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Welcome to Berkeley Rep and our special presentation of Man in a Case. We are delighted to share this extraordinary show with you. This production is the second of four special events scheduled in our 2013–14 season, beginning last fall with the extraordinary talents of Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in No Man’s Land and concluding with the return of virtuoso pianist Hershey Felder in June with Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro. Between now and June, though, you have many opportunities to experience more terrific theatre here at Berkeley Rep with our four remaining mainstage season productions. We hope you’ll want to see The House that will not Stand, opening in early February. We commissioned this new play from one of America’s most prolific and important young playwrights, Oakland– born Marcus Gardley, and it’s shaping up to be a real treasure. It’s followed by the satirical and outrageous Accidental Death of an Anarchist, probably the most important play by the Nobel Prize–winning playwright Dario Fo. Nina Raine’s Tribes was one of the hot new off–Broadway plays last year. We think this play about a young deaf man finding his way in the world— a play that raises questions about the limits of language, words, and meaning, and that heightens their value—will resonate with Bay Area audiences. Then join us for our final mainstage production in May when Pulitzer Prize–winner Tony Kushner and Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone team up for the The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, an epic tale of love, family, sex, money, and politics. Berkeley Rep presents stories that we hope will change the way you think about theatre—and the way you think about life. We’re looking forward to these spring shows, and nothing would make us happier than to share them with you. Warmly,
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What’s so special about a special event? Bringing more theatre to Berkeley BY KYLE SIRCUS
The play’s the thing, so it seems.
Shakespeare said it and our audiences reinforce it season after season. At Berkeley Rep, we’re proud to present seven thrilling plays in each year’s subscription season. These shows inspire imagination and pique our curiosity. Some have won Tony Awards, and others are being seen on our stage for the first time after being developed in The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work. But if the play’s the thing, why not produce more of them? Several years ago, we started asking ourselves this very question. Because of technical and personnel demands, our shows run on relatively fixed schedules. We’re lucky already: with two theatres, we often have two different shows running
simultaneously. Welcoming up to 2,000 people into our artistic home on a given day makes us beam with pride! Where our subscription season ends, special events begin. While all of our shows are special in their own right, ones that fall outside of our regular season schedule offer us the chance to stretch ourselves. A special event might afford an artist the chance to try work in front of an audience for the first time. Eve Ensler premiered Emotional Creature here, and Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart took on a revival of No Man’s Land before making the trek from Berkeley to Broadway. Or it might mean accommodating a busy artist’s schedule when it doesn’t align with our calendar, as with Hershey Felder’s presentation of George Gershwin Alone last summer (and his upcoming performance as Leonard Bernstein). Some, like Brian Copeland’s 10thanniversary reprise of his much-beloved Not a Genuine Black Man this spring in our new Osher Studio, allow established artists to revisit their most seminal work with new audiences. Most importantly of all, we’ve stretched and expanded our notion of a theatre season to bring you the highest quality live theatrical productions. You may not know this, but you are the reason artists like Mikhail Baryshnikov and Big Dance Theater come to work at Berkeley Rep. Artists value our audience’s curiosity, intellectual prowess, and keen ability to appreciate a wide array of art. So we hope you feel special. And we hope you come back to see us again soon. Who knows what surprise you might find in store? 2 0 1 3–1 4 · S P E C I A L I S S U E · T H E B E R K E L E Y R E P M AG A Z I N E · 7
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Go outside the Roda Theatre and just a few steps past the box office, and you’ll stumble upon a red brick building with two giant green doors. On the other side of this gateway lives a world of rambunctious energy, busy with events, students, theatre-making, and—sometimes—teachers dressed as mummies. Built on the foundation of fostering the creative potential of its surrounding community, the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre has served over 225,000 people with its eclectic programming since its inception in 2001. From producing over 100 original plays to mentoring hundreds of young professionals through Berkeley Rep’s fellowship program, the School of Theatre’s daily calendar is always full. With so much going on, we wanted to give you a peek into the inner workings of the School. Here’s your all-access pass to what may be happening on any given day.
“How can an elephantheaded Hindu god regain his confidence after breaking his tusk? Will the other gods tease him?” asks teaching artist Marilet Martinez as she reads Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth in a Story Builders workshop with first graders at Wildwood Elementary in Piedmont.
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It’s week four of the Performance Lab workshop at San Lorenzo High School. Jan & Howard Oringer Outreach Coordinator Dave Maier leads students in a writing exercise as they recall a vivid childhood memory for a piece they’re collectively creating.
Eight winter class registrations, four 2014–15 fellowship applications, and one voicemail inquiring about the Summer Theatre Intensive just came in.
A volunteer docent greets patrons just before the 7pm pre-show presentation in the upper Roda lobby.
“Do-re-mi-fa-sola-ti-do,” sings Rebecca Castelli while leading vocal warm-ups during a private voice lesson.
Adult students in the Introduction to Directing class walk out the doors of the School into the chilly night, so ending another day in the life of the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre.
A scurry of footsteps and screams are heard throughout the School of Theatre when someone shouts, “Where did that bat go?” as middle school students explore spontaneity and reactions in their Improvisation class.
“And what did she say?” A group of middle school girls snack and gossip in the School of Theatre’s lobby before their musical theatre class gets started.
School Registrar Katie Riemann receives a follow-up phone call from an English teacher at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Berkeley, confirming that everything is in place for their Stage Combat workshop next week.
Rachel Fink, director of the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, is on a conference call with other colleagues throughout the state to plan an arts advocacy initiative with California Alliance for Arts Education.
Members of Teen Council skype with teens from La Jolla Playhouse and Center Theatre Group about the upcoming Theatre Communications Group’s national conference in San Diego.
Associate Director MaryBeth Cavanaugh checks the light board in preparation for the Improvisation Performance Lab show tomorrow evening. The Bakery classroom has been transformed into an intimate performance space that will be used for 11 class showcases over the next two weeks.
The ceiling of the School of Theatre office shakes as 20 teens warm up in the Loft classroom overhead for the Teen One-Acts Festival rehearsal.
High school students take their seats in the Thrust for the student matinee performance of The Pianist of Willesden Lane.
Berkeley Rep fellows from all departments meet in the Harrison campus conference room for a seminar on résumé writing and successful interview skills, led by Berkeley Rep’s Production Manager Tom Pearl and Human Resources Consultant Laurel Leichter.
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A conversation with Big Dance Theater’s Annie-B Parson
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In this interview with Elizabeth
Williamson, the senior dramaturg and director of new play development at Hartford Stage, Annie-B and Paul discuss their approach to the original source material for Man in a Case as well as the unique design elements used in the production.
Elizabeth Williamson: You’ve developed shows from a wide range of sources, from Flaubert, to Agnès Varda, to Euripides. What drew you to these stories of Chekhov’s? Annie-B Parson: We have been borrowing small bits of text from Chekhov plays for the past 20 years and using them in assemblages, because like most theatre people we’re continually reading Chekhov—he comes up a lot. I’ve choreographed some Chekhov pieces, and Paul’s acted in quite a few [Three Sisters directed by Austin Pendleton, Brace Up! (Three Sisters) by the Wooster Group, and a Russian production of Ivanov], but Big Dance Theater had never done a full Chekhov work. So when Misha [Mikhail Baryshnikov] suggested this, we jumped on it. Paul Lazar: So we read “Man in a Case” and I just felt that even though it’s prose, not a play, it’s eminently actable— because of the narrative, the sequence of events—an intensely introverted man falls in love with a noisy, extroverted woman, she humiliates him and it kills him—this seemed to be something that could be staged.
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When you started developing the show, it was based on one short story, “Man in a Case.” What led you to incorporate “About Love” as well? Annie-B: A practical matter. It’s one of my favorite things, when someone from the outside imposes a theatrical necessity—it could be spatial, temporal, or thematic—it traps you in a way that can be really generative. In this case “Man in a Case” was too short for a full evening, and I had fantasized about doing “About Love” but couldn’t imagine how to express it. However, when the practical question of needing 15 more minutes to complete the evening came up, I returned to it. Since we’d started working I had a stronger sense of what we as a group could do in relation to Chekhov and I felt confident about adapting it. And I love the contrast between the exteriority of “Man in a Case” and the interiority of “About Love.” Plus, the two stories are actually two parts of a trilogy. Paul: We’ve also discovered connections between the two characters Misha plays. Even though the character in “Man in a Case” seems so one-of-a-kind and the character in the second story so like other people, they both have preconceived ideas about how to live, even if it means living life in a case. The protagonist of “About Love” is also in a case, because he has a notion of what an honorable life is supposed to be and he won’t defy it when he falls in love. Both he and the woman he loves don’t act on their feelings, which leaves them in a sort of purgatory. Chekhov was critical of both men for living in a case of their own construction.
