See & hear

You can use the below links to explore many recent productions at Berkeley Rep. Have fun!

2018–19 season

Behind the scenes: Paradise Square meet and greet

On the first day of rehearsals, director Moisés Kaufman and choreographer Bill T. Jones introduce Berkeley Rep’s biggest musical to date. (Dec 2018)

Official trailer: Pike St.

Get a glimpse at Pike St. and see why the press calls Nilaja Sun a virtuoso performer. (Nov 2018)

Official trailer: Fairview

Get a look at Jackie Sibblies Drury’s new play and see why critics are calling the show “enlightening and provocatively fun.” (Oct 2018)

Behind the scenes: Jackie Sibblies Drury and Sarah Benson

The playwright and director of Fairview reveal their thoughts on this unpredictable and critically acclaimed play. (Oct 2018)

“There’s something in this show for everyone”

From millennials to Gen-Xers, audiences adore A Doll’s House, Part 2. (Oct 2018)

Official trailer: A Doll’s House, Part 2

See why the press is calling Lucas Hnath’s play at Berkeley Rep “furiously smart and surprising.” (Sep 2018)

Behind the scenes: A conversation with Les Waters

Director Les Waters shares his thoughts on Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2. (Sep 2018)

Meet Berkeley Rep’s next artistic director!

Johanna Pfaelzer, who will join Berkeley Rep in September 2019, has a special message for the community. (Sep 2018)

Behind the scenes: Costume design

Get a glimpse of the costumes for A Doll’s House, Part 2 and hear from designer Annie Smart. (Sep 2018)

Berkeley Rep: Be a Rep!

Discover the myriad ways to Be a Rep at Berkeley Rep. (Aug 2018)

Behind the scenes: A Doll’s House, Part 2 meet and greet

Meet the actors and hear from the director of Lucas Hnath’s hit comedy. (Aug 2018)

Introducing the 2018–19 season

Discover the seven extraordinary shows! (Aug 2018)


2017–18 season

Behind the scenes: Meet Danny Binstock

Meet Danny Binstock and hear his thoughts about his character, Joe Pitt, in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. (Jul 2018)

Behind the scenes: Meet Caldwell Tidicue

Meet Caldwell Tidicue and hear his thoughts about his character, Belize, in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. (Jun 2018)

Behind the scenes: Meet Bethany Jillard

Meet Bethany Jillard and hear her thoughts about her character, Harper Pitt, in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. (Jun 2018)

Behind the scenes: Meet Benjamin Ismail

Meet Benjamin Ismail and hear his thoughts about his character, Louis Ironson, in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. (Jun 2018)

Official trailer: What the Constitution Means to Me

Get a sneak peek at Heidi Schreck’s lively examination of our celebrated document. (May 2018)

Behind the scenes: Playwright/performer Heidi Schreck

Heidi discusses her new show, What the Constitution Means to Me. (May 2018)

Official trailer: Angels in America

Get a sneak peek at Tony Kushner’s epic masterpiece, and see why critics call director Tony Taccone’s revival “magnificent” and “a revelation!” (May 2018)

Behind the scenes: Stephen Spinella

Stephen Spinella has a unique perspective on how Tony Kushner’s Angels in America might resonate with the young LGBTQ community today. (Apr 2018)

Behind the scenes: Randy Harrison

Randy Harrison talks about what Tony Kushner’s Angels in America has taught him and why he thinks today’s young LGBTQ people should see the play. (Apr 2018)

The AIDS Memorial Quilt

See the quilt arrive at Berkeley Rep for the run of Angels in America and hear from AIDS Memorial Quilt volunteer Kelly Rivera Hart. (Apr 2018)

Behind the scenes: Tony Taccone

Director Tony Taccone talks about the genesis of Angels in America and why Tony Kushner’s masterpiece is still so relevant today. (Apr 2018)

Behind the scenes: Meet Stephen Spinella

Meet Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella and hear what it’s like to perform in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America again, after having been part of its original Broadway premiere. (Mar 2018)

Behind the scenes: Meet Randy Harrison

Meet Randy Harrison and hear his thoughts about his character, Prior Walter, in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. (Mar 2018)

Office Hour: Teens have the mic

Members of our Teen Council talk about Julia Cho’s play, gun violence, and how art may make a difference. (Mar 2018)

Official trailer: Office Hour

See why critics call Julia Cho’s play “masterful” and “chilling!” (Mar 2018)

