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Individual donors to the Annual Fund · 33 Michael Leibert Society · 36
R E P ORT Of chintz and feathers · 9
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Create the story with us · 10
Staff, board of trustees, and sustaining advisors · 37
Dig deeper into the show with our docents · 12 Seeding the field: The Ground Floor supports the creation of 16 new plays · 14
F E AT U R E S Meow: A life in the week of an international singing sensation · 16
FYI Everything you need to know about our box office, gift shop, seating policies, and more · 38
Visual beauty—A conversation with designer Neil Murray · 18 Uncovering an undersung art · 20
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P ROL OG U E from the Artistic Director
There are some artistic creatures that
live in a rarified atmosphere. By day they take human shape, eat, sleep, and partake in otherwise normal activities. But at night, as they appear before us beyond the footlights, they take on an ethereal quality, as if they’ve descended from the clouds or some unnamable mountaintop to invite us into a kind of secret society dedicated to their special brand of ecstatic celebration. And if we accept that invitation we are hypnotically drawn into their force field, swept into their loving and fierce embrace, and left, by evening’s end, happily and eternally seduced. Such a creature is Meow Meow. I had my first encounter with Meow Meow at the urging of Emma Rice, our esteemed colleague and good friend from Kneehigh Theatre who has brought such memorable work to our Theatre (The Wild Bride, Tristan & Yseult). Emma was a devout convert and had whispered to me of Meow’s irresistible power. I subsequently flew to Portland to see her in concert, and within nanoseconds was blown away. She took the stage like a soldier in full assault mode, sang every song like it was her last, and refused to let any of us get away. The phrase “take no prisoners” was never more appropriate. Plus, she was very funny. I asked to speak to her after the show and was granted an audience. The gist of my introduction went something like, “Hi, I’m Tony Taccone and I’d love to produce your work at Berkeley Rep. Here are some dates.” We spoke for several hours. I didn’t want to leave until she looked favorably on my proposal. And so here she is…resplendent, raw, and raucous. Ms. Rice and dramaturg Robert Egan have worked to give the evening a dramatic structure, a theatrical frame in which Meow Meow is free to work her magic. Armed with a team of musical and dance collaborators, surrounded by some of our finest designers, positioned on a stage bedecked with thousands of feathers, she heralds the beginning of our new season with spectacular bravura and a signature style. Raise the curtain, my friends. Meow Meow is now poised to offer you an invitation to join her secret society. May you be ready to accept…. Sincerely,
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P ROL OG U E from the Managing Director
Welcome to the 2014-15 season!
We have so many good things in store for you this year. Tony has assembled a program that is brimming with artists we are eager for you to meet. They have some great stories to share and thoughtful ways of telling those stories. I hope you’ll choose to see each and every one of our upcoming productions! In addition to the creativity that you’ll see on our stages each time you visit, you’ll see that we’re in the middle of an entirely different creative endeavor outside as well. With our Create Campaign, we introduce you to the new initiatives that are going to keep Berkeley Rep the most exciting theatre around and will ensure that it remains an artistic home for the many iconic artists you have come to love and admire. The funds we raise with this campaign will support programs not covered by the cost of your ticket. We’ll be refurbishing the Thrust Stage, adding the technological upgrades that will, once again, make it a preferred destination for today’s most respected artists. We’ll be converting the courtyard into an atrium with a clear lightweight shell so that you can enjoy that outdoor space, the new bar, and improved box office facilities regardless of the weather. We’ll be seeding new plays in our Ground Floor new play development lab, nurturing young as well as mature writers who will tell the stories of our time for our audience as well as audiences around the nation. And we’ll convert our Harrison Street campus into the premier facility for new play development on the West Coast (if not the country!) with rehearsal halls, access to technical support, and artist live/work spaces. Every initiative is designed to improve your experience and to enhance our ability to produce the kind of work you demand of us. Yes, we do feel that you place demands on us...and that is what we value so much about you. I hope you’ll find out more about our Create Campaign in the lobby or at berkeleyrep.org/create, and that you’ll be inspired to support our efforts. With your generosity and our hard work, we are going to make sure that Berkeley Rep retains its audacious ambition and relentless commitment to producing work that moves, inspires, provokes, and delights our audiences.