As Brian Kulick, the artistic director of Classic Stage Company, says, you can distill the wisdom of Chekhov into two words: Live Now.
and the architecture of the room as one, and simultaneously from different perspectives—with cameras above, to the side, at different angles—reminding you of multiple viewpoints, of the twisting and turnings of our thinking, looking at the mind, You often use a range of source material in creating your and the ways we both make decisions and remember. work. Beyond the stories, are there other sources you drew Misha’s character is observing, reliving, and recalling his acon to create this show? tions, feeling, defending, and contemplating his actions—as Annie-B: Yes, quite a few. We started by looking at instrucyou do when you meditate on something very carefully. tional videos because Belikov (the “man in a case”) is a lover I think Chekhov’s stories are either written from the of rules and prescribed behaviors, and because he’s a teacher. outside, as in “Man in a Case” which feels like it is about life And since the hunters frame the piece, we also borrowed from observed, or from the inside as in “About Love.” “About Love” YouTube clips of contemporary hunters’ everyday talk about feels much more personal—it’s one of his stories where he hunting. In terms of movement, we drew on folk dance matespills a drop of blood. Not that I’m trying to prove it’s biorial from the period, and we drew on images of surveillance graphically based, as many scholars have—but it is palpably cameras to reflect Belikov’s paranoia. something he knows intimately about and had pain around. Paul: On the first day of rehearsal we also tape—recorded Paul: I think the video is very much part of our adaptation people talking about their backgrounds and origins. We think of the work. If you were just to take this story and give it to where a Chekhov story can come out of now is the way people a playwright and ask them to theatrically adapt it, with stage in the contemporary moment talk, so that we could emerge directions, dialogue, etc., that’s one way or style of telling it. I out of that to tell the stories and then return back to that think the way we use video and sound—and some of the video contemporary world—to give even has text scrolling through it— some contemporary roots in a certain sense it’s more evocato the piece. Chekhov is fortive of the experience of reading If you’ve had the experience of ever contemporary. a story. Not in the sense that we speak the text verbatim (which we working with a real ensemble, With Big Dance Theater, you also do), but that in seeing a play which I would say is a group who have long-standing relationyou take some of the language, has worked together for at least 7+ ships with many of the artand the imagery related to the ists involved in each show. language (sometimes obliquely) so years, you’re really lucky because How do those relationships as to replicate the reading experiyou have a shared vocabulary, a develop, and how do they ence; it gives you the experience shared aesthetic, and this can be inform the work? of imagistic resonance rather than Annie-B: They deeply literal representation. quite a powerful art machine! inform the work. If you’ve had the experience of working In this production you also have with a real ensemble, which I designers present, and working, would say is a group who has worked together for at least 7+ on stage. What led to that choice? years, you’re really lucky because you have a shared vocabuAnnie-B: I think it’s about transparency, issues of translary, a shared aesthetic, and this can be quite a powerful art parency in theatre, and issues of transparency in Chekhov. machine! So many things are left unsaid in rehearsal and then Chekhov is brutally honest—which has always been one of expressed in the work instead of discussed. I even have an idea my favorite things in his work. By placing the designers and of a piece that at a certain point actually creates work without technicians on the stage we are showing the inside of making the director, once the protocols for the piece are set, because the piece; we show the seams, the honesty of our theatre, and an ensemble is so in tune to the director, she could actually I find this beautiful and worth exposing. Showing how things step out. I was reading about how scientists do their best work on stage is in part a reflection of Chekhov’s transparency. work in a long-standing group and then they add someone Paul: We didn’t do a playwright adaptation, where you’re new to the group to mess everyone up (in a good way!) and turning the story into a play, in which case we would want to that would be Misha in this piece. We have the stability of an mask the machinery of the illusion a little more. But it’s Chekensemble group of designers and performers, and the added hov’s unvarnished contemporary quality and his not feeling at element of a new voice/body in the mix, with his particular hisan historical distance that we’re going after. I wanted our world tory, virtuosity, and perspective. to be present in the piece. I also think that coming from the less-traditional theatre, I’m inclined to ask myself about the Your work makes a major use of design. Can you talk about purpose of conventions that are just accepted: that we hide how video functions in the show? the technical elements, and have it be a mysterious magic. I Annie-B: Video design is almost another character in the like to ask whether that’s only convention or in fact appropripiece—it contemporizes the material because it is digital; it ate to a piece and I didn’t see any reason to adhere to that puts us automatically into the present. For “About Love,” video here. It’s not a convention I particularly like. We often dispense hones in and heightens the psychological perspective on how with hiding the machinery and that felt good in this piece. Reprinted with permission of Hartford Stage the heart loves and protects itself, by looking at the people 201 3–1 4 · S P E C I A L I S S U E · 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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Adapted from Two Short Stories by Anton Chekhov: “Man in a Case” and “About Love” Adapted and Directed by Paul Lazar & Annie-B Parson / Big Dance Theater Choreographed by Annie-B Parson JANUARY 25–FEBRUARY 16, 2014 SPECIAL PRESENTATION · RODA THE ATRE Man in a Case is made possible thanks to the generous support of S E A S O N PRO D U CE R The Strauch Kulhanjian Family PRO D U CE R S David & Vicki Cox A S S O CIAT E PRO D U CE R S Edward Baker Carol A. Giles Don & Amy Louv
CAST Belikov Mikhail Baryshnikov Barbara Tymberly Canale Ivan Chris Giarmo Burkin Paul Lazar Kovalenko Aaron Mattocks Additional Onstage Appearance Tei Blow, Jeff Larson Set Designer Peter Ksander Costume Designer Oana Botez Lighting Designer Jennifer Tipton
Sound Designer Tei Blow Video Designer Jeff Larson Associate Video Designer Keith Skretch Music Director Chris Giarmo Production Stage Manager Brendan Regimbal Assistant Director Aaron Mattocks Assistant Set Designer Andreea Mincic Assistant Lighting Designer Valentina Migoulia Assistant Stage Manager Erin Mullin Assistant Video Designer Steven Klems Technical Director Nathan Lemoine Sound Supervisor Anthony Luciani General Manager Huong Hoang Company Manager Katie Ichtertz
Produced by Baryshnikov Productions Man in a Case was produced in association with ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann, and commissioned and premiered by Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT (Darko Tresnjak, Artistic Director; Michael Stotts, Managing Director), premiering March 1, 2013 Partial support of open captioning is provided by Theatre Development Fund 2 0 1 3–1 4 · S P E C I A L I S S U E · T H E B E R K E L E Y R E P M AG A Z I N E · 1 5
BE R K E L E Y R E P PR E S E N T S Mikhail Baryshnikov B E L I KOV
Mikhail Baryshnikov, a native of Riga, Latvia, began studying ballet at the age of 9. As a teenager, he attended the Vaganova Choreographic School in Leningrad, graduating from student to principal dancer of the Kirov Ballet in 1969. In 1974, he left the former Soviet Union to dance with major ballet companies around the world including the New York City Ballet, where he worked with George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. In 1980 he began a 10-year tenure as artistic director of American Ballet Theatre, nurturing a new generation of dancers and choreographers. From 1990 to 2002, he was director and dancer with the White Oak Dance Project, which he cofounded with choreographer Mark Morris. In 2005, he opened the Baryshnikov Arts Center (bac), a creative home for local, national, and international artists to develop and present work. His film and television credits include The Turning Point (Oscar nomination), White Nights, and various television shows, including three Emmy Award–winning specials. He has appeared on Broadway in Metamorphosis, for which he received a Tony nomination and a Drama Desk Award, and in Forbidden Christmas or The Doctor and the Patient (Lincoln Center Festival), Beckett Shorts (New York Theatre Workshop), In Paris (Berkeley Rep, the Broad Stage, Lincoln Center Festival, and an international tour), and most recently in The Old Woman (international tour) directed by Robert Wilson. His many awards include the Chubb Fellowship, the Commonwealth Award, the Jerome Robbins Award, the Kennedy Center Honors, and the National Medal of Honor. In 2010, he was named an Officer of the French Legion of Honor.
Tymberly Canale BARBARA
Dancer, actor, choreographer, and teacher Tymberly Canale has collaborated and performed with the award-winning New York City–based Big Dance Theater since 1995. With this dynamic experimental dance theatre company, she has performed around the world, and is currently at work on Alan Smithee Directed This Play, a new work that will premiere in Lyon, France in March 2014. She received a 2010 New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Award for her role in Comme Toujours Here I Stand. Tymberly obtained her
mfa in dance in 2009 from Hollins University/ American Dance Festival and has recently served on the faculty of Barnard College, Peridance/Capezio Certificate Program, the University of the Arts, Marymount Manhattan College, and the American Dance Festival. Her choreographic credits include I Hate F*** Mexicans, written by Luis Enrique Gutiérrez Ortiz Monasterio and directed by Danya Taymor, Brecht’s play A Respectable Wedding at New York University (directed by Karin Coonrod), and Tristan Tzara’s The Gas Heart (for Big Dance Theater), as well as assisting in Theatre for a New Audience’s off–Broadway production of John Ford’s The Broken Heart and contributing movement for the David Byrne/Alex Timbers/Annie-B Parson production of Here Lies Love.
and Mac Wellman’s Antigone (Classic Stage Company, 2004). He also directed Young Jean Lee’s We’re Gonna Die. He and Annie-B Parson are currently creating a new piece, Alan Smithee Directed This Play, which will open in Lyon, France in spring 2014. He has performed in the Wooster Group’s North Atlantic, Brace Up, Emperor Jones, and The Hairy Ape. Other stage credits include The Three Sisters at Classic Stage, Young Jean Lee’s Lear, Marie Irene Fornes’ Mud, and Richard Maxwell’s Cowboys and Indians. His film roles include Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, The Host, and soon-to-bereleased Snow Piercer, as well as A Meaning Full Life with Wallace Shawn and Kate Valk. Paul teaches at nyu/Tisch School of the Arts.
Aaron Mattocks, “one of the finest young actor-dancers in New York” (New York Times), is a Pennsylvania native, Sarah Lawrence College alumnus, and 2013 New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Award nominee. He is an associate artist with Big Dance Theater under the direction of Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, whose productions include Supernatural Wife (Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival, 2011), Comme Toujours Here I Stand (New York Live Arts revival, 2012), Man in a Case (Hartford Stage, 2013), and Alan Smithee Directed This Play (spring 2014). He has created roles in premieres by Doug Elkins, David Gordon, Stephen Petronio, Jodi Melnick, Steven Reker, Phantom Limb (dirs. Jessica Grindstaff/ Erik Sanko), Yoshiko Chuma, Christopher Williams, Ursula Eagly, Kathy Westwater, and John Heginbotham. He has appeared as a guest artist with Faye Driscoll, John Kelly, Dean Moss, David Parker, and Third Rail Project’s Then She Fell, and performed in projects by Courtney Krantz, Abigail Levine, and Amanda Villalobos. In addition to his work as a performer, Aaron is a 2013–14 Context Notes Writer for New York Live Arts, after recently completing a year as guest editor for Movement Research’s Critical Correspondence. His writing has also been published on Culturebot, Hyperallergic, The Performance Club, and The Brooklyn Rail.
