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P ROL OG U E from the Artistic Director

Fifty years.

Four hundred and eight shows. Three theatres built. A school. Rehearsal halls, shops, and office space. Hundreds of employees. Thousands of audience members. Innumerable artists of every stripe...with wildly different aesthetic strategies but all trying to reveal the present, past, and future. Trying to blow their own minds. To expand the imagination of the community. To create fervent and fabulous conversation. About who we are and how we live. And how we might — even against all odds and armed only with our creativity — how we just might move forward. And so, with 50 years of history behind us, we welcome you to Berkeley Rep’s golden anniversary season. Featuring plays by a slew of brilliant young writers (Jackie Sibblies Drury, Marcus Gardley, Lucas Hnath), directors turned playwrights (Mary Zimmerman and Lisa Peterson), and a play without any words at all (by the clown/ auteur Geoff Sobelle). Plus John Leguizamo. Who loves nothing more than to break comic boundaries (even ones that don’t exist). With this group of artists leading the way, this season is bound to be a year-long celebration of theatrical possibility. And what better way to kick off the party than by bringing back the intrepid Les Waters, he of the big beard and big talent, who loves directing more than he loves to eat? A Doll’s House, Part 2 is right up his alley, a contemporary fantasy about what happened to Ibsen’s Nora after she famously slammed that door and walked out on her family in 1879. Now she’s come back, 15 years later, seeking to finalize her divorce but running head on into the ramifications of what she abandoned...her family, the law, and her freedom. The genius of the play is that the conversation between Nora and her former household manages to bridge the 140 years since she first appeared on stage. We are both back in time and in the present day. The questions are shockingly immediate. And the answers are complicated, humorous, and achingly raw. Les’ work is always beautiful, but he has the added advantage here of having worked with Lucas on many occasions. His understanding of the text and the intentions of the author are second to none. I always love seeing what he and his team of designers come up with, not to mention the paths he explores with his expert cast. So here we go. Play 409. Bring on the next 50 years. Sincerely,


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Welcome to Berkeley Rep’s 50th anniversary

season. You’ve seen the posters on the walls…the huge peace sign, the blue jeans and lanky hair, the early home on College Avenue when we were the best-kept secret in the Bay. 2018 is sure not 1968. The country is not the same. And we aren’t the company we were in 1968. Lord knows we look different. We now have campuses in downtown and west Berkeley. Our audience now comes from throughout northern California, and our school programs serve youth in 10 counties. And our reputation is nationwide. And yet…as we’ve looked back at the past we’ve realized that our values have held remarkably steady. We still care about excellence, about speaking forcefully to the issues of our day, about reflecting the rich diversity of our community. Regardless of our size and stature we retain a commitment to risk-taking even as we take the long view on the value of good stewardship. These were the hallmarks of our company in the beginning and they continue to drive our choice-making. So it should come as no surprise that when Tony announced that this would be his last season, our transition committee went back to our roots. They affirmed their commitment to the values that have driven this company, and in selecting our new artistic director, will reaffirm those values’ place in our future. This is the third time this Theatre has selected an artistic leader, and each time it’s been a bold and surprising choice. That’s because the choices spring, each time, from our commitment to the values and principles that drive everything we do. By the time you read this, the Theatre will likely have announced the selection of a new artistic director who, upon Tony’s departure next summer, will lead us into a new future. This big golden anniversary, with the bittersweetness of fulfilling the audacious ambition of Tony Taccone’s final season and the thrill of planning for the future with our incoming artistic leader, when taken in their fullness, leads me to think this will be a remarkable year for us. This will be a celebratory year. We’ll celebrate 50 years of making theatre with and for you. We’ll celebrate the joy of reinvention that will come with a new artistic leader. And we will celebrate the breadth of Tony’s artistic vision when we celebrate his 23 years of leadership next summer. It’s going to be a fun time and we want you to enjoy it with us. A great place to start is by signing up to see all seven of the thrilling plays that Tony has selected as his grand finale. Warmly,

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As Berkeley Rep embarks on its 50th anniversary season, which marks Tony Taccone’s last as artistic director, we want to look to the future as we celebrate the past. In this first article of our 50th anniversary series, we highlight the three artistic directors who put their mark on Berkeley Rep. We could write a whole book on each of them; here we offer you an overview. ACT I: MICHAEL LEIBERT When Michael Leibert gathered a troupe of actors together in 1968 under the belief that Berkeley and the East Bay needed a resident professional acting company, he was buoyed in part by a regional theatre movement that was sweeping the nation, fueled by local audiences with an appetite for a rigorous menu of Western classics and newer plays. Michael was determined to do the classics, and do them well. When his first production of Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck proved a hit at UC Berkeley’s International House, he transferred the show to an 85-seat theatre at 2980 College Avenue. For the first five years, Michael offered audiences classics, traditional modern plays, world premieres, and even musicals not only to determine what people wanted to see, but also to satisfy the artistic talents and interests of his actors. He always encouraged actors to remain with the company for at least several plays, if not for a season or two. In the first 10 years, Berkeley Rep experienced little turnover in its resident company. “In the first few years,” he told the SF Examiner & Chronicle in 1977, “nobody thought beyond the next few months. We evolved into a group that trusts each other and is really like an orchestra playing together. It shows in the work.” In an essay he wrote for the East Bay Review published in 1978, he added, “The company is not a closed shop, but it should not be too fluid or changeable.” Michael succeeded in creating a company of terrific actors performing difficult material in an intimate setting—we still hear from subscribers who fondly recall those early days on College Avenue. When Michael and then Managing Director Mitzi Sales oversaw the creation of the 400-seat Thrust Stage (now the Peet’s Theatre) on Addison Street in 1980, they insisted the new theatre retain the sense of intimacy and connection between the actors and the audience that was so integral to the soul of the company. After 15 years at the helm of the company he founded, Michael Leibert left Berkeley Rep in 1983. The LA Times declared that he built the company from “an idea to a $2 million showplace.” Berkeley Rep was about to enter its first artistic transition. ACT II: SHARON OT T When Sharon Ott moved to the Bay Area from Milwaukee to become Berkeley Rep’s new artistic director in 1984, the young director had already worked in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Seattle, as well as Europe and Japan. With her knowledge of the theatre scene outside the Bay Area, plus a penchant for new work and diverse voices, she introduced directors and designers with national reputations to local artists and audiences.

Under Sharon’s leadership, Berkeley Rep gained a national reputation. She was the first to send a Berkeley Rep production to New York: Richard E.T. White’s production of Dickens’ Hard Times. She was the first to bring artists from around the country to Berkeley Rep, such as George C. Wolfe, Danny Hoch, Anna Deavere Smith, Mark Wing-Davey, Dominique Serrand and Theatre de la Jeune Lune along with Steven Epp, Tony Kushner, and Mary Zimmerman—many of whom are still beloved by Bay Area audiences today. Sharon was also way ahead of the curve on seeking out new voices, and under her Berkeley Rep started commissioning new work. She directed the world premiere of Philip Kan Gotanda’s Yankee Dawg You Die, which went on to New York, and also commissioned and helmed his Ballad of Yachiyo, which journeyed to Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle. The Theatre also produced work by Jessica Hagedorn, Han Ong, Culture Clash, and, notably, Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior, which posted a new attendance record in 1994. Sharon and then Managing Director Mitzi Sales recognized that it wasn’t enough to simply develop new work; Berkeley Rep also needed to develop an audience for new work. Thus the Parallel Season—a mini-season of usually two plays that subscribers could opt into—was born, showcasing work like José Rivera’s Each Day Dies with Sleep, Geoff Hoyle’s The Convict’s Return, and Anne Galjour’s Hurricane/Mauvais Temps. Susan Medak joined Berkeley Rep as managing director in 1990, continuing to help Sharon develop new audiences. After several years, the Parallel Season morphed into the current Limited Season: two plays that are included in the 7-play season subscription package. Under Sharon’s tenure, Berkeley Rep audiences also saw the work of local directors like Timothy Near (later the artistic director of San Jose Repertory Theatre) and a couple of up-andcomers named Oskar Eustis and Tony Taccone, who in 1985 helmed Emily Mann’s Execution of Justice. After directing several more successful productions, Tony Taccone joined Berkeley Rep as associate artistic director in 1988. Berkeley Rep embraced more complex material with a directorial focus, and Sharon developed a reputation for highly visual, highly theatrical productions. She put Berkeley Rep at the top of the national theatre scene and grew the subscription base from 3,000 to 16,000. By the end of Sharon’s term, Berkeley Rep received the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 1997—and made its second artistic transition. ACT III: TONY TACCONE Tony Taccone worked alongside Sharon Ott for nine years as associate artistic director before he took over the top artistic position in 1997. “Sharon expanded Berkeley Rep’s artistic reach with her directorial focus,” says Tony. “I watched and supported her, and happily inherited what she built.” Tony affirmed his commitment to many of the artists who came to Berkeley Rep under Sharon and also expanded the roster. Audiences adored Mary Zimmerman, so he introduced them to Ennio, Aurelia Thiérree, Geoff Sobelle (first in 2006 with All Wear Bowlers and again this season with Home), and director Emma Rice and Kneehigh Theatre. Not content to simply rest on the regional theatre Tony

Award, he continued to think of Berkeley Rep’s place on the national scene, and he continued to take risks. Musicals had never really been a staple of Berkeley Rep’s seasons, but in 2006 the company produced the world premiere of a provocative rock musical, Stew and Heidi Rodewald’s Passing Strange. A hit in the Bay Area, it went on to Broadway with its original cast, winning the Tony Award for Best Book, as well as three Drama Desk Awards, two Obie Awards, four Audelco Awards, and many other honors. Green Day’s American Idiot followed in 2009 —which also went to Broadway and earned two Tony Awards. In 2017 Berkeley Rep premiered Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding and, in partnership with the producers of American Idiot, Ain’t Too Proud —The Life and Times of The Temptations, which will go to Broadway in Spring 2019. These large productions not only stretched Berkeley Rep institutionally, but also introduced the Theatre to new audiences. More and more people were seeing productions at Berkeley Rep. Tony knew that Berkeley Rep needed to develop a stronger structure for creating not only new work and new musicals, but also ambitious productions of modern plays and classics. “We needed to support not only the playwrights, but also the many processes of writing. Playwrights take us into different artistic directions, and a rehearsal process may look very different from play to play.” The first step was the building of the Roda Theatre. “Sharon Ott first saw the need for a second theatre,” says Managing Director Susan Medak. “She knew it would allow us to expand our artistic vision, and she really pushed for it.” The 600-seat Roda became a reality in 2001 and made it possible to host Robin Williams, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in No Man’s Land, the West Coast premiere of The Laramie Project, and David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish, which became Berkeley Rep’s first production to go to Asia, and new plays by Naomi Iizuka, Culture Clash, Charles Mee, Lisa Kron, and Sarah Ruhl, to name a few. The next step was the establishment of The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development for New Work, which gave the Theatre a structure to support new work by both emerging and mature writers—and it gave those writers a home to develop work for either Berkeley Rep’s stages or stages across the country. The Ground Floor’s Summer Residency Lab has supported new work from local artists like Jonathan Spector and Erika Chong Shuch and nationally known artists like John Leguizamo and Lucas Hnath. When Tony Taccone wraps up his final season as artistic director, he’ll leave a legacy that includes a deep commitment to developing a new generation of American playwrights and artists. He’ll also be known for producing provocative work that challenges audiences, while also bringing new people to Berkeley Rep with more populist shows. He’ll be known for audacious risk-taking—and also for welcoming over 200,000 patrons to Berkeley Rep each season. As you read this, Berkeley Rep is wrapping its process of selecting a new artistic director. (In fact, it’s possible we’ve already announced who that person is!) They’ll be taking us on a new journey, and while we don’t yet know where that journey will take us, we’re looking forward to the ride. 2 0 1 8–1 9 · I S S U E 1 · T H E B E R K E L E Y R E P M AG A Z I N E · 1 1


From Spain to Lebanon and Slovenia to Egypt, 22 countries inspire Hotel Shattuck’s new Mediterranean restaurant zino B Y J U L I A S TA R R

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duce section of Berkeley’s famed and lavishly stocked grocery store, Berkeley Bowl, he was reminded of the possibilities that come with being a chef in sunny California. After decades in the Northeast—notably as Chef de Cuisine at New York City’s ilili, he found himself asking, “Why am I not using okra?” A seasoned chef, Hicks came to Berkeley to helm zino, Hotel Shattuck Plaza’s new restaurant featuring Mediterranean cuisines— plural. “By drawing inspiration from all 22 Mediterranean countries, you have a lot of flexibility with what you can do,” he says. “We can create interplay between the countries — maybe weave a little tahini into something that is French. Or add Provençal flavors to something that is Lebanese or Jordanian.” With a rotating menu of shared plates and entrées, the concept leaves room for experimentation and exploration based on what is seasonally available. Not missing from the menu, however, is a California influence. The drinks menu will be—as the restaurant’s new General Manager Jill Taylor describes—“California meets The Mediterranean.” The wine list brings together Old World Mediterranean wines with New World local choices. Likewise, 1 2 · T H E B E R K E L E Y R E P M AG A Z I N E · 2 0 1 8–1 9 · I S S U E 1

the drinks menu curated by Caleb Kimbley features exotic cocktails with a wide range of influences. Jill’s favorite? A saffron-infused cocktail with oloroso sherry and apricot liqueur called Mouthful of Gold. To create the right ambiance for this lively new dining experience—the only one of its kind in foodie-central downtown Berkeley—the hotel completely redesigned its lofty restaurant and bar as it said goodbye to its longtime American restaurant, five. Key changes include an expanded bar area with attractive nooks for lounging, brightly colored North African-inspired dishware, and dividing curtains that can be used to vary the size of the space depending on the needs of the moment. The dramatic changes to the space all reflect a guiding impulse of the new restaurant: to create a bright and welcoming gathering place with a communal spirit. Both Chef Hicks and Ms. Taylor are excited to bring this fresh new dining experience to the Berkeley community—and to Berkeley Rep patrons. In the short months they have been at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, they have already noticed the theatregoing crowd, with playbills and tickets in hand. Only time will tell if okra makes its way onto the menu, but zino is certainly worth a visit to find out!


To the next 50 years B Y E M M A WA L DM A N

Nothing short of spectacular, Berkeley Rep’s OVATION: 50 Years and Glowing drew nearly 400 theatre lovers to The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco to kick off a season celebrating five decades of exceptional theatre and toasting Berkeley Rep’s future. Guests showed overwhelming support as they raised both champagne glasses and bid paddles in the air. This unforgettable night marked a fundraising record, as Berkeley Rep raised over $815,000 to continue the Theatre’s commitment to fearless artistic innovation, education, and community engagement. The celebratory night brought together the past and present. Tony Taccone and Susan Medak recognized their trailblazing predecessors, Berkeley Rep’s former artistic and managing directors, Sharon Ott and Mitzi Sales, and a special ovation was given to the late Michael Leibert, who founded the company in 1968. Former company members, local actors, current and past trustees, students of the School of Theatre, and cast members of now-touring Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations shared the dance floor at the end of a momentous night. Emcee Colman Domingo, now a bona fide star of stage and screen, spoke movingly of his early appearance in Berkeley Rep’s 1996 production of Mary Zimmerman’s Journey to the West, during which he earned his Equity card and professional acting chops. A group of performers from the distant and more recent past sang a clever Beatles parody of Berkeley Rep’s early days. In song, Joe Spano recalled the Theatre’s first show, Woyzeck, which began his decade with the company and launched his career. After a reprise performance from the cast of Ain’t Too Proud, fierce bidding in the live auction earned winners not only celebrity party invitations and luxury yacht voyages, but also the opportunity to further support the Theatre. The weekend didn’t end with the final dance on Saturday night. Celebrations continued at a reunion brunch on Sunday morning attended by Berkeley Rep staff and artists of the past 50 years. A guest book signed by celebrants at both events memorializes this anniversary year and promises to overflow with signatures and well-wishes from our past, present, and future, as it will remain in the lobby for some time to come to be signed by more friends of the Theatre. We would like to give a deeply felt standing ovation of our own to our audience and supporters. We are especially grateful for the outstanding generosity of OVATION’s lead sponsors: Fossil Group, Rich and Robin Edwards, Bruce Golden and Michelle Mercer, the Richard Grand Foundation, the Strauch Kulhanjian Family, and Kelli and Steffan Tomlinson. Last but not least, we recognize the hard work and dedication of OVATION’s incredible planning committee—the event would not have been possible without them. Here’s to another 50 years of ambitious, entertaining, and inspirational theatre—the celebration goes on!