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Of chintz and feathers
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A few months before
An Audience with Meow Meow opened, Berkeley Rep’s artisans and technicians were conjuring up the show’s glitz and glamor—and they wanted to give you a behind-the-scenes peek. Scenic Charge Artist Lisa Lázár and her team tackled the challenge of creating a flat, measuring over 25 feet tall, that replicates the look of printed chintz—and ensuring the pattern lined up perfectly when the final print was cut and stretched over custom-built steel panels. After drawing the entire image on paper and transferring it to fabric (a precise and complex task), they created stencils of the designs. The top photo shows Lisa painting a flower with the kind of sprayer used to paint cars. The second photo shows the almost-completed painting—and the blank spaces where the fabric would fit the panels (sitting against the back wall). In the end, the pattern lined up perfectly. Lisa says, “Did I do the dance of joy? Were the muscles of my face aching from smiling? Yes. And yes.” Properties Manager Jill Green had a different sort of epic challenge: creating about 850 feathers. The scenic and costume design by Neil Murray called for feathers ranging from four to eight feet long. “You can’t get eight-foot feathers,” says Jill. “They don’t exist!” Besides, feathers are expensive. After hours of research and development, the prop artisans came up with a solution: peeling threads from strips of pre-dyed fabric, which leaves a feathery effect. The bonus was that anyone could do it—even Berkeley Rep’s backstage crew, administrative staff, and some terrific volunteers from Bank of America, one of our corporate partners, who rallied to the cause (third photo). Some feathers were shaped with wires, and all were ready to adorn Meow Meow’s fabulous set. These are but two examples of the creativity and ingenuity that all of Berkeley Rep’s artisans bring to An Audience with Meow Meow—and every show you’ll see this season. 2 0 1 4 –1 5 · 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 · 9
the story A center for new work
This fall, we are embarking on a journey to write the next transformative chapter in the history of our theatre company. The bold and ambitious Create Campaign will strengthen the relationship between artists, audiences, and our community, and transform Berkeley Rep into one of the foremost centers for new play development in the country. Two key initiatives will help us realize this vision: a $14 million expansion of our Harrison Street campus into a center for new work and a $6 million renovation of Berkeley Rep’s signature Thrust Stage. These initiatives are part of a $50 million comprehensive campaign which also seeks to strengthen the Theatre’s annual fund, capital reserve fund, and invest in its staff. We invite you to join us and to help create the story with us.
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We aim to transform Berkeley Rep’s Harrison Street campus into a center for artistic innovation where artists and the community engage in the art of making theatre. Developing the Harrison Street campus with the construction of 14 artist living units and four rehearsal halls, as well as studios and a public forum. Fully realizing The Ground Floor, Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work, encompassing a year-round series of commissions, workshops, and a concentrated artist Summer Residency Lab.
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A state-of-the-art Constellation sound system from Meyer Sound, offering incomparable sound clarity. New energy-efficient lighting technology both on stage and off. Updated water-efficient plumbing and fixtures. A refurbished theatre with a larger and more central box office, and a clear, lightweight shell over the courtyard, creating an atrium for year-round use.
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Dig deeper into the show with our docents
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In a few minutes, you’ll witness the incomparable, international phenomenon known as Meow Meow. You can read more about her spectacularly fascinating life in this program. We bet that after you spend some time with Meow Meow, you’ll wish you knew her better—and you can do just that at one of our free docent events before the show, after the show, and even at retirement communities and at select libraries in the East Bay. In fact, you can get to know all of our 2014–15 season artists because our dedicated team of docents hosts these free events for every subscription show. Did you ever wonder what inspired the writers, or wonder about their process for developing the play? Come to Berkeley Rep by 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a pre-show talk and get the inside scoop on the artists’ backgrounds and the historical context of their work, see the designers’ costume and scenic sketches, and discover what elements went into creating the show. Within 30 minutes you’ll gain an amazing amount of insight into the play—and you’ll leave with an intriguing list of things to think about while you’re watching it and others to consider once the curtain comes down. Thalia Dorwick, Berkeley Rep’s board president and docent chair, says, “Our docent program is different from some others in regard to pre-show talks. The purpose is not to tell patrons what to think. It’s to tell them what to think about...and let them come to their own conclusions.” If you love to talk about the play after you see it, our post-show discussions are for you. Stick around after all matinee performances and share your thoughts with your fellow audience members—the docents help facilitate the conversation. Our 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 4 –1 5 · I S S U E 1
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post-show discussions are so popular that patrons often continue their conversations as they head home. “Post-show discussions are more than just discussions,” adds Thalia. “They are people who have just become a community by virtue of seeing a live performance together. And they come together wanting to share their feelings and ideas, listen to those of others, react, and—yes!—argue.” A program of Berkeley Rep’s School of Theatre and celebrating its 10th anniversary this month, our docent program has grown from four to 22 volunteers. It was started by Mary Ann Peoples, then a new member of the board of trustees, with the support and encouragement of Managing Director Susie Medak. “I tried to think of a creative way that I could help grow Berkeley Rep’s audience,” recalls Mary Ann. “I thought I could help start a docent program. It was my belief that a docent program could educate our audiences and was a way to reach out to the community.” The original four docents—Mary Ann Peoples, Peter Sloss, Dugan Moore, and Sheila Cooper—were ambitious: the first show they tackled was The People’s Temple, a powerful and moving docudrama about the tragedy at Jonestown. “We all could have written a doctoral thesis on this fabulous play,” says Mary Ann. “We had read so much, heard so many people. We were truly experts.” Even today our docents spend hours researching everything there is
to know about the play and the production. Led by chair Thalia Dorwick and co-chairs Charlotte Martinelli, Matty Bloom, and Nancy Fenton, they attend the first rehearsal and often interview members of the artistic team, like the director or playwright, and they receive input from members of our literary department. By the end of this rigorous process, they have created an informative yet entertaining pre-show script and an intriguing set of questions to ask in the post-show discussions—though all docents add their own voice and flair. These events get high marks from audience members—about 4,700 patrons attended docent events last season, many of whom are regulars. One of them wrote to us after attending a show: “The docent discussion that was held after the play added to the experience so much. Thank you for offering that to your patrons. It was great!” So next time you visit Berkeley Rep for one of our subscription-season shows, come to one of our docent talks or discussions and be prepared to have a deeper theatrical experience.
