Berkeley Repertory Theatre

aka Berkeley Rep   |   BERKELEY, CA   |  https://www.berkeleyrep.org/

Mission

Berkeley Rep creates ambitious theatre that entertains and challenges its audiences, provokes civic engagement, and inspires people to experience the world in new and surprising ways.

Ruling year info

1969

Artistic Director

Johanna Pfaelzer

Managing Director

Susie Medak

Main address

999 Harrison Street

BERKELEY, CA 94710 USA

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EIN

94-1679756

NTEE code info

Theater (A65)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

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Season Productions

Through an annual seven-play season, together with up to four special event presentations, Berkeley Rep invites audiences to savor a unique range of theatrical experiences. As a leader in the arts community, Berkeley Rep takes artistic risks and deliberately program eclectic seasons with a wide variety of artistic voices, themes, and perspectives. Our ultimate goal is to share stories that help our audience members understand the world, with the aim of being a vital force in creating a well-rounded, compassionate citizenry that cares about social issues and is moved to take positive action.
Twelve shows seen at Berkeley Rep have ended up on Broadway. More than 12 arrived off Broadway, two moved to London, two turned into films, and others have toured the nation. These plays have earned six Tony Awards, seven Obie Awards, nine Drama Desk Awards, five Outer Critics Circle Awards, four Lucille Lortel Awards, a Grammy Award, a Pulitzer Prize, and many other honors.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Through onsite classes and scholarships, student matinees, and free and deeply discounted arts education outreach programs for schools in underserved communities, Berkeley Rep ensures access to some of the Bay Area's finest teaching artists and productions. In our robust theatre education programs, students build literacy, social, and emotional skills, and develop their aptitude for working cooperatively in groups, while learning about the dynamic mode of theatrical storytelling. The Berkeley Rep School of Theatre offers arts learning opportunities that students may not necessarily have access to during the school day, particularly at more economically disadvantaged schools. To keep our programs broadly accessible, we offer additional subsidies to public schools in nine Bay Area counties, student matinee transportation stipends to classrooms in need, and over $30,000 in scholarships to low-income students for fee-based classes. We firmly believe that our arts education programs help give all students, regardless of financial background, the tools they need to access their creativity and be impactful members of their communities.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

The Ground Floor, Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work, encompasses all of Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s new play development activity. Annual activities include Berkeley Rep’s artist commissioning program, workshops, readings, a weekly writers’ room, and the annual Summer Residency Lab. Since its inception in 2011, nearly 800 artists (including playwrights, directors, actors, musicians, and more) have participated in Ground Floor programming. The Ground Floor’s fundamental commitment to process means that we are constantly exploring new ways to meet artists’ unique needs at every stage of development, and it is this flexibility and dedication that allows us to bring adventurous new work to our audiences in Berkeley and theatres across the nation. Through developing new work via the Ground Floor and presenting world premieres our stages, Berkeley Rep supports our generation’s most compelling voices, whose stories offer a complex, multi-faceted vision of the world. In all, eleven plays have transitioned from the Summer Residency Lab to a Berkeley Rep stage, and many others have received world premieres at reputable theatres throughout the nation.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Adults

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Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Board of directors
as of 9/20/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Emily Shanks

Retired Small Businesses Regional Executive, Bank of America

Term: 2021 - 2023

Edward Baker

The Cambridge Strategy

Lauren Edgerton

Wells Fargo

Robin Edwards

Retired, Dentons US LLP

Kerry Francis

Deloitte FAS, LLP

Jill Fugaro

Retired, Murlin Apparel Group, Inc.

Bruce Golden

Accel Partners

Steven Goldin

Goldin Design

Scott Haber

Latham & Watkins

Erica Brown

Peet's Coffee

Jonathan Logan

Center for Investigative Reporting

Henning Mathew

City National Bank

Sandra McCandless

Dentons US LLP

Susan Medak

Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Anne Dhanda

Anne Nemer Dhanda Consultant and Coaching

Stewart Owen

Retired, mcgarrybowen

Sudha Pennathur

House of Pennathur

Johanna Pfaelzer

Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Leonard Rosenberg

Mayer Brown LLP

Roger Strauch

The Roda Group

Jean Strunsky

Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trust

Felicia Woytak

Palisades Vineyard

Steven Wolan

Retired, attorney/mediator

Sandra Eggers

Brian Watt

KQED

Juan Oldham

PG&E

Chuck Fanning

The Berkeley Food Network

Gail Wagner

Retired, Kaiser Permanente

David Cox

Retired

Susan Chamberlin

Chamberlin Family Foundation

William Espey

Retired

Sherry Smith

Berkeley Community Scholars

Christine Rupp

Albertsons

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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