Top to bottom The OVATION committee and Berkeley Rep staff members; Ephraim Sykes of Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations serenades guests; Artistic Director’s Circle Committee member Barbara Peterson celebrates a winning bid in the live auction; Author of The Color Purple and notable activist, Alice Walker, enjoys the event (photos by Cheshire Isaacs) 2 0 1 8–1 9 · I S S U E 1 · T H E B E R K E L E Y R E P M AG A Z I N E · 1 3

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Last season Esther Antoine, swing/dance captain from Study class. This class is a continuation of a series of classes Ain’t Too Proud, led a choreography and dance class. Actor created by School of Theatre Associate Director MaryBeth Sarah Agnew from Watch on the Rhine taught In Pursuit of Cavanaugh. Having worked on her own translation/adaptation Playfulness and the Pleasure of Performance. Stephen Spinella of A Doll’s House for the past few years, MaryBeth feels that from Angels in America taught an advanced acting intensive, one of the great challenges for actors in this class is studying and our very own Tony Taccone, along with Imaginary Comthe contrast between Ibsen’s use of heightened language, forts cast member Susan Lynskey, led a Creating Solo Work complex rhythms, punctuation, and repetitive phrasing with Through Adaptation playwriting class. Lucas Hnath’s use of more contemporary language. UnquesBy connecting tionably, Ibsen’s plays are a directly with the conwonderful and enormous tent of Berkeley Rep’s challenge for actors due productions at this to his complex characters deeper level, students replete with believable are exposed to techcontradictions, struggles, niques and challenges, and irony. You are cordially with the added value of invited to join us at the observing each one of School to learn about the these actors’ and directechnical aspects of this tors’ work on the stage, smart and sophisticated analyzing what they do, comedy, while exploring and discussing it in class. the fascinating questions Tony Taccone and Susan Lynskey lead a Creating Solo Work Through Adaptation playwriting class The students gain the this play raises about tools to translate what marriage and the ways the they see on the stage with what they learn in class in order roles of women have—and haven’t—changed. to develop a whole new set of skills that they can use to Berkeley Rep creates ambitious theatre that challenges realize their personal potential. its audiences, provokes civic engagement, and inspires people “These classes have the most incredible insights that I’ve to experience the world in new ways. The School of Theatre ever seen in examining acting and providing coaching for supports this mission by developing art, education, and actors,” says Nick Louie, who enrolled in Stephen Spinella’s citizenship in a single practice. All programs are designed to class. “I now have developed a better sense for what’s going invite students to explore a production in a way that they can on in a performance, as well as things that a person can do better engage with the world around them and become active to build upon the soul of what that actor brings to a charmembers in their social environments. acter. I just hope so many more people in the world get to The Berkeley Rep School of Theatre keeps the stage alive experience this teaching style.” by driving the powerful synergy of connecting talent, eduThis fall, we welcome Mary Beth Fisher—Nora in Lucas cation, and social relevance. Learn more about the School of Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2—who will teach an Ibsen Scene Theatre and its programs at


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One day back in 2012, the playwright Lucas

Hnath wrote the words “A Doll’s House, Part 2” on a piece of paper. Just for fun, he decided to write what might be behind that title: a sequel to Henrik Ibsen’s famed classic A Doll’s House. He first rewrote an existing translation of A Doll’s House, stripping out everything iconic we associate with the play (macaroons, the tarantella dance, etc.). He heard that Norwegians often find Ibsen’s plays funny, but Americans don’t as much, probably because most translations don’t carry the humor over. With this in mind, Hnath used his own sense of humor as a guiding force when creating A Doll’s House, Part 2. Ibsen’s play ends with a door slam; Hnath knew he wanted his play to begin with a knock at the door. The play premiered at Orange County’s South Coast Repertory in April 2017 before moving to Broadway in a new production. It was nominated for eight Tony Awards, with one award going to Laurie Metcalf for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play. The play bypassed the usual development process—new works typically take years to work out the kinks, but A Doll’s House, Part 2 was workshopped in under a year. During rehearsals Hnath brought in “scraps:” bits and pieces of text. The actors performed those scraps, helping him learn what he wanted to stitch together. In the original play Hnath saw a couple so terrified of honesty that they could not have a real conversation. It was time for these characters to have it out.

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Playwright Lucas Hnath

Director Les Waters



“You have to want something” (right?) An interview with Lucas Hnath and Les Waters BY SARAH ROSE LEONARD

Playwright Lucas Hnath and director Les Waters met in 2012 at the annual

Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where Hnath’s play Death Tax was being performed. Waters had just stepped into his role of artistic director at Actors Theatre of Louisville, fresh from his stint as the associate artistic director at Berkeley Rep, and was blown away by Hnath’s play. He commissioned Hnath to write a play, and in 2014 the two premiered The Christians at the Humana Festival. The play was subsequently produced nationwide and the two artists formed a close collaboration and friendship. When Berkeley Rep’s Artistic Director Tony Taccone was contemplating the programming for the 2018–19 season—his last as artistic director—he asked Waters what he’d like to direct. Waters responded with A Doll’s House, Part 2 as his first choice. In this interview Waters and Hnath discuss with Literary Manager Sarah Rose Leonard the great art of creating and performing arguments. CO N TIN U E D O N N E X T PAG E 2 0 1 8–1 9 · I S S U E 1 · T H E B E R K E L E Y R E P M AG A Z I N E · 1 9


SRL: Les, what draws you to Lucas’ work? Les: That’s always difficult to say, because it revolves around instinct. And passion. I’m always a little reluctant to put the words on it because it’s a little mysterious to myself and I prefer to keep the mystery of it. I just found the writing very exciting and rather ferocious. Lucas sometimes talks to me about things that he’s thinking about writing, but they always surprise me. That’s terrific because most things aren’t surprising. With Lucas, I never know what’s coming next. I’m sorry to make you say that in front of him. Les: I’m English, so I’m staring at the floor as I say it. (Laughter) Lucas, how did you go about creating a play that could be understood relationally but also independently of the source text? Lucas: The setup is there’s a woman who left her family 15 years ago. That’s kind of the only information you need. The play doesn’t get into much about the specifics of the plot that

At a certain point, I brought the play in conversation with a number of feminist scholars and asked them to take a look at the play and counter-argue anything that gets said in it. One of the questions I asked at one point was, “It was shocking for Nora to leave her children at the end of Doll’s House, but if it were written now, what would be the shocking ending?” The response was, “Well that’s still the shocking ending! That’s still something that is unthinkable.” That was actually very helpful to hear. I think I had gotten quite numb to the shock. And there were a lot of arguments in my play that some of the scholars thought went too far. More often than not, I would actually give whatever critique they had of Nora’s argument to Anne Marie and it made the debate better. How did you decide that the cast would be these four particular characters? Lucas: I tried out a number of other different characters, but those four offered the most essential and unique points of view. It felt necessary to have a character who’s basically a footnote in the original, but is extremely significant, which is Anne Marie. She was in a position to most directly deal with

All of the things that were debated and negotiated in A Doll’s House are still topics that are debated and negotiated now. So one of the first ideas that I had about A Doll’s House, Part 2 is it’s a play about how much we’ve changed, and how much we haven’t, in terms of thinking about equality between men and women. —LUCAS HNATH, PLAYWRIGHT motivated her to leave. There aren’t really winky references to the original. It seemed necessary that I write the play in a way that did not require knowledge of the original, otherwise it would turn into some kind of inside theatre joke. Ibsen didn’t necessarily consider A Doll’s House a feminist text, but it’s come to be one over the years. How have you entered the conversation on feminism that surrounds Ibsen’s play? Lucas: All of the things that were debated and negotiated in A Doll’s House are still topics that are debated and negotiated now. So one of the first ideas that I had about A Doll’s House, Part 2 is it’s a play about how much we’ve changed, and how much we haven’t, in terms of thinking about equality between men and women. I was reading a lot of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper,” while working on the play. She wrote a great deal of feminist theory and she had a really interesting line saying, when you hear a school teacher, nurse, secretary—she listed a bunch of occupations—the first thing that anybody imagines is a woman. She goes on to say that she’s looking forward to the day when you can say one of those titles and a woman is not the first image that pops into the mind. She’s thinking about certain limitations in terms of how women are perceived. 2 0 · T H E B E R K E L E Y R E P M AG A Z I N E · 2 0 1 8–1 9 · I S S U E 1

the fallout from Nora’s leaving. Then of course Torvald had to be there. Nora has three kids, and at some point I entertained the notion of having all three, but then it started to come off as fussy, and I was most interested in—as opposed to having one of the boys—the perspective of the daughter. Les, what was your casting process like for this production? Les: What I learned from working with Lucas on The Christians is that you need performers who could stand up in court as lawyers and really argue, who can get the language in their mouths, and pursue the logic of an argument, find the rhythm of the language, and really go for it. A lot of extraordinary actors came in and they found it difficult. You’re looking for people who, A) have an appetite for it, B) who can do it. It’s not the kind of play that has a subtext, like “what are they really saying underneath all of this?” What they’re saying is what they’re thinking. When you find people who can do that, and think that’s fun and exhilarating to do, then the thing really flies. Lucas, this is in many ways a play about marriage. How did your own thoughts on marriage influence your work? Lucas: The argument that Nora makes at the beginning about predicting and advocating for a world in which there’s no marriage, in which the lines aren’t drawn between couples, that’s something I’ve never really been able to understand. My

interest in the arguments in the play does not necessarily have to do with what I believe, but with what I don’t understand. I don’t understand Nora’s initial argument; I have a hard time relating to it. When I’m writing, I try to find examples of people who very convincingly make some of those arguments. George Bernard Shaw wrote a play called Getting Married. Shaw often has a cluster of essays in front of his plays. Getting Married has a couple of essays that very strongly inform Nora’s big opening speech about marriage. I often try to find arguments that I don’t really agree with, try to put those arguments in my own words, and try to make them as convincing as possible. That tends to be the relationship between the plays and what I do or don’t believe. In one interview Lucas gave he said that Nora asks herself at the end of A Doll’s House, “If I’m left to myself, what do I want for myself?” What is your current answer to that question for yourself? Lucas: Oh, yeah! It’s so funny, I was actually just re-watching My Dinner with Andre last night. I feel like that question is the big question of that movie. Wally [Wallace Shawn] more

I just found the writing very exciting and rather ferocious. Lucas sometimes talks to me about things that he’s thinking about writing, but they always surprise me. That’s terrific because most things aren’t surprising. With Lucas, I never know what’s coming next. —LES WATERS, DIRECTOR or less argues, “You have to want something,” and Andre says, “But what if you don’t? What if you can just not want something or not try to be doing anything?” I’m very, very happy to just always be spending my time making something. I’m more in the Wally camp. I want to be writing a play. I want to be in the rehearsal room. My least favorite thing is actually watching any of my plays because then I’m not getting to actually do anything and having to just sit there passively. I’m happiest when I’m writing, and in the rehearsal room, and in the midst of making or rewriting. Les, do you have an answer to that? Les: I just left a very big job. I was artistic director of Actors Theatre of Louisville for six and a half years. That was one of three big jobs, one after another after another. At the moment, I don’t know. I’m perfectly happy not knowing what it is. You’re in the Andre camp right now? Les: I think so. It’s strange. I’m fine not knowing.

Response Plays One could think of A Doll’s House, Part 2 as a straightforward sequel. “Part 2” is in the title, after all. But the play does much more than extend the action of A Doll’s House: like so many plays that respond to classic texts, it was provoked by an urge to continue a conversation. What exactly makes a play a “response play” (a term we at Berkeley Rep mostly made up) rather than an adaptation, sequel, backstage drama (where a known play is happening in the background of a new plotline), or a work that’s “inspired by” another play? The lines get blurry, but below are some examples of notable plays that grapple with an original work in ways that feel like more of a response than a remake: Afterplay by Brian Friel plucks two characters from Chekhov’s plays—Andrey, the brother from Three Sisters, and Sonya, the dutiful niece from Uncle Vanya—and gives them closure during a chance encounter in a Moscow tearoom in the 1920s. An Octoroon by Branden JacobsJenkins examines the racism in one of America’s most popular historical melodramas, The Octoroon by Dion Boucicault. Beneatha’s Place by Kwame Kwei-Armah continues the life of the daughter in A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, but sets it in the same time periods as Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, which is itself a response to Raisin.

Afi Bijou and Jasmine Bracey in Berkeley Rep’s 2017 production of An Octoroon P H OTO BY K E V I N B ER N E

Desdemona, a Play About a Handkerchief by Paula Vogel asks, what would Desdemona be like if Othello’s suspicions about her faithfulness were true? In this play she is, in fact, sleeping with everyone. Fortinbras by Lee Blessing imagines the Norwegian prince, fresh from the battle at the end of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, seizing power, much to the dismay of the recently deceased ghosts of Hamlet and Horatio. Lear by Young Jean Lee places the theme of mortality in Shakespeare’s King Lear in the in the hands of Lear’s daughters, all cast as black women, and the brothers Edgar and Edmund, one of whom dons a Big Bird costume at one point.

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Camilla Collett, 1893

Magdalene Thoresen



Suzannah Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen, 1869



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The creation and impact of A Doll ’s House BY SARAH ROSE LEONARD

Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House ends with an infamous door slam. Nora Helmer, a housewife in Norway, leaves her husband, Torvald Helmer, in a dramatic exit that rocked audiences when the play debuted in Copenhagen in 1879 and continues to divide viewers today. The play made Ibsen famous and endures as his most well-known work. It has been translated into 78 languages and is a well-regarded classic in the world theatre canon. What made Nora’s door slam so shocking then is remarkably what continues to resonate today: a wife leaves her husband and children in search of herself. The action of A Doll’s House centers on Nora’s attempts to hide from Torvald her forgery of a signature in order to obtain a loan. When Torvald fell ill, his doctor said it was necessary for them to travel to a warmer climate for his recovery, and Nora told Torvald the money for the trip came from her father. Now, years later, Torvald is well, and Nora has saved money in secret, slowly repaying the debt. When Torvald finds out, he explodes, mostly out of concern for his own social standing, then forgives her. But it’s too late. After Torvald’s outburst Nora sees him as an empty man who is not connected to her in any real way. She experiences a revelation: she sees that her father and Torvald did her a disservice in life by treating her as though she were a toy, a doll who “lived by doing tricks.” She realizes she has no skills to do anything in life and announces to Torvald, “I have to try to educate myself.” She plans to return to her hometown. Finally, Nora realizes that she is not just a wife and mother, but also has duties to herself. She decides to leave her three children in the care of Anne Marie, their maid who also raised Nora, saying “they are in better hands than mine.” She says goodbye to Torvald, and we hear the door slam before the curtain falls. Ibsen’s protégé, Laura Petersen Kieler, a successful journalist and writer, served as a model for Nora in A Doll’s House. He called her his “skylark,” as Torvald calls Nora in the play. When she was 19, Kieler wrote a novel entitled Brand’s Daughters, a sequel to Ibsen’s play Brand, his first financial success. Ibsen and his wife Suzannah encouraged Kieler as a writer, remaining in close contact with her throughout her life. At I M AG E S CO U R T E S Y O F T H E N AT I O N A L L I B R A RY O F N O R WAY ' S D I G I TA L CO L L EC T I O N O N F L I C K R

one point Kieler asked Ibsen his opinion of her manuscript of a new novel; she needed it published as she was in dire financial straits. Ibsen did not care for it and failed to recommend it to publishers. He did, however, find out the cause of her debt. She had borrowed money to finance a trip to Italy for her husband’s recovery from tuberculosis, but could not tell her husband about the borrowing, as he was terrified of debt. In order to repay the loan she churned out bad novels, but when her writing didn’t sell enough she forged a check. When her husband discovered her forgery, he demanded a legal separation on the grounds that she was an unfit mother and placed her in an insane asylum. In his notes for A Doll’s House, Ibsen’s thoughts circle Kieler’s sacrifice, clearly an act of love rather than deceit, and encompass her ungrateful husband as well, who treated her extremely harshly. Ibsen wrote, “The wife in the play ends up by having no idea what is right and what is wrong; natural feelings on one hand and belief in authority on the other lead her to utter distraction…A woman cannot be herself in modern society. It is an exclusively male society, with laws made by men and with prosecutors and judges who assess feminine conduct from a masculine standpoint.” This injustice spurred Ibsen’s pre-existing thoughts on feminism. A play began to form. Ibsen shifted Kieler’s story to be more “average,” aiming the play at theatregoing Europeans. He swapped in a housewife as a protagonist, rather than a writer. (In A Doll’s House, Part 2, however, Lucas Hnath makes his Nora a writer.) Ibsen portrayed her husband, Torvald, as a protector rather than a villain, and instead of taking her to an asylum he merely denounced her. These adjustments shifted the story away from the sensational and toward the plausible. Nora and Torvald Helmer typified the gender dynamics in a marriage in the late 19th century: husbands essentially dictated their wives’ existence. When the play became a hit, Kieler felt mortified. Her story had circulated widely before the play’s publication; anyone who knew it recognized Kieler in Nora. She never forgave Ibsen for using her life as fodder for his drama. CO N TIN U E D O N N E X T PAG E 2 0 1 8–1 9 · I S S U E 1 · T H E B E R K E L E Y R E P M AG A Z I N E · 2 3