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Top: The largest Summer Lab yet, with 28 lead artists working on 16 different projects Left: Kate Kilbane, co-lead artist with Dan Moses of Eddie the Marvelous, Who Will Save the World Right: Actor Anthony Williams, Welcome to Fear City; playwright Abby Rezneck, The Lady Lawyer Bottom: Week 3 artists and staff at a meet-and-greet
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Seeding the field: The Ground Floor supports the creation of 16 new plays BY MADELEINE OLDHAM
The Ground Floor wrapped
up another successful Summer Residency Lab after an insanely productive month. Sixteen projects revealed creativity in action, as plays were being made all over our Harrison Street campus in all kinds of different ways. Some artists wanted quiet space to write alone away from the bustle of everyday concerns, and others needed roomfuls of collaborators to bring their plays closer to being ready for a rehearsal process. Here is a snapshot of what we got a taste of in June: Dave Malloy and his three collaborators in crime created half of a haunting new chamber musical from scratch called Ghost Quartet that is slated to debut at New York’s Ars Nova this October. First-time collaborators Aditi Kapil and Manu Narayan, along with composer Radovan Jovicevic, figured out how to work together and came away with a complete first draft of their Balkan-South-Indian musical. Anna Deavere Smith worked with her movement director, Michael Leon Thomas, on bringing to life some of the interviews she conducted for The Pipeline Project, about the disturbing percentage of young people of color who are funneled out of the education system and into the prison system. The Kilbanes tried their hand at writing dialogue for actors, a new undertaking for these incredibly talented local musicians. Kara Lee Corthron fleshed out the skeletal draft she came in with. She also asked her actors to freestyle in rehears1 4 · T H E B E R K E L E Y R E P M AG A Z I N E · 2 0 1 4 –1 5 · I S S U E 1
al, which helped her figure out some of the sounds and rhythms of her piece. John Leguizamo made great headway on his next solo piece that he’s calling a “Latin History for Dummies.” PearlDamour spent two weeks revising their text and incorporating music and video into their experimental community-engagement performance called Milton, which asks questions of citizens in small-town America. Hadi Tabbal came in with a sprawling landscape of ideas, and began whittling away the excess in order to find what lies at the heart of his story based upon Oum Kalthoum’s epic song “Al Atlal.” Joan Holden, Bruce Barthol, Daniel Savio, and Marge Betley tackled a threeweek workshop of fsm, a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of UC Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement, where they explored possible staging and integrated the music for the first time. David Myers saw the story of yogurt as a metaphor for the American Dream, and significantly revised the existing draft of his play.
Dominic Orlando and Brian Carpenter heard the first act of The Barbary Coast with music for the first time and held a robustly attended public reading at the end of their week with us. Abigail Rezneck and Barbara Babcock heard The Lady Lawyer (Abigail’s play about Clara Foltz, who revolutionized our legal systems with the idea of public defenders) read out loud by actors for the first time, which was extremely impactful because Abigail is a first-time playwright. Sarah Gubbins arrived without anything written and generated 40 pages of her play about California law AB1266, which allows public school students to choose their gender identity regardless of the gender listed on their enrollment documents. KJ Sanchez and Jenny Mercein worked furiously during their week in residence, coming in each day with a new draft of X’s and O’s (A Gridiron Love Story) to be read and discussed. They also tested out some choreography and learned a lot about how movement functions within the storytelling in
preparation for their world premiere at Berkeley Rep in January. Deborah Stein and Suli Holum (who make up Stein Holum Projects) along with composer James Sugg brought the first act of their political sex scandal musical to life. They didn’t think they’d need actors, and on Saturday, found themselves to have been more productive than they expected, and were furnished with a cast on Sunday to read their material out loud. Jiehae Park and Tristan Jeffers, a playwright and a set designer, began developing a highly visual language for their play, and did some 3-D experiments which taught them much about what’s possible.
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A LIFE IN THE WEEK OF AN INTERNATIONAL SINGING SENSATION
I have landed in London after a 27 hour flight to an urgent request from the von Trapp Family that I sing at their concert at the Barbican. I hurl my bags at the concierge, grab a tin of anchovies to snack on, and meet the great grandchildren of Captain and Maria von Trapp at the theatre. We have a gorgeous reunion—the last time we saw each other they were guesting in my concert with Pink Martini and the Oregon Symphony—but they refuse to wear the emergency dirndls and lederhosen I carry with me for just such occasions. They have apparently “grown up and out of” this look, though I manage to get them to pose for the paparazzi. The show is a huge success and I decide it’s best just to ignore jetlag and carry on dancing all night. I like to set a good example to the youth of today.