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Chris Giarmo is an artist, designer, and composer based in New York. He has performed with Big Dance Theater since 2005, composed choral music for its 2011 production of Supernatural Wife at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival and in Paris, and will be performing in and music directing its new production, Alan Smithee Directed This Play, premiering in Lyon, France in 2014. He is also a founding member and resident composer of New York–based theatre company Half Straddle, whose productions include In the Pony Palace/football, Seagull (Thinking of you), and Away Uniform. His recent sound design/ composition credits include Young Jean Lee’s Untitled Feminist Show, Faye Driscoll’s You’re Me, Jackie Sibblies Drury’s We Are Proud to Present a Presentation..., Mac Wellman’s 3 2’s or afar, and Gertrude Stein’s Pink Melon Joy. Chris has a solo music project titled Boys Don’t Fight (boysdontfight.com) and is co-creator of Homoflix (homoflix.wordpress.com), a queer film review blog with Jess Barbagallo.
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Paul Lazar co-founded the Bessie and Obie Award–winning Big Dance Theater in 1991 with Annie-B Parson and Molly Hickok. His work with Big Dance includes conceiving, directing, and/or performing in such works as Supernatural Wife (Brooklyn Academy of Music, 2011), Comme Toujours Here I Stand (The Kitchen, 2010) , Plan B (Japan Society, 2009),
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Anton Chekhov (1860 – 1904) AU T H O R
Anton Chekhov was born in Taganrog, Russia, on the Sea of Azov. He began writing essays and short stories while studying medicine at Moscow University. In 1886, he published his first book of collected tales, Motley Stories. Two years later he was awarded the Pushkin Prize for the collection In the Twilight. In the years following, he produced his first
full-length play Ivanov (1887), followed by The Wood Demon (1889), as well as publishing a steady stream of short stories. Chekhov wrote The Seagull in 1895, which was considered a failure at its premiere. In 1898 the play was revived under the direction of the great Constantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky at the Moscow Art Theatre, whose emphasis on psychological complexity proved the production a resounding success. Under Stanislavsky, Moscow Art Theatre also produced Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard as well as a revision of his earlier work The Wood Demon, which became Uncle Vanya. These four works are considered Chekhov’s masterpieces. Chekhov’s writing is fundamentally naturalistic; his characters portray the banality, despair, jealousy, humor, silence, and stillness of the human condition, and by reducing their actions and dialogue to the simplest fibers, he allows audiences of all backgrounds to identify with his characters.
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Annie-B Parson co-founded the Obie and Bessie Award–winning Big Dance Theater in 1991, and has created over 20 works that have toured internationally. Big Dance has received commissions from such esteemed venues as the Walker Art Center, Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Japan Society, and Les Subsistances in Lyon, France. Next up for bdt will be Alan Smithee Directed This Play, which will premiere at Les Subsistances in March 2014. Outside her work with bdt, Annie-B most recently choreographed David Byrne’s Here Lies Love at The Public Theater. She also choreographed two of Mr. Byrne’s world tours (2008 and 2012), and she will work with St. Vincent on her upcoming tour. Annie-B has created dance for opera by composer Nico Muhly; theatre, including The Broken Heart with Theatre for a New Audience, Sarah Ruhl’s Orlando, and Futurity with American Repertory Theater; string quartets including Ethel; and mtv (Salt-n-Pepa). Her independent work also includes curation, including Dancer Crush for New York Live Arts in 2011, the memorial for Merce Cunningham at Winter Garden in 2010, and Sourcing Stravinsky at Dance Theater Workshop in 2006. She has been featured in Bomb Magazine, both as subject and as interviewer. She has published work in Contact Quarterly, Ballet Review, and The Brooklyn Rail. Annie-B has been performing her lecture/video The Virtuosity of Structure since 2008 with Chris Giarmo. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship (2007), New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Awards (2002 and 2010), the first Jacob’s Pillow Award, and two Lucille Lortel Award nominations (2011 and 2012). Since 1993 Annie-B has been an instructor of choreography at New York University’s Experimental Theatre Wing.
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BE R K E L E Y R E P PR E S E N T S last season. His other design credits include set and/or lighting designs for There There with Kristen Kosmas and Paul Willis at the Chocolate Factory Theater; Botanica with Jim Findlay at 3LD Art and Technology Center; The Brothers Size at The Public Theater and the Old Globe; Othello at Theatre for a New Audience; On the Levee at Lincoln Center Theater 3; 1:23 and Behind the Eye at Cincinnati Playhouse; A House In Bali at Cal Performances and Brooklyn Academy of Music; Making of Americans at the Walker Art Center; Laude in Urbis at Compagnia de’ Colombari in Orvieto, Italy; This Place is a Desert at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art and The Public’s Under the Radar Festival; Drum of the Waves of Horikawa at the Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf; Roadkill Confidential at Clubbed Thumb; and Saint Joan of the Stockyards produced by Stillpoint Productions at Performance Space 122. His design work has appeared in the Buenos Aires in Translation Festival, the Exit Festival, the Maison des Arts de Créteil, the Ontological Hysteric Incubator, pica’s tba Festival, the National Theatre of Hungary, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2008 he won an Obie Award for the scenic design of Untitled Mars (this title may change) at P.S. 122. Peter holds an mfa from California Institute of the Arts and is an associate professor at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.
Oana Botez, a native of Romania, has designed for major theatre, opera, and dance companies including the National Theatre of Bucharest and has been involved in different international theatre festivals such as the Quadrennial Scenography Show in Prague. Oana is part of the first Romanian theatre design catalogue Scenografica. Since 1999, when she moved to New York, she has collaborated with Robert Woodruff; Richard Foreman; Maya Beiser; Richard Schechner; Andrei Serban; János Szász; Blanka Zizka; Brian Kulick; Zelda Fichlander; Annie-B Parson & Paul Lazar; Jackson Gay; Eric ˘ ˘ Karin Coonrod; Jay Scheib; Ting; Razvan Dinca; Rebecca Taichman; Kristin Marting; Evan Ziporyn; Eduardo Machado; Gus Solomons, Jr. & Paradigm; Carmen De Lavallade; Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre; Rania Ajami; Gisela Cardenas; Tony Speciale; Pavol Liska & Kelly Copper; Michael Barakiva; Matthew Neenan; Molissa Fenley; Zishan Ugurlu; Michael Sexton; Pig Iron Theatre Company; the Play Company; Charles Moulton; and Ripe Time, among others. Oana has an mfa in design from nyu/Tisch School of the Arts and was part of nea/tcg Career Development Program. She has received a Princess Grace Award, a Barrymore Award, and a Drammy Award.
Jennifer Tipton is well known for her work in theatre, dance, and opera. Her recent work in opera includes L’Elisir d’Amore directed by Bartlett Sher at the Metropolitan Opera, and Elektra for Lyric Opera of Chicago and Maria Stuarda at the Metropolitan, both directed by David McVicar. Her recent work in dance includes Alexei Ratmansky’s Romeo and Juliet for the National Ballet of Canada and Paul Taylor’s Gossamer Gallants. In theatre her recent work includes Designated Mourner at The Public Theater and The Testament of Mary on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Jennifer teaches lighting at the Yale School of Drama. She received the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in 2001, the Jerome Robbins Prize in 2003, and in 2004 the Mayor’s Award for Arts and Culture in New York City. In 2008 she was made a United States Artists “Gracie” Fellow and a MacArthur Fellow.
Keith Skretch designs video for performance and installation, working with New York–based theatremakers including Mallory Catlett, Palissimo, John Gould Rubin, Jay Scheib, and Daniel Fish, and Los Angeles companies including Playwrights’ Arena, the Fountain Theatre, and CalArts Center for New Performance. He’s created immersive installations such as Display Replay (CalArts New Works Festival) and Good/Bad/Ugly (Bushwick Starr), and his experimental animation Waves of Grain has screened at film festivals internationally. He recently toured with Radiolab’s live stage show Apocalyptical. Keith holds an AB from the University of Chicago and an mfa from CalArts.
Tei Blow is a performer and sound designer based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Japan and raised in the United States, Tei’s work incorporates photography, video, and sound design with a focus on technological processes and their artifacts. He has written songs for the film Loveless, built interactive video sets for Brooklyn band Steve Burns (and the Struggle), and made designs for Dmitry Krymov Laboratory, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jodi Melnick, Ann Liv Young, Big Dance Theater, David Neumann, and Deganit Shemy & Company. He also performs in Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble with Sean McElroy and with the bands Frustrator! and Perfect Shapes on Enemies List Recordings. He is the recent recipient of a Franklin Furnace grant.
Man in a Case marks Jeff Larson’s third collaboration with Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, having previously designed video for Big Dance Theater’s Supernatural Wife and the 2009 New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Award–winning Comme Toujours Here I Stand. Most recently, he designed video for We Are Proud to Present a Presentation... directed by Eric Ting at Soho Rep. Jeff directed the critically acclaimed Get Mad at Sin! — featuring Andrew Dinwiddie as evangelical firebrand Jimmy Swaggart — presented at the Chocolate Factory Theater in New York City, the Fusebox Festival in Austin, the tba Festival in Portland, and at the San Diego Museum of Art. Jeff is co-curator of “everyone’s favorite performance series,” Catch (catchseries.org). He is an adjunct faculty member with the Department of Design for Stage and Film at nyu/Tisch School of the Arts. Visit jeff-larson.com.
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Andreea Mincic, originally from Romania and now based in New York City, designs sets and occasionally costumes for theatre, dance, and opera productions. She was the assistant scenic designer for Berkeley Rep’s Pericles, Prince of Tyre last season. She recently designed Play/ Pause with Susan Marshall & Company and House of Dance with New York City Players. Regular collaborators in New York include Half Straddle, Hoi Polloi, the Builders Association, 31Down, Yoav Gal, and John Gould Rubin. Additional collaborators nationally and internationally include Incubator Arts Project, Banana Bag & Bodice, Big Dance Theater, Hartford Stage, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Labyrinth Theater Company, Büro für Off-Theater, and the National Center of Dance — Bucharest, among others. Andreea is a 2011 Henry Hewes Design Awards nominee for Three Pianos with Hoi Polloi.