Kieler, however, wasn’t the only woman who influenced Ibsen’s seminal play. In her paper “The Doll House Backlash: Criticism, Feminism, and Ibsen,” Joan Templeton posits that the playwright owed the iconic door slam to three feminist thinkers in his life: Suzannah, his wife; Magdalene Thoresen, Suzannah’s stepmother; and Camilla Collett, a founder of Norwegian feminism, famous for writing the first novel in Norway about women’s liberation in 1854. While Ibsen in his writing appeared more concerned with accurately capturing humanity rather than striving for equality, feminism is baked into A Doll’s House. Nora is a human character asking for the freedom to be herself, something all people regardless of gender deserve, but the play hinges on the fact that she is a woman navigating a man’s world. Nora’s speech, particularly at its conclusion, echoes leading feminist thought of the time. Ibsen took Collett’s argument that women, like men, possess a moral and intellectual nature and have a right to develop their minds. Many critics argue that Ibsen did not intend to write a feminist play, citing the speech he gave at the 70th birthday banquet given in his honor by the Norwegian Women’s Rights League in 1898: “I thank you for the toast, but must disclaim the honor of having consciously worked for the women’s rights movement […]True enough, it is desirable to solve the woman problem, along with all the others, but that has not been the whole purpose. My task has been the description of humanity.” The phrase “the woman problem” sounds harsh in the English translation, but crops up again and again in writings about the early days of feminism in Scandinavia. It roughly stands in for the arguments over how women should be treated in society. When Ibsen’s play premiered in Copenhagen in 1879, audiences exploded with horror and praise alike. Theatres across Scandinavia clamored to produce A Doll’s House. A translator living in Stockholm at the time wrote “Such furious discussion did Nora rouse when the play came out that many a social invitation given in Stockholm during that winter bore the words ‘You are requested not to mention Ibsen’s Doll’s House.’” To leave one’s husband was one thing, but to leave one’s children? Beyond the pale. When the play premiered in Germany the actress playing Nora felt so upset by the notion that Nora leaves her children that she insisted a new ending be written. Begrudgingly, Ibsen wrote this: NORA: … Where we could make a real marriage out of our lives together. Goodbye. [Begins to go.] TORVALD: Go then! [Seizes her arm.] But first you shall see your children for the last time! NORA: Let me go! I will not see them! I cannot! TORVALD: [draws her over to the door, left]. You shall see them. [Opens the door and says softly.] Look, there they are asleep, peaceful and carefree. Tomorrow, when they wake up and call for their mother, they will be—motherless. 24 · T H E B E R K E L E Y R E P M AG A Z I N E · 2 0 1 8–1 9 · I S S U E 1

NORA: [trembling]. Motherless…! TORVALD: As you once were. NORA: Motherless! [Struggles with herself, lets her travelling bag fall, and says.] Oh, this is a sin against myself, but I cannot leave them. [Half sinks down by the door.] TORVALD: [joyfully, but softly]. Nora! [The curtain falls.] However, after several protests against the “distortion of the play,” the theatre reverted back to the original script, much to Ibsen’s delight. The U.S. premiere took place in Milwaukee in 1883, with the title The Child Wife. The play, under its original title, then debuted on Broadway in the in 1889, and continues to be performed regularly to this day. Many productions of A Doll’s House reflect a current conversation about feminism. A notable 2012 production from the Young Vic in London placed Nora’s three young children— including a baby— onstage to make her abandonment of them more palpable. (Usually, the children are offstage characters.) That same production team released a short film interpreting Nora as a contemporary London working mother, highlighting the struggle women face worldwide as they aim to balance work and motherhood. A decade ago, Lee Breuer directed Mabou Mines Dollhouse, casting actors less than four feet tall to play the men and tall actresses to play the women. He also included puppets and toy furniture to accentuate the loss of control the women had over their lives. A recent Chinese version examined a western woman marrying into a Chinese family. A 2004 Norwegian production placed all five actors on the stage throughout, acting as a chorus of sorts. Only Nora broke the fourth wall to speak to the audience, transforming her into an observer of a dream. Ibsen wanted his audience to consider what it meant to be free. His body of work shows characters constricted by social norms and judgments. Their central conflicts often concern their personal freedom. In A Doll’s House he invited the audience to contemplate the ramifications of Nora’s exit. Lucas Hnath contradicts Ibsen’s intentions by showing us her return. When Hnath asked people what they thought happened to Nora after she closed the door, many did not expect her to last long out there in the world. Without education or social standing, her most likely career choices were maid, wife, or prostitute. Many imagined that she returned to Torvald and the children. Others thought she died. Hnath decided to challenge these expectations, and give her a true career. In a way, this vindicates Laura Kieler, Ibsen’s inspiration for Nora. After her stay in the insane asylum, Kieler returned to her husband and children. She fell into a depression and Norwegian society largely forgot about her. In A Doll’s House, Part 2 Nora is as Kieler could never be: a resourceful, eloquent woman seeking how to be her true self in the world.

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“Dazzling…If you see it—and you must—you will not be comfortable… a glorious, scary reminder of the unmatched power of live theater to rattle, rile, and shake us wide awake.” —NEW YORK TIMES




Berkeley Repertory Theatre, in a co-production with Huntington Theatre Company, presents




Lucas Hnath

Anne Marie Nancy E. Carroll Nora Mary Beth Fisher Torvald John Judd


Les Waters

Emmy Nikki Massoud

PRODUC TION S TAFF Scenic Design Andrew Boyce


Costume Design Annie Smart Lighting Design Yi Zhao

This show has no intermission.

A Doll’s House, Part 2 is made possible thanks to the generous support of SEASON SPONSORS

Jack & Betty Schafer Michael & Sue Steinberg The Strauch Kulhanjian Family

Sound Design James Ballen Casting Amy Potozkin, csa Alaine Alldaffer, csa Production Stage Manager Michael Suenkel Assistant Stage Manager Amanda Mason

Originally produced on Broadway by Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson Commissioned and first produced by South Coast Repertory LE A D S P O N S O R S

A Doll’s House, Part 2 benefited from a residency at New Dramatists. A Doll’s House, Part 2 is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Bruce Golden & Michelle Mercer

The actors and stage managers are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


Bill Falik & Diana Cohen SPONSORS

Joan Sarnat & David Hoffman Felicia Woytak & Steve Rasmussen A S S O CIAT E S P O N S O R S

Shelley & Jonathan Bagg Fred Karren

Affiliations The director is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union. The Scenic, Costume, Lighting, and Sound Designers in lort Theatres are represented by United Scenic Artists Local usa-829, iatse.

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Nancy E. Carroll

John Judd

Nancy is making her Berkeley Rep debut. Her Broadway credits include Present Laughter (Roundabout Theatre Company) and her international credits include The Cripple of Inishmaan and Big Maggie (Druid Theatre, Ireland) and Return of the Winemaker (Cork Arts Theatre, Ireland). Regionally, she has appeared in Ripcord, I Was Most Alive With You, The Seagull, Good People, Luck of the Irish, Prelude to a Kiss, Brendan, She Loves Me, The Rose Tattoo, and Dead End (Huntington Theatre); Rapture Blister Burn (Geffen Playhouse); Our Town and She Loves Me (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Shakespeare in Love, Mothers and Sons, Other Desert Cities, The Savannah Disputation, The Women, Company, and A Man of No Importance (Speakeasy Stage); The New Electric Ballroom, Breath of Life, Trad, Doubt, Happy Days, My Old Lady, and Collected Stories (Gloucester Stage); Bailegangaire (Súgán Theatre); and Humble Boy, Hamlet, and The Winter’s Tale (Publick Theatre). Her TV and film credits include Spotlight, Olive Kitteridge, and Irrational Man. Nancy received Elliot Norton Awards for Present Laughter, Brendan, and Bailegangaire.

John is appearing for the first time at Berkeley Rep. A Chicago actor for over 30 years, he has appeared on many stages there including the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Court Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Writers Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, and A Red Orchid Theatre. Other regional stages include the Huntington Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Westport Country Playhouse, McCarter Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, City Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Beaver Creek Theatre Festival, the Old Globe, and Town Hall Theatre in Galway, Ireland. He has appeared off Broadway at Barrow Street Theatre, 59E59 Theatres, and bam. Recent screen appearances include Chicago Fire (nbc), Empire (Fox), sense8 (Netflix), and SouthSide (Comedy Central).


Mary Beth Fisher NORA

Mary Beth has appeared at Berkeley Rep in Dear Elizabeth. Her many Chicago credits include Blind Date, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, The Little Foxes, Luna Gale, and The Seagull (Goodman Theatre); Domesticated, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, and The Dresser (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Three Tall Women, The Year of Magical Thinking, The Wild Duck, and Arcadia (Court Theatre). Her New York credits include Frank’s Home (Playwrights Horizons); Boy Gets Girl, and The Radical Mystique (Manhattan Theatre Club); The Night of the Iguana (Roundabout Theatre Company); and Extremities (Westside Arts). Her TV and film credits include Sense8, Chicago Fire, Chicago Justice, Without a Trace, Numb3rs, Prison Break, nypd Blue, Profiler, and Dragonfly. Mary Beth has received two Joseph Jefferson Awards, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominations, the L.A. Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Chicago’s Leading Lady Award from the Sarah Siddons Society, and is an Inaugural Lunt-Fontanne Fellow at the Ten Chimneys Foundation.

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Nikki Massoud EMMY

A Doll’s House, Part 2 is Nikki’s Berkeley Rep debut. Her New York stage credits include Bianca in Othello at New York Theatre Workshop, directed by Sam Gold and starring Daniel Craig. Her regional credits include the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s Zealot at South Coast Rep, Pericles (Marina/Thaisa) at Two River Theater, Our Town (Emily) at Portland Center Stage, and The Glass Menagerie Project (Laura/Rose) at Arena Stage. She has also appeared on Madam Secretary, Homeland, Odd Mom Out, Mozart in the Jungle, and hbo’s Succession. She trained at Brown University/ Trinity Rep (mfa), the British American Drama Academy, and Georgetown University.

Lucas Hnath P L AY W R I G H T

Lucas’ plays include A Doll’s House, Part 2 (eight Tony Award® nominations, including Best Play); Hillary and Clinton; Red Speedo; The Christians; A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney; Isaac’s Eye; and Death Tax. He has been produced on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre and off Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep., and Ensemble Studio Theatre. His plays have been produced nationally and internationally with premieres at the Humana Festival of New American Plays, Victory Gardens, and South Coast Rep. He has been a resident playwright

at New Dramatists since 2011. Lucas has received the Kesselring Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, Whiting Award, two Steinberg/ atca New Play Award Citations, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Play, an Obie, and the Windham-Campbell Literary Prize.

Les Waters DIREC TOR

Obie Award winner Les Waters is delighted to be back at Berkeley Rep. From 2003 to 2011, he served as the Theatre’s associate artistic director, and his many productions include Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice and In the Next Room (or the vibrator play), Girlfriend by Todd Almond and Matthew Sweet, Big Love and Fêtes de la Nuit by Charles Mee, Naomi Iizuka’s Concerning Strange Devices from the Distant West, and The Pillowman and The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh. As artistic director of Actors Theatre of Louisville (2012–18), he directed the premiere of Lucas Hnath’s The Christians and other new work by Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, Sarah Ruhl, Anne Washburn and Dave Malloy, Will Eno, Charles Mee, and Mark Schultz. In the last 10 years, his productions have ranked among the year’s best in The New Yorker, the New York Times, Time Magazine, The Guardian, Time Out New York, and usa Today. In New York, his shows have been seen at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Playwrights Horizons, Classic Stage Company, Second Stage, the Connelly Theater, Signature Theatre Company, Soho Rep., The Public Theater, and Manhattan Theatre Club; and regionally at theatres such as La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theatre, American Repertory Theater, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Yale Repertory Theatre, and American Conservatory Theater. In 2009, he made his Broadway debut with In the Next Room (or the vibrator play). He led the mfa directing program at University of California, San Diego from 1995 to 2003.

Andrew Boyce


Andrew is an New York City- and Chicago-based designer working in theatre, opera, and film/TV. This is his Berkeley Rep debut. New York City credits include Lincoln Center Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, Atlantic Theater Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, the Play Company, Playwrights Realm, Cherry Lane Theatre, and more. His regional credits include Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alliance Theatre, American Players, California Shakespeare Theater, Curtis Opera Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Geffen Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, Goodman Theatre, Kirk Douglas Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Magic Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, The Old Globe, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Syracuse Stage, TheatreWorks,

at the Taj at Marin Theatre Company. Annie teaches Performance Design at UC Berkeley.

Westport Playhouse, and Yale Repertory Theatre, among others. Andrew is a graduate of Yale School of Drama, and is currently an assistant professor in the Northwestern University Theatre Department. Please visit

Yi Zhao


Annie Smart


Annie is originally from London where she designed both sets and costumes for productions with Joint Stock, the National Theatre, and the Royal Court among many others. Her many Berkeley Rep credits include Concerning Strange Devices from the Distant West, Passing Strange, Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup, Danny Hoch’s Taking Over, In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) (also on Broadway), and Tiny Kushner (also at the Guthrie Theater and the Tricycle Theatre, London). Her other local design credits include Quixote Nuevo, Measure for Measure, The Glass Menagerie, Blithe Spirit, Candida, The Tempest, Man and Superman, and many others for Cal Shakes, and A Doll’s House, Night and Day, and Threepenny Opera for American Conservatory Theater. Annie has also designed for The Public Theater, Arena Stage, bam, Steppenwolf Theatre, the Guthrie Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Magic Theatre, TheatreWorks, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and more. She was recently awarded Best Set Design by the San Francisco Bay Area Critics Circle for Guards

Yi returns to Berkeley Rep after A Doctor in Spite of Himself in 2012. His New York credits include Pipeline at Lincoln Center Theater, The House That Will Not Stand and Red Speedo at New York Theatre Workshop, Actually at Manhattan Theatre Club, Suzan-Lori Parks’ In the Blood and The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World at Signature Theatre, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. and futurity at Soho Rep. His work has also been seen at the Guthrie Theater, Mark Taper Forum, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Yale Repertory Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, the Wilma Theater, Shakespeare Theatre in D.C., Huntington Theatre Company, and more. His designs for opera, music, and dance have been seen at ArtsEmerson, Curtis Institute of Music, Prototype Festival, and Ballet de Lorraine in France. He is a recipient of the 2016 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Theatre. Visit

James Ballen


James is very happy to be collaborating on A Doll’s House, Part 2. His most recent design credit was for John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons at Berkeley Rep. Other credits include productions at the Goodman Theatre,

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Public Theater, St. Ann’s Warehouse, the Barbican Centre, La Jolla Playhouse, American Conservatory Theater, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Favorite Berkeley Rep credits include Passing Strange, Girlfriend, The Wild Bride, American Idiot, Brundibar, The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, and 36 Views. James was part of the Berkeley Rep fellowship program, and has served as sound supervisor for the past seven seasons.

Amy Potozkin, csa


This is Amy’s 29th season at Berkeley Rep. Through the years she has also had the pleasure of casting plays for act (Seattle), Arizona Theatre Company, Aurora Theatre Company, B Street Theatre, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Dallas Theater Center, Marin Theatre Company, the Marsh, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Social Impact Productions Inc., and Traveling Jewish Theatre. Amy cast roles for various independent films, including Conceiving Ada, starring Tilda Swinton; Haiku Tunnel and Love & Taxes, both by Josh Kornbluth; and Beyond Redemption by Britta Sjogren. Amy received her mfa from Brandeis University, where she was also an artist in residence. She has been an audition coach to hundreds of actors and a presentation/communication coach to many businesspeople. Amy taught acting at Mills

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BE R K E L E Y R E P P R E S E N T S College and audition technique at Berkeley Rep’s School of Theatre, and has led workshops at numerous other venues in the Bay Area. Prior to working at Berkeley Rep, she was an intern at Playwrights Horizons in New York. Amy is a member of csa, the Casting Society of America, and was nominated for Artios Awards for Excellence in Casting for The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures; One Man, Two Guvnors; and An Octoroon.