No rest for the lovely. My assistant seems to have shrunken all of my clothes in the wash (well they are certainly suddenly a little tight). I am forced to ransack a vintage market in London to be appropriately dressed for my meeting with the London Philharmonic. We discuss a possible concert and I decide I will need to ransack some designer shops to help me stay awake til my lovely dinner with the glorious director Emma Rice. We get very excited over champagne and I manage to let her think I’ll do everything she says in rehearsal. The five coffees I have had in the day kick in around 4am. I consider my duty to deny jetlag fully discharged. Who needs sleep?
Or is it Night? I can’t tell anymore. I am woken offensively early for a photo shoot on the Thames directly under Parliament. There is a bit of a scene when they insist I wear a life jacket over my beautiful ball gown. Fortunately, it’s quite flattering on my girlish figure and Meow is nothing if not a professional. I accessorise with children’s waterwings as bangles to finish the look. Continue shooting in the Vaudeville Theatre—no life jacket this time, thankfully. Called Shanghai and New York about tour dates, and have a sneaking suspicion afterwards I spoke to the New Yorkers in Mandarin and the Shanghainese in French. Things are feeling a little blurry. But they don’t call me the Mother Courage of showbusiness for nothing. I continue shooting PR shots with my darling photographer Magnus Hastings for my London Christmas show. We are impressed at our foresight so early in the year. I am stapled by designer Harvey into all sorts of christmassy creations, and I realise he is using some frilly red knickers as a hat for me. I realise I quite like wearing my pants on my head. Now just existing on dark chocolate and the promise of a lie-down at some point. Went shopping with Neil Murray in Soho and found some lovely diaphanous and sequined treats for the new show we’re working on. May have had a little cat-nap in the dressing room but at this point it’s hard to tell what is waking and dreaming.
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Au revoir, London! Absconded to Paris for the day to get some new show shoes and Mr. Horne’s favourite fresh mustard from the Maille shop. The hotel lobby was thronged with desperate admirers, so I tied my stockings together and climbed out of my suite window to make my great escape. Consider the good influence I could be on the girl scouts. Decided an ancient chandelier from the Marché aux Puces would probably not fit in my hand-luggage. Nor sadly would the lovely man who sold me my shoes, though he did make an effort, and he was rather bendy. I’m starting to like my hallucinatory state.
Producers are in a frenzy about my Parisian escape, but Mr. Horne is thrilled with his mustard. And a happy pianist is everything as far as a diva is concerned. We are off to sing at a summer music festival. It being England, there is more tempest than sun. I am drenched but somewhat comforted by the fact that I have Liza Minnelli’s waterproof boots (“the Wellies of Minnelli”) so my paws are well-shod, and they probably save me from a near miss with the lightning. Showbusiness to the rescue again. Relieved to get back to urbanscapes, and finish up the day with a gala for the London Phil and a nightcap at Claridge’s—much more my style!
Auf Wiedersehen, England! Off to Deutschland to sing for the Pina Bausch Dance Company. I feel I’ve come home and I tango til dawn. Jetlag je refuse!
Return to London and settle in for a three week run of Feline Intimate at the London Wonderground. Think about having a liedown in the year 3001. Showbusiness!
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VISUAL BEAUTY A CONVERSATION WITH DESIGNER
NEIL MURRAY BY JULIE MCCORMICK
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For the past few months, the production team at Berkeley Rep has been gleefully bringing the imaginings of designer Neil Murray to life. Murray, who designed both the set and costumes for An Audience with Meow Meow, offered us a brief peek behind the curtain into the magical world of Meow.
know where I am with her. In our work together we can laugh and cry together and be very close in our collaboration. I think we often know what the other is thinking. You designed both the set and the costumes for An Audience with Meow Meow—do you often do both? Do they inform each other? Do you find that certain ideas are communicated better through one form versus another? I would always want to design both the set and costumes for a new piece. They work together to form a whole. To me, it is impossible to contemplate designing a set with someone else designing the costumes. The ideal is where a production will feel and appear “whole”—where the set and costumes work together to create a real and believable World. A unique and special World that has little or nothing to do with naturalism—where the work can live and breathe at its most effective.
As a designer, what do you look for in a script? When I read a script, essentially, I am looking for the angle with which I am most likely to become emotionally attached to the piece. If I do not feel a strong connection to the piece I find it very difficult to interpret it in a design. At the same time I will also note all the physical details of the location(s) as they are described in the text. This is perhaps the most tedious aspect of my work. How many doors, windows, are there? Do we actually need them all? Where are they in the “rooms?” I am often looking for the single most important element in the text which sets my imagination going. Scenic and costume designer Neil Murray In many ways, what the director says to me about their underTO ME, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO standing of the text and how they plan to work on the piece is much CONTEMPLATE DESIGNING A more important than any physical details which occur in the writing. What is the biggest design challenge that you’ve had to overcome in your career? Having to work with a director I had no rapport with whatsoever. This is always the most difficult thing. I was forced into a situation I couldn’t escape from and the whole process became a hideous nightmare—although curiously, the outcome in terms of my design was nowhere near as bad as it might have been given the circumstances. “Who is directing?” is now always my first question.
