley and Oakland, as well as several private schools. He is the resident drama teacher at Berkwood Hedge School. He is a core member of Berkeleys award winning Shotgun Players and the Actors Equity Association. Dave has certified as an actor combatant with Society of American Fight Directors and has trained with Dueling Arts International.
has been an actress/teacher/director in the Bay Area for many years. She has performed with A.C.T., Cal Shakes, San Diego Rep, Theaterworks, Marin Theater Company, A Travelling Jewish Theater, the Magic Theater, San Jose Stage, Center Rep and most recently with the international production of Black Rider in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theatre. She was a company member of The S.F. Mime Troupe, the DellArte Players and Pickle Circus. She has directed for the Magic Theater, S.F. Shakespeare Festival, Make-A-Circus, as well as several solo shows. She has taught at S.F. State, A.C.T. Conservatory, U.C. Santa Cruz, Antioch College and is currently on the staff of the Clown Conservatory of the S.F. Circus Center.
is the Artistic Director at CalShakes. Moscone earned his M.F.A. in Directing from the Yale School of Drama before serving for seven years as the Associate Director of the Dallas Theater Center. Moscones directing credits include the musical Heart Land for the Goodspeed Opera House; La Boheme for Triangle Opera; The Loman Family Picnic, The Glass Menagerie and Das Barbecu for Portland Stage Company; and the world premiere of The Pharmacists Daughter for the Magic Theater. He is a recipient of a Princess Grace Award for Directing and a Drama League Directors Project Fellowship.
has worked at A.C.T., Berkeley Rep, San Jose Rep, Seattle Rep, as well as Cal Shakes, Shakespeare Santa Cruz and SF Shakes among others. He has taught at Vista College and Cal Shakes where he is also an Associate Artist.
is Berkeley Reps dramaturg and literary manager. She comes to Berkeley Rep from Cal Shakes, where she served as resident dramaturg for the 2005 Season after two seasons as literary manager and associate dramaturg at Baltimore Center Stage. Before moving to Baltimore, she was the literary manager at Seattle Childrens Theatre and served as assistant and interim literary manager at Seattles Intiman Theatre. She acts as treasurer of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and is also books editor of its review. Madeleine holds a Bachelors in Theatre from Californias Pitzer College.
has lived and worked in the Bay Area for over 30 years as a musician, singer, musical director, composer, actor and teacher. As a cabaret artist he frequently performs with his wife, Meg Mackay, and they have recorded 3 CDs. He has taught at UC Extension for many years and was one of the faculty at the First Cabaret Conference at Yale University in 2003. Last year his show, Hoagy, which debuted in San Francisco in 1987, was remounted at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami, to rave reviews. He recently served as the Childrens Choir Director for Berkeley Reps production of Brundibar.
is the Casting Director at Berkeley Rep. She has been a private acting and audition coach to hundreds of professional actors and taught acting to children and teenagers at Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall Summer Theatre School for six seasons. She is a member of Actors Equity Association and has performed at numerous theatres around the country. She received her M.F.A. in Acting and Directing at Brandeis University.
is a theatre educator and administrator. She has worked with the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre as an instructor, playmaking coach and intern. Prior to moving to the Bay Area, Joanne worked with the Education Department at Arena Stage and trained with the Center for Artistry in Teaching. Joanne received her B.A. in Drama from Washington University in St. Louis and has studied with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
is Artistic Director and one of the co-founders of Theatre de la Jeune Lune. He studied at the National Circus School and the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Mr. Serrand has acted, conceived, directed and designed for most Jeune Lune productions for over 25 years, concentrating primarily on directing. His directing credits include The Kitchen, Lulu, The Bourgeois Gentleman, Romeo and Juliet, Red Noses, 1789, Children of Paradise: Shooting a Dream, 3 Musketeers, The Pursuit of Happiness, Queen Elizabeth, Tartuffe, Gulliver, The Seagull, The Miser, The Little Prince and Amerika, or the Disappearance. He staged several operas including The Magic Flute, Cosi Fan Tutte, Don Juan Giovanni, Figaro, Carmen, Maria de Buenos Aires and Mefistofele. Mr. Serrands directing stages include Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The La Jolla Playhouse, Yale Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Actors Theater of Louisville, The Guthrie Theater, The Children Theatre, amongst others. Mr. Serrand has been knighted by the French Government in the order of Arts and Letters.
has been working as an actor throughout the Bay Area for the past 15 years. He has appeared with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Napa Valley Repertory, San Jose Stage Company, Shakespeare at Stinson, Cal Shakes and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, among others. He was born in Berkeley and attended the University of California at Irvine where he received two degrees; one in Drama and one in Economics. He has taught for the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, A.C.T. and Berkeley Rep School of Theatre for the past five years. Michael is a certified Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors.
is the artistic director of Berkeley Rep, where he has worked since 1988 and served in his current position since 1997. His most recent directorial credits include the world premiere of David Edgars Continental Divide for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Rep, Birmingham Rep (UK), the Barbicon Theatre (UK) and the La Jolla Playhouse, and Sarah Jones Bridge and Tunnel in New York City. He has directed more than twenty-five plays for Berkeley Rep including Surface Transit, Homebody/Kabul, Culture Clash in AmeriCCa and The Oresteia. Before coming to Berkeley Rep, Mr. Taccone served as the Artistic Director of Eureka Theatre in San Francisco. He has also worked at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arizona Theatre Company, San Jose Rep and Yale Rep. He had the great honor of co-directing the world premiere of Angels in America at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
is the Associate Artistic Director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre and served as the head of the M.F.A. Directing program at UCSD from 19952005. Waters worked at the Royal Court Theatre in London for many years before pursuing a freelance career both in the UK and USA. He has directed the premieres of plays by Caryl Churchill, Rebecca Gilman, Charles Mee, Keith Reddin, Wallace Shawn and Michael Weller. Recent productions include Hot N Throbbing by Paula Vogel (Signature Theater), Caryl Churchills The Striker (National Theatre of Great Britain), The Designated Mourner by Wallace Shawn (Steppenwolf), Wintertime (La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre) and the world premiere of Charles Mees Big Love (Humana Festival, Berkeley Rep, Goodman Theatre, Long Wharf Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music). Since becoming the companys associate artistic director in 2003, Waters has staged Eurydice, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Yellowman and Fêtes de la Nuit for Berkeley Rep. Waters work has been seen at theatres across the United Kingdom and the United States, including American Conservatory Theater, the Goodman Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Manhattan Theatre Club, the Public Theater and Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He is an associate artist of The Civilians, a New York-based theatre group.
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