Alaine Alldaffer, csa CASTING

Alaine’s most recent Berkeley Rep credit is It Can’t Happen Here. Alaine is also the casting director for Playwrights Horizons, where her credits include Grey Gardens (also for Broadway), Clybourne Park (also for Broadway), Circle Mirror Transformation (Drama Desk and Obie Awards for Best Ensemble and an Artios Award for casting), and The Flick (Playwright Horizons and the Barrow Street Theatre). Television credits include The Knights of Prosperity (aka Let’s Rob Mick Jagger) for abc. Associate credits include Ed for nbc and Monk for usa. Her regional theatre credits include Arena Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and American Conservatory Theater. Alaine credits Lisa Donadio as her associate casting director.

Michael Suenkel


Michael began his association with Berkeley Rep as the stage management intern for the 1984–85 season and is now in his 25th season as production stage manager. He has also worked with the Huntington Theatre (Boston), The Public Theater and New Victory Theatre (New York), La Jolla Playhouse, Yale Repertory Theatre, and many others. Internationally he has stage managed shows in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Among his favorite Berkeley Rep productions are last season’s Angels in America, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, Eurydice, Fêtes de la Nuit, The Beaux’ Stratagem, and Mad Forest.

Amanda Mason


Amanda is very pleased to be back at Berkeley Rep after most recently being production assistant for An Octoroon, Aubergine, Treasure Island, Head of Passes, and Accidental Death of an Anarchist. She started at Berkeley Rep as the stage management fellow in 2010 and has worked at Aurora Theatre Company and Jewish Community High School of the Bay. She has also worked with Berkeley Rep in the box office and at the School of Theatre.

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Tony Taccone


After more than 30 years at Berkeley Rep, Tony is celebrating his final season with the company. During Tony’s tenure as artistic director of Berkeley Rep, the Tony Award-winning nonprofit has earned a reputation as an international leader in innovative theatre. In these years, Berkeley Rep has presented more than 70 world, American, and West Coast premieres and sent 24 shows to New York, two to London, and one to Hong Kong. Tony has staged more than 40 plays in Berkeley, including new work from Julia Cho, John Leguizamo, Daniel Handler, Culture Clash, Rinde Eckert, David Edgar, Danny Hoch, Geoff Hoyle, and Itamar Moses. He directed the shows that transferred to London, Continental Divide and Tiny Kushner, and three that landed on Broadway: Bridge & Tunnel, Wishful Drinking, and Latin History for Morons. Prior to working at Berkeley Rep, Tony served as artistic director of Eureka Theatre, which produced the American premieres of plays by Dario Fo, Caryl Churchill, and David Edgar before focusing on a new generation of American writers. While at the Eureka, Tony commissioned Tony Kushner’s legendary Angels in America and co-directed its world premiere. He has collaborated with Kushner on eight plays at Berkeley Rep, including The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. Tony’s regional credits include Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arena Stage, Center Theatre Group, the Eureka Theatre, the Guthrie Theater, the Huntington Theatre Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Public Theater, and Seattle Repertory Theatre. As a playwright, he debuted Ghost Light,

Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup, Game On, written with Dan Hoyle, and It Can’t Happen Here, written with Bennett S. Cohen. In 2012, Tony received the Margo Jones Award for “demonstrating a significant impact, understanding, and affirmation of playwriting, with a commitment to the living theatre.” Most recently, Tony directed the revival of Angels in America at Berkeley Rep, and this season he will direct the world premiere musical, Kiss My Aztec!, written with John Leguizamo.

Susan Medak


Susan has served as Berkeley Rep’s managing director since 1990, leading the administration and operations of the Theatre. She has served as president of the League of Resident Theatres (lort) and treasurer of Theatre Communications Group (tcg), organizations that represent the interests of nonprofit theatres across the nation. Susan chaired panels for the Massachusetts Arts Council and has also served on program panels for Arts Midwest, the Joyce Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Closer to home, Susan serves on the board of the Downtown Berkeley Association (dba). She is the founding chair of the Berkeley Arts in Education Steering Committee for Berkeley Unified School District and the Berkeley Cultural Trust. Susan serves on the faculty of Yale School of Drama and is a member of the International Women’s Forum and the Mont Blanc Ladies’ Literary Guild and Trekking Society. She was awarded the 2012 Benjamin Ide Wheeler Medal by the Berkeley Community Fund and the 2017 Visionary Leadership Award by tcg. During her time in Berkeley, Susan has been instrumental in the construction of the Roda Theatre, the Nevo Education Center, the renovation of the Peet’s Theatre, and in the acquisition of the Harrison Street campus. She also worked with three consecutive mayors to help create Berkeley’s Downtown Arts District.

Theresa Von Klug


Before joining Berkeley Rep, Theresa had over 20 years of experience in the New York not-for-profit performing arts sector where she has planned and executed events for dance, theatre, music, television, and film. Her previous positions include the interim general manager for The Public Theater; general manager/line producer for Theatre for a New Audience, where she opened its new state-ofthe-art theatre in Brooklyn and filmed a major motion picture of the inaugural production of Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, released June 2015; production manager at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and New York City Center, including the famous Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert; and field representative/ lead negotiator for the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and

Managers. She holds a MS in Labor Relations and Human Resources Management from Baruch College.

Audrey Hoo


Audrey is pleased to make her Berkeley Rep debut this season. Prior to this, Audrey served as the production manager at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Highlights of her time there include A Thousand Splendid Suns (dir: Carey Perloff, by Ursula Rani Sarma), A Walk on the Moon (dir: Sheryl Kaller, by Paul Scott Goodman and Pamela Gray), and John (dir: Ken Rus Schmoll, by Annie Baker). Audrey has also served as the production manager at the La Jolla Playhouse. Highlights of her time there include working on Junk (dir: Doug Hughes, by Ayad Ahktar), Come from Away (dir: Christopher Ashley, by Irene Sankoff and David Hein), Hunchback of Notre Dame (dir: Scott Schwartz, by Alan Menken, Peter Parnell, Stephen Schwartz), and Up Here (dir: Alex Timbers, by Bobby and Kristen Lopez). Audrey was previously at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (2006–14). During her time at bam, she had the pleasure of working with a wide range of international artists across all performing arts genres such as Robert Lepage, William Kentridge, Moisés Kaufman, Geoffrey Rush, Catherine Martin, Sam Mendes, Paul Simon, John Turturro, and Elaine Stritch. Audrey is also an alumni of the Weston Playhouse, Santa Fe Opera, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. Audrey holds an mfa in Technical Direction from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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Madeleine Oldham

R E S I D E N T D R A M AT U R G/ D I R E C T O R , T H E G R O U N D F LO O R

Madeleine is the director of The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work and the Theatre’s resident dramaturg. She oversees commissioning and new play development, and dramaturged the world premiere productions of Aubergine, The House that will not Stand, Passing Strange, and In the Next Room (or the vibrator play), among others. As literary manager and associate dramaturg at Center Stage in Baltimore, she produced the First Look reading series and headed up its young audience initiative. Before moving to Baltimore, she was the literary manager at Seattle Children’s Theatre, where she oversaw an extensive commissioning program. She also acted as assistant and interim literary manager at Intiman Theatre in Seattle. Madeleine served for four years on the executive committee of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and has also worked with act (Seattle), Austin Scriptworks, Crowded Fire, the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, the Kennedy Center, New Dramatists, Playwrights Center, and Portland Center Stage.



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Lisa Peterson

The Strauch Kulhanjian Family

Lisa is a two-time Obie Award-winning writer and director whose previous projects at Berkeley Rep include Office Hour (2018); Watch on the Rhine (2017); It Can’t Happen Here (2016); Madwoman in the Volvo (2016); An Iliad (2012), which Lisa co-wrote with Denis O’Hare and which won Obie and Lortel Awards for Best Solo Performance; Mother Courage (2006); The Fall (2001); and Antony & Cleopatra (1999). Other recent West Coast productions include You Never Can Tell (California Shakespeare Theater), Hamlet (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), and Chavez Ravine (Ovation Award for Best Production—Center Theatre Group). She has directed world premieres by many major American writers, including Tony Kushner, Beth Henley, Donald Margulies, José Rivera, David Henry Hwang, Luis Alfaro, Marlane Meyer, Naomi Wallace, Basil Kreimendahl, and many others. She regularly works at the Guthrie Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, and New York Theatre Workshop. Lisa and Denis are working on a new play about faith called The Good Book and a commission for McCarter Theatre Center titled The Song of Rome. Lisa is also writing a new music-theatre piece with Todd Almond called The Idea of Order, co-commissioned by La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, and Seattle Rep.

Roger Strauch has served on the Berkeley Rep board of trustees for the last 22 years as a member and as an executive officer, including president. He is chair of The Roda Group (, a high technology venture development company based in Berkeley. Roda incubated the search engine, now located in Oakland, and Cool Systems (, a medical technology company recently acquired by Avanos Medical. He is currently on the board of three cleantech companies in which Roda is a major investor. Roger is chair of the board of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and leads the Mosse Art Restitution Project, which searches for family art illegally confiscated during Germany’s Third Reich. He is a board member of the Northside Center, a mental health services agency based in Harlem, NY, and a member of UC Berkeley Engineering Dean’s college advisory board. Roger is the founder and chair of The Paros Foundation (, a philanthropic organization serving thousands in the country of Armenia. His wife, Julie Kulhanjian, is an attending physician at Benioff ucsf Children’s Hospital, Oakland. They have three adult children.


Jack & Betty Schafer SEASON SPONSORS

Betty and Jack are proud to support Berkeley Rep. Jack just rotated off the Theatre’s board and is now on the boards of San Francisco Opera and the Straus Historical Society. He is an emeritus trustee of the San Francisco Art Institute and the Oxbow School. Betty is on the board of EarthJustice, the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, and Sponsors for Educational Opportunity. In San Francisco, Betty is involved with Wise Aging, a program for adults addressing the challenges of growing older. They have three daughters and eight grandchildren.

Michael & Sue Steinberg SEASON SPONSORS

Michael and Sue have been interested in the arts since they met and enjoy music, ballet, and live theatre. Michael, who recently retired as chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s West, served on Berkeley Rep’s board of trustees from 1999 to 2006 and currently serves on the board of directors of the Jewish Museum. Sue serves on the board of the World of Children. The Steinbergs have always enjoyed regional theatre and are delighted to sponsor Berkeley Rep this season.

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The Bernard Osher Foundation LEAD SPONSOR

The Bernard Osher Foundation, supporting higher education and the arts, was founded in 1977 by Bernard Osher, a respected businessman and community leader. The Foundation provides scholarship funding at colleges and universities across the nation, with a recent emphasis on assisting reentry students. In addition, the Foundation supports a national network of lifelong learning institutes for seasoned adults on the campuses of 122 institutions of higher education. The Foundation also benefits programs in integrative medicine at six universities in the United States and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Finally, an array of performing arts organizations, museums, and select educational programs in the San Francisco Bay Area and the State of Maine receive Foundation grants. Barbro Osher, Honorary Consul General of Sweden in California, chairs the Foundation’s board of directors.

Bruce Golden & Michelle Mercer LEAD SPONSORS

Michelle and Bruce have been ardent supporters of Berkeley Rep since 1993, when they moved with two young children in tow to Berkeley. Their favorite evenings at Berkeley Rep were usually the discussion nights, where often friends would join them as well. Michelle and Bruce always felt that Berkeley Rep was an exceptional Bay Area cultural treasure as it was willing to support courageous new works and nurture innovative young play-

wrights. In 2002, Bruce and Michelle moved to London, where they nourished themselves on a steady diet of English theatre (note the proper spelling) until they could return to their beloved Berkeley Rep. They are delighted once again to be back in the very center of leading-edge theatre and are honored to be lead producers for two of this season’s great productions. Their two now-grown children are also tremendous theatre junkies and will hopefully be joining Bruce and Michelle for some of this season’s performances.

Bill Falik & Diana Cohen EXECUTIVE SPONSORS

Bill and Diana have been subscribers and supporters of Berkeley Rep since its days on College Avenue. Diana served on the board of trustees from 1991 to 2001. She also served on Cal Performances’ board of trustees for nine years until June 2017. She worked as a family therapist in private practice for 25 years before retiring to focus on her painting. Bill has been a real-estate and land-use lawyer for the past 40 years, and served as a trustee for Berkeley Rep from 2006 to 2016. He currently is the managing partner of Westpark Community Builders. Bill has been an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley Law School and a member of the professional faculty at Haas Business School, and teaches interdisciplinary real estate courses at Berkeley Law School, Haas Business School, Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, and the Goldman School of Public Policy. They have three grown children and four grandchildren, all of whom live in the Bay Area.

Joan Sarnat & David Hoffman SPONSORS

David is a consulting research professor of mathematics at Stanford and a Berkeley Rep trustee. He was an associate director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (msri) in Berkeley and has been involved in producing museum shows about mathematics in the United States, France, and China. Joan is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Berkeley.

Felicia Woytak & Steve Rasmussen SPONSORS

Felicia and Steve believe that high-quality programs in the arts and education are essential to a vibrant community. They are strong supporters of Berkeley Rep because of its outstanding contribution to the production of thought-provoking and risk-taking theatre, as well as its enormous contributions to arts education at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre and in Bay Area schools. Felicia is a member of Berkeley Rep’s board of trustees. She is a real-estate investor/developer and together with her husband, Steve Rasmussen, owns Palisades Vineyard in Napa Valley. Steve is a national and international consultant in mathematics education and curriculum development.



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Francesca Faridany and Randy Harrison in Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches (photo by Kevin Berne)

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Metz · Dr. & Mrs. Christopher Meyer · Harriett Michael · Joseph Miguel, in memory of William Ian Fraser · Lee A. Millar, in memory of William Ian Fraser · Bruce A. Miller · Emily Miller & Patrick DeNeale, in honor of Margaret Ann Miller · Janet Miller · David Miller, in memory of Jennifer Miller · Jennifer Miller & Jamie Isbester · Richard Miller · Ross & Eva Miller, in honor of Sofie Miller, Production Assistant · Jeff Miner · Andrea Mitchell · Fran & David Mog · Joseph Mollick · Andy & June Monach · Sandra Monasch · Geri Monheimer, in honor of Sharon Kinkade · Julie Montanari & David Pearson · Thomas C. Moore · Cynthia Morris · Mike & Sharon Morris · The Morris Family: Susan, Kathy, Karen, Steve & Jaxon · Mehdi Morshed · Eleanor Moscow · Susan Moss · Margaret Moster · Patricia Motzkin Architecture · Linda Moulton · Barbara Mowry · Donal Murphy & Julie Orr · The Murraywolf Family · Peggy Myers · Michael & Marjorie Nacht · Albert Nahman · Elizabeth Nakahara · Ronald & Irene Nakasone · Ron Nakayama · Shirley Negrin · Jane & Bill Neilson · James & Anicia Nelson · Deborah Nelson · Marilyn K. Nelson · Marty Nelson · Lucinda & Steve Newcomb · Amy Newman · Gilbert H. Newman · Sora Lei Newman · Gene Ng · Marlowe Ng & Sharon Ulrich · James Nitsos · Don Nix · Claire Noonan & Peter Landsberger · Judith Norberg · Carol & Mark Norberg · Mary & Charles Norcross · Jennifer Normoyle · Lisa Norris · Saralynn Nusbaum · Bruce & Risa Nye · Robert & Carol Nykodym · Susan Obayashi · Pier & Barbara Oddone · Steven J. O'Donnell · Gail Offen-Brown · Dr. Patrick O'Halloran, in honor of Anna Deavere Smith · Shanna O'Hare & John Davis · Barbara & John Ohlmann · Gerald & Ellen Oicles · Dorothy Okamoto, in memory of William Ian Fraser · Judith & Richard Oken · Robin Olivier · Kristin & David Olnes · Charles Olson & Yoko Watanabe · Crystal Olson · David & Mary O'Neill · Peggy O'Neill · Peggy O'Neill · The Oppenheim Family · Phyllis M. Orlando · Peggy Orlin & Paul Davis · Linda & Gregory Orr · Sheldeen Osborne · Thomas Owen · Richard Page & Susan Audep-Page · Lynette Pang & Michael Man · Panoramic Interests · Sandi & Dick Pantages · Herman D. Papa · Gerane Wharton Park · Nancy Park · The Parr Family, in memory of William Ian Fraser · Anne Parris · David Pasta, in memory of Gloria J.A. Guth · Denise Pate, in memory of William Ian Fraser · Ellie D. Patterson · Bob & MaryJane Pauley · Peter Peacock · P. David Pearson & Barbara Schonborn · Bob & Toni Peckham, in honor of Robert M. Peckham, Jr. · Audrey Pedrin · Barbara Pereira, in memory of Wally Pereira · Lewis Perry · Michael & Laura Perucchi · Peter Pervere & Georgia Cassel · Barbara L. Peterson · Barbara Peterson & Michael Cochrane · Wendy Peterson · Matthew C. Petrik · Mary Ann Petro · John R. Petrovsky · Anthony & Sarah Petru · Mary Pezzuto & Paul Farrington, in memory of William Ian Fraser · Regina Phelps & Dave Kieffer · Jocheszette PhillipsKrummell, in memory of William Ian Fraser · Kathleen S. Pierce · Susan T. Pierpoint · Ken Pinhero · Therese M. Pipe · Marshall Platt & Elana Reinin · Carole Plum · Susie & Eric Poncelet · Marcia & Robert Popper · Stephen Popper & Elizabeth Joyce · Fred & Judy Porta · Steven Potter · Timothy & Marilyn Potter · Riess & Tara Potterveld · Mark J. Powers & Albert E. Moreno · Fred & Susan Pownall · Irina Pragin, in memory of William Ian Fraser · Felisa Preskill & Zachary Scholz · Meghan Pressman · Rich Price · Tony Prince · Hank & Sarah Pruden · Laurel & Gerald Przybylski · Paul Puppo, in memory of William Ian Fraser · Michael & Davida Rabbino · Nancy Rader & Dick Norgaard · Leslie M. Radin · Cynthia Rahav · Sara Rahimian · Lynne D. Raider · Carolyn Ramsey · Florence & Paul Raskin ·