SET WITH SOMEONE ELSE DESIGNING THE COSTUMES. THE IDEAL IS WHERE A PRODUCTION WILL FEEL AND APPEAR “WHOLE”—WHERE THE SET AND COSTUMES WORK TOGETHER TO CREATE A REAL AND BELIEVABLE WORLD.
You’ve collaborated multiple times with director Emma Rice—what has been the most unique thing about working with her? In fact, we’ve worked together on five projects. Meow Meow. Steptoe and Son. Brief Encounter. Pandora’s Box and They Shoot Horses Don’t They? We work together now with a huge backlog of shared experience. We also have deep respect for each other. I love Emma’s ability to be grave and funny at the same time. I always
Do you have a favorite piece of design for this show? This piece is quite a departure for me stylistically and I have loved doing it. I love its overt theatricality. It feels completely at home in a theatre. I particularly love what we call the Rose Curtain. The huge flat of painted and three-dimensional roses with its extravagant ostrich feather fringe. As I was making the scale-model piece I was smiling at its almost grotesque lusciousness. So entirely over the top as to be teetering on the edge of the absurd—and yet so entirely in homage in its visual beauty to Meow Meow. I also love what we call the Rose Dress which has some beautiful hand-embroidered fabric for the skirt that Meow Meow and I found one lovely afternoon in a wonderful fabric shop in Soho, London.
Where did you look for inspiration in creating the world of this piece? I have a huge archive of visual and photographic references which I have been collecting for over 35 years. They are categorized and box-filed for easy searches, each labelled with a description of its contents. There are two labelled “ITALIAN VOGUE.” The Italian Vogue, since I discovered it many years ago, has been an almost single-handed source of inspired visual clues. Thus—it is Italian Vogue I have to thank for inspiration. 2 0 1 4 –1 5 · 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
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T R A G N N U A S G R N E I R D E V N O U C N U While often thought of as a fringe genre, cabaret
offered a platform to many well-known artists from a wide range of disciplines. Some were unexpected: luminaries such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Claude Debussy, August Strindberg, and Erik Satie were early cabaret writers and performers. Later, this category included singers that align more closely with our traditional notions of the form: Edith Piaf, Marlene Dietrich 1 , Eartha Kitt 2 , and Nina Simone. Sometimes unfairly dismissed as outsider art, cabaret’s influence is heavily felt in contemporary performance—its legacy informs our modern-day worlds of theatre, concert performance, drag shows, and stand-up comedy. 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 4 –1 5 · I S S U E 1
Cabaret is widely believed to have originated in Paris when Le Chat Noir opened in 1881. A Montmartre club that featured a broad spectrum of evening entertainment, much like what we might think of as a salon, Le Chat Noir quickly became a hotspot for artists of all stripes to experiment with new material. Previously, a cabaret had been defined as simply any establishment that served alcohol. But the new idea of arranging small tables to create an intimate and immersive environment for artists to perform in, along with a bohemian aesthetic and the large concentration of artists in the area, helped catapult Le Chat Noir into a local sensation, and eventually a global spotlight. Cabaret took off all over the world. The appeal of cabaret is easy to understand. Its free-spirited zeal and loosely structured format lent it a wildness and a spontaneity that doesn’t always appear in more formal settings. It emerged with a counterculture streak, ready-made for political commentary and pushing the boundaries of accepted subject matter. It could afford to be risqué, and take its audience to places they don’t ordinarily go—places that are uncomfortable, unseemly, or otherwise inappropriate. But because cabaret can be so sophisticated and artful, this kind of dark side becomes intriguing and titillating rather than off-putting. Cabaret can tap into a collective unconscious, and provoke catharsis in myriad ways. Meow Meow holds a deep affinity for cabaret, and for the sense of release it can provide: The cabaret I love incorporates wondrous music with political satire mixed with out-and-out showbiz, high and low art (in the same breath), the ancient and modern, and astounding virtuosity. Also some kind of truth in delivery that makes us hear a song or an idea completely differently to the way we’ve always (or never) heard it that feels comforting, healing, or revelatory. It’s about the intimacy that can be created through the excitement of this “realness,” this spontaneity, regardless of the size of the performance space. And the countless wild stories that can be told in song after song—masses of human emotion and experience distilled, universal stories that feel completely personal, special, cathartic. An excitement or danger as we wonder where the performance will take us. An expectation that anything could happen, and those exquisite moments of genuine uncensored reaction where we cannot even understand why we are suddenly weeping or laughing! Enlightenment! As cabaret established itself as a formidable generator of exceptionally talented artists, it proved a particularly adept vehicle for showcasing female