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Created by Geoff Sobelle
Scenic Concept by Steven Dufala
Directed by Lee Sunday Evans
Original Songs by Elvis Perkins
Limited Season · Roda Theatre
March 22–April 21, 2019

Running time: 1 hour and 45 minutes, no intermission

“An invitation to this Home is very much worth saying yes to!”—Boston Globe

Straight from acclaimed performances at BAM in New York and venues around the world, Obie Award-winning physical theatre artist Geoff Sobelle and his ensemble of actors, dancers, and designers treat you to an enchanting visual and immersive spectacle.

Right before your eyes, a two-story house is conjured from the shadows. Residents past, present, and future rollick through its rooms in an impromptu dance that defies time and space, magically transforming our mundane everyday tasks into a glorious, intimate, and profound celebration.

A dreamlike infusion of illusion, live music, story, and ingenious engineering, this captivating show invites you to make its house your HOME.

An important note regarding health and content advisories:
Berkeley Rep offers an advisory about any stage effect of potential concern to patrons’ health. This show has none. We don’t offer unsolicited content advisories as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have concerns about content or themes, we are happy to provide details. Please call our box office at 510 647–2949 or email info@berkeleyrep.org.


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Please note: for HOME, all Sunday evening performances begin at 8pm.

Cast and creative team

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Sophie Bortolussi · Performer

Sophie has performed in Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable (National Theatre, London) and Sleep No More (McKittrick Hotel, NYC); Martha Clarke’s productions of Angel Reapers (Signature Theatre, Joyce Theatre, Arts Emerson, national tour), The Threepenny Opera (Atlantic Theatre), Garden of Earthly Delights (Minetta Lane Theatre), and Kaos (New York Theatre Workshop); Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental’s Red-Eye to Havre de Grace (Walker, NYTW, Live Arts Festival, Arts Emerson); and the Martha Graham Dance Company. Her choreographer/director credits include One-In-Themselves (LaMaMa), The Day Shall Declare It (Imperial Arts Studio, L.A./Marylebone Gardens, Bush Theatre, London), and Nu Dance Theater. She is the artistic director of McKittrick Hotel Special Events (McKittrick Masquerades & Super Cinemas parties). She also made a guest appearance on Gossip Girl. Sophie received the 2017 Stage Raw Theatre Award for “Best Choreography,” 2015 Ovation Award nomination for “Best Choreography,” 2013 UK Broadway World Award nomination for “Best leading actress in a new production of a play,” 2011 World Falstaff Award for “Best Principal Performance,” Lady Macbeth in Sleep No More. Please visit sophie-bortolussi.com.

Sophie Bortolussi

Ayesha Jordan · Performer (April 12–21)

Ayesha is a New York City-based multidisciplinary performer and creator. She most recently performed in Failure Sandwich by Aya Ogawa, as well as Shasta Geaux Pop at Under the Radar Festival 2018, which was also presented at the Segerstrom Arts Center for the Off Center Festival, La Jolla Playhouse’s 2017 Without Walls (WOW) Festival, the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, and at the Bushwick Starr (September 2016). Ayesha was part of the Broadway production of Eclipsed at the John Golden Theatre and returned to her role of The Girl at The Curran in San Francisco. She has also performed in Ludic Proxy by Aya Ogawa (The Play Company), Platonov: Or the Disinherited by Jay Scheib (The Kitchen), Stairway to Stardom and Harold I Hate You by Cakeface (HERE, Ars Nova & Triskelion). In 2015 she created Come See My Double D’s at JACK (NY).

