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Teen Council

Who we are

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.

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Berkeley Rep’s Teen Council is supported by Ken & Gisele Miller and the California Arts Council.

Lead education funders

California Arts CouncilJonathan Logan Family Foundation

Gisele & Kenneth F. Miller

The Woodlawn Foundation

Executive education funder

Koret Foundation

Sustaining education funder

Wells Fargo

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 ticketing page 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. Teen Night is an all-inclusive event and students attending the show must remain at the School of Theatre for all pre-show activities

Teen Nights will resume for our 2024/25 season. Dates will be announced soon— make sure you're signed up for our email list to receive priority notification for all teen events!

Film festival

Berkeley Rep’s Teen Council was thrilled to host its third annual High School Film Festival this year! Bay Area high schoolers were invited to share their stories and create an original short film inspired by the following theme.

High School Film Festival 2023 theme: Connection

Congratulations to our 2023 festival winners!

Peelings End: Still of two oranges dressed in military costumes

First place

Peelings End
Olive Read | Filmmaker

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Listen to Us: Still of a teenage boy with autism sitting with his speech therapist

Second place

Listen to Us
Blake Jarvis | Filmmaker

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Cleft Chinned Men: Still of two animated triangles, one with a cleft chin

Third place

Cleft Chinned Men
Ana Green | Filmmaker

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