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Valentina Migoulia is a lighting designer, production electrician, and visual artist working out of New York. She has worked on previous tours, including In Paris (Berkeley Rep, the Broad Stage, Lincoln Center Festival, and an international tour) and Spectral Scriabin (White Light Festival, 2011).
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Brendan Regimbal is a New York theatre artist who has been working in the city since 2004. He worked as Richard Foreman’s production/ stage manager and assistant director from 2006–10. He is one of the founding members and curators of Incubator Arts Project. He creates work with his partner Samara Naeymi, the most recent of which, entitled Aviary, was seen at Incubator Arts Project. He has collaborated with several downtown theatre companies and artists including Big Dance Theater, New York City Players, Elevator Repair Service,
Radiohole, Object Collection, Reid Farrington, Title:Point Productions, 31 Down, the Paper Industry, and Sponsored By Nobody.
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Erin Mullin is a Brooklyn–based theatre artist and technician. Recent show credits include props run crew for Here Lies Love and Fun Home, both at The Public Theater, and production stage manager for I Think I’m Falling: A Concert at New York University’s Experimental Theatre Wing. Erin has interned with the Wooster Group and New York City Players and is thrilled to be working on Man in a Case.
Big Dance Theater Founded in 1991, Big Dance Theater, led by co-artistic directors Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, has created over 20 dance/theatre works using sources ranging from Euripides, Flaubert, and Twain to the illicit tapes of Richard Nixon to Okinawan pop. Big Dance Theater received New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Awards in 2002 and 2010; the company was awarded an Obie in 2000, and the first Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Award in 2007. Big Dance Theater is an inaugural member of the Hatchery Project, a residency consortium. Most recent commissions have been from Brooklyn Academy of Music, Les Subsistances (Lyon, France), Théâtre National de Chaillot (Paris, France), the Anticodes Festival, and the Walker Art Center. Big Dance Theater has been presented nationally by
Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York Live Arts, Dance Theater Workshop, the Kitchen, Classic Stage Company, Japan Society, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), the Walker Art Center, the International Festival of Arts and Ideas (New Haven), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, On the Boards, ucla Live, and Spoleto Festival. Internationally, the company has performed at many festivals and theatres in France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Brazil, and Germany. Big Dance Theater is creating a film version of Another Telepathic Thing with Jonathan Demme.
Baryshnikov Productions PRODUCER
Baryshnikov Productions is designed to bring the distinctive voices of innovative directors, choreographers, and artists to the world’s most well-respected stages. Under this umbrella, the company has produced and toured the White Oak Dance Project (1990–2002), Forbidden Christmas or The Doctor and the Patient (2004–06), Beckett Shorts (2007), and In Paris (2010–12). Baryshnikov Productions’ current project is The Old Woman.
ArKtype/Thomas O. Kriegsmann A S S O C I AT E P R O D U C E R
A producer of acclaimed international projects and tours, ArKtype’s work has been seen worldwide, including projects with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Yaël Farber, Peter Brook, Jay Scheib, Julie Taymor, Yaron Lifschitz, Dmitry
Krymov, and Victoria Thiérrée-Chaplin. Recent premieres include the off-Broadway run of “Nalaga’at” Theater Deaf-blind Acting Ensemble’s Not by Bread Alone. ArKtype has also collaborated with Rude Mechanicals (Austin), Theatre for a New Audience, Big Dance Theater, Aurélia Thiérrée (France), Andrew Ondrejcak/Shara Worden, Jessica Blank & Erik Jensen, Circa (Brisbane, Australia), Lisa Peterson & Denis O’Hare, tpo (Italy), Erth Visual & Physical Inc. (Sydney), Sam Green/Yo La Tengo, Arcane Collective (Dublin, Ireland), Joshua Light Show, and the World/Inferno Friendship Society. Upcoming premieres include Sam Green’s The Great Heart of Humanity, Jay Scheib’s Platonov or the Disinherited, Jessica Blank & Erik Jensen’s How to Be a Rock Critic, and Dayna Hanson’s The Clay Duke. More information at arktype.org.
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Now in its 5oth anniversary season, Hartford Stage is one of the nation’s leading resident theatres, known internationally for producing classics, provocative new plays and musicals, and neglected works from the past, as well as a distinguished education program that reaches 21,000 students annually. Hartford Stage co-produced the world premiere of Man in a Case last season, and the theatre is currently represented on Broadway with the musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Currently under the leadership of Darko Tresnjak, artistic director,
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BE R K E L E Y R E P PR E S E N T S and Michael Stotts, managing director, Hartford Stage has earned many of the nation’s most distinguished awards, including a Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, the Margo Jones Award for Development of New Works, Obie Awards, two New York Critics Circle Awards, a Dramatists Guild/cbs Award, and an Elliot Norton Award, and has produced nationally renowned titles, including the Broadway productions of Matthew Barber’s Enchanted April, Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good, and The Gershwin’s Fascinating Rhythm; the off-Broadway productions of Horton Foote’s The Orphans’ Home Cycle and The Carpetbagger’s Children, and a landmark production of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Recent new work includes Daniel Beaty’s Resurrection (later retitled Through the Night) and Breath and Imagination, Michael Kramer’s Divine Rivalry, Eve Ensler’s Necessary Targets, Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo, and Matthew Lombardo’s Tea at Five. The leading provider of theatre education programs in Connecticut, Hartford Stage’s offerings include student matinees, in-school theatre residencies, teen performance opportunities, theatre classes for students (ages 3–18) and adults, afterschool programs, and professional development courses.
MICHAEL LEIBERT ARTISTIC DIREC TOR
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 those 16 years, Berkeley Rep has presented more than 70 world, American, and West Coast premieres and sent 22 shows to New York, two to London, and now one to Hong Kong. Tony has staged more than 35 plays in Berkeley, including new work from Culture Clash, Rinde Eckert, David Edgar, Danny Hoch, Geoff Hoyle, Quincy Long, Itamar Moses, and Lemony Snicket. He directed the shows that transferred to London, Continental Divide and Tiny Kushner, and two that landed on Broadway as well: Bridge & Tunnel and Wishful Drinking. Tony commissioned Tony Kushner’s legendary Angels in America, co-directed its world premiere, and this season marks his eighth collaboration with Kushner when he directs 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, Tony recently debuted Ghost Light and Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup. His latest play, Game On, written with Dan Hoyle, will premiere in April 2014 at San Jose Repertory Theatre. 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.”
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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, organizations that represent the interests of nonprofit theatres across the nation. Susan chaired two 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 chairs the Downtown Berkeley Business Improvement District and serves as president of the Downtown Berkeley Association. She is the founding chair of the Berkeley Arts in Education Steering Committee for Berkeley Unified School District and the Berkeley Cultural Trust. She was awarded the 2012 Benjamin Ide Wheeler Medal by the Berkeley Community Fund. Susan serves on the faculty of Yale School of Drama and is a proud member of the Mont Blanc Ladies’ Literary Guild and Trekking Society. She lives in Berkeley with her husband.
profiles Stage Toronto, Eclipsed by Danai Gurira at Yale Repertory Theatre and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, The Good Negro by Tracey Scott Wilson at The Public Theater and Dallas Theater Center, A History of Light by Eisa Davis at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Angela’s Mixtape by Eisa Davis at Synchronicity Performance Group, New Georges, and Bus and Family Ties at the Play Company for the Romania Kiss Me! Festival. Liesl’s other credits include California Shakespeare Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, Center Stage in Baltimore, Sundance East Africa, Manda Island, Kenya, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, and Huntington Theatre Company, among others. Liesl serves as the program associate at Sundance Institute Theatre Program, focusing on its activities in East Africa, and she was recently made an artist trustee with the Sundance Institute’s board of trustees. She was awarded the inaugural Susan Stroman Directing Award from the Vineyard Theatre, the nea/tcg Directors Grant, and the New York Theatre Workshop Casting/Directing Fellowship. She is a native of Cape Town, South Africa.
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Karen joined Berkeley Rep in 1993 as education director. Under her supervision, Berkeley Rep’s programs for education provided live theatre for more than 20,000 students annually. In 1995, she became general manager, and since then has overseen the day-to-day operations of the Theatre. She has represented the League of Resident Theatres during negotiations with both Actors’ Equity Association and the Union of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Prior to her tenure at Berkeley Rep, Karen worked for Theatre Bay Area as director of theatre services and as an independent producer at several Bay Area theatre companies. She has served on the boards of Climate Theater, Overtone Theatre Company, Park Day School, and the Julia Morgan Center. Karen is married to arts attorney MJ Bogatin.
Madeleine is the director of Berkeley Rep’s recently launched Ground Floor and the Theatre’s resident dramaturg. She oversees commissioning and new play development, and dramaturged the world premiere productions of 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.
After having directed the acclaimed production of Ruined in 2011, Liesl joined the artistic team at Berkeley Rep in 2013. She is an awardwinning director whose world premieres include Party People by Universes at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The White Man—A Complex Declaration of Love by Joan Rang with DanskDansk Theatre in Denmark, Peggy Picket Sees the Face of God by Roland Schimmelpfennig at the Luminato Festival/Canadian
A native New Yorker, Amy moved west in 1990 when she was hired to work for Berkeley Rep. Through the years she has also had the pleasure of casting projects 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
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Inc., and Traveling Jewish Theatre. Amy cast roles for various indie films: Conceiving Ada, starring Tilda Swinton; Haiku Tunnel and the upcoming Love and Taxes both by Josh Kornbluth; and the upcoming feature film Beyond Redemption by Britta Sjogren. Amy received her mfa from Brandeis University, where she was also an artist in residence. She has been a coach to hundreds of actors, teaches acting at Mills College, and leads workshops at Berkeley Rep’s School of Theatre and numerous other venues in the Bay Area. Amy is a member of csa, the Casting Society of America.