Ayesha Jordan

Jennifer Kidwell · Performer (March 22–April 10)

Jennifer is a performing artist. Recent projects include Underground Railroad Game (Obie Award, Best New American Theatre Work), Home (Bessie Award, Outstanding Production), Demolishing Everything with Amazing Speed, I Understand Everything Better (Bessie Award, Outstanding Production), Antigone, Fire Burns Hot: Little Reno!, I Promised Myself to Live Faster, 99 Breakups, Dick’s Last Stand (Whitney Biennial 2014, as Donelle Woolford), and Zinnias: the Life of Clementine Hunter. Jennifer is a Pig Iron Theatre and Lightning Rod Special company member, a Wilma Theater associated artist, and Jack co-founder. Jennifer is published in movement research Performance Journal #45 and hyperallergic.com, received a 2013 TCG/Fox Resident Actor Fellowship (with PITC) and a 2015 Leeway Foundation Art & Change Grant, and was a 2016 Pew Fellow and a 2017 Independence Fellow.

Jennifer Kidwell

Justin Rose · Performer

Justin is a Philadelphia-based performer and director. Recent acting credits include Completeness (Theatre Exile), Let the Dog See the Rabbit (Lightning Rod Special), Always Coming Soon: The Future (Brat Productions), 99 Breakups (Pig Iron Theatre Company), The Douglas/Poins in Henry IV (Shakespeare in Clark Park & Team Sunshine), and The Balladeer in The West (Alex Bechtel, producer/director). He was the assistant director on Geoff Sobelle’s The Object Lesson (BAM) and An Oak Tree (Theatre Exile). He directed Cirque du Soleil juggler Greg Kennedy’s Theorem (Philly Fringe). He was a co-founder and co-artistic director of The Candidatos, a two-man theatre company that performed their most popular show, I’m Sorry & I’m Sorry, at the New York Clown Theatre Festival, Dublin Fringe (runner-up for Best of Fest), and in St. Louis, Minneapolis (Best Show), and Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Pig Iron Theatre Company’s Advanced Performance Training Program and the University of Iowa. He is a certified yoga teacher and anatomy instructor specializing in movement analysis.

Justin Rose

David Rukin · Performer

David is an eighth grader at Willard Middle School and loves theatre, dance, cooking, and movies. He has played Michael in Mary Poppins and Schwartz in A Christmas Story at San Francisco Playhouse, and Michael in Billy Elliot (Theatre Bay Area Award nomination), Lost Boy Slightly in Peter Pan, and Young Shrek in Shrek the Musical at Berkeley Playhouse, where he also appeared in Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, Mary Poppins, and The Music Man.

David Rukin

Ching Valdes-Aran · Performer

Ching has worked on Broadway, off Broadway, off-off Broadway, and in numerous regional theatres in the U.S. She has also performed in many international festivals (Berlin, Caribbean, Edinburgh, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Romania, Thailand, and Brisbane, Australia). She has appeared in numerous films and on TV, including in Laika’s spring 2019 stop-motion animated film, Missing Link, with the voices of Hugh Jackman, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, Zoe Saldana, and Zach Galifianakis, among others. Awards include an Obie Award, a Ma-Yi Theater Award for Artistic Excellence, the Spencer Cherashore Award, Charles Bowden Award (New Dramatists), and the U.S. Congressional Award in Arts and Culture, among others. She was a Fox Foundation Fellow and an Asian Cultural Council Fellow. Ching is also a director and a visual artist.

Ching Valdes-Aran

Geoff Sobelle · Creator / Performer

Geoff is an actor, director, and maker of absurdist performance works. His independent work includes Flesh and Blood & Fish and Fowl (Edinburgh Fringe First Award), The Object Lesson (Bessie Award, Edinburgh Fringe First Award, Carol Tambor Award, Total Theatre Award, New York Times Critics’ Pick), and Home. His work under the name rainpan43 includes all wear bowlers (Innovative Theatre Award, Drama Desk Award nomination) which played at Berkeley Rep in 2006, Amnesia Curiosa, machines machines machines machines machines machines machines (Obie Award—Design), and Elephant Room. He was a company member of Philadelphia’s Pig Iron Theatre Company from 2001 to 2012. His work has been supported by the Independence Foundation, the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative, the Wyncote Foundation, USArtists International, the Princeton Atelier, the MAP Fund, and the New England Foundation for the Arts. He is a 2006 Pew Fellow and a 2009 Creative Capital grantee. Geoff is a graduate of Stanford University, and trained in physical theatre at École Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France. Please visit geoffsobelle.com.