Ann & Don Rathjen · Rose Ray & Robert Kroll · Patricia Reed · Lucas Reiner & Maud Winchester · Arthur Reingold & Gail Bolan · Ian Reinhard · Sue Reinhold & Deborah Newbrun · Debbi & Billy Reinschmiedt, in memory of William Ian Fraser · Phyllis & Steve Reinstein, in honor of Laurie Barnes · Kala Renz · Julia Reydel, in honor of Aardvark Laser Engraving · Dave Richanbach · Carla & David Riemer · Bryna Rifkind, PhD · Donald A. Riley & Carolyn Serrao · Margaret Riley & Kevin Depew · Lawrence Rinder · The Rev. Dr. Bonnie Ring · Todd & Susan Ringoen · Ryan Ripsteen · Jeffrey Robbins & Mary Spletter · Zona L. Roberts · Lisa Romano · Maria & Ron Romano · Deborah Romer & William Tucker · the roobears · Marc Rosaaen · Helen Rosen · Galen Rosenberg & Denise Barnett · Sheli & Burt Rosenberg, in honor of Len & Arlene Rosenberg · David S. H. Rosenthal & Vicky Reich · Geri Rossen · Frances Roth · Marjorie Roth · Boyard & Anne Rowe · I. Maxine Rowe · Tracie E. Rowson · Sylvia Roye · Lael R. Rubin · Marci Rubin · Fred & Dolores Rudow · Larry E. Ruff · Phil & Lily Ruiz, in memory of William Ian Fraser · Karl & Alice Ruppenthal Foundation for the Arts · Wondie Russell & Edward Steinman · Deborah Dashow Ruth, in memory of Leo P. Ruth · Elizabeth Ryan · M. Ryce · Barbara Ryken · Jerry Sabo · Mark & Judi Sachs · Emily Saidel · Monica Salusky & John K. Sutherland · Marcee & Mark Samberg · Suzanne Samberg · Jeane & Roger Samuelsen · The San Francisco Foundation · Jennifer Sanchez · Fredric Sandsmark · Shelley J. Sandusky · Jaimie Sanford & Ted Storey · Babak Sani · Beth & David Sawi · Paul & Patti Sax · Danny Scher · Heather Schlaff · Susie Schlesinger · Jackie Schmidt-Posner & Barry Posner · Otto Schnepp · Joyce Schnobrich · Stephen Schoen & Margot Fraser · Jan Schreiber · Dana & Peggy Shultz · Garth Schultz · Linda & Nathan Schultz · Peter & Cindy Tsai Schultz · William & Janet Schumann · Teddy & Bruce Schwab · Joan Schwalbe · David Schwartz & Donna Liu · Peter M. Schwartz & Laura Scott · Pat & Gregg Schwinn · Ana & Stanley Scott · Karen Scott · David Scruggs, in memory of William Ian Fraser · Andrew Sczesnak · Roberta Sears · Don Seaver, in memory of Bill Ian Fraser · Barbara & Steve Segal · Iris E. Segal · Jennifer Seid · Andrew & Marva Seidl · Marc & Jane Seleznow · John E. Sellen · Rita Senel · John & Lucille Serwa · Paul Sessum, in memory of William Ian Fraser · Sally Seymour · Brenda Buckhold Shank, M.D., Ph.D. · Anne Shanto · Karen Shapiro · Jeff & Charlie Sharp · Amey Shaw · Craig Shear · Ida D. Shen · Neal Shorstein, MD & Christopher Doane · Steve & Susan Shortell · Marian Shostrom · Alexander Shtulman · Anne Shuford · Michael Sibitz · Jean Siciliano · Bonnie Siegel · David Silber · Hugh & Aletha Silcox · Kim Silva · Lisette Silva & Hadrian Rivera · Luis A. Silva · Lorinda & Harry Silverstein · Renee Simi · James Simpson & Tamara Wood · Frances Singer · Kyle Sircus · Rochelle Sklansky · Margaret Skornia · Carra Sleight · Suzanne Slyman · Jerry & Dick Smallwood · Anne Smith · Archie & Geraldine Smith · Betsy Smith · Bridget Smith · Cherida Collins Smith · Ed & Ellen Smith · Pam Smith · Patricia Smith, in memory of Kermit Smith · Peter Smith · Richard & Darlene Smith · Theresa Nelson & Bernard Smits · Stephen & Cindy Snow · Alice & Scott So · Pamela Sogge · Buck Sommerkamp & John Yuelkenbeck, in memory of William Ian Fraser · Valerie Sopher · Carmen Elena Sosa-Fraser, in memory of William Ian Fraser · Douglas Sovern & Sara Newmann · Janet Sovin, in memory of Flora Roberts · LIz Spander · Sandra Spangler · Patricia Speier · Rhonda Spencer · Nancy Spero & Norm Brand · Thomas H. Sponsler · Tiffany Sprague · Hildie Spritzer · Robert & Naomi Stamper · Barbara Stanley · Karen Starko ·

Abigail Stavros · Lynn M. & A. Justin Sterling · Joel & Ellen Stettner · Beverly Stevens · Mary Alice & Walt Stevenson · Tim Stevenson & David Lincoln King · Daniel Steves · Anne & Douglas Stewart · Corinne Stewart · Kathy Morgan Stewart, in honor of Corinne Stewart · Cynthia Stone & David Schnee · Cecilia Storr & Mark Chaitkin · Robert Strochak · Trevor & Anne-Marie Strohman · Margaret T. Stromberg · Marietta Stuart · Sara Stutz · Leo & Lucy Stutzin · Jane Summer · Monica Sun · Dr. & Mrs. David Surrenda · Angela Sutkaitis · Suzanne & Svend Svendsen · Georgia P. Swanson, in honor of my children · Renee Swayne · Jane Swinerton · Ian Swinson · Jane Taber · Joanna Taber · Kay H. Taber · Elizabeth Tan · Sandy & Selma Tandowsky · Carol Tanenbaum & John Adams · Ernestine Tayabas-Kim · Deborah Taylor Barrera · Lisa & Jim Taylor · Susan Taylor & Paul Utrecht · Homer S. Teng · Kathy Tennant · Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Terdiman · Adira Rose Tharan, in honor of Rebecca Castelli · Jeff & Catherine Thermond · Dan & Mila Thomas · Edward & Carrie Thomas · Gudrun Thomspon · Prof. Jeremy Thorner & Dr. Carol Mimura · Tori Tichy · Ceil Tilney · Veronica Tincher · Jules Tippett · Tipping Mar · Frederick Tollini · Ed & Barbara Tonningsen · M. Christine Torrington · Cynthia Townsend · Clarence Travis · Barbara Traylor · Thomas & Laurel Trent, in honor of George Allen & Clara Smith · Barbara Trotter · Lynn Tsumoto · Marci & Eugene Tucker · Matt & Stephaney Tunney · Mike & Ellen Turbow · Janis Kate Turner · Eileen Wenger Tutt · Anna Vagin & Bruce Heller · Leslie Valas · Judy Valentine · William van Dyk & Margi Sullivan · Deborah & Bob Van Nest · Elena Vasquez · Barbara & William Vaughan · Maureen Vavra · Irina Vaysberg · Carol Verity · Lola Vollen · Dorothy Walker · Louise & Larry Walker · Wendy Walker · Bonnie Wall · Kathleen Wallace · Patricia Walsh · Marlene & Jerry Walters · Susan D. Ward · Ginny & Philip Warnes · Ellen Widess · Jan O. Washburn · Marge Watson · Louis Weckstein & Karen Denevi · Barbara Wedge, in memory of William Ian Fraser · Donna & Stewart Weinberg · Gene Weinstein · Rhona & Harvey Weinstein · Joe Weisman · Dr. Ben & Mrs. Carolyn Werner · Elizabeth Werter & Henry Trevor · Joanne Westendorf & Sandy Wilbourn · John Western, in memory of William Ian Fraser · Robert T. Weston · Ted Westphal · Dick & Beany Wezelman · Barbara Wiggin · Maureen & Russell Wikander · Angela Wilhelm, in memory of William Ian Fraser · Bonnie Willdorf · Andrew T. & Linda V. Williams · Barbara Williams · Landon Williams · Patricia & Jeffrey Williams · Ann Williamson · Miriam Wingfield · Fred Winslow & Barbara Baratta · William & Brenda Winston · H. Leabah Winter · Susan & Harvey Wittenberg · William Wolverton · Harry & Linda Wong · Patricia A. Wood · Patrick Woods & Kathleen Clark · Mary Woolsey & Mark Peterson · Monty Worth · Evie & Gordon Wozniak · Maurice Wren · Moe & Becky Wright · Tia Wu · Norma Wynn, in honor of James F. Wynn · Larry & Mary Yabroff · Dr. & Mrs. Mark J. Yanover · Marjorie Yasueda & Dale Knutsen · Bob & Judi Yeager · Janet Yelner · Irene Yen · YMCA PG&E Teen Center · Sandra Yuen & Lawrence Shore · Margaret Zabel · Samuel Zabor & Kimberly Rowe · Leslie Zander · Sam & Joyce Zanze · Marti & Shelly Zedeck · Karl Zimmer · Linda Zittel · Mark Zitter & Jessica Nutik Zitter

List as of July 21, 2018

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We thank the many institutional partners who enrich our community by championing Berkeley Rep’s artistic and community outreach programs. We gratefully recognize these donors to Berkeley Rep, who made their gifts between March 2017 and June 2018.

Institutional Partners LEGEND

Ground Floor donor

G IF T S O F $ 10 0,0 0 0 A N D A B OV E The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation The Shubert Foundation Time Warner Foundation Inc. G IF T S O F $50,0 0 0 –9 9,9 9 9 The Reva and David Logan Foundation Jonathan Logan Family Foundation Koret Foundation National Endowment for the Arts The Bernard Osher Foundation The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust The Tournesol Project

G IF T S O F $2 5,0 0 0 –49,9 9 9 Anonymous BayTree Fund The Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Philanthropic Fund Walter & Elise Haas Fund Woodlawn Foundation G IF T S O F $ 10,0 0 0 –24,9 9 9 Anonymous Berkeley Civic Arts Program jec Foundation Ramsay Family Foundation

G IF T S O F $5,0 0 0 –9,9 9 9 Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Reinhold Foundation G IF T S O F $ 1,0 0 0 –4,9 9 9 Joyce & William Brantman Foundation Civic Foundation Karl & Alice Ruppenthal Foundation for the Arts rhe Charitable Foundation


SPONSORS The Andreason Group at Morgan Stanley Mechanics Bank Wealth Management The Morrison & Foerster Foundation CO R P O R AT E PA R T N E R S Armanino llp AT&T Deloitte McCutcheon Construction Panoramic Interests Schoenberg Family Law Group


B U S IN E S S M E M B E R S Field Paoli Architects, in memory of John & Carol Field Perforce Foundation tmg Partners, in memory of John & Carol Field

PE RFO R M A N CE S P O N S O R S Bayer Boston Properties, in memory of John & Carol Field Gallagher Risk Management Services Macy’s


American Express

Is your company a corporate sponsor? Berkeley Rep’s Corporate Partnership program offers excellent opportunities to network, entertain clients, reward employees, increase visibility, and support the arts and arts education in the community. For details visit or call Daria Hepps at 510 647-2904.



The following companies have matched their employees’ contributions to Berkeley Rep. Please contact your company’s HR office to find out if your company matches gifts.

SPONSORS Hugh Groman Catering Latham & Watkins llp Mayer Brown llp mcgarrybowen Ramsay Winery Rhoades Planning Group Robert Meyer’s Mangia/Nosh Catering Company Semifreddi’s PA R T N E R S act Catering Almare Gelato Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen

Ann’s Catering Au Coquelet Aurora Catering Autumn Press Babette at bampfa Barco Bare Bobby G’s Pizzeria Cancun Sabor Mexicano Comal Corison Winery Donkey & Goat Winery East Bay Spice Company Eureka! Gather Restaurant

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Hafner Vineyard Jazzcaffè La Note Lucia’s of Berkeley Maison Bleue ocho Candy Picante PiQ Platano Salvadoran Cuisine Revival Bar + Kitchen SoulCycle zino Hotel Shattuck Plaza is the official hotel of Berkeley Rep.

Accenture · Adobe Systems Inc. · Apple · Applied Materials · Autodesk Inc. · Bank of America · Chevron Corporation · Clorox · Dolby · Electronic Arts Outreach · Farallon Capital Mangement · Fremont Group Foundation · Gap Foundation · Genentech · GE Foundation · Google · ibm Corporation · Intel Corporation · John & Maria Goldman Foundation · Johnson & Johnson · Kresge Foundation · Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory · Levi Strauss & Co. · Microsoft · Morrison & Foerster · norcal Mutual Insurance Company · Oracle Corporation · Pixar Animation Studios · Salesforce · S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation · Shell Oil · Sidley Austin llp, San Francisco · Union Bank, The Private Bank · Varian Medical System · visa u.s.a., Inc. · The Walt Disney Company · Workday


We thank the many individuals in our community who help Berkeley Rep produce adventurous, thought-provoking, and thrilling theatre and bring arts education to thousands of young people every year. We gratefully recognize these donors to Berkeley Rep, who made their gifts between March 2017 and June 2018.

Individual Donors

To make your gift and join this distinguished group, visit or call 510 647-2906.