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Roger Strauch is a former president of Berkeley Rep’s board of trustees and is currently chair of the trustees committee. He is chairman of the Roda Group (rodagroup.com), a venture-development company based in Berkeley, focused on cleantech investments, best known for launching Ask.com and for being the largest investor in Solazyme, a renewable oil and bio-products company (Nasdaq: szym, solazyme.com). Roger is chairman of the board of CoolSystems, a medical technology company, and a member of UC Berkeley Engineering Dean’s college advisory board. He is chairman of the board of trustees for the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (msri); a member of the board of Northside Center, a mental-health services agency based in Harlem, New York City; and a co-founder of the William Saroyan Program in Armenian Studies at Cal. His wife, Julie A. Kulhanjian, is an attending physician at Oakland Children’s Hospital. They have three children.
David and Vicki Cox PRODUCERS
Dave and Vicki have been active in the theatre world for nearly 30 years, first with the Guthrie, where Dave was at one-time chair of the board, and with Berkeley Rep, where he is a trustee. Vicki, a women’s rights activist, is a past national board member of Americans for the UN Population Fund and Planned Parenthood. The retired ceo of Cowles Media, Dave pursues interests in media and environmental causes. Previously, he was the board chair of Earthjustice and Link Media. The Coxes love Berkeley Rep’s dedication to risk-taking and its emphasis on contemporary plays, as well as its commitment to developing theatre works and artists.
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Acknowledgements Baryshnikov Productions wishes to thank Darko Tresnjak, Michael Stotts, Maxwell Williams, Bryan T. Holcombe, and the staff of Hartford Stage Company; Georgiana Pickett, Eleanor Wallace, Kristen Miles and the staff of Baryshnikov Arts Center; Cynthia Hedstrom, Sandra Garner, Bill Kennedy and the staff of The Performing Garage; Kevin Cunningham and the staff of 3LD Art & Technology Center; The Chocolate Factory; Performance Space 122; Will Knapp, Masha Tsimring, Jenni Bowman, Alexandra Rosenberg and Santino Lo; Countryman Microphones, Inc.
Insurance The Whitmore Group, Ltd. Costume construction Colin Davis Jones Studio Travel arrangements Greg Minch, altour Freight arrangements Clark Transfer Audio engineer Xochitl Loza
Follow spot operator Thomas Weaver
Scene shop Patrick Keene Ben Sandberg Stephanie Shipman Read Tuddenham
Bruce Norris Michael Butler
Stage carpenter Kourtney McCrary
January 31 - March 1, 2014 For tickets:
The Resident Professional Theatre Company of the Lesher Center for the Arts Michael Butler, artistic Director
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Thank you from Big Dance Theater to: Aaron Rosenblum, Tommy Kriegsmann, Brad Harris, Molly Hickok, and Joyce Ketay. Man in a Case was developed, in part, at The Performing Garage and at 3LD Art & Technology Center, New York City. Text features excerpt from “High Windows” by Philip Larkin, from The Complete Poems: Philip Larkin, fsg, 2012. Music credits: “Coming Around Again” by Carly Simon; “Opus 17a” composed by Hanne Darboven, performed by Robert Black.
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We acknowledge the following Annual Fund supporters whose contributions from November 2012 through November 2013 helped to make possible the Theatre’s artistic and community outreach programs.
CON T R I BU TOR S institutional supporters G IF T S O F $ 100,000 AN D AB OVE
G IF T S O F $2 5,000 –49,999
G IF T S O F $5,000 –9,999
The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation The James Irvine Foundation The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation The Shubert Foundation The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
Anonymous The Ira and Leonore Gershwin Philanthropic Fund Wallis Foundation Woodlawn Foundation
Anonymous Berkeley Civic Arts Program East Bay Community Foundation Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Ramsay Family Foundation
G IF T S O F $50,000 –99,999
Crescent Porter Hale Foundation Koret Foundation The Kenneth Rainin Foundation
The Bernard Osher Foundation National Endowment for the Arts
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G IF T S O F $2 5,000 –49,999
G IF T S O F $10,000 –24,999
G IF T S O F $12 ,000 –24,999
G IF T S O F $750 –4,999 Alameda County Arts Commission/artsfund Joyce & William Brantman Foundation Civic Foundation Dramatist’s Guild Fund The Entrekin Foundation jec Foundation
G IF T S O F $3,000 –5,999
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Great theatre is made possible by the generosity of our community. We gratefully acknowledge the following contributors to Berkeley Rep, who champion the Theatre’s artistic and outreach programs. To make your gift and join this distinguished group, visit berkeleyrep.org/give or call 510 647-2906. LEG E N D
CON T R I BU TOR S donors to the annual fund
P RODUC E R C I RC L E S E A S O N PRO D U CE R S $ 10 0,0 0 0 +
The Strauch Kulhanjian Family
LE A D PRO D U CE R S $ 5 0,0 0 0 – 9 9,9 9 9
Rena Bransten Bruce Golden & Michelle Mercer Mary & Nicholas Graves Wayne Jordan & Quinn Delaney John & Helen Meyer Jack & Betty Schafer
E XECU TIV E PRO D U CE R S $ 2 5,0 0 0 –49,9 9 9
Martha Ehmann Conte Bill Falik & Diana Cohen Kerry Francis & John Jimerson M Frances Hellman & Warren Breslau Pam & Mitch Nichter Stewart & Rachelle Owen Marjorie Randolph Dr. & Mrs. Philip D. Schild Michael & Sue Steinberg
Jean & Michael Strunsky Guy Tiphane Gail & Arne Wagner Barry Lawson Williams
PRO D U CE R S
$ 12 ,0 0 0 –2 4 ,9 9 9
Anonymous Barbara & Gerson Bakar Stephen Belford & Bobby Minkler Carole B. Berg Thalia Dorwick Robin & Rich Edwards David & Vicki Fleishhacker Scott & Sherry Haber Jack Klingelhofer Susan & Moses Libitzky Sandra & Ross McCandless Dugan Moore Mary Ruth Quinn & Scott Shenker Patricia Sakai & Richard Shapiro Joan Sarnat & David Hoffman Liliane & Ed Schneider Felicia Woytak & Steve Rasmussen
Martin & Margaret Zankel
A S S O CIAT E PRO D U CE R S
$ 6,0 0 0 – 11,9 9 9
Anonymous (3) Edward Baker Shelley & Jonathan Bagg Valerie Barth & Peter Wiley M Steve & Blair Buster Susan Chamberlin Robert Council & Ann Parks-Council David & Vicki Cox Tom Dashiell Oz Erickson & Rina Alcalay William Espey & Margaret Hart Edwards John & Carol Field Kristina Flanagan Virginia & Timothy Foo Paul Friedman & Diane Manley M Jill & Steve Fugaro Paul Haahr & Susan Karp M Doug & Leni Herst Hitz Foundation Ms. Wendy E. Jordan
Jean & Jack Knox Wanda Kownacki Ted & Carole Krumland Zandra Faye LeDuff Dixon Long Naomi & Bruce Mann K Dale & Don Marshall Martin & Janis McNair Stephanie Mendel Steven & Patrece Mills M Stewart & Rachelle Owen Mary Ann & Lou Peoples Peter Pervere & Georgia Cassel Leonard & Arlene Rosenberg Kaye & Randy Rosso Pat Rougeau Richard A. Rubin & H. Marcia Smolens Emily Shanks M Pat & Merrill Shanks Karen Stevenson & Bill McClave Jacqueline & Stephen Swire Patricia Tanoury Wendy Williams
D ONOR C I RC L E PRE S ID E N T S
D IREC TO R S
$ 3,0 0 0 – 5,9 9 9
$ 1, 5 0 0 –2 ,9 9 9
Anonymous (3) Tony Amendola & Judith Marx Edith Barschi Neil & Gene Barth Drs. Don & Carol Anne Brown Tracy Brown & Greg Holland Jim Butler C. William Byrne M Lynne Carmichael Jennifer Chaiken & Sam Hamilton Earl T. Cohen & Heidi M. Shale Daniel Cohn & Lynn Brinton Karen & David Crommie Richard & Anita Davis Lois M. De Domenico Benjamin Douglas Delia Fleishhacker Ehrlich M Nancy & Jerry Falk Earl & Bonnie Hamlin Vera & David Hartford Ann & Shawn Fischer Hecht Richard N. Hill & Nancy Lundeen James C. Hormel Lynda & Dr. J. Pearce Hurley Kathleen & Chris Jackson Ashok Janah K Robert Kelling Duke & Daisy Kiehn Lynn Eve Komaromi Suzanne LaFetra Nancy & George Leitmann Don & Amy Louv M Peter & Melanie Maier Charlotte & Adolph Martinelli Grey Maus(e) Phyra McCandless & Angelos Kottas Susan Medak & Greg Murphy Eddie & Amy Orton Sandi & Dick Pantages Pease Family Fund Ivy & Leigh Robinson David S. H. Rosenthal & Vicky Reich Riva Rubnitz Beth & David Sawi Linda & Nathan Schultz Lisa & Jim Taylor Steven Winkel & Barbara Sahm Sheila Wishek Sally Woolsey
Anonymous (9) Pat Angell Marcia & George Argyris Martha & Bruce Atwater Nina Auerbach Richard & Debbie Ault K Don & Gerry Beers M David Beery & Norman Abramson Cynthia & David Bogolub Caroline Booth Linda Brandenburger Broitman-Basri Family Thomas & Tecoah Bruce Kerry Tepperman Campbell Ronnie Caplane Stephen K. Cassidy & Rebecca L. Powlan Paula Champagne & David Watson LinChiat Chang K The Cheitlin Family Julie Harkness Cooke Constance Crawford Ed Cullen & Ann O'Connor K James Cuthbertson John & Stephanie Dains Ilana DeBare & Sam Schuchat Francine & Beppe Di Palma Brooke Facente Merle & Michael Fajans Cynthia A. Farner Tracy & Mark Ferron Lisa & Dave Finer Linda Jo Fitz Frannie Fleishhacker Thomas & Sharon Francis Herb & Marianne Friedman Don & Janie Friend James Gala Dennis & Susan Johann Gilardi Marjorie Ginsburg & Howard Slyter Daniel & Hilary B. Goldstine Bob Goodman Deborah & Howard Goodman Robert & Judith Greber William James Gregory Garrett Gruener & Amy Slater Richard & Lois Halliday Migsy & Jim Hamasaki Bob & Linda Harris Ruth Hennigar
Tom & Bonnie Herman Wendy Herzog K Gail & Bob Hetler Bill Hofmann & Robbie Welling The Hornthal Family Foundation Rick Hoskins & Lynne Frame Paula Hughmanick & Steven Berger George & Leslie Hume Mr. & Mrs. Harold M. Isbell Herrick and Elaine Jackson, The Connemara Fund Beth & Fred Karren Rosalind & Sung-Hou Kim Michael Kossman John Kouns & Anne Baele Kouns Helen E. Land Robert Lane & Tom Cantrell Randy Laroche & David Laudon Louise Laufersweiler & Warren Sharp Andrew Leavitt & Catherine Lewis Ellen & Barry Levine Bonnie Levinson & Dr. Donald Kay Jennifer S. Lindsay Tom Lockard & Alix Marduel Jonathan Logan Vonnie Madigan Helen Marcus & David Williamson Lois & Gary Marcus Michael Margolis Sumner & Hermine Marshall Rebecca Martinez Jill Matichak Janet & Michael McCutcheon Karen & John McGuinn Miles & Mary Ellen McKey Scott McKinney & Sherrill Lavagnino Michele R. McNellis Toby Mickelson & Donald Brody Roger & Satomi Miles John & Katrina Miottel Andy & June Monach Scott Montgomery & Marc Rand Patricia Motzkin & Richard Feldman Judy O'Young, MD & Gregg Hauser Judith & Richard Oken Steve Olsen Janet Ostler Joshua Owen & Katherine Robards Gerane Wharton Park Bob & MaryJane Pauley Tom & Kathy Pendleton
We are pleased to recognize first-time donors to Berkeley Rep, whose names appear in italics.