Behind the scenes: Fight Director Thomas Schall

The fight director for Julia Cho’s Office Hour shares his love of the play—and a few things about how onstage firearms work. (Feb 2018)

Behind the scenes: Meet and greet

Go behind the scenes at our meet and greet for Julia Cho’s Office Hour, and hear more about the play from director Lisa Peterson. (Feb 2018)

Behind the scenes: Director Lisa Peterson

The director of Julia Cho’s Office Hour unveils more about this surprising and uncompromising drama. (Feb 2018)

Behind the scenes: Photo shoot

Go behind the scenes of the Angels in America cast photo shoot! (Jan 2018)

Behind the scenes: Meet and greet

Director Tony Taccone introduces Angels in America at the staff meet and greet on the first day of rehearsals. (Jan 2018)

“So funny and hilarious”

Audiences are cracking up over The Second City’s Dysfunctional Holiday Revue! (Dec 2017)

Official trailer: Watch on the Rhine

See why audiences call Lillian Hellman’s classic play “suspenseful” and “thrilling!” (Dec 2017)

Lisa Peterson on Lillian Hellman

Director Lisa Peterson shares why Watch on the Rhine playwright Lillian Hellman was such an influential public figure and writer. (Nov 2017)

Spend the holidays with The Second City and Berkeley Rep

Chicago’s legendary comedy theatre makes its first-ever Berkeley Rep appearance! (Nov 2017)

Behind the scenes: Lisa Peterson

The director of Lillian Hellman’s Watch on the Rhine reveals more about this classic political thriller. (Nov 2017)

Introducing Watch on the Rhine

Lillian Hellman’s classic political thriller. (Nov 2017)

Behind the scenes: Childhood stories

We asked the actors in Daniel Handler’s Imaginary Comforts to share a childhood story that influenced them. See which story Jarion Monroe mentions. (Nov 2017)

Behind the scenes: Childhood stories

We asked the actors in Daniel Handler’s Imaginary Comforts to share a childhood story that influenced them. See which stories Susan Lynskey mentions. (Nov 2017)

Behind the scenes: Childhood stories

We asked the actors in Daniel Handler’s Imaginary Comforts to share a childhood story that influenced them. See which story Marilee Talkington mentions. (Oct 2017)

Behind the scenes: Ain’t Too Proud

See what happens backstage in the minutes leading up to curtain of this show celebrating the life and times of The Temptations. (Oct 2017)

Official trailer: Imaginary Comforts

Get a glimpse at the mischievous new play (that’s not for children) by Daniel Handler, the genius behind Lemony Snicket. (Oct 2017)

Behind the scenes: Storytime

We asked the actors of Daniel Handler’s Imaginary Comforts to tell The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit in their own words. (Oct 2017)

Behind the scenes: Daniel Handler

The genius behind Lemony Snicket talks about his new play for adults, Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit. (Sep 2017)

Official trailer: Ain’t Too Proud

Get a glimpse of the electrifying new musical about the life and times of The Temptations! (Sep 2017)

Behind the scenes: Dominique Morisseau and Otis Williams

Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations writer Dominique Morisseau and The Temptations founding member Otis Williams talk about the legacy of The Temptations and how their story is relevant today. (Sep 2017)

Sneak peek: Ain’t Too Proud

Drop by rehearsal and listen to the hit songs, see the electrifying choreography, and hear from the creative team behind our new musical about the life and times of The Temptations. (Aug 2017)


2016–17 season

Official trailer: An Octoroon

A sneak peek at Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ bold, in-your-face award-winning play. (Jul 2017)

Behind the scenes: Costumes

Designer Montana Blanco reveals some of his costumes for An Octoroon. (Jun 2017)

Behind the scenes: An Octoroon

Director Eric Ting and select cast members give us the lowdown on bringing Branden Jacobs-Jenkins script to the stage. (Jun 2017)

Behind the scenes: Jasmine Bracey

Actor Jasmine Bracey gives us an inside look at Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon. (Jun 2017)

Behind the scenes: Lance Gardner

Actor Lance Gardner gives us an inside look at Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon. (Jun 2017)

Behind the scenes: Sydney Morton

Actor Sydney Morton gives us an inside look at Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon. (Jun 2017)

“If we won’t tell our stories, who will?”