S P ON S OR C I RC L E SEASON SPONSORS Jack & Betty Schafer Michael & Sue Steinberg The Strauch Kulhanjian Family LE A D S P O N S O R S Edward D. Baker Bruce Golden & Michelle Mercer Jonathan Logan Family Foundation Jane Marvin/Peet's Coffee Stewart & Rachel Owen Mary Ruth Quinn & Scott Shenker E XECU TIV E S P O N S O R S Barbara Bakar Susan Chamberlin John Dains Bill Falik & Diana Cohen Kerry Francis & John Jimerson Paul Haahr & Susan Karp Frances Hellman & Warren Breslau Wayne Jordan & Quinn Delaney Marjorie Randolph Jean & Michael Strunsky Guy Tiphane Kelli & Steffan Tomlinson Gail & Arne Wagner

SPONSORS Anonymous Michelle Branch & Dale Cook Maria Cardamone & Paul Matthews Cindy J. Chang, MD & Christopher Hudson K David & Vicki Cox Robin & Rich Edwards Cynthia A. Farner David & Vicki Fleishacker Paul Friedman & Diane Manley Jill & Steve Fugaro Karen Galatz & Jon Wellinghoff Scott & Sherry Haber James C. Hormel & Michael P. Nguyen, in honor of Rita Moreno Jerry & Julie Kline Jack Klingelhofer Michael H. Kossman Suzanne LaFetra Collier Ken Lamb Sandra & Ross McCandless Ken & Gisele Miller Dugan Moore Pam & Mitch Nichter Leonard X & Arlene B. Rosenberg Sheli & Burt Rosenberg, in honor of Len & Arlene Rosenberg

Jack & Valerie Rowe Patricia Sakai & Richard Shapiro Joan Sarnat & David Hoffman Ed & Liliane Schneider Laura & Nicholas Severino Barry Lawson Williams & Lalita Tademy Linda & Steven Wolan Felicia Woytak & Steven Rasmussen A S S O CIAT E S P O N S O R S Anonymous Shelley & Jonathan Bagg Edith Barschi Neil & Gene Barth Valerie Barth The Battle Family Foundation Ben Brown & Louise Rankin Brook & Shawn Byers Lynne Carmichael Julie & Darren Cooke Robert Council & Ann Parks-Council Paul Daniels, in honor of Peter Yonka Narsai & Venus David K William Espey & Margaret Hart Edwards Steven Goldin

Ms. Wendy E. Jordan Fred Karren, in memory of Beth Karren Rosalind & Sung-Hou Kim Ted & Carole Krumland Susan & Moses Libitzky Dixon Long Peter & Melanie Maier Helen M. Marcus Phyra McCandless & Angelos Kottas Martin & Janis McNair Ed Messerly & Sudha Pennathur Steven & Patrece Mills M Norman & Janet Pease Peter Pervere & Georgia Cassel Barbara L. Peterson Gary & Noni Robinson Cynthia & William Schaff Emily Shanks M Pat & Merrill Shanks Shirlen Fund, in memory of Shirley and Philip Schild Stephen & Cindy Snow Karen Stevenson & Bill McClave Lisa & Jim Taylor Wendy Williams Martin & Margaret Zankel

A R T I S T IC DI R E C T OR’ S C I RC L E PA R T N E R S Anonymous Tarang & Hirni Amin Stephen Belford & Bobby Minkler Jennifer Chaiken & Sam Hamilton Barbara & Rodgin Cohen Thomas W. Edwards & Rebecca Parlette-Edwards Nancy & Jerry Falk Kimberley Goode Nelson Goodman Ms. Teresa Burns Gunther & Dr. Andrew Gunther Richard & Lois Halliday Earl & Bonnie Hamlin Bonnie & Tom Herman Kathleen & Chris Jackson Barbara E. Jones, in memory of William E. Jones Seymour Kaufman & Kerstin Edgerton Duke & Daisy Kiehn Wanda Kownacki Louise Laufersweiler & Warren Sharp Eileen & Hank Lewis Dale & Don Marshall Sumner & Hermine Marshall Erin McCune Miles & Mary Ellen McKey Susan Medak & Greg Murphy

Pure Dana Fund Sue Reinhold & Deborah Newbrun Joe Ruck & Donna Ito Jaimie Sanford & Ted Storey Jackie Schmidt-Posner & Barry Posner Joyce Schnobrich Neal Shorenstein, MD & Christopher Doane Ed & Ellen Smith Audrey & Bob Sockolov Vickie Soulier Deborah Taylor Barrera Susan West Patricia & Jeffrey Williams Sheila Wishek B E N E FAC TO R S Anonymous (5) Martha & Bruce Atwater Naomi Auerbach & Ted Landau Nina Auerbach Michelle L. Barbour David Beery & Norman Abramson Cynthia & David Bogolub Broitman-Basri Family Tracy Brown & Greg Holland Don Campbell and Family M Ronnie Caplane Leslie Chatham & Kathie Weston

Betsey & Ken Cheitlin Paul Collins K Constance Crawford Karen & David Crommie James Cuthbertson Barbara & Tim Daniels M Richard & Anita Davis Merle & Michael Fajans Tracy & Mark Ferron Lisa & Dave Finer Thomas & Sharon Francis Lisa Franzel & Rod Mickels Herb & Marianne Friedman Kevin & Noelle Gibbs Dennis & Susan Johann Gilardi Daniel & Hilary B. Goldstine Mary & Nicholas Graves Robert & Judith Greber Karen Grove & Julian Cortella Garrett Gruener & Amy Slater Bob & Linda Harris Vera & David Hartford Ruth Hennigar Richard N. Hill & Nancy Lundeen Elaine Hitchcock Bill Hofmann & Robbie Welling M Hilary & Tom Hoynes Paula Hughmanick & Steven Berger

Lynda & Dr. J. Pearce Hurley Bill & Lisa Kelly Stephen F. Kispersky Jean Knox, in memory of John T. Knox John Kouns & Anne Baele Kouns Lucy Kuntz, in honor of The Cage Players Woof Kurtzman & Liz Hertz Randy Laroche & David Laudon Nancy & George Leitmann, in memory of Helen Barber Ellen & Barry Levine Elsie Mallonee Lois & Gary Marcus Rebecca Martinez Henning Mathew & Michelle Deane Kirk McKusick & Eric Allman Toby Mickelson & Donald Brody Dan Miller Andy & June Monach Scott Montgomery & Marc Rand Judith & Richard Oken Sheldeen Osborne Judy O’Young, MD & Gregg Hauser Sandi & Dick Pantages Mary Ann Peoples, in memory of Lou Peoples

Paula B. Pretlow Linda Protiva Bill Reuter & Ruth Major David S. H. Rosenthal & Vicky Reich Boyard & Anne Rowe Lisa Salomon & Scott Forrest Monica Salusky & John K. Sutherland Jeane & Roger Samuelsen Linda & Nathan Schultz Brenda Buckhold Shank, M.D., Ph.D. Sherry & David Smith Valerie Sopher Sally & Joel Spivack Alison Teeman & Michael Yovino-Young Susan Terris Beth Weissman Steven Winkel & Barbara Sahm Sam & Joyce Zanze


in-kind gift matching gift

We are pleased to recognize first-time donors to Berkeley Rep, whose names appear in italics.

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BE R K E L E Y R E P T H A N K S Individual Donors


Eileen Love · Naomi & Bruce Mann · Charlotte & Adolph Martinelli · Match Vineyards · Geri Monheimer, in honor of Sharon Kinkade · Brian & Britt-Marie Morris · Jerry Mosher · Marvin & Neva Moskowitz · Daniel Murphy · Jane & Bill Neilson · Suzette S. Olson · Carol J. Ormond · Janet & Clyde Ostler · Gerane Wharton Park · Bob & MaryJane Pauley · Regina Phelps & Dave Kieffer · Malcolm & Ann Plant · David & Bobbie Pratt · David & Mary Ramos · Kent Rasmussen & Celia Ramsay · Audrey & Paul Richards · Helen Richardson · Maxine Risley, in memory of James Risley · John & Jody Roberts · Deborah Romer & William Tucker · Galen Rosenberg & Denise Barnett · The Karl and Alice Ruppenthal Foundation for the Arts · Dace P. Rutland · Teddy & Bruce Schwab · Andrew & Marva Seidl · Beryl & Ivor Silver · Dave & Lori Simpson · Cherida Collins Smith · Alice & Scott So · Gary & Jana Stein · Monroe W. Strickberger · Samuel Test · Pate & Judy Thomson · Henry Timnick · Michael Tubach & Amrita Singhal · William van Dyk & Margi Sullivan · Pamela Gay Walker/Ghost Ranch Productions · Jonathan & Kiyo Weiss · Elizabeth Werter & Henry Trevor · Charles Wolfram & Peter Wolfram · Sally Woolsey · Ron & Anita Wornick

We gratefully recognize the following donors whose contributions were received from April 1 to July 21, 2018

& Martin Tannenbaum · Mr. & Mrs. C. D. Jensen · Ann L. Johnson · Ken & Judith Johnson · Roxy Jones · Armond & Kathy Jordan, in memory of Alice L. Cummings · Nadine Joseph · Pauline Jue · Marcia Kadanoff · Charles & Laurie Kahn · Patricia Kaplan · Beth & Tim Kientzle · Carl & Ellie Kinczel · Deborah & David Kirshman, in memory of John & Carol Field · Andy Kivel & Susan Goldstein · Peggy Kivel · Ken & Monica Kulander · Wayne Lamprey & Dena Watson-Lamprey K · Shirley Langlois · David & Mari Lee · Dr. Doreen Leighton · Catherine Lerza · Claire & Brett Levay-Young · Susan B. Levine & Jim Lauer · Steve & Judy Lipson · Patricia Litton · Ann L. Livingston & Nobby Akiha · Lisa Lomenzo M · Martha & Arthur Luehrmann · Samantha & Laurence Lyons · Mary A. Mackey · Robert McDowell · Steven McGlocklin · Christopher McKenzie & Manuela Albuquerque · Ralph & Melinda Mendelson · Phyllis Menefee · Michael Merrigan · Mary & Dennis Montali · The Morris Family: Susan, Kathy, Karen, Steve & Jaxon · Mr. & Mrs. Gary Morrison · Yael & Gavriel Moses · Kerry Newkirk · Marlowe Ng & Sharon Ulrich · Jennifer Nixon & Charles Wood · Bruce & Risa Nye · Dr. Patrick O'Halloran, in honor of Anna Deavere Smith · Ron & Ruth Parker · David Pasta, in memory of Gloria J.A. Guth · Paul Paulson & Robert Siefer · Susie & Eric Poncelet · Fred & Judy Porta · Chuck & Kati Quibell · Sara Rahimian · Danielle Rebischung · Karen & Jeff Richardson · Dr. Lynn Robertson · Susan Robertson · Carole Robinson & Zane O. Gresham · John & Kyoko Robinson · Mrs. William C. Robison · Rick & Stephanie Rogers · Mary Rooney-Zarri & Philip Zarri · John Rosenberg & Diane Gerstler · Nancy Saldich · Carol A. Savary & George Koster · Barbara & Jerry Schauffler · Richard J. Schoofs · Ron & Esther Schroeder · Helen Schulak · James Scillian · Barbara & Steve Segal · Louise Shalit · Sandy Shelton · Frances Singer · James Skelton · William & Martha Slavin · Betsy Smith · George & Camilla Smith · Marian Snow · Steven & Susan Sockolov, in honor of Audrey & Bob Sockolov · John St. Dennis & Roy Anati · Herbert Steierman · Beverly Stevens · Eric Stietzel · Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Terdiman · Tracy Thompson · Bill & Sandy Threlfall · Paula Trauner · Rick Trautner · Dean Ujihara · Mr. Leon Van Steen · Liz Varnhagen · Carol Verity · Gerald & Lynda Vurek-Martyn · Dorothy Walker · Emily & Bob Warden · Ginny

Anonymous (4) · Pat Angell, in memory of Gene Angell · Marcia & George Argyris · Leslie & Jack Batson · Don & Gerry Beers M · Caroline Beverstock · Eric Brink & Gayle Vassar · John Carr · Paula Carrell · Richard & Linnea Christiani · Ed Cullen & Ann O'Connor · Ilana DeBare & Sam Schuchat · David Deutscher · Francine & Beppe Di Palma · Karen & David Dolder · Burton Peek Edwards · Susan English & Michael Kalkstein · Paul Feigenbaum & Judy Kemeny · Martin & Barbara Fishman · Linda Jo Fitz · Patrick Flannery · James & Jessica Fleming · Dean Francis · Donald & Dava Freed · Chris R. Frostad M · Marjorie Ginsburg & Howard Slyter · Anne & Peter Griffes · Migsy & Jim Hamasaki · Ann Harriman, in memory of Malcolm White · Dan & Shawna Hartman Brotsky · Christina Herdell, in memory of Vaughn & Ardis Herdell · Howard Hertz & Jean Krois · Don & Janice Holve, in memory of Daisy & Paul Persons · The Hornthal Family Foundation, in honor of Susie Medak · Marilyn & Michael Jensen-Akula · Corrina Jones · Dennis Kaump · Lynn Eve Komaromi, in honor of the Berkeley Rep Staff · Janet Kornegay & Dan Sykes · Susilpa Lakireddy · Helen E. Land · Jane & Mike Larkin, in memory of Jerry & Marilyn Ungar · Sherrill Lavagnino & Scott McKinney · Henry Lerner, in honor of Joanne Levene Lerner · Marcia C. Linn · Tom Lockard & Alix Marduel · Sidne J. Long · Jay &


Anonymous (34) · Gerry Abrams · Joseph & Esther Adler, in honor of Stan Zaks & Vivian Calderon Zaks on their 50th wedding anniversary · Gertrude E. Allen, in memory of Robert Allen · Laurence Anderson · JoAnne Appel · Rose Marie Avery · Laura Basha · Lois A. Battuello · Alvin Baum, in memory of John & Carol Field · Dorothy & Ervin Behrin · Mary Ann & Len Benson · Peter Benvenutti & Lise Pearlman · Gail Berger · Alison Bers · Jurg & Christel Bieri · Mina & Monty Bissell · Judith Bliss & Gerald Huff · Judith L. Bloom · James & Elizabeth Branson · Alice Breakstone & Debbie Goldberg · Barbara & Ray Breslau · John H. Buckman · Fran Burgess · Melissa Cadwallader & William E. Kramer · Robert P. Camm & Susan Pearson · Lawrence & Marilyn Capitelli · The Cariño Fund · Denys Carrillo · Nancy Catena, in memory of Anthony Catena · David Christensen M · Barbara Clayton & Marc Nelson · Karen Clayton & Stephen Clayton · Joe & Leonardo Connell · Catherine Corison · Dennis E. Cox · Ian & Cheryl Crane · Lori & Michael Crowley · Sheila Cullen · Jill & Evan Custer · Robert & Loni Dantzler · Pat & Steve Davis · Allan Defraga · Cecilia Delury & Vince Jacobs · Carol DiFilippo · Diana Divecha · Kathy & Leonard Duffy · Martha Eckert · Mary Eichbauer & Greg Gartrell · James Emery & P. Irving · Roger & Margaret England · Alan Entine · Michael Evanhoe · Betty & Ken Fehring · Brigitte & Louis Fisher · Stephen Follansbee & Richard Wolitz · Mrs. Robert Force · Patricia Fox · Mary & Doug Fraser · Thomas & Sandra Friedland · Tom & Gail Frost · Susanne Gallagher · Philip Gary · Gregory Giska · Steven Goldberg · Ian M. Goldstein · Keith Goldstein & Donna Warrington · Sue & Eric Gordon · Helen Gould · Bernice Greene · Bonnie Grossman · Marcia & Joseph Grossman · John G. Guthrie · Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Hagerty · William & Luisa Hansen · Ken & Karen Harley · John & Jean Hearst · Bill & Judy Hein · Austin & Lynne Henderson · Lisa Herrinton · Dixie Hersh · Peter Hobe & Christina Crowley · Jeff Hoel · Marie F. Hogan & Douglas A. Lutgen · John & Elise Holmgren · Rosalie Holtz · Alex Ingersoll

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Leiman-Carbia · Jennifer S. Lindsay · Dottie Lofstrom · Jane & Bob Lurie · Gerry & Kathy MacClelland · Paul Mariano · Charles Marston & Rosa Luevano · Igor Maslennikov · Caroline McCall & Eric Martin · Daniel & Beverlee McFadden · Karen & John McGuinn · Brian McRee · Ruth Medak · Jeff Miner · Ronald Morrison · Aki & Emi Nakao · Ron Nakayama · Christina & Geoffrey Norman, in memory of John & Carol Field M · Sharon Noteboom · Pier & Barbara Oddone · Judy Ogle · Eddie & Amy Orton · Frederick Oshay · Brian D. Parsons · P. David Pearson & Barbara Schonborn · Bob & Toni Peckham, in honor of Robert M. Peckham, Jr. · Lewis Perry · James F. Pine · F. Anthony Placzek · Ronnie Plasters K · Roxann R. Preston · Laurel & Gerald Przybylski · Sheldon & Catherine Ramsay · Teresa L. Remillard · Deborah Dashow Ruth, in memory of Leo P. Ruth · Dorothy R. Saxe · Kenneth & Joyce Scheidig · Laurel Scheinman · Dr. David Schulz · Seiger Family Foundation · Glenn and Lori Shannon · Sarah E. Shaver · Steve & Susan Shortell · Arlene & Matthew Sirott · Carra Sleight · Suzanne Slyman · Jerry & Dick Smallwood · Sigrid Snider · Robert & Naomi Stamper · Lillis & Max Stern · Ruthann Taylor · Prof. Jeremy Thorner & Dr. Carol Mimura · Mike & Ellen Turbow · Sarah Van Roo · Louise & Larry Walker · Robert & Sheila Weisblatt · Robert T. Weston · Dick & Beany Wezelman · Peter Wiley · Sharon & Kenneth Wilson · Moe & Becky Wright · Margaret Wu & Ciara Cox

