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Written by LUCAS HNATH
Adapted from interviews with DANA HIGGINBOTHAM
Interviews conducted by STEVE COSSON
Directed by LES WATERS
Roda Theatre

JUN 3–JUL 10, 2022

Nominated for three Tony Awards including Best Direction by Les Waters, the critically acclaimed Dana H. arrives at Berkeley Rep following a triumphant Broadway run last fall. This riveting, cutting-edge drama follows the powerful true story of Dana Higginbotham, a counselor in a psychiatric ward who was kidnapped by one of the patients and held captive in a series of Florida motel rooms for five months.

Told in Dana's own courageous words and reconstructed for the stage by her son Lucas Hnath (A Doll’s House, Part 2; The Christians), and expertly directed by Les Waters, Dana H. shatters conventions of the art form and delivers a highly theatrical, deeply intimate exploration of good, evil, and – ultimately – of grace.

Produced in association with Broadway producers Matt Ross, Sally Horchow, and Dori Berinstein.

Brilliant! One of the richest, most complete works of theater to come along in many seasons.

New York Times

The show will have audiences leaning forward to hear each and every revelation.


Dana H. compels you to relinquish any impulse to snap judgment.

Washington Post

How do I get tickets?

Tickets to Dana H. are now on sale to everyone. Rep 7-Play subscribers, Rep-Passport holders, and the general public can click the Buy Tickets/See Calendar button and log in above. At this time, Rep-Flex holders can reserve tickets only by calling the box office at 510 647-2949. Online ordering for Rep-Flex coming soon!


Had Cambodian Rock Band tickets?

Cambodian Rock Band will hopefully move to our 2022/23 season, and Dana H. will take its place in our 2021/22 season. If you had tickets to Cambodian Rock Band, you have been assigned the same date and seats for Dana H. New tickets have been emailed to you.

If you have any questions, email or call 510 647–2949 (Tue–Sun, noon–7pm).


Health and safety

Berkeley Rep is a vaccinated company. All patrons must present a vaccination card with booster, if eligible, along with matching photo ID and be fully masked.

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Jordan is making her Berkeley Rep debut in Dana H., but this is her second performance in the Bay Area, having performed at ACT in the Tony Award winning production of The Normal Heart directed by George C. Wolfe. Jordan received a Theatre World Award for Best Broadway Debut in Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer at Circle in the Square opposite Elizabeth Ashley directed by Harold Scott. She created the role of “C” in the original New York Pulitzer Prize winning production of Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women. Other notable works: Brandon Jacob Jenkins’ Appropriate at ATL’s Humana Festival directed by Gary Griffin and Rebecca Gilman’s Luna Gale at the Goodman Theatre directed by Robert Falls. Most recently, Fran Price in Things I Know To Be True by Andrew Bovell at Milwaukee Rep directed by Mark Clements, The Niceties at Geva Theatre Center directed by Nicole A. Watson, and Native Gardens at The Denver Center directed by Lisa Portes. Film: The Post, Land of Steady Habits, Another Earth (Alfred P. Sloan Award, Sundance Film Festival), The David Dance, 5 Doctors, 5-Flights Up, City Hall, Paparazzi, Out of Towners, Escape from L.A., Love Potion #9, and Childless. Television: The Americans, Blue Bloods, New Amsterdam, Law & Order: SVU, New Adventures of Old Christine, FBI: Most Wanted, The Good Wife, Madam Secretary, Deception, Person of Interest, and Bull. Jordan is a graduate of Smith College and Rutgers University: Mason Gross School of the Arts. @jordanbakerkilner (Instagram); Jordan Baker (Facebook); @jordankilner (Twitter) (she/her/hers)


Photo by Francis Hill

* Indicates a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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