Geoff Sobelle

Elvis Perkins · Composer / Performer

Elvis has released three full-length collections of songs, two under his own name (2007’s Ash Wednesday with XL Recordings and 2015’s I Aubade with MIR Records) and one under the band name Elvis Perkins in Dearland (2009’s Elvis Perkins in Dearland, XL Recordings), the band with whom he has toured extensively also released the six-track Doomsday EP in 2009 (XL Recordings). In the past two years Elvis has made two film scores: I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (Netflix, 2016) and The Blackcoat’s Daughter (A24, 2017). A soundtrack album for the latter was released via Death Waltz Recording Co. in March 2017. He currently calls Hudson, NY and Cape Cod, MA home.

Elvis Perkins

Steven Dufala · Scenic Design

Steven is a multidisciplinary artist based in Philadelphia. While he works primarily in collaboration with his brother Billy as the Dufala Brothers, he also works on as many other projects in as many other fields as possible, being drawn in particular to works that explore overlapping concerns of various disciplines. He makes drawings, clothes, furniture, prints, music, sculpture, photos, books, and thinks an awful lot about what all these things have in common and what on earth people do with them. Steven has been working intermittently with dance and theatre as a designer for about 20 years, and over this time has worked with Pig Iron Theatre Company, BalletX, anonymous bodies, Geoff Sobelle, Thaddeus Phillips, and others. With his brother Billy, he received an Obie Award for design with rainpan43’s machines machines machines machines machines machines machines, and shared a Bessie Award with the entire design team for Geoff Sobelle’s The Object Lesson in 2015. Steven and Billy coteach sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and are represented by the Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia. Their work is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the West Collection, and many private collections.

Lee Sunday Evans · Director

Lee is an Obie Award-winning director and choreographer. Her work has been seen at The Public Theater, Lincoln Center, the Play Company, the Bushwick Starr, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Company, Humana Festival at Actors Theater of Louisville, Dallas Theater Center, Clubbed Thumb, Women’s Project, Sundance Theater Lab, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, CATCH, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, and Juilliard. She recently received the Susan Stroman Directing Award from the Vineyard Theater. She recently directed Dance Nation by Clare Barron at Playwrights Horizons.

Christopher Kuhl · Lighting Design

Christopher is a lighting, scenic, and installation designer for new performance, theatre, dance, and opera. Recent work includes The Elephant Room (St. Ann’s Warehouse), Straight White Men (Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, The Public Theater, Kaaitheater, Centre Pompidou), The Institute of Memory (The Public, TBA Festival), Citizen (Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group, BAM), The Source (BAM), Dog Days (Prototype Festival, REDCAT, LA Opera), Abacus (Early Morning Opera, BAM, Sundance Film Festival, EMPAC), Quartier Libres with Nadia Beugré (New York Live Arts, Walker Art Center), and Cipher (Samita Sinha, The Kitchen). He was also the production manager and lighting director for Ralph Lemon’s How Can You Stay in the House All Day and Not Go Anywhere? He has also had the pleasure of working and making art at the Chocolate Factory, Fusebox Festival, On the Boards, San Francisco Symphony, Jacob’s Pillow, Carnegie Hall, Santa Fe Opera, Beijing Music Festival, Queer Zagreb, MAC France, Santiago a Mil Chile, and the Holland Festival. He has received two Ovation Awards and a Sherwood, Drammy, and Horton Award. He also received a 2014 and 2015 Bessie Award for Outstanding Visual Design. He is originally from New Mexico, a graduate of CalArts, and an associate artist of Hand2Mouth Theatre.