& Philip Warnes · Mr. & Mrs. William Webster · Keith R. Weed & Julia Molander · Arthur Weil · Mrs. James Weinberger · Noah & Caryn Weiss · Dr. Ben & Mrs. Carolyn Werner · Ted Westphal · Ann Williamson · Ann Willoughby · H. Leabah Winter · Evie & Gordon Wozniak · Paul Wyman · Ellen & Irving Zucker

Linda Fried & Jim Helman · Ken Frucht · Don Fujino M · Kevin Gahagan · Nancy Galloway & Andy Morse · Robert & Linda Garb · Loretta D. Garcia · Clara Gerdes · Helen & Paul Gerken · Paul Gill & Stephanie D’Arnall · Deborah Gilman · Gayle & Steve Goldman · Dr. & Mrs. Arnold Goldschlager · William Goldstein · Manuel & Cynthia Gonzales · Barry & Erica Goode · Prof. & Mrs. Nelson H. Graburn · Scott & Shirlee Graff · Ann Green · Judy & Jeff Greenhouse · Karen Greig & Mike Frank · Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Grossberg · Mr. & Mrs. Ervin Hafter · George & Mary Hake M · Robin Halprin & Abbas Khaligh · Lawrence Hammer & Judith Tomasso · Janice Hammond · Glenn & Ann Hammonds Jr. · Chuck & Susie Hanson · Carol & Don Hardesty · Paul & Julie Harkness · Dr. & Mrs. Alan Harley · Henry L. Hecht · Irene Heller · Bob & Kathy Helliesen K · Philippe Henri · Rick & Jocelynn Herrick Stone · Dr. Robert R. Herrick · Carole S. Hickman · Thomas Hird · Page & Joseph R. Holmes · Joe Houska & Christine Paige · Judy Hubbell · Carolyn Jacobs · Steven Jacobsohn · Rebecca Jacofsky · Marty & Ellen Jaffe · Elizabeth James · Hermia James · Marisita & Tu Jarvis · Katharine Jennings · Randy Jones · Don & Kim Kahler · Gerald Kaminski · Lisa & David Kaplan · Catherine Karrass · Joyce Keil · Joanne Kelly · Pat & Chris Kenber · Kimberly J. KenleySalarpi · Marlene & Ilan Keret · Kathryn Kersey · Mary Ann Kiely · Ms. Marjorie Kirk · Susan Kirk · Lawrence & Carolyn Klein · Jennifer Kline · Cynthia Koenigsberg & Harry Patsch · Ron & JoAnn Koopman · Regina Lackner, in memory of Ruth Eis · Maria & David Laforge · Thomas S. Lakritz · Laurence Lange · Aaron & Myra Latkin · William Leach · Trudy & Rolf Lesem · John Leys · Eva Lieberman · Harvey & Wendy Leiderman · Julianne Lindemann & Michael Weinberger · Suzanne & William Lingo · Kim Liu · Paul & Robin Ludmer, in honor of Ronni, Michael & Georgia Minnis · Nancy Lumer · Linda & Steve Lustig · Gregg Lynn · Dana Rae & Bruce MacDermott · Mike & Linda Madden · Michael & Loxie Manchester · Ruth Manlove · Ana Maria Martel · Paul & Claire Maxwell · Miriam Maxwell · Kevin McCarty · Ben McClinton & Karen Rosenbaum · Daniel McDonald · David & Wendy McGrath · Beatrice McIntosh · Katherine McKenzie · Catherine McLane · Jack McPhail · Douglas & Mary McWilliams · Michelle Medeiros · Lyanne Melendez · Ellen Meltzer · Steve Merlo ·

Anonymous (12) · Abbey Alkon & Jonathan Leonard · Emily Arnold · Steven & Barbara Aumer-Vail · Marian Baldy · Susan & Barry Baskin · Stephanie Beach · Richard & Kathi Berman · Steve Bischoff · Nancy Blachman & David desJardins · Naomi Black · The Blackman Family · Ed & Kay Blonz · Bob & Barbara Brandriff · Marilyn Bray · Peter Brock · Don & Carol Anne Brown · Jane Buerger · Robert & Margaret Cant · Carolle J. Carter & Jess Kitchens · Laura Chenel · Terin Christensen · John & Izzie Crane M · Pam & Mike Crane · Kathleen Damron · Harry & Susan Dennis · Jacqueline Desoer · Thalia Dorwick · Kathy Down & Greg Kelly · Mary & Ben Feinberg · Martin Fleisher · Frannie Fleishhacker · Mary & Stan Friedman · David Gaskin & Phillip McPherson · Karl & Kathleen Geier · Diana Graham & Jack Zimmermann · Rico & Maya Green · Don & Becky Grether · Paula Hawthorn & Michael Ubell · Irene & Robert Hepps · Clifford Hersh · Doug & Leni Herst, in honor of Susie Medak · Fran Hildebrand · Alice Hill & Peter Starr · George & Leslie Hume · Mr. & Mrs. Harold M. Isbell · Reese & Margaret Jones · Claudia & Daly Jordan-Koch · Kaarel Kaljot · Helmut H. Kapczynski & Colleen Neff · Christopher Killian & Carole Ungvarsky · Jeff Klingman & Deborah Sedberry · Susan Kolb · Robert Lane & Tom Cantrell · Carol P. LaPlant · Glennis Lees & Michael Glazeski · Julius R.


Anonymous (39) · Mark Aaronson & Marjorie Gelb · Bruce & Sue Adams · Fred & Kathleen Allen · Claire & Kendall Allphin · Paula & Art Alm · Albert Andersen · Brian Andersen, Michelle Jolly, Bill Walker & Mary Wisnewski · Jeff Angell & Joan King-Angell · Clara Arakaki · Paul Axelrod · Catherine Bailey & Jack Telian · Lisa Bailey · Nina Barton · Phillip Batson · Eileen Battat · Jim & Donna Beasley · Brian & Mary Bechtel · Jennifer Bell · Joanne Bell · Sally Benjamin · Michele Benson · Roy C. Bergstrom · Reverend Kevin Blattel · Bonnie Bogue · Ayako Boswell · Constance Boulay · Carol Bowen · Christopher Bowen · Pat & Mary Boyle · Thomas & Lori Breunig · Linda K. Brewer, in honor of Carol & Tim Wehr · Joan Broer · Carol L. Brosgart, M.D. & Joseph Gross · Kathleen Brown · Valarie & John Burgess · Mary Burkhard · Lee & George Burnett · Douglas Bury · Katherine Byrne · Franchesca Callejo · Cristina Campbell & Tim DeWolf · Jules Campbell · Sue & Darrell Cannon · W. Bradford Carson · Paula Champagne & David Watson · Robin & Ryszard Chetkowski · Timothy & Rita Child · Ronald & Susan Choy · Greg & Barbara Ciapponi · Teresa Clark · Gene & Ann Clements · Eric Cohen, in honor of Bruce Golden & Michelle Mercer · Salvatore Compagno · Bart Connally · Chris & Martie Conner · Jim & Jeanette Cottle · Susan & Don Couch · Thomas & Suellen Cox · Rich Craig · Chris & Lynn Crook · Mr. & Mrs. Dermott Cullen · Faith & Bob Cushman · Jennifer & Allan Daly · Roberta D'Anneo & Scot Terry · Mark de Souza · Jerome Dean · Ann & Dave Del Simone · Teresa DeLillo · Wayne & Lynn Delker · The Dillons · John Dineen · top dog, in honor of Freedom · Joe Douglass · Deborah Doyle · Drs. Nancy Ebbert & Adam Rochmes · Sue & Peter Elkind · Peter Ewell & Helga Recke · Caryll Farrer · Barry & Cheri Feiner · Karin Fetherston · Richard & Barbara Fikes · Sheilah & Harry Fish · William & Andrea Foley · Costanza Foran · Natalie Forrest & Douglas Sprague · Mr. & Mrs. Michael Frank · Christie Fraser · Walt French & Virginia Yang ·

Robin E. Miller · Sandy Mills · Mary Mizroch · Nancy Montague · Silvia & Wayne Montoya · Leslie Moreland · Susanna Morin-Groom · Barbara Mowry · Jim & Susan Murphy · Katherine K. Murphy · Linda L. Murray & Carl Schemmerling · Patricia Murray · Ronald & Irene Nakasone · Linda Nakell & Robert Dawson · Shirley Negrin · Joseph & Berna Neumiller · Wendy Niles · Katherine Nolan · Ms. Mary Ilene Odenheimer · Chas Ogle · Howard & Charlene Okamoto · Susan & Paul Opsvig · Ruth A. Pease · Raymond Perrault · Wendy Peterson · John R. Petrovsky · Kate Pope · Barbara Porter · Steven Potter · Mark J. Powers & Albert E. Moreno · Danilo Purlia & Catherine Kuss · Bonnie Raitt · Nonie Ramsay · David & Suzanne Redell · Dave Richanbach · Sandra Ried · Davis Riemer & Louise Rothman-Riemer · Donald A. Riley & Carolyn Serrao · Craig F. Robieson · Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Romo · David Rosen · Lori & David Rosenthal · Phyllis & David Rothman · Tracie E. Rowson · Suzanne Rubel · Kay Vinson Ruhland · Jerry Sabo · Peter Sandmann · Bobbie Saunders · Bob & Gloria Schiller · Craig Schmid · Peter Schmitz · Roland & Aase Schoen · Ed & Jenifer Schoenberger · Darlene Schumacher · Janice Schwartz · Margaret Scott & Kathleen Slobin · George & Linda Sensabaugh · Boris Shekhter · Carol Shen & Larry Dodge · Christine Silver · Renee Simi · Barbara Slotnik & Steve Kerns · Tim & Lucy Smallsreed · Ellen Smith · Donna Smith-Harrison & Samuel Harrison, in memory of Nancy & Rossi · Nancy Spaeth · Patricia Speier · Lydia Stack · Donald Stang & Helen Wickes · Alan & Charlene Steen · Annie Stenzel · Gary Stewart · Bonnie Stiles · Cecilia Storr & Mark Chaitkin · Galyn Susman · Suzanne & Svend Svendsen · Renee Swayne · G. Barbara Tabak · Homer S. Teng · Jason Thomas & Marco Aurelio · Dana Tom & Nancy Kawakita M · Grace Ulp · Maureen Vavra · Ann l. Vercoutere · Julie Waldman & Alan Germain · Margo Webster · Alison Wellsfry & Judy Porat · Joanne Westendorf & Sandy Wilbourn · Dick White · Karen & Stephen Wiel · Maureen & Russell Wikander · Jefferson & Sarah Wilbur · Andrew T. & Linda V. Williams · Jennifer Winch · Bill C. Wong · Marjorie Yasueda & Dale Knutsen · Susan York

The society welcomes the following new members: Sheldon & Judy Greene Gregg Richardson Gail & Arne Wagner Susan West

Sustaining members as of July 2018:

Anonymous (7) Norman Abramson & David Beery Sam Ambler Carl W. Arnoult & Aurora Pan Ken & Joni Avery Nancy Axelrod Edith Barschi Neil & Gene Barth Susan & Barry Baskin


Anonymous (31) · Anonymous, in memory of Irene Zook · Phyllis Abad · Larry Abel · Denise Abrams & David Harrington · Gary & Kay Anderson · Ann Marie Arndt · Werner Bachmann · Mike Bandrowski · Michael & Della Barnett · Erica Baum · Joan Baylie & James Mullins · Taylor Beard · Carolyn Beasley · Audrey M. Berger · Sandra Bernard · Barbara Bernstein · David Bezanilla · Tom & Terri Bishop · Annette Blanchard · Anita Bloch · Joan Bodway · Giselle Bosc · Joan Bose · Mary Bourguignon & Richard Wood · Karen Bowen & Beth Gerstein, in honor of Donald Trump · Mr. Michael Braisted · Julian & Elizabeth Brandes · Aida Brenneis · Diane Brett · Francis Brooks · Anne Broome · Sylvia Brownrigg · Vicki Brumby · Cherilyn Brunetti · Lili Byers · Judith & Burton Calder · Laura Call · Mr. & Mrs. John L. Cardoza · Tesa Carlsen · Dr. & Mrs. Michael Cassidy · Heidi Cavagnolo · Helene & Norman Cavior · Elvin Chong · Joanie Ciardelli · Sofia Close · Charlotte Cochrane · Carol Cook · Doug & Rosemary Corbin · Hillary & Chris Costin · Carolyn & Phil Cowan · Nancy Cuesta · Jerry Current · Patricia Daniels · Faith Darling & Cory Couture · Mr. & Mrs. Stefan Dasho · Barbara Gross Davis · Marc Davis & Nancy Turak · Hardy & Judi Dawainis · Gail Debellis · Linda Deer · Bill DeHart · Margaret E. Dennis · Richard A. Denton · Fred & Jean Devinney · Laura & Todd Dillard · Steve Doherty · Noah & Sandra Doyle · Philip & Susan Durfee · Helen Edelman · Elyse Eidman-Aadahl · Nancy Ellenbogen & Joel Lurie · David & Denise English · Robert Espinoza · David Fankushen · Terry Faria · Dr. Norma Fiedotin · Maureen Fitzgerald & Douglas Dohrer · Frank Flaherty · Tina Fleming · S. Floore, in memory of Leslie Thayer O'Hara · Thomas P. Flynn & Sherri Richards Flynn · Nancy Freeman · Marvin Freid · Christine Frick · Lauren Friedman · Judy & Bill Fujimoto · Charla Gabert · Angie Garling · Alan Gellman & Arlene Zuckerberg · Ellen Geringer & Chris Tarp · Bernadette Geuy · Helene & Lewis Gibbs · Lita Gloor-Little & David Little · Alan & Riitta Gluskin · Dr. Ellen Gold · Rosalie Gonzales · Barbara Gordon · Diana Gordon · Jeffrey & Sandra Granett · Thomas R. Gray · Sheldon & Judy Greene · Zachary & Carolyn Griffith · Susan Guerrero · Alex Gunst · Cheryl Guyer & Marty Kahn ·

Linda Brandenburger Broitman-Basri Family Bruce Carlton & Richard G. McCall Paula Carrell Stephen K. Cassidy Paula Champagne & David Watson Terin Christensen Sofia Close Andrew Daly & Jody Taylor M. Laina Dicker Thalia Dorwick Rich & Robin Edwards Thomas W. Edwards & Rebecca Parlette-Edwards Bill & Susan Epstein William Espey & Margaret Hart Edwards Dr. Stephen E. Follansbee & Dr. Richard A. Wolitz Kerry Francis Dr. Harvey & Deana Freedman Joseph & Antonia Friedman Paul T. Friedman Dr. John Frykman Laura K. Fujii David Gaskin & Phillip McPherson Marjorie Ginsburg & Howard Slyter