Gladys Perez-Mendez Barbara Peterson Susie & Eric Poncelet David Pratt Elizabeth Ratner John Ravitch Jonathan & Hillary Reinis Bill Reuter & Ruth Major James & Maxine Risley John & Jody Roberts Carole Robinson & Zane O. Gresham Deborah Romer & William Tucker Marc Roth Boyard & Anne Rowe Enid & Alan Rubin Gaile B. Russ Dace P. Rutland Mitzi Sales & John Argue Lisa Salomon & Scott Forrest Monica Salusky & John K. Sutherland Jeane & Roger Samuelsen Stephen C. Schaefer Jackie & Paul Schaeffer Joyce & Jim Schnobrich Stephen Schoen & Margot Fraser Mark Shusterman, M.D. Edie Silber & Steve Bomse Beryl & Ivor Silver Amrita Singhal & Michael Tubach Kae Skeels Sherry & David Smith Stephen & Cindy Snow Louis & Bonnie Spiesberger K Stephen Stublarec & Debra S. Belaga Andrew & Jody Taylor Deborah Taylor Alison Teeman & Michael Yovino-Young Susan & David Terris Ama Torrance & David Davies Buddy & Jodi Warner Jonathan & Kiyo Weiss Beth Weissman Jim & Maria Weller Grace Williams Patricia & Jeffrey Williams Charles & Nancy Wolfram Ron & Anita Wornick Jane Zuercher
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CON T R I BU TOR S donors to the annual fund PL AY W RI G H T S $ 1,0 0 0 –1, 49 9
Anonymous (7) · Donald & Margaret Alter · Juli Betwee · Paula Carrell · Stan & Stephanie Casper · Naveen Chandra & James Lengel · Ed & Lisa Chilton · Richard & Linnea Christiani · Katherine Copic & Daniel Spoonhower M · Barbara & Tim Daniels M K · Ric de Barros · Harry & Susan Dennis · Corinne & Mike Doyle · Becky Draper · Bill & Susan Epstein · Gary Facente · Paul Feigenbaum & Judy Kemeny· Frannie Fleishhacker · Nancy H. Francis · Christopher R. Frostad M · Karl & Kathleen Geier · Phyllis & Eugene Gottfried · Diana Grand & Jon Holman · Jennifer Heyneman Sousae· Adrienne Hirt & Jeffrey Rodman · Elaine Hitchcock · Barry & Jackie Hoffner · Randall Johnson · Barbara E. Jones · Tom & Mary Anne Jorde · Seymour Kaufman & Kerstin Edgerton · Christopher Killian & Carole Ungvarsky · Mary S. Kimball · William & Adair Langston · R. Jay & Eileen Love · Larry & Corinne Marcus · John E. Matthews · Erin McCune & Nicholas Virene · Daniel and Beverlee McFadden · John G. McGehee · Kirk McKusick & Eric Allman · Marc Elliott Mosko · Timothy Muller · Margo Murray · Claire Noonan & Peter Landsberger · Richard Ostreicher & Robert Sleasman · Robyn & David Owen M · David & Julieta Peterson · Gregory C. Potts · Andrew Raskopf · Charles R. Rice · Horacio Rodriguez · Sheli Rosenberg · Susan Rosin & Brian Bock · Rob & Eileen Ruby · Susie Sargent & Michael Webb K · Seiger Family Foundation · Neal Shorstein, MD &
We gratefully recognize the following members of the Annual Fund whose contributions were received from October to November 2013 S U PP O R T E R S $ 2 5 0 –49 9
Anonymous (2) · Jim & Donna Beasley · Mary Ann & Len Benson · Diane Brett · Alex Byron & Nicole Maguire · Robert & Margaret Cant · Dan & Allyn Carl · Holly Christman, MD & Max Perr · Michael Ehrenzweig · James Finefrock & Harriet Hamlin · Nancy E. Fleischer · Lucia and John Gilbert · Anne & Peter Griffes · Fran Hildebrand · Juli Kauffman · Joan & David Komaromi · Shirley Langlois · Bertram Lubin & Vivian Scharlach · Mary & Terry MacRae · Chris & Sarah Martiniak · Christopher McKenzie & Manuela Albuquerque · Joanne Medak · Ralph & Melinda Mendelson · Lise Pearlman · Carla & David Riemer · Jirayr & Meline Roubinian · Tracie E. Rowson · Barbara & Jerry Schauffler · Dr. David Schulz · Cherida Collins Smith · Mark Valentine & Stacy Leier-Valentine · Carol Verity · William R. Weir · Richard & Dyjan Wiersba · Sandra Yuen & Lawrence Shore · Steven & Victoria Zatkin Family Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay
CO N T RIB U TO R S $ 15 0 –2 49
Anonymous (5) · Fred & Joanne Abrams · Bill & Marsha Adler · Myrna Aronoff · Andrea Arrick · Elizabeth Balderston · Robin & Edward Blum · Jacquelyn Brown & Ken Prochnow ·
Christopher Doane · Dave & Lori Simpson· Ed & Ellen Smith · George & Camilla Smith· Annie Stenzel · Tim Stevenson & David Lincoln King · Nancy & Fred Teichert · Pate & Judy Thomson · Deborah & Bob Van Nest · Wendy Willrich · Steven & Linda Wolan · Lee Yearley & Sally Gressens · Sam & Joyce Zanze
AC TO R S $500–999
Anonymous (15) · Robert & Evelyn Apte · Gertrude & Robert Allen · Steven & Barbara Aumer-Vail · Todd & Diane Baker · Jonathan Berk & Rebecca Schwartz · Richard & Kathy Berman · Robert Berman & Jane Ginsburg · Caroline Beverstock · Steve Bischoff · Patti Bittenbender · Nancy Blachman and David desJardins · Dr. Kevin & Mrs. Riva Bobrowsky · Fraser Bonnell · Claudia Bravo & Alan R. Silverman · Marilyn Bray · Wendy Buchen · Rike & Klaus Burmeister · David Burnett · Robert & Janet Campbell M · Bruce Carlton · Carolle J. Carter & Jess Kitchens · Michael C. Chang · Jeff Chanin & Karen Lovdahl · Kim & Dawn Chase · Patty Chin · Terin Christensen · Dennis Cohen & Deborah Robison · Leonard & Roberta Cohn · Ruth Conroy · Robert & Blair Cooter · Dee Cosetto · John & Izzie Crane M · Barbara & John Crary · Copley Crosby · Teri Cullen · Robert & Loni Dantzler · Narsai & Venus David K · Pat & Steve Davis · Jackie Desoer · Edmund DuBois · Drs. Nancy Ebbert & Adam Rochmes · Anita C. Eblé · Burton Peek Edwards & Lynne Dal Poggetto · Sue & Peter Elkind ·
Alan Burckin, M.D. & Carol Olmert · Yvonne Chong · Greg & Barbara Ciapponi · Brigitte Devaux M · Meredith & Harry Endsley · Mary & Douglas Fraser · Steve & Marian Gold · Helene Good · Nina G. Green · Cecille & Alex Gunst · Mary & George Hake M · Austin & Lynne Henderson · Kyle Hinman · Belle Huang & Ed Blumenstock · Paulette Johnson · Sheila Jordan · Cynthia Koenigsberg & Harry Patsch · Drs. Yvonne LaLanne & Mark M. Rubenstein · Marilyn Leavitt · Suzanne McCombs · Kathryn Pirman · Margaret Sheehy · Richard & Darlene Smith · Beverly Stevens · Douglas & Susan Taylor · Edward & Carrie Thomas · Karen Trilevsky · Dorothy Wechsler · Marsha Weintraub & Stuart Hellman
FRIE N D S $ 75 –149
Anonymous (7) · Edward Abeleven · Matthew & Marcia Allen · JoAnne Appel · Clara Arakaki · Sara Armstrong · Larry & Barbara Babow · Lisa & David Baker · Lynda H. Barber · Genie Barry & Jido Cooper · Alice Bartholomew · Karlotta Bartholomew · Charles Benedict · Sally Benjamin · Jeffry & Diane Bernstein · Ruth Ann Binder & Matt Rossiter · Beverly Blatt & David Filipek · Pat & Mary Boyle · Aida Brenneis · Monroe & Kate Bridges · Byron Brown · Jane Buerger · Barbara and J. Martin Carovano · Carol & Orlo Clark · Tom Consoli · Rollin & Pamela Coville · Su Cox & Cathy Keyes · Doris Davis · Judy Derman & Richard Berger · Ann Doerr · Kathy Down & Greg Kelly· Janet Eadie · John Eckmann · Carol Egan · Anne & Hal Eisenberg · Anita Feinstein · Susan Girard · Beth Gleghorn · Diane Gorczyca · Joan & LeRoy Green · Aniruddha Gupta · Gary Hammond · Donna Harris & Lyla Cromer · Donald E. Hershman, DPM · Andrew Hirss · Constance Holmes · Kristen Jones · Harlan & Pearl Kann · Vivian Keh & Jonathan Hue M ·
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Mike & Mary Jo Kelly · Ellen Kruse · Judith & David Lee · Harry & Eileen Lewis · Elizabeth S. Lindgren-Young & Robert Young · Gail MacGowan · Toni Mayer & Alan Lazere · Katherine McKenzie · Betsy Mellins & Paul Mendelman · James Mendez · Susan Merrill · Jeff Miner · George Moore · Ronald & Irene Nakasone · Shirley Negrin · Bill & Jane Neilson · Marilyn K. Nelson · Judith Norberg · Pier & Barbara Oddone · Dr. Patrick O’Halloran · Gene & Helen Oliver · Thomas Owen · Elizabeth & Ted Peña · Phyllis Pottish-Lewis & Adam Lewis · Barry & Haiganoush Preisler · Gayna & Michael Radtke · Glenn Reid · Margaret Rienzi · Donald Riley & Carolyn Serrao · Todd & Susan Ringoen · Dr. Norma Fiedotin · Stephen B. Ruben · Wondie Russell · Peter Schrag · Diane Schreiber & Bryan McElderry · George & Linda Sensabaugh · Lawrence & Reiko Sheppard · Bonnie Siegel · Crystal Silva · Patricia Smith · Anne & Douglas Stewart · Susanne Stoffel & Michael Coan · Diane Talbert · David J. Thomas · Tom and Renee Tissue · M. Vought · Marlene & Jerry Walters · Louis Weckstein & Karen Denevi · Raymond Weisberg · Susan Whitman & Mark Gergen · Jennifer Winch · Donna & Clifford Yokomizo · Stan Zaks · Marti & Shelly Zedeck
