Keeping you informed

“It’s our promise to be there for each other”

We’ve announced our 2021 subscription season, and Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer invites you to invest in your future and the future of Berkeley Rep. Discover more about the season and our new subscription packages! We’ve also created a useful list of FAQs about our plans to reopen, our new packages, and our safety guidelines.

Now more than ever, Berkeley Rep depends on the support of theatregoers like you. By subscribing to our season, you not only ensure terrific savings over single ticket prices plus other perks, but also ensure that Berkeley Rep can continue to be part of this community.

In an effort to weather this moment of uncertainty, we’ve also launched the Resilience Campaign, a chance for our community to sustain the Theatre and support the staff and artists behind our work onstage and in the community. We hope that you will make a donation today to support Berkeley Rep. Know that any amount you can give will go a long way toward ensuring that we will be ready to reopen our doors to the community once this crisis has passed.

In addition, our School of Theatre is creating online opportunities for you to connect with a Berkeley Rep teaching artist in new and modified classes for adults, teens, and youth.

We couldn’t do what we do without you! Thank you for your support and goodwill, and we wish you and yours abundant good health.


Rep @ Home with What’s in a Play?

Are you a passionate play reader? Or perhaps you’d like to be? Then please join us for What’s in a Play? where we read a script and come together to talk about it online. The free conversations take place via Zoom on Mondays at 6:30pm and 8pm, and on Tuesdays at noon and 1:30pm. So far we’ve discussed classic plays like Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya as well as contemporary plays like Tarell Alvin McCraney’s In the Red and Brown Water.

The conversation is free, but the plays usually need to be purchased, which helps put some money in the pockets of playwrights at a time when many of their productions have been canceled or postponed.

Invites to What’s in a Play? go out every Monday or Tuesday. Want to get one? Join our email list and choose “What’s in a Play” on the Update Your Interests tab. If you’re already on our email list, log in and select “What’s in a Play.”


Performances canceled

Berkeley Rep has canceled performances of Happy Days, School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, and Culture Clash (Still) In America. Swept Away has been postponed and will now be part of our 2021 season.

If you have Swept Away tickets

We hope you’ll plan to set sail with Swept Away next season, which will help us support the actors, creative team, and artisans who are building this highly anticipated world premiere musical. The show, originally scheduled to run June–July 2020, will now instead run similar dates in 2021. What’s more, it’ll have the same creative team, with Michael Mayer directing, and John Gallagher, Jr. and Stark Sands are still on board as cast mates! And of course, Swept Away will continue to feature music and lyrics by The Avett Brothers, with a book by John Logan.

Your Swept Away tickets will remain on your account, and you’ll be assigned the same or similar seats as well as dates. For example, if your tickets were for a Saturday performance in 2020, you’ll still have a Saturday performance in 2021. We will distribute new tickets to you in the future, and once your tickets are in hand, you’ll be able to exchange your tickets to a new date if you wish. If you have any questions or would like to discuss other options, email customerservice@berkeleyrep.org or call 510 647–2949 (Tuesday–Saturday, noon–4pm).


Looking for a fun way to jazz up your video conference calls?

You can use these backdrops from several of Berkeley Rep’s past shows.

Berkeley Rep virtual backgrounds

Culture Clash (Still) in America press photo

Culture Clash (Still) in America (2019–20)

Photo courtesy of Kevin Berne/Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Written and performed by Culture Clash
Richard Montoya, Ricardo Salinas, and Herbert Siguenza
Directed by Lisa Peterson
Scenic design by Christopher Acebo
Costume design by Carolyn Mazuca
Lighting and projection design by Tom Ontiveros
Composition and sound design by Paul James Prendergast

The Tale of Despereaux press photo

PigPen Theatre Co.’s The Tale of Despereaux (2019–20)

Photo courtesy of Kevin Berne/Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Book, music, and lyrics by PigPen Theatre Co.
Based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo and the Universal Pictures animated film
Directed by Marc Bruni and PigPen Theatre Co.
Choreography by Jennifer Jancuska
Music direction and additional arrangements by Christopher Jahnke
Scenic design by Jason Sherwood
Costume design by Anita Yavich
Lighting design by Donald Holder
Sound design by Nevin Steinberg
Shadow sequences and puppetry design by Lydia Fine and Nick Lehane

Watch on the Rhine press photo

Watch on the Rhine (2017–18)

Photo courtesy of Kevin Berne/Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Written by Lillian Hellman
Directed by Lisa Peterson
Scenic design by Neil Patel
Costume design by Raquel Barreto
Lighting design by Alexander V. Nichols
Sound design and composition by Paul James Prendergast
Fight direction by Aaron Preusse

One Man, Two Guvnors press photo

One Man, Two Guvnors (2014–15)

Photo courtesy of Alessandra Mello/Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Written by Richard Bean
Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni
With songs by Grant Olding
Directed by David Ivers
Music direction by Gregg Coffin
Scenic design by Hugh Landwehr
Costume design by Meg Neville
Lighting design by Alexander V. Nichols
Sound design by Lindsay Jones
Musical staging by Gerry McIntyre

An Audience with Meow Meow press photo

An Audience with Meow Meow (2014–15)

Photo courtesy of Kevin Berne/Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Written by and starring Meow Meow
Adapted and directed by Emma Rice
Choreography by Tiger Martina
Music supervision and musical arrangements by Lance Horne
Additional arrangements by Martin Lowe
Scenic and costume design by Neil Murray
Lighting design by Alexander V. Nichols
Sound design by Simon Baker

Becky Nurse of Salem press photo

Becky Nurse of Salem (2019–20)

Photo courtesy of Kevin Berne/Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Written by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Anne Kauffman
Scenic design by Louisa Thompson
Costume design by Meg Neville
Lighting design by Russell H. Champa
Sound design by Mikaal Sulaiman
Music by Daniel Kluger

Fairview press photo

Fairview (2018–19)

Photo courtesy of Kevin Berne/Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Written by Jackie Sibblies Drury
Directed by Sarah Benson
Choreography by Raja Feather Kelly
Associate direction by Garrett Allen
Scenic design by Mimi Lien
Costume design by Montana Levi Blanco
Lighting design by Amith Chandrashaker
Sound design by Mikaal Sulaiman
Hair and wig design by Cookie Jordan
Fight direction by J. David Brimmer and Dave Maier

Hand to God press photo

Hand to God (2016–17)

Photo courtesy of Kevin Berne/Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Written by Robert Askins
Directed by David Ivers
Scenic design by Jo Winiarski
Costume design by Meg Neville
Lighting design by Alexander V. Nichols
Sound design by Joe Payne
Puppet design by Amanda Villalobos
Fight direction by Danielle O’Dea

Party People press photo

Party People (2014–15)

Photo courtesy of Kevin Berne/Berkeley Repertory Theatre

By UNIVERSES (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, and William Ruiz, aka Ninja)
Developed and directed by Liesl Tommy
Choreography by Millicent Johnnie
Scenic and lighting design by Marcus Doshi
Costume design by Meg Neville
Sound design, vocal direction, and original compositions by Broken Chord
Projection design by Alexander V. Nichols

Yellowjackets press photo

Yellowjackets (2008–09)

Photo courtesy of Kevin Berne/Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Written by Itamar Moses
Directed by Tony Taccone
Scenic design by Annie Smart
Costume design by Meg Neville
Original music and sound design by Obadiah Eaves
Lighting design by Alexander V. Nichols
Fight direction by Steve Rankin

 

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