Christina Halsey · Randall Ham & Linda Wilford · Marjorie Hamm & Angela Bottum · Larry Hanover · Jeffrey & Meg Hargreaves · Dennis & Juanita Harte · Linda Headrick, in honor of Ann Brannen · Claire J. Heinzelman · Jay Helms & Terry O'Loughlin · David Hendricks · Donald E. Hershman, DPM · Susan L. Hill · Gayl & Harlan Hirschfeld · Elizabeth Hoffmann · Kristina Holland · Carolyn Holm · Miranda Holmes & Brian Sparling · Karen & Robert Holtermann · Frances Hopson · Estie Sid Hudes · Donald Bruce Hunter · Linda Infelise · Sandra Iwamoto · Christine Izaret · Christopher Johnson · Kathleen Johnson · Sharon A. Jubrias · Sheila Kahan · Robert & Kathleen Kaiser · Roy Kaplan, in memory of Barbara Kaplan · Ken Katen · Gary Kelson · Judith Kennedy · Karen Kent · Nina C. Kindblad · Janet King & Tom Corlett · Ms. Judith P. Klinman · Eva Klein · Bruce Koch · Marianne Koch · Joel H. Kreisberg · Kevin & Claudine Lally · Lynn Landor · Joyce Lashof · Joan & Gary Lawrence · Dr. Welton Lee · Ben Lenail & Laurie Yoler · Helen & Dell Levay · Larry & Evie Lieb · Ann Lincoln · Dorothy & Joseph Lindsay · Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Lindsay · Ken & Judy Linhares · John Link & Phyllis Goldsmith · Cynthia Lloyd · Lynn & Penny Lockhart, in honor of Sam & Edie Karas · Ms. Dolores MacKinnon · Elizabeth MacMartin · Linda Maio · Michael Manga · Judith Marcellini · M. Mathews & K. Soriano · Toni Mayer & Alan Lazere · Ms. Jean McClellan · Suzanne & Charles McCulloch · Betty McEady · Linda McKay · Mr. & Mrs. Joe C. McKenzie · Melinda McLain · Alison McLean · Laura McVey · Suzanne Mellard & Lon O'Neil · Betsy Mellins & Paul Mendelman · Patricia & John Mengel · Maeve Metzger · Terry Meyers-Gibbins & John Gibbins · Harriett Michael · Bruce A. Miller · Patrick & Jane Miller · Scott Miller · Bruce Mock · Robert Moench · George Moore · Thomas C. Moore · Emily & Robert Morrill · Mehdi Morshed · Ellen Moyer · Ethel Mussen · Haruko Nagaishi · Susan Nelson Kendall · James & Anicia Nelson · Sora Lei Newman · Haggai Niv · Peter Nussbaum & Aleta Wallace · Gloria O'Dell · Gail Offen-Brown · Linda & Gregory Orr · Roy & Susan Otis · Joseph R. Palsa · Chris Panero · James Pillsbury · Therese M. Pipe · Joellen & Leslie Piskitel · Meshulam Plaves · Tony

Mary & Nicholas Graves Elizabeth Greene Don & Becky Grether Richard & Lois Halliday Julie & Paul Harkness Linda & Bob Harris Fred Hartwick Ruth Hennigar Douglas J. Hill Hoskins/Frame Family Trust Lynda & Dr. J. Pearce Hurley Robin C. Johnson Janice Kelly & D. Carlos Kaslow Bonnie McPherson Killip Lynn Eve Komaromi Scott & Kathy Law Ines R. Lewandowitz Dot Lofstrom Helen M. Marcus Dale & Don Marshall Sumner & Hermine Marshall Rebecca Martinez Suzanne & Charles McCulloch John G. McGehee Miles & Mary Ellen McKey Margaret D. & Winton McKibben Ruth Medak Susan Medak & Greg Murphy Stephanie Mendel Toni Mester

Shirley & Joe Nedham Theresa Nelson & Bernard Smits Pam & Mitch Nichter Sheldeen G. Osborne Sharon Ott Amy Pearl Parodi Barbara L. Peterson Regina Phelps Margaret Phillips Marjorie Randolph Bonnie Ring Living Trust Tom Roberts David Rovno Tracie E. Rowson Deborah Dashow Ruth Patricia Sakai & Richard Shapiro Betty & Jack Schafer Brenda Buckhold Shank, M.D., Ph.D. Kevin Shoemaker Valerie Sopher Michael & Sue Steinberg Dr. Douglas & Anne Stewart Jean Strunsky Henry Timnick Guy Tiphane Phillip & Melody Trapp Janis Kate Turner Dorothy Walker Weil Family Trust—Weil Family

Politopoulos · Harry Pollack & Joanne Backman · Bradford Pollock · Dixie Lee Post & Dave Shaw · Don & Virginia Poulton · William & Joan Pridgen · Marilyn Radisch · Lynne D. Raider · Mahendra Ranchod · Ann Rarden · Kim Regan · John & Diane Rice · Gregg Richardson & Lee Mingwei · Jean Richardson · Margaret Rienzi · Geraldine Riordan · Jeff & Ann Roberts · Agnes Rogacsi · Phyllis Rogaski · Kim Rohrer · Alex G. Ross · Geri Rossen · John Rostkowski · Sylvia Roye · Lael R. Rubin · Marci Rubin · Daniel & Gail Rubinfeld · Peter Rudy · Anne Rutherdale · Marcee & Mark Samberg · Gayna Sanders · John & Melanie Sandler · Sarah Satterwhite · Patricia & Clifford Saunders · Ilze Savelis · Ruth & Paul Saxton · Pixie Hayward Schickele · Janet Schilling · Melissa Schoen · Peter Schwab · Karen Scott · Susan Sherk · Mary Shields · Lee & Mary Shilman · Edna Shipley · Marian Shostrom · Dr. & Mrs. Gary Shrago · Richard F. Shu · Bonnie Siegel · Jodie Silberman · John Simonds · Neil Sitzman · Elizabeth Smith · Pam Smith · Mr. & Mrs. Somasundaram · Sherrill & Martin Spellman · Doug & Kristen Stanton · Emily & Arnold Stoper · Carol Straforini · Jay Streets · Susie Sutch · Susan Taylor & Paul Utrecht · Ying Mei Tcheou · Robin R. Thompson · Fern Tiger · Steven & Lu Tipping · Lynn Tsumoto · Anna Vagin & Bruce Heller · Stanyan Vukovich · Mary Waddington · Margaret Wadhwani · Patrice Wagner & J. Chris Kidney · Edwin A. Waite · Peter E. Walker · Peter L. Washburn · Michael Watts · Phyllis Weber · Murray Weiss · Scott & Bonnie Wentworth · Thomas Weston · Judie Wexler · William Whitehead · Pam Whitman · Susan Whitman & Mark Gergen · Marilyn Willats · Karen Williams & Dr. Dan Null · Patricia Wipf · Diane & Josh Wirtschafter · Susan Wittstock & Carrie Dovzak · Richard & Elizabeth Wolgast · Morris A. Woolfson · Ruth Wrentmore · Elliott Zeller & Kim Lee Brae · Al Zemsky · Mr. & Mrs. Philip L. Zimmerman Special thanks to Marjorie Randolph for establishing The Marjorie Randolph Professional Development Fund, which supports the Berkeley Rep staff.

Karen & Henry Work Martin & Margaret Zankel

Gifts received by Berkeley Rep:

Anonymous Estate of Suzanne Adams Estate of Helen Barber Estate of Fritzi Benesch Estate of Carole B. Berg Estate of Nelly Berteaux Estate of Jill Bryans Estate of Nancy Croley Estate of Carol & John Field Estate of Rudolph Glauser Estate of Zandra Faye LeDuff Estate of John E. & Helen A. Manning Estate of Richard Markell Estate of Gladys Perez-Mendez Estate of Margaret Purvine Estate of Leigh & Ivy Robinson Estate of Stephen C. Schaefer, in honor of Jean and Jack Knox Estate of Peter Sloss Estate of Harry Weininger Estate of Grace Williams

Members of this Society, which is named in honor of Founding Director Michael W. Leibert, have designated Berkeley Rep in their estate plans. Unless the donor specifies otherwise, planned gifts become a part of Berkeley Rep’s board-designated endowment funds, where they will provide the financial stability that enables Berkeley Rep to maintain the highest standards of artistic excellence, support new work, and serve the community with innovative education and outreach programs, year after year. For more information on becoming a member, visit our website at or contact Daria Hepps at 510 647-2904 or

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BE R K E L E Y R E P STA F F Artistic Director Tony Taccone

Managing Director Susan Medak

General Manager Theresa Von Klug ARTISTIC Director of Casting & Artistic Associate Amy Potozkin Director, The Ground Floor/ Resident Dramaturg Madeleine Oldham Literary Manager Sarah Rose Leonard Artistic Associate Katie Craddock Associate Director Lisa Peterson Artists under Commission Todd Almond · Christina Anderson · Jackie Sibblies Drury · Lisa Peterson · Sarah Ruhl · Tori Sampson · Joe Waechter

First Hand Janet Conery Wardrobe Supervisor Barbara Blair ELECTRICS Master Electrician Frederick C. Geffken Production Electricians Christine Cochrane · Kenneth Coté S OU N D A N D V I DE O Sound Supervisor James Ballen Sound Engineers Angela Don · Annemarie Scerra Video Supervisor Will McCandless

P R ODUC T ION Production Manager Audrey Hoo Interim Assistant Production Manager Zoey Russo Company Manager Jean-Paul Gressieux

A DM I N I S T R AT ION Controller Suzanne Pettigrew Associate Managing Director/ Manager, The Ground Floor Sarah Williams Associate General Manager Amanda Williams O’Steen Executive Assistant S TAG E M A NAG E M E N T Kate Horton Production Stage Manager Bookkeeper Michael Suenkel Kristine Taylor Stage Managers Associate Controller Chris Armond · Bradley Hopper · Amanda Mason · Megan McClintock · Eric Ipsen Lisa McGinn · Betsy Norton · Leslie M. Payroll Administrator Radin · Chris Waters Katie Riemann Production Assistants Tessitura User Interaction Tait Adams · James McGregor · Administrator Sofie Miller Destiny Askin Information Technology Manager S TA G E OP E R AT ION S Dianne Brenner Stage Supervisor Julia Englehorn DE V E L OPM E N T Director of Development P R OP E R T I E S Lynn Eve Komaromi Properties Supervisor Associate Director of Development Jillian A. Green Daria Hepps Associate Properties Supervisor Director of Individual Giving Amelia Burke-Holt Laura Fichtenberg Stewardship Officer S C E N E S HOP Woof Kurtzman Technical Director Institutional Giving Manager Jim Smith Julie McCormick Associate Technical Director Individual Giving Coordinator Matt Rohner Kelsey Scott Shop Foreman Special Events Manager Sam McKnight Lauren Shorofsky Master Carpenter Development Database Jamaica Montgomery-Glenn Coordinator Jane Voytek Carpenters Patrick Keene · Read Tuddenham Development Associates Maddie Gaw · Julia Starr SCENIC ART M A R K E T I NG & Charge Scenic Artist C OM M U N I C AT ION S Lisa Lázár Director of Marketing and Communications COSTUMES Peter Yonka Costume Director Director of Public Relations Maggi Yule Tim Etheridge Associate Costume Director/ Hair and Makeup Supervisor Art Director Amy Bobeda Nora Merecicky Tailor Communications & Digital Content Director Kathy Kellner Griffith Karen McKevitt Draper Audience Development Manager Star Rabinowitz Samanta Cubias

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Webmaster Christina Cone Video & Multimedia Producer Benjamin Michel Program Advertising Pamela Webster Front of House Director Kelly Kelley Front of House Manager Debra Selman House Managers Elizabeth Anne Bertolino · Elle Black · Aaron Eaves · Aleta George · Kimberly Harvey-Scott · Tuesday Ray · Debra Selman Lead Concessionaires Molly Conway · Nina Gorham · Kimberly Harvey-Scott · Lucca Troutman · Emily Weiss Concessionaires Chloe Auletta-Young · Jessica Bates · Will Flanagan · Lorenz Gonzales · Autumn Goodman-Torrez · Katie Holmes · Serene LaBue-Deshais · Luci Liss · Johnny Lloyd· Krista Posell · Win Wallace Subscription Manager Laurie Barnes Box Office Supervisor Julie Gotsch Box Office Agents Gabrielle Boyd · Jordan Don · Katherine Gunn · Ariana Johnson · Oliver Kampman · Jaden Pratt

Elyse Shafarman · Arje Shaw · Joyful Simpson · Cleavon Smith · M. Graham Smith · Elizabeth Vega · James Wagner · Dan Wolf Teaching Artists Miriam Ani · Shannon Davis · Amber Flame · Daryl Harper · Dave Maier · Jack Nicolaus · Carla Pantoja · Bryan Quinn · Radhika Rao · Salim Razawi · Andre San-Chez · Lindsey Schmeltzer · Cleavon Smith · Teddy Spencer · Zoe Swenson-Graham · Simon Trumble · Elena Wright Teen Core Council Milo Bailey · Fidela Bisseret-Martinez · Eleanor Boes · Sonia Bot · Marina Carlstroem · Noé Castrejón · Mirabel Connor · Lilly-Karin Dandenell · Emielyn Das · Miya Drain · Dina FukunagaBrates · Zeke Gerwein · Anna Granados · Kayla Hansen · Zoe Larkin · Nandi Maunder · Zohar Naaman · Roan Pearl · Madeleine Riskin-Kutz · Avelina Rivezzo-Weber · Asya Stephens · Lucy Urbano Docent Co-Chairs Matty Bloom, Content Joy Lancaster, Recruitment Selma Meyerowitz, Off-Sites and Procedures A Doll’s House, Part 2 Docents Ellen Kaufman, Lead Docent Miles Drawdy · Helen Gerken · Muriel Kaplan · Catherine Warren · Linda Williams

201 8–19 B E R K E L E Y R E P FELLOWSHIPS Bret C. Harte Directing Fellow Emilia (Emi) Lirman Company Management Fellow Leah Mesh-Ferguson Costume Fellow Suzann Cornelison Development Fellow Nina Feliciano Education Fellow Si Mon’ Emmett Graphic Design Fellow BERKELEY REP Kirsten Pribula S C HO OL OF T H E AT R E Harry Weininger Sound Fellow Director of the School of Theatre Courtney Jean Rachel Hull Lighting/Electrics Fellow Associate Director Rae Lynn Crocker MaryBeth Cavanaugh Marketing/Digital Program Manager, Training and Communications Fellow Community Programs Brooke Vlasich Anthony Jackson Peter F. Sloss Literary/ Education Communications and Dramaturgy Fellow Partnerships Manager Madeleine Rostami Marcela Chacón Production Management Fellow Data and Tessitura Analyst Jossue Gallardo Katie Riemann Properties Fellow Community Programs Administrator Hayley Parker Modesta Tamayo Scenic Art Fellow Faculty Serena Yau Bobby August Jr. · Erica Blue · Jon Scenic Construction Fellow Burnett · Rebecca Castelli · Eugenie Heather Moosher Chan · Iu-Hui Chua · Jiwon Chung · Stage Management Fellow Sally Clawson · Deborah Eubanks · Symone Paige Crews Susan Garner · Christine Germain · Nancy Gold · Gary Graves · Marvin Greene · Susan-Jane Harrison · Gendell Hing-Hernández · Melissa Hillman · William Hodgson · Andrew Hurteau · Anthony Jackson · Kasey Klem · Krista Knight · Julian LópezMorillas · Dave Maier · Reid McCann · Patricia Miller · Alex Moggridge · Edward Morgan · Jack Nicolaus · Slater Penney · Greg Pierotti · Lisa Anne Porter · Diane Rachel · Rolf Saxon · OP E R AT ION S Facilities Director Mark Morrisette Building Engineer Thomas Tran Building Repair Technician Kevin Pan Facilities Assistants Theresa Drumgoolie · Sophie Li · Carlos Mendoza · Guy Nado · Jesus Rodriguez · LeRoy Thomas

President Stewart Owen Vice Presidents Carrie Avery Scott Haber Treasurer Richard M. Shapiro Secretary Leonard X Rosenberg Chair, Trustees Committee Michelle Branch Chair, Audit Committee Kerry L. Francis Board Members Berit Ashla Edward D. Baker Marc Blakeman David Cox Amar Doshi Robin Edwards Lisa Finer Jill Fugaro Karen Galatz Bruce Golden Steven Goldin David Hoffman Michael Kossman Jonathan C. Logan Jane Marvin Henning Mathew Sandra R. McCandless Susan Medak Pamela Nichter Sudha Pennathur Laura Severino Tony Taccone Kelli Tomlinson Gail Wagner Steven C. Wolan Felicia Woytak Past Presidents Helen C. Barber A. George Battle Carole B. Berg Robert W. Burt Shih-Tso Chen Narsai M. David Thalia Dorwick, PhD Nicholas M. Graves Richard F. Hoskins Jean Knox Robert M. Oliver Marjorie Randolph Harlan M. Richter Richard A. Rubin Edwin C. Shiver Roger Strauch Martin Zankel Sustaining Advisors Rena Bransten Diana Cohen Thalia Dorwick, PhD William T. Espey William Falik David Fleishhacker Paul T. Friedman Nicholas M. Graves Richard F. Hoskins Carole Krumland Dale Rogers Marshall Helen Meyer Dugan Moore Peter Pervere Marjorie Randolph Patricia Sakai Jack Schafer William Schaff Michael Steinberg Roger Strauch Jean Z. Strunsky Michael Strunsky Martin Zankel

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