performers who continued the tradition of the femme fatale, or “fatal woman.” As long as we have had stories, we have had representations of this archetype—the sirens of Greek mythology, the Sphinx, Jezebel. The image of the evil temptress is problematic, but cabaret put a different spin on it, embracing the “vamp,” which stems from the word “vampire.” The term originally conveyed largely negative connotations: a vamp used her prodigious powers of sexual allure for nefarious purposes. Early, overly moralistic stories triumphed in her vanquishing. But as cabaret appropriated the icon, the vamp began to signify a woman of strength, independence, talent, and flair, who might be aloof or alone, but would brook no compromise in being fully and truly herself. She possesses a unique ability to embody extreme sexiness and harsh reality at the same time. Meow’s take on the vamp is quite broad, and reveals a reverence for this dichotomy: The long-term story of the “vamp” is not just the perceived glorious moment of iconization in the public eye, but also the lonely hotel rooms, the battles with politics and change and age, the solitary femme fatale dying poverty-stricken and alone, hiding away from the world behind veils and soft lenses and Parisian apartments. Perhaps it is an effort to retreat into memory? Or to maintain the mythology of untouchable beauty... And then there are the heroines with no names, the unsung, unstrung girls, the rubble women, the women who wait, and the ones who just slipped out of life… “Sarah Bernhardt’s missing leg,” or something like it, was the tantalizing title of
F O LS E O M D I O S ’S ENCES W MEO INFLU AND (As she says, “An array of fabulous and ferocious women stampedes its way nightly through my head. The exotic beasts and vipers all these women possessed, their capacity for selfsensationalism, the business of the body, the old business we call ‘Show’”) Anita Berber’s dances of “depravity, vice, and ecstasy” Theda Bara poised over a human skeleton for a publicity still Sarah Bernhardt 3 photographed sleeping in a coffin to “better prepare herself for tragic roles,” her keening “golden voiced” recordings for Edison when she happened to be in New York, her performance for the condemned inmates of San Quentin State Prison The Marchesa Casati’s wax reproductions of and for herself Lola Montes on the Victorian goldfields Alla Nazimova (“Herself”) 4 — far from peacocks and pearls — in a Lucky Strike advertisement Irene Andessner’s works on the Edison light-bulb-covered dancer Milli Stubel Loïe Fuller’s experiments with light and shadow as well as: Mata Hari 5 · Cindy Sherman · Diamanda Galás · Pola Negri 6 · Louise Brooks 7 · Laurie Anderson · Valeska Gert · Gertrude Hoffman · Maud Allan · Anna Pavlova · Maria Callas · Marlene Dietrich · Rita Hayworth · Cleopatra · Marilyn · AnnMargret · Mae West · Lulu · Ishtar · Lilith….
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Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of
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Meow Meow CH O REO G R APHY BY
Tiger Martina MUS IC SU PE RVIS IO N BY
Lance Horne ADAP TE D AN D D IREC TE D BY
Emma Rice S E P TE M B E R 5– O C TO B E R 19, 2014 RO DA TH E ATRE · M AIN S E A SO N An Audience with Meow Meow is made possible thanks to the generous support of SEASON SPONSORS Jack & Betty Schafer The Strauch Kulhanjian Family
A S S O CIAT E S P O N S O R S Stephen Belford & Bobby Minkler Patricia Sakai & Richard Shapiro
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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CAST Star Meow Meow Dancer Sergei Romanov/ Michael Balderrama* a Dark Prince of the Stage Dancer Jonathan Spooner/ Bob Gaynor* a Dark Prince of the Stage Musicians Russ Gold (drums & percussion), Lance Horne (conductor & piano), Jessica Ivry (cello), and Pat Moran (bass, guitar, mandolin & trombone)
PRODUC TION S TAFF Musical Arrangements Additional Arrangements Scenic & Costume Design Lighting Design Sound Design Dramaturg Physical Comedy Consultant Casting Assistant Stage Manager Stage Manager
Lance Horne Martin Lowe Neil Murray Alexander V. Nichols Simon Baker Robert Egan Geoff Hoyle Amy Potozkin, csa Leslie M. Radin* Michael Suenkel*
An Audience with Meow Meow is produced by special arrangement with True Friend Productions, Chuck Martinez, Belinda Casas-Wells & Alan Levey, Producers *Denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Lance Horne is a Steinway concert artist. The concert grand piano used during the show is graciously provided by Steinway & Sons San Francisco. Partial support of open captioning is provided by Theatre Development Fund. 2 0 1 4 –1 5 · 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
BE R K E L E Y R E P P R E S E N T S Meow Meow S TA R