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PAT RO N S $ 1 –74
Anonymous (4) · Laurie Adams · Susan Adler · Tom Allen · Beryl Baker · Troy Barnes · Frank & Lee Battat K · Brian & Mary Bechtel · Richard & Jan Bergamini · Jerry Berkman · Franklin Biggs · Elaine Binger · Odette Blachman · Katherine Blenko · Evan Bloom · Nona Bock · Benita & Burton Boxerman · Sheila Braufman & Toby Gidal · Lori Breunig · Sally Brown · Kay Browne · Kris Byrne · Daniel Carroll MD · Ken Chew · Sandra Chutorian · George & Jane Collier · Janet Cooper · John & Mary
CON T R I BU TOR S donors to the annual fund Sustaining members as of December 2013: Anonymous (4) Sam Ambler Carl W. Arnoult & Aurora Pan Ken & Joni Avery Nancy Axelrod Edith Barschi Neil & Gene Barth Carole B. Berg Linda Brandenburger Jill Bryans Bruce Carlton & Richard G. McCall Stephen K. Cassidy Andrew Daly & Jody Taylor M. Laina Dicker Thalia Dorwick Rich & Robin Edwards Bill & Susan Epstein William Espey & Margaret Hart Edwards Carol & John Field Dr. Stephen E. Follansbee & Dr. Richard A. Wolitz Kerry Francis
Dr. Harvey & Deana Freedman Dr. John Frykman Paul T. Friedman Laura K. Fujii David Gaskin & Phillip McPherson Marjorie Ginsburg & Howard Slyter Mary & Nicholas Graves Elizabeth Greene Jon & Becky Grether Richard & Lois Halliday Linda & Bob Harris Fred Hartwick Ruth Hennigar Douglas J. Hill Hoskins/Frame Family Trust Robin C. Johnson Lynn Eve Komaromi Bonnie McPherson Killip Scott & Kathy Law Zandra Faye LeDuff Ines R. Lewandowitz Dot Lofstrom Dale & Don Marshall
Sumner & Hermine Marshall Rebecca Martinez Suzanne & Charles McCulloch Miles & Mary Ellen McKey Margaret D. & Winton McKibben Susan Medak & Greg Murphy Toni Mester Shirley & Joe Nedham Pam & Mitch Nichter Sharon Ott Amy Pearl Parodi Gladys Perez-Mendez Barbara Peterson Regina Phelps Margaret Phillips Marjorie Randolph Bonnie Ring Living Trust Tom Roberts Patricia Sakai & Richard Shapiro Betty & Jack Schafer Brenda Buckhold Shank, M.D., Ph.D. Valerie Sopher Michael & Sue Steinberg Karen Stevenson
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M E MOR I A L A N D T R I BU T E G I F T S
The following members of the Berkeley Rep community made gifts in memory and in honor of friends, colleagues, and loved ones from November 2012 to November 2013.
In Memory of Helen Barber Shirley & Lew Albright Clark & Francine Burnham Charles & Melanie Callander John & Barbara Callander Lucy Campbell Chan & Susan Chuongvan Anne M. Coffey Eugene Coffey Marilyn DeLorenzo K. Bruce & Lois Friedman Kenneth W. Gerver The Bonkettes Larry & Susan Halperin Mrs. Barbara Heard Josh & Faye Jacobs Donald Jacobus Stewart A. Judson Allen & Kathleen Lauer John & Joni Lawler Nancy & George Leitmann Norman & Florence Lind Melinda Mendelson Laura W. Moran Carla R. Petievich Dr. & Mrs. Andrew Pollak Nancy Reynolds Julianne H. Rumsey Paul Sack Mitzi Sales & John Argue Jonathan & Sheryl Schreiber The Swain Family Edward & Susan Waller W. Clark Wurzberger In honor of Susan Medak Terry Pink & John Blaustein Joanne Medak In honor of Marge Randolph Bill & Susan Epstein Nina & Claude Gruen In honor of Leonard X Rosenberg Benita & Burton Boxerman Sheli Rosenberg
In honor of Marcia Smolens Jay & Susan Mall Susan Medak & Greg Murphy Anonymous, in honor of Julie & Patrick Kennedy Anonymous, in memory of Sky Parsons Pat Angell, in memory of Gene Angell Kristen Badgley, in memory of Helen Joo's mother Allan & Muriel Brotsky, in memory of Dr. Leonard Gordon Jane Buerger, in memory of Judith A. Schmitz Gary & Diana Cramer, in memory of Doris Titus Anita & Herbert Danielsen, in honor of Sara Danielsen & Sean Tarrant Elizabeth Anne Doyle, in memory of John Doyle Melinda A. Drayton, in honor of Nandi Drayton Wendy Dwyer, in honor of The Dwyer Family Brooke Facente, in honor of Jane and Gary Facente Mr. & Mrs. Fink, in honor of Rachel Fink Don & Janie Friend, in honor of Bill & Candy Falik William Goodell, in memory of Carol G. Goodell Richard & Sylvia Hammond, in honor of Leo Blitz & Family Linda Headrick, in honor of Ann Brannen David Hester & Karen Jannetti Hester, in honor of Anna M. Morrison Juraj & Elisabeth Hostynek, in honor of Andrej Hostynek Barbara E. Jones in memory of William E. Jones Tom & Mary Anne Jorde, in honor of Pat Sakai & Dick Shapiro Julie Kastrup, in memory of Dan Murphy Lynn Eve Komaromi, in honor of the Berkeley Rep Staff Debie Krueger, in memory of Alex Maffei
Mary & Terry MacRae, in honor of the Libitzkys Peter & Melanie Maier, in honor of Jill Fugaro Chris Mehling, in honor of Wendy Williams Carrol Mills, in memory of Stan Eremia Geri Monheimer, in honor of Sharon and Randy Kinkade Susan Montauk, in memory of Clare Montauk Thomas Neale, in memory of Jean Culhane Pier & Barbara Oddone, in memory of Michael Leibert David Pasta, in memory of Gloria Guth Lise Pearlman, in memory of Amalia Pearlman Elizabeth & Ted Peña, in honor of Oscar Peña, with thanks to Ben Hanna Paul & Kerry Perez, in honor of Dixon Long Laurel Przybylski, in memory of Maryann Herber Sheila & Myron Puckett, in memory of Jean Murphy Lois & Dan Purkett, in honor of Merton Johnson & Mary Rowe M Veronica Rabuy, in honor of Zoe Inciong Maya Rath, in honor of Shirley & Philip Schild Veronica Schwalbach, in memory of Catherine Day Ethan & Kira Silverman, in honor of Ross & Sandy McCandless Heather Sirk, in honor of Emily Small-Coffaro Katrina & John Staten, in memory of Wallace Johnson Prof. Jeremy Thorner & Dr. Carol Mimura, in memory of James Toshiaki Mimura Raymond Weisberg, in memory of Marilyn Weisberg Ms. H. Leabah Winter, in memory of Barry Dorfman, MD The Zeiger Family, in memory of Phyllis Sagle
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A BOU T BE R K E L E Y R E P staff and affiliations Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone A R T I S T IC Associate Director Liesl Tommy Artistic Associate & Casting Director Amy Potozkin Artistic Associate Mina Morita Director, The Ground Floor/ Resident Dramaturg Madeleine Oldham Literary Associate Julie McCormick Theatre Communications Group/ Visiting Artistic Associate Maureen Towey Artists under Commission David Adjmi Glen Berger Jackie Sibblies Drury Marcus Gardley Rinne Groff Dominic Orlando KJ Sanchez Naomi Wallace P RODUC T ION Production Manager Tom Pearl Associate Production Manager Amanda Williams O’Steen Company Manager Jean-Paul Gressieux S TAG E M A NAG E M E N T Production Stage Manager Michael Suenkel Stage Managers Cynthia Cahill Leslie M. Radin Karen Szpaller Kimberly Mark Webb Production Assistants Megan McClintock Amanda Warner S TAG E OP E R AT ION S Stage Supervisor Julia Englehorn P ROP E R T I E S Properties Supervisor Jillian A. Green Associate Properties Supervisor Gretta Grazier Properties Artisan Viqui Peralta S C E N E S HOP Technical Director Jim Smith Associate Technical Director Colin Babcock Shop Foreman Sam McKnight Master Carpenter E.T. Hazzard Carpenter Jamaica Montgomery-Glenn
Managing Director Susan Medak