Brandon Wolcott · Sound Design

Brandon’s credits include Dance Nation and The Profane (Playwrights Horizons); HOME and Good Swimmer (BAM Next Wave); The Fever and The Record (600 Highwaymen, Under the Radar); Counting Sheep (3LD); Signature Plays, Everybody, and Venus (Signature Theatre); The Nether (MCC Theater); The Good Person of Szechwan and Titus Andronicus (The Public Theater); After the Blast, Kill Floor, and Plot Points (Lincoln Center); Kansas City Choir Boy (Prototype Festival, HERE Arts Center); Kiss the Air and Habeas Corpus (Park Avenue Armory); The Tenant and Confidence Man (Woodshed Collective); A Great Wilderness (Williamstown Theatre Festival); and The Seagull (Lake Lucille). Brandon has collaborated with Marina Abramovic, Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Faye Driscoll, Nicolas Jaar, Elizabeth Streb, Woodshed Collective, and many more.

Karen Young · Costume Design

Karen is a New York-based costume designer who has designed clothes for numerous dance, theatre, and video art projects. Her design work for performance has been seen on many international stages including Lincoln Center in New York, the Royal Opera House in London, the Herodeon, Athens, and is included in the repertoires of the Martha Graham Dance Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Kyle Abraham, Brian Brooks, Ballet Basel, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Paul Taylor Dance Company, American Ballet Theater, Benjamin Millepied, Pam Tanowitz, Vanessa Walters, Elisa Monte, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, among many others. She designed the costumes of Third Rail Project’s highly acclaimed immersive shows Then She Fell and The Grand Paradise and Wendy Whelan’s shows Restless Creature and Some of a Thousand Words. Collaborations with contemporary visual artists include costume design for the video works of Eve Sussman, Matthew Barney’s Cremaster 5 and Cremaster 1, and David Michalek’s largescale outdoor video installations Slow Dancing and Portraits in Dramatic Time (Lincoln Center Festival, the Venice Biennale). Please visit karenyoungcostume.com.

Steve Cuiffo · Illusion Design

Steve creates unique performance, art, theatre, and magic. He is an actor and magician who makes solo as well as collaborative works with other artists and theatre companies. His work incorporates aspects of sleight of hand, misdirection, imitation, and re-enactment. Theatre credits include Queen of the Night (as Sarastro), Elephant Room (with Geoff Sobelle and Trey Lyford), Spirit Wife (with Eleanor Hutchins), Steve Cuiffo IS Lenny Bruce AT “Carnegie Hall” (St. Ann’s Warehouse), North Atlantic (Wooster Group), Next Stop: Amazingland (Center Theatre Group), Digital Effects (Off The Grid), Hell Meets Henry Halfway (Pig Iron Theatre), Fluke (Radiohole), The Passion of the Crawford (with Lypsinka), Major Bang (Foundry Theatre), and Patriot Act—A Public Meditation (New York Theatre Workshop). Steve is a two-time Princeton University Atelier Recipient Artist. He is also on the board of directors for the Conjuring Arts Research Center in New York.

Stefanie Sobelle · Dramaturg

Stefanie writes about 20th- and 21st-century literature, art, and architecture and is the author of The Architectural Novel, a book about the role of the house in American fiction, forthcoming from Oxford University Press. Her work has been supported by the Huntington Library, California Institute of Technology, the Society for the Preservation of American Modernism, and the DeYoung Museum, among other institutions. She is an associate professor of English at Gettysburg College and the art and architecture editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books. She shared a childhood home with Geoff.

