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Join a circle of supporters whose collective generosity sustains the artistry on our stages, the development of new work, and arts programs in our schools. Donors enjoy opportunities to deepen their experience with the Theatre, including behind-the-scenes tours, artist events, and more.

Please note: Due to the ongoing pandemic, some donor benefits may be subject to change.

Friends of Berkeley Rep

Friends of Berkeley Rep support the Theatre’s mission to create ambitious theatre that entertains and challenges.

Friend | $75-$599

  • Invitations to Friends of Berkeley Rep events
  • Recognition in Berkeley Rep’s digital annual report

Your gift is fully tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

 

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Advocate | $600-$1,199

All benefits above, plus:

  • Invitations to Advocate events
  • Year-round recognition in Berkeley Rep’s digital donor listings

Your gift is fully tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

 

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Champion | $1,200-$2,499

All benefits above, plus:

  • Year-round access to Berkeley Rep’s donor lounges
  • Gift a pair of Berkeley Rep tickets to your favorite charity

Your gift is fully tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

 

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Artistic Director’s Circle

The Artistic Director’s Circle is a group of dedicated supporters who share a passion for extraordinary theatre created by the most talented artists working today. As an Artistic Director’s Circle member, you join a community that plays a major role in Berkeley Rep’s artistic successes and financial well-being.

Benefactor | $2,500–$4,999

  • Enjoy our Concierge Service, including access to prime location house seats and priority subscription seating
  • Year-round access to Berkeley Rep’s donor lounges
  • Access to purchase opening night subscription or single tickets in Section A or B
  • Invitations to Artistic Director’s Circle events, including opening night festivities with the artists
  • Priority single ticket access
  • Gift a pair of tickets to your favorite charity
  • Year-round recognition as a member of the Artistic Director’s Circle in Berkeley Rep’s digital program and annual report

Your gift is fully tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

 

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Partner | $5,000–$7,499

All benefits above, plus:

  • Enjoy special access to a subscription season production of your choice:
    • Attend the design presentation and company meet and greet
    • Invitation to the final dress rehearsal
    • Enjoy priority seating at the opening night event and performance

Your gift is fully tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

 

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Artistic Director’s Circle Committee

Berkeley Rep thanks the members of the Artistic Director’s Circle Committee whose guidance, advocacy, and stewardship help sustain and broaden the Theatre’s community of supporters.

Robin Edwards | Co-Chair
Sharon Francis | Co-Chair

Michelle Barbour | Ben Brown | Pearce Hurley | Martin McNair | Pat Sakai | Emily Shanks | Brian Watt | Wendy Williams | Linda Wolan

Sponsors Circle

Sponsors Circle members have the greatest impact on the creation of new work, artistic risk-taking, and bringing live theatre to the community. In appreciation of your generous commitment, we invite you to deepen your relationship with the Theatre through a host of special donor benefits designed to enrich your experience at Berkeley Rep. You’ll have the opportunity to take an inside look at the production process from the first day of rehearsal to opening night. Meet the actors and creative team, read an advance copy of the script, attend rehearsals and intimate events with the artists, and celebrate on opening night.

Associate Sponsor | $7,500–$14,999

All Artistic Director’s Circle benefits, plus:

  • Special access as an Associate Sponsor for a subscription season show of your choice, including invitations to the first rehearsal and design presentation, a tour of the set, technical rehearsals, and the final dress rehearsal; an advance copy of the script; and special opportunities as they arise to interact with the artists
  • Two priority complimentary tickets to the opening night celebration and performance for your show
  • An invitation for two to the closing night post-performance party for your show
  • Recognition as an Associate Sponsor in the digital program, in the lobby, and at the opening night celebration for your show, plus receive a special memento from your chosen production
  • Year-round recognition as a member of the Sponsors Circle in the Theatre lobbies

$245 of Associate Sponsor level membership is not tax-deductible.

