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Teen Council

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Berkeley Rep’s Teen Council programming cultivates the next generation of theatre audiences and professionals, preparing them to think critically and creatively about theatre arts through engaging programming and training opportunities.

Teen Council is a group of 10–15 student leaders from around the Bay Area who engage their peers through theatre arts. Teen Council is responsible for planning and executing “Teen Night” programming to accompany shows in the Berkeley Rep season, hosting an original works showcase, organizing advocacy events, and conducting behind-the-scenes interviews with artists working at Berkeley Rep. Members of Teen Council receive free admission to all our teen programs and shows, get exclusive access to professional artists, receive a transportation stipend to attend our events, and eat *a lot* of free pizza. A new group of students is accepted to be a part of this leadership group at the beginning of each school year.

Applications are now closed for Berkeley Rep's 2022/23 Teen Council. To learn about 2023/24 Teen Council applications and hear about upcoming events for Bay Area High School students, please join our mailing list!

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The Berkeley Rep School of Theatre requires all students attending in-person programming to be fully vaccinated against Covid. Proof of vaccination may be checked at the door before entering the building.

Berkeley Rep’s Teen Council is supported by Ken & Gisele Miller, and the Miranda Lux Foundation.

Teen Council is a program of Berkeley Rep’s School of Theatre, which is funded by Barbara Bass Bakar, the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation, the Koret Foundation, the Woodlawn Foundation, and other corporate, foundation, and individual supporters.


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Upcoming Events

Teen night

Teen Night, hosted by Berkeley Rep’s Teen Council, offers exciting opportunities for high schoolers across the Bay Area to see a Berkeley Rep show, meet other theatre-loving teens, and engage with theatre professionals during special pre-show programming.

Teen Night tickets are $10, and must be reserved via the School of Theatre’s registration form below. Tickets are only available to current high school students (grades 9–12) and include seats to the show, as well as a complimentary pre-show dinner and activities.

Our next Teen Night for Berkeley Rep’s production of English will be Friday, March 31. Purchase tickets below!

Teen Night Tickets


Core Council Podcast

Berkeley Rep’s Core Council will be interviewing a series of guest artists for their podcast series, “Zoom in from the Future of Theatre,” which explores the ideas of preserving and reshaping the communal culture of theatre in a post-pandemic world. This year’s guest artists are Margo Hall, Eugenie Chan, and Mina Morita. Tune in on the Berkeley Rep Teen Council Soundcloud for the first 3 episodes!


Film festival

The Berkeley Rep Teen Council and School of Theatre are excited to continue this creative endeavor born from the pandemic, now expanded with free workshops led by working artists and Berkeley Rep staff. On June 6, students were given an official prompt, followed by two weeks to create an original short film in response. On June 11, winners were announced via a virtual watch party.

The 2022 High School Film Festival theme was: Transformation.

Watch this year’s High School Film Festival winners below!

Stache Society video still of a puppet with a speech bubble

First place (tie)

Stache Society
Olive Read | Filmmaker

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Unzipped video still of a teen using a sewing machine

First place (tie)

Jenna Miller | Filmmaker

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The World video still of a person in a butterfly costume

Third place

The World
Georgia Davidson, Bahia Rozan | Filmmakers

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