David Neumann · Choreographer

David’s Advanced Beginner Group’s original work has been presented in New York at PS 122, New York Live Arts, the Kitchen, Abrons Arts Center, Central Park Summerstage, Celebrate Brooklyn, Symphony Space, the Chocolate Factory, and the Whitney. ABG has also performed at the Walker Art Center, Alverno College, MASS MoCA, the Ringling Festival, and the American Dance Institute, among others. David was a performer for many years working with, among others, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Big Dance Theater, Doug Elkins, Doug Varone, and Sally Silvers. Other projects include: choreographer on Futurity (Ars Nova and Soho Rep), An Octoroon (Soho Rep), Hagoromo (BAM Harvey with Wendy Whelan and Jock Soto), and directing Geoff Sobelle in The Object Lesson at Philly Fringe, BAM, and New York Theatre Workshop. More recent projects include Hadestown (NYTW), The Total Bent (The Public Theater), War (LCT III), and Annie Baker’s The Antipodes (Signature Theatre). Most recently, David’s work I Understand Everything Better received two NY Dance and Performance Bessie Awards (Outstanding Production and Outstanding Sound Design/Music). He was a 2016 artist in residence at the SETI Institute and was awarded a Robert Rauschenberg Residency. Over the years Neumann has received three “Bessie” Awards, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award, an Asian Cultural Council Fellowship (Noh immersive), and support from the Rockefeller Foundation, Creative Capital, NYFA, and National Dance Projects, among others.

Lisa McGinn · Production Stage Manager

Lisa’s recent credits include Geoff Sobelle’s Home and The Object Lesson, Underground Railroad Game (Jennifer Kidwell, Scott Sheppard, and Ars Nova), Ocean Filibuster (PearlDamour), Sleep (Ripe Time), Chimera and The Wholehearted (Stein | Holum Projects), This Is Reading (Lynn Nottage, lead artist, Kate Whoriskey, director), Jacuzzi and The Light Years (The Debate Society), Eager to Lose (Ars Nova), How to Build a Forest (PearlDamour and Shawn Hall), Revolt. She said. Revolt Again and Winners and Losers (Soho Rep), Rememberer and Open House (Steven Reker), Forbidden Creature Virgin Whore and From the Spot Where We/You/I Stand (Stood) (Miller Rothlein Dance), You, My Mother (Theatre of a Two-headed Calf), Card and Gift and Baby Screams Miracle (Clubbed Thumb), The Seagull and Ivanov (Chekhov at Lake Lucille), and The Room Sings, The Peripherals, and Hot Lunch Apostles (Talking Band). Regional credits include Trinity Repertory Company, Two River Theatre Company, George Street Playhouse, and Passage Theatre.

Kevin J.P. Hanley · Assistant Stage Manager

Kevin is a Boston-based stage manager, currently residing in coastal New Hampshire. Regional credits include New Repertory Theatre (We Will Not Be Silent, 1776, Still Standing), Actors’ Shakespeare Project (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), and Actors Theatre of Louisville as a member of the Professional Training Company in the 2017–2018 season (Angels in America Pt.1 & 2, A Christmas Carol, 42nd Humana Festival of New American Plays). Kevin is a graduate of Suffolk University where he achieved his BA in Theatre.

Chris Swetcky · Technical Director / Production Manager

Chris is the head of the Technical Direction program and technical director for the School of Theatre at Penn State University. In addition to his work at Penn State, Chris has worked at numerous venues across the country including most recently as production manager for Classical Theatre of Harlem’s First Noel at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. He was also technical director for the Ouroboro’s Trilogy, a compilation of three operas, Naga, Gilgamesh, and Madame White Snake, performed at the Majestic Theatre in Boston. Before coming to Penn State, Chris worked for American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts as associate technical director. While at ART Chris worked on numerous productions including a few Broadway hits, such as Porgy and Bess, Pippin, All the Way, and most recently, Finding Neverland.

Stephen Smith · Wardrobe Supervisor

Stephen is a New York-based costume designer and craftsman. Regional theatre and dance design credits include Tarzan and A Christmas Carol (Berkshire Theatre Group), Boys from Syracuse and The Most Happy Fella (42nd Street Moon), Nightmares in Neverland (Philly Fringe Festival), Napoleon/Napoleon and Slump (Ballet X), Dia-Monologues and Gran Partita (world premieres, Peridance Contemporary Dance Co), and A Lyrical Opera Made by Two (Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts). Stephen was the assistant costume designer for Philadelphia: The Great Experiment (History Making Productions) and Sunset: o639 Hours (Ballet X). Stephen also regularly works as a draper and costume coordinator for Opera Philadelphia on productions such as Carmen, Written on Skin, Breaking the Waves, and Elizabeth Cree. Stephen is the costume shop manager for the Berkshire Theatre Group summer season and holds a BFA in design from the University of the Arts.