Post-post-modern diva Meow Meow has hypnotized, inspired, and terrified audiences globally. Meow starred on London’s West End in Kneehigh Theatre and Michel Legrand’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and in her own solo concerts at the legendary Apollo Theatre. She had a sensational season of Meow Meow’s Little Match Girl at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and performed Cocteau’s piece for Piaf, Le Bel Indifférent, for the Greenwich Music Festival U.S. She has created original works for numerous international arts festivals and venues from Shanghai to Wroclaw as well as performing everything from Schubert and Schumann with orchestra to touring with punk outfit Amanda Palmer and The Dresden Dolls. She has won numerous Green Room Awards, Helpmann Theatre Awards, Sydney Theatre Critics Awards, the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize, and the New York Franklin Furnace Performance Art Award, among others. She is a regular guest in the Olivier Award-winning La Clique and La Soirée on the West End, and she opened La Soirée’s award-winning season in New York. In 2013 Meow had her London Philharmonic debut as Jenny in Brecht/Weill’s Die Dreigroschenoper in Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and London’s Royal Festival Hall, and joined the London Philharmonic again for further UK performances. She has performed with the Weimar collective in New York City, sold out her Lincoln Center American Songbook Series concert, and toured the concert halls of Australia with Barry Humphries and the Australian Chamber Orchestra in a program of lost and re-found works from Weimar Germany in the 1920s. In 2014 Meow performed with the LA Philharmonic in Andriessen’s De Materie and for Pina Bausch Company with their Fest für Pina 40 season in Germany, followed by an extended season of the award-winning Feline Intimate in London at the Southbank Centre. In December 2014 Meow returns to London’s Southbank Centre with Apocalypse Meow: Crisis is Born. The spectacular crowd-surfing queen of song drags the audience “kicking and screaming into the 21st century” (Time Out New York), with trail-blazing sell-out seasons from New York’s Lincoln Center and Berlin’s Bar Jeder Vernunft to London’s Apollo Theatre, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and the Sydney Opera House. Named One of the Top Performers of the Year by the New Yorker, Meow Meow’s unique brand of “kamikaze cabaret” and performance art exotica has been called “Sensational” (the Times UK), “cabaret diva of the highest order” (New York Post), “The 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 4 –1 5 · I S S U E 1
Queen of Chanson” by the Berliner Zeitung, and “a phenomenon” by the Australian press. Multi-award winning Meow’s solo works have been curated by David Bowie, Pina Bausch, and Mikhail Baryshnikov, among others. With collaborator Pink Martini’s Thomas M Lauderdale she appeared with the Oregon Symphony and has written and recorded the album Here Kitty Kitty …The lost sessions, due for release in 2014. Meow’s albums Vamp and Songs from a Little Match Girl are available on iTunes.
(Zach). He has been seen on TV and in film in Broadway 4D, Blue Bloods, Law & Order, All My Children (Mitch Morrison), One Life to Live, As the World Turns, Across the Universe, The Mask, and in the Academy, American Music, and Emmy Awards shows. Bob has worked with artists such as Reba McEntire, Paula Abdul, Cher, and Cheyenne.
Lance is a composer-lyricist who has performed alongside, composed for, and/or provided arrangements for Alan Cumming, Liza Minnelli, Carol Channing, Kristin Chenoweth, Ricki Lake, Pink Martini, the von Trapps, Jake Shears/ Scissor Sisters, Justin Bond, Sandra Bernhard, Ben Folds, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer/ Dresden Dolls, Boston Pops, and has toured the world with the divine Meow Meow. He has performed for President Obama, the First Lady, and Queen Elizabeth. Lance has conducted return engagements at Sydney Opera House and international tours of Handel’s Messiah Rocks and Jekyll & Hyde. He co-music directed/co-arranged Prometheus Bound by Steven Sater and Serj Tankian and Cabaret starring Amanda Palmer, both at American Repertory Theatre. He contributed original material and arrangements to Vegas! The Show currently playing at Planet Hollywood Casino, music directed the Sater/Sheik Alice by Heart for the National Theatre in London, and provided the vocal arrangements for the Broadway production of Little Women. His debut album First Things Last released on Yellow Sound Label with concurrent concerts at Lincoln Center and on the West End. TV includes the theme for The Ricki Lake Show (Fox) and Multiple Macy’s parades (nbc). Lance received a daytime Emmy for Best Original Song; the Jonathan Larson Award; a Bistro Award for producing Alan Cumming’s album, I Bought a Blue Car Today; the ascap Foundation Jamie DeRoy Award for Emerging Songwriter; and an Interlochen Ovation Award. Lance is a Steinway Artist with a BM, MM in composition from the Juilliard School. For compositions, visit lancehorne.com.
DA N C E R S E R G E I R O M A N OV / A DA R K P R I N C E O F T H E S TAG E
Michael is an American director/choreographer, dancer, and producer. Some of his favorite Broadway credits include Ghost, In the Heights, Hot Feet, Movin’ Out, Urban Cowboy, and Saturday Night Fever. He’s been seen in the films Rock of Ages, Across the Universe, and Michael Jackson’s Ghost. He’s had the privilege of choreographing for and/or performing with Gloria Estefan, Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, Sutton Foster, Vanessa Williams, Brian Adams, Mariah Carey, and Jay Sean. He was resident director/choreographer of the second national tour of In the Heights, associate director and movement consultant for Zorro, and was the associate choreographer and creative consultant for the 2013 Broadway musical, Soul Doctor. He is currently producing the upcoming new musicals Whiskeyland and Boys vs. Girls through his production companies, Silver Towers Productions, llc and Last Call Theatricals, llc. Visit silvertowersproductions.com.