 

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Sponsor | $15,000–$29,999

All Artistic Director’s Circle benefits, plus:

  • Special access as a Sponsor for a subscription season show of your choice, including invitations to the first rehearsal and design presentation, a tour of the set, technical rehearsals, and the final dress rehearsal; an advance copy of the script; and special opportunities as they arise to interact with the artists
  • Two Premium tickets to the opening night celebration festivities and performance for your show
  • Two Premium tickets to the closing night performance and party for your show
  • Recognition as a Sponsor in the digital program with your biography, in the lobby, and at the opening night celebration for your show, plus receive a special memento from your chosen production
  • Year-round recognition as a member of the Sponsors Circle in the Theatre lobbies

$433 of Sponsor level membership is not tax-deductible.

 

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Executive Sponsor | $30,000–$59,999

All Artistic Director’s Circle benefits, plus:

  • Special access as an Executive Sponsor for a subscription season show of your choice, including invitations to the first rehearsal and design presentation, a tour of the set, technical rehearsals, and the final dress rehearsal; an advance copy of the script; and special opportunities as they arise to interact with the artists
  • Season Celebration Event hosted by Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer and Managing Director Susie Medak
  • Four Premium tickets to the opening night celebration and performance for your show
  • Four Premium tickets to the closing night performance and party for your show
  • Recognition as an Executive Sponsor in the digital program with your biography, in the press release, in the lobby, and at the opening night celebration for your show, plus receive a special memento from your chosen production
  • Year-round recognition as a member of the Sponsors Circle in the Theatre lobbies

$821 of Executive Sponsor level membership is not tax-deductible.

 

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Lead Sponsor | $60,000–$99,999

All Artistic Director’s Circle benefits, plus:

  • Special access as a Lead Sponsor to all subscription season shows, including invitations to the first rehearsal and design presentation, a tour of the set, technical rehearsals, and the final dress rehearsal; an advance copy of the script; and special opportunities as they arise to interact with the artists
  • Season Celebration Event hosted by Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer and Managing Director Susie Medak
  • Four Premium tickets to the opening night celebration and performance for a subscription season show of your choice
  • Four Premium tickets to the closing night performance and party for your show
  • Recognition as a Lead Sponsor in the digital program with your biography, in the press release, in the lobby, and at the opening night celebration for your show, plus receive a special memento from your chosen production
  • Year-round recognition as a member of the Sponsors Circle in the Theatre lobbies

$821 of Lead Sponsor level membership is not tax-deductible.

 

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Season Sponsor | $100,000+

All Artistic Director’s Circle benefits, plus:

  • Special access as a Season Sponsor to all subscription season shows, including invitations to first rehearsals and design presentations, tours of the set, technical rehearsals, and final dress rehearsals; advance copy of the scripts; and special opportunities as they arise to interact with the artists
  • Season Celebration Event hosted by Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer and Managing Director Susie Medak
  • A private party at Berkeley Rep, featuring a hosted reception and premium tickets for up to 12 people
  • Two premium tickets to the opening night celebration and performance for each subscription season show
  • Two premium tickets to the closing night performance and party for each subscription season show
  • Prominent recognition as a Season Sponsor in the digital program with your biography, in press releases, in the lobby, and at the opening night celebrations throughout the season, plus receive a special memento from the season
  • Year-round recognition as a member of the Sponsors Circle in the Theatre lobbies

$3,961 of Season Sponsor level membership is not tax-deductible.

 

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Please note: Per IRS regulations, donors who give through a charitable foundation or a donor-advised fund, or who make a Qualified Charitable Distribution from an IRA, may not accept tangible benefits, such as complimentary tickets to opening and closing nights, in exchange for their gift. Please contact the Development Office at 510 647–2907 for more information.

Photo by Nora Merecicky/Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Christina Sajous and the company of Paradise Square: A New Musical

Book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan | Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan | Lyrics by Nathan Tysen | Based on the songs of Stephen Foster | Conceived by Larry Kirwan | Directed by Moisés Kaufman | Scenic design by Allen Moyer | Costume design by Toni-Leslie James | Lighting design by Donald Holder | Sound design by Jon Weston | Hair and wig design by Matthew B. Armentrout | Arrangements by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan | Irish and hammerstep choreography by Garrett Coleman and Jason Oremus | Music supervision, music direction, and orchestrations by Jason Howland | Choreography by Bill T. Jones

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