Delve deeper into Monsoon Wedding with director Mira Nair, composer Vishal Bhardwaj, and lyricist Susan Birkenhead. (Jun 2017)

Official trailer: Monsoon Wedding

Get a sneak peek of the new hit musical from director Mira Nair! (May 2017)

Behind the scenes: Choreography

Choreographer Lorin Latarro shares her thoughts on creating dance for Monsoon Wedding. (May 2017)

“I loved it!”

Audiences are swooning for Monsoon Wedding! (May 2017)

“He’s just brilliant!”

Audiences sing the praises of Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin. (Apr 2017)

Behind the scenes: Director Mira Nair

Peek at early rehearsals for Monsoon Wedding, and hear Mira Nair’s thoughts on bringing her film to the stage. (Apr 2017)

Official trailer: Lisa Loomer’s Roe

Get a glimpse of the “highly entertaining” and “heroic” play that illuminates the personal stories of the women behind the Roe v. Wade decision. (Mar 2017)

Audiences love Hand to God

Hear what they say about this “ferociously funny” comedy. Don’t worry, we caught the spoilers for you. (Mar 2017)

“Superb…powerful”

Hear what audiences have to say about Lisa Loomer’s Roe. (Mar 2017)

Official trailer: Hand to God

Get a glimpse at the “miraculously funny” and “gleefully subversive” Tony Award-nominated play by Robert Askins. (Feb 2017)

Hand to God teaser: Episode Three

@#$% Dave Ivers! (Feb 2017)

Hand to God teaser: Episode Two

Who the @#$% is Tyrone? (Feb 2017)

Hand to God teaser: Episode One

What the @#$% is this about? (Jan 2017)

Official trailer: The Madwoman in the Volvo

Get a sneak peek at Sandra Tsing Loh’s comic romp through a midlife crisis. (Dec 2016)

Official trailer: 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

Get a sneak peek at Kneehigh’s latest show, perfect for the whole family. (Dec 2016)

“Just magical”

Audiences of all ages love 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips! (Dec 2016)

946: Special stop-motion animation

Kneehigh’s amazing stage sorcery in 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips inspired us to do a different sort of video! (Dec 2016)

Behind the scenes: Puppet rehearsal

Kneehigh lets us in on a puppet rehearsal for 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. (Dec 2016)

Behind the scenes: Dance rehearsal

Kneehigh lets us in on a dance rehearsal for 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. (Dec 2016)

Teaser: 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

Kneehigh returns with this swingin’ WWII-themed show for the whole family. (Nov 2016)

Behind the scenes: Jeff Augustin and Joshua Kahan Brody

The playwright and director of The Last Tiger in Haiti talk about their work. (Nov 2016)

Behind the scenes: The cast

It Can’t Happen Here cast members reveal what it’s like to perform a play that mirrors our current political climate. (Nov 2016)

Official trailer: The Last Tiger in Haiti

Get a glimpse of Jeff Augustin’s gripping new play. (Oct 2016)

Behind the scenes: The cast of The Last Tiger in Haiti

The cast of Jeff Augustin’s new play wants to share this poignant story with you! (Oct 2016)

Teaser: The Last Tiger in Haiti

The world premiere of Jeff Augustin’s gripping and remarkable tale is now playing. (Oct 2016)

Teaser: The Madwoman in the Volvo

Get a glimpse of Sandra Tsing Loh’s hilarious and candid road trip through middle-age. (Oct 2016)

Official trailer: It Can’t Happen Here

Get a sneak peek at this new adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’ novel, just in time for election season! (Oct 2016)

Behind the scenes: Adaptor Tony Taccone

“The parallels to what’s going on now are so astonishing…” Tony Taccone unpacks the relevance of It Can’t Happen Here. (Sep 2016)

Behind the scenes: Director Lisa Peterson

Get a glimpse at the rehearsal process for It Can’t Happen Here. (Sep 2016)

Behind the scenes: Scenic art

See how our scenic artists created backdrops for It Can’t Happen Here based on the iconic national parks posters. (Sep 2016)

Teaser: It Can’t Happen Here

Our new adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’ novel begins September 23! (Aug 2016)

Discover the 2016–17 season

Tony Taccone, Berkeley Rep’s Michael Leibert Artistic Director, breaks down the shows. (Aug 2016)

More videos (from 2015–16 and earlier) are on individual show pages in our past productions archive.

REPISODES: The Berkeley Rep Podcast

Berkeley Rep presents a series of conversations with artists and experts around the shows in our seasons.

Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or SoundCloud to keep up with the whole series.

More audio clips (from 2014–15 and earlier) are on individual show pages in our past productions archive.

 

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