S C E N IC A R T Charge Scenic Artist Lisa Lázár COSTUMES Costume Director Maggi Yule Draper Kitty Muntzel Tailor Kathy Kellner Griffith First Hand Janet Conery Wardrobe Supervisor Barbara Blair Assistant Costume Designer Amy Bobeda E L E C T R IC S Master Electrician Frederick C. Geffken Production Electricians Christine Cochrane Kenneth Coté S OU N D Sound Supervisor James Ballen Sound Engineer Angela Don A DM I N I S T R AT ION Controller Suzanne Pettigrew Director of Technology Gustav Davila Associate Managing Director/ Manager, The Ground Floor Karena Fiorenza Ingersoll Executive Assistant Andrew Susskind Bookkeeper Kristine Taylor Associate General Manager/ Human Resources Manager David Lorenc Human Resources Consultant Laurel Leichter Database Manager Diana Amezquita DE V E L OPM E N T Director of Development Lynn Eve Komaromi Associate Director of Development Daria Hepps Director of Individual Giving Laura Fichtenberg Campaign Manager Libbie Hodas Institutional Grants Manager Bethany Herron Special Events Manager Lily Yang Individual Giving Associate Joanna Taber Development Database Coordinator Jane Voytek
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General Manager Karen Racanelli
Development Associate Beryl Baker PAT RON S E R V IC E S Patron Services Manager Katrena Jackson House Manager Debra Selman Assistant House Managers Natalie Bulkley · Aleta George · Emily Hartman · Ayanna Makalani · Anthony Miller · Read Tuddenham Concessionaires Leah Barish · Laurie Barnes · Natalie Bulkley · Samantha Burse · Emily Fassler · Renee Gholikely · Alana Godner-Abravanel · Wendi Gross · Emily Hartman · Mary Kay Hickox · Kimberly “Mik” Jew · Maria Jimenez · Nima Khoshnevis-Rad · Devon Labelle · Margot Leonard · Hanna Lennett · Jamie McClave · Sarah Nowicki · Jenny Ortiz · Benjamin Sandberg · Amanda Spector · Andrew Susskind · Read Tuddenham · Nancy Villatoro Usher Coordinators Nelson & Marilyn Goodman B OX OF F IC E Ticket Services Manager Destiny Askin Subscription Manager & Associate Sales Manager Laurie Barnes Box Office Supervisor Terry Goulette Box Office Agents Christina Cone · Samanta Cubias · Luisa Frasconi · Sherice Jones · Eliza Oakley · Tom Toro · Aaron Walburg · Amanda Warner · Crystal Whybark M A R K E T I NG & C OM M U N IC AT ION S Director of Marketing & Communications Robert Sweibel Director of Public Relations Voleine Amilcar Art Director Nora Merecicky Video & Multimedia Producer Pauline Luppert Communications Manager Karen McKevitt Marketing Manager Kyle Sircus Audience Development Manager Sarah Nowicki Webmaster Christina Cone Program Advertising Ellen Felker
OP E R AT ION S Facilities Director John Horton Facilities Manager Lauren Shorofsky Building Engineer Thomas Tran Maintenance Technician Johnny Van Chang Facilities Assistants Kevin Barry · Sonny Hudson · Sophie Li · Carlos Mendoza · Jesus Rodriguez · Oliver Sweibel BERKELEY REP S C HO OL OF T H E AT R E Director of the School of Theatre Rachel L. Fink Associate Director MaryBeth Cavanaugh Jan & Howard Oringer Outreach Coordinator Dave Maier Community Programs Manager Benjamin Hanna School Administrator Kashara Robinson Registrar Katie Riemann Faculty Alva Ackley · Jeffrey Bihr · Erica Blue · Rebecca Castelli · Jiwong Chong · Iu-Hui Chua · Laura Derry · Deborah Eubanks · Lucille Freedman · Christine Germain · Nancy Gold · Gary Graves · Marvin Greene · Gendell Hing-Hernández· Andrew Hurteau · Aaron Jessup · Ben Johnson · Dave Maier · Julian López-Morillas · Patricia Miller · Edward Morgan · Michael Navarra · Madeleine Oldham · Slater Penney Marty Pistone · Diane Rachel · Rebecca Stockley · Bruce Williams Outreach Teaching Artists Michael Barr · Mariah Castle · Gendell Hing-Hernández · Ben Johnson · Hannah Lennett · Marilet Martinez · Jack Nicolaus · Sarita Ocón · Carla Pantoja · Patrick Russell · Tommy Shepherd · Reggie White · Elena Wright Teacher Advisory Council Molly Aaronson-Gelb · Julie Boe · Amy Crawford · Beth Daly · Jan Hunter · Marianne Philipp · Richard Silberg · John Warren · Jordan Winer Docent Committee Thalia Dorwick, Director Matty Bloom, Core content Nancy Fenton, Procedures Jean Holmes, Visuals Charlotte Martinelli, Off-site contact & recruitment
201 3–14 B E R K E L E Y R E P F E L L OW S H I P S Bret C. Harte Young Director Fellow Jacob Harvey Company/Theatre Management Fellow Rae Surbaugh Costume Fellow Franzesca Mayer Development Fellow Annalise Baird Education Fellows Gabriella Mingoia Alexandra Williams-Fleck Graphic Design Fellow Jared Oates Harry Weininger Sound Fellow Sarah Jacquez Lighting / Electrics Fellow Jack Horwitch Marketing & Communications Fellow Telma Sheppard Peter F. Sloss Literary/ Dramaturgy Fellow Sam Basger Production Management Fellow Emily Fassler Properties Fellow Ashley Nguyen Scenic Art Fellow Gena Whitman Scenic Construction Fellow Claudia Peterson Stage Management Fellow Sofie Miller
Affiliations The directors and choreographer are members 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.
BOA R D OF T RU ST E E S Thalia Dorwick, PhD PRE S ID E N T
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Emily Shanks T RE A S U R E R
Scott R. Haber S ECRE TA RY
Roger A. Strauch
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Helen C. Barber A. George Battle Carole B. Berg Robert W. Burt Shih-Tso Chen Narsai M. David Nicholas M. Graves Richard F. Hoskins Jean Knox Robert M. Oliver Harlan M. Richter Richard A. Rubin Edwin C. Shiver Roger A. Strauch Warren Widener Martin Zankel
B OA R D M E M B E R S
Carrie Avery Becky Bleich Martha Ehmann Conte David Cox Robin Edwards William Falik Lisa Finer David Fleishhacker Paul T. Friedman Bruce Golden David Hoffman Carole S. Krumland Dale Rogers Marshall Sandra R. McCandless Julie M. McCray Susan Medak Pamela Nichter Stewart Owen Leonard X Rosenberg Jack Schafer Richard Shapiro Jean Z. Strunsky Tony Taccone Gail Wagner Felicia Woytak S U S TAIN IN G A DVI S O R S
Carole B. Berg Rena Bransten Stephen K. Cassidy Diana J. Cohen John Field Nicholas M. Graves Richard F. Hoskins Dugan Moore Pat Rougeau Richard A. Rubin Patricia Sakai Michael Steinberg Michael Strunsky Martin Zankel
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Founding Director Michael W. Leibert Producing Director, 1968–83
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Cal Performances U
Trey McIntyre project Performing two new McIntyre works: a debut exploring alienation and social tension, and an exploration of the life of Freddie Mercury set to excerpts from 16 classic Queen songs.
Mar 21 & 22 zeLLerBaCH HaLL
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Campy and hysterical, this all-male drag ballet specializes in a loving critique of the conventions of ballet, delighting knowledgeable ballet audiences and novices alike.
alvin ailey american Dance Theater Featuring: Two Bay Area premieres Two Alvin Ailey/ Duke Ellington premieres Bill T. Jones’s award-winning D-Man In The Waters
april 1– 6
Mark Morris Dance Group Acis and Galatea Music by Handel (arr. Mozart) Mark Morris, director & choreographer
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Nicholas McGegan, conductor Philharmonia Chorale Bruce Lamott, director
april 25 – 27 zeLLerBaCH HaLL
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One of “10 reasons for theater lovers to leave New York in 2014” —Time magazine
Written by Marcus Gardley Directed by Patricia McGregor Commissioned by Berkeley Rep Jan 31–Mar 16
Written and performed by Brian Copeland Directed by David Ford special presentation · starts apr 23
Written by Dario Fo Directed by Christopher Bayes mar 7–apr 20
“Big, brilliant… smart, lively!” —ne w york times
Tribes By nina raine Directed by Jonathan moscone apr 11–may 11
“Rich, deep, beautiful!” —the new yorker
The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures Written by Tony Kushner Directed by Tony Taccone may 16–Jun 29
“A captivating performance of a fascinating life.” —la weekly
Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro Book by Hershey Felder music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein and others Directed by Joel zwick Jun 5–22 season sponsors
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