Beth Morrison Projects · Producer

Since 2006, Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) has been a tastemaker at the forefront of musical and theatrical innovation by supporting living composers and their collaborators during the creation of groundbreaking new works in opera, opera-theatre, and vocal-theatre. BMP encourages risk-taking in all its artists, resulting in provocative works that represent a dynamic and lasting legacy for a new American canon. Over the past five years alone, BMP has produced works in 43 venues in 22 cities around the world. BMP’s commitment to cutting edge musical expression has created “its own genre” (Opera News) of originality. In 2013, Beth Morrison Projects and Here Arts Center co-founded the Prototype Festival, which showcases contemporary opera-theatre and music-theatre projects over 10 days each January. The New Yorker recently wrote that the festival is “Essential to the evolution of American Opera,” and the New York Times called the festival “Bracingly innovative…a point of reference.” The 2014 bi-coastal expansion to Los Angeles sprang from growing partnerships with institutions such as LA Opera, the LA Phil, Ford Theatres, and RVCC. BMP is a National Sawdust Artist in Residence. Please visit bethmorrisonprojects.org and prototypefestival.org.

Additional credits

Julian Crouch · Creative Consultant
Victoria Ross · Props Designer
Devin Cameron · Lighting Associate
Rachel Gross · Associate Stage Manager
James McGregor · Production Assistant
Victoria Northridge · Studio Teacher

Leaping manMagical. Whatever you do alone in your house is exactly like what everybody else does in their homes. Yet as conjured by Berkeley Rep’s magical Home, there’s no despair in the sameness of humans’ domestic life, only joy in shared experience. There’s solace in what binds us, and that rare feeling in theater of an audience of strangers forging true community as they build a house and then empty it again…A home is never just walls and ceiling. It gives you dignity and humanity. It holds who you are. Such is [Geoff] Sobelle’s expansive vision. You might leave Home wishing he could cast his eyes over your own dwelling, to highlight the magic in your own coffee pot, in the glow of your TV, in the picture frames on your walls. But to attend Home is also to remember how to see, on your own.”

San Francisco Chronicle

It was amazing! I don’t want to spoil it by describing it. Just go see it! It will excite and delight. And it will make you laugh, too.”

Gail L.

Very well done and really interesting show. Surprised by how immersive it was. I’m still thinking about it and telling friends about it all day today.”

Mike M.

Inventive, wholly unique…There is no place and no show quite like HOME, the creation of the marvelous Geoff Sobelle…This is a show that can simply be entertaining and interesting (hugely so on both counts) or as deeply meaningful as we might want it to be. The house is the primary character here, and as such, its design by Steven Dufala is ingenious. We are allowed to witness all the important moments of this structure’s life. We experience rousing celebrations and the darkness that can creep into mundanity (all beautifully lit by Christopher Kuhl)…As a kind of a house, a theater is constantly filled with dreams made real, and the house in HOME is indeed dreamy, full of that transient joy and sorrow, those beginnings and endings that demarcate our lives. That’s either quite ordinary or quite profound. In HOME Sobelle allows it to be both, the constant flux of life under a roof, self-contained yet impossible to hold.”

Theater Dogs

Whimsy and magic continues throughout most of Home’s intricately choreographed, delightfully staged 105 minutes. It’s a showcase of dazzling stagecraft, meticulously directed by Lee Sunday Evans, with an awesome scenic concept by Steven Dufala.”

San Francisco Examiner

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  • Friday, March 22, 2019

Teen Night begins at 6:30pm at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre. Learn more and reserve your space.

Actor Q & A’s

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