DA N C E R J O N AT H A N S P O O N E R / A DA R K P R I N C E O F T H E S TAG E
A Southern California native educated at Cal State University Long Beach, Bob has lived in New York for the last 14 years. He was most recently seen in The Sound of Music “Live” with Carrie Underwood on nbc. Bob’s original Broadway cast credits include Leap of Faith and Catch Me If You Can, Sweet Charity (Vittorio/understudy), Boy George’s Taboo (Leigh Bowery/understudy), and Elton John’s Aida (Radames/sb). At the New York City Center, he performed in Bye Bye Birdie (Conrad), Applause, and Stairway to Paradise. Bob’s regional credits include Next to Normal (Dan, Broadway World nominee), Leap of Faith, First Wives Club, Smokey Joe’s Café (Michael), and A Chorus Line
MUSIC SUPERVISOR / CONDUC TOR / MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS
Russ Gold MUSICIAN
Russ last appeared at Berkeley Rep as a musician for Tristan & Yseult. His performing experience includes work with musicians as diverse as Gary Lyons (producer of Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead), Johnny Colla of Huey Lewis and the News, Seth Justman of the J. Giles Band, and jazz greats Tom Scott, Sam Rivers, George Coleman, Dave Douglas, Vinx, and Howard Johnson. He has toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia, performing with jazz, rock, fusion, and theatre groups including in the acclaimed musicals Wicked, Jersey Boys, and Rent. He has earned endorsements from Sabian cymbals, ProMark sticks, Fishman transducers, and Kurzweil synthesizers.
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Jessica plays and sings in Real Vocal String Quartet (rvsq.com). She performed in Pericles, Prince of Tyre and Figaro at Berkeley Rep, The Orphan of Zhao at American Conservatory Theater and La Jolla Playhouse, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Post Street Theatre. Jessica scored and performed in The Bright River (a hip-hop interpretation of Dante’s Inferno) and Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman (A Traveling Jewish Theatre). She has performed with David J, Bauhaus, Feist, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, and Nneena Freelon. Jessica holds degrees from Skidmore College and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Pat Moran MUSICIAN
Pat is glad to be back at Berkeley Rep after performing last season in Kneehigh’s Tristan & Yseult and this past summer as music director and guitarist for fsm as part of The Ground Floor’s 2014 Summer Residency Lab. He has composed original music and lyrics for over a dozen professional theatre productions and has been resident composer/lyricist/music director for the San Francisco Mime Troupe since 2007, currently taking the year off after working on every show from 2005 to 2013. He is an active and passionate educator and believes strongly in arts education as a means to address issues of social injustice. Pat has been an artist in residence at the University of San Francisco, Miami University in Ohio, unc Greensboro, and csu Fresno. He received an
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BE R K E L E Y R E P P R E S E N T S profiles mfa performer composer degree from the California Institute for the Arts and a bfa in philosophy with a concentration in ethics and public policy from Clark University.
A DA P T O R & D I R E C T O R
Emma is the joint artistic director of Kneehigh Theatre. Productions for Kneehigh include The Red Shoes (tma Theatre Award for Best Director), The Wooden Frock, The Bacchae (2005 tma Theatre Award for Best Touring Production), Tristan & Yseult, Cymbeline (in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company), A Matter of Life and Death (Royal National Theatre production in association with Kneehigh), Rapunzel (in association with Battersea Arts Centre), Brief Encounter (tour, West End, Studio 54, and Broadway, a David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers Production in association with Kneehigh), Don John (in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Bristol Old Vic), Midnight’s Pumpkin, The Wild Bride, and Steptoe and Son. Other work includes The Empress by Tanika Gupta for the rsc, the West End production of Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Oedipussy for Spymonkey, and Wah! Wah! Girls for World Stages (Sadler’s Wells, Theatre Royal Stratford East, and Kneehigh).
Tiger’s professional projects range from feature film and television to numerous Broadway, off-Broadway, and Las Vegas stage productions. He attributes his style and approach to the experience he gained as a dancer and assistant to some of the world’s greatest choreographers: on Broadway in Movin’ Out with Twyla Tharp; Liza’s at The Palace and Sex and the City 2 as dance captain to Ms. Minnelli; dancer and assistant choreographer for “Cold Hearted Snake;” Paula Abdul’s Under My Spell tour; and the Academy Awards with Michael Kidd. Film includes Across the Universe with Julie Taymor and Rock of Ages with Mia Michaels. Tiger has choreographed for Alan Cumming, Penn & Teller, French Stewart, Adam Lambert, Diana DeGarmo, the cast of Friends, Cheyenne Jackson, Jerry Springer, and large-scale nationally televised events such as multiple Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parades, nbc’s 4th of July special, numerous production shows for cruise lines Cunard, Holland America, Royal Caribbean, and currently running on Norwegian. He directed and choreographed two shows currently running on the Las Vegas strip: Vegas! The Show and the critically acclaimed Zombie Burlesque. For further information, visit tigermartina.com.
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SCENIC & COSTUME DESIGNER
Neil is an award-winning theatre designer based in Northumberland. His credits include Pandora’s Box, Brief Encounter, and Steptoe and Son for Kneehigh Theatre; Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Vanity Fair, Copenhagen, Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Romeo and Juliet, and The Importance of Being Ernest for the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh; Tutti Frutti for National Theatre of Scotland; Like Water for Chocolate and The Love of Don Perlimplín for Théâtre Sans Frontières; MaEternal for balletlorent; and A Tender Thing for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Neil’s design for Homage to Catalonia (Northern Stage/West Yorkshire Playhouse/Teatre Romea, Barcelona) was in the UK exhibit at the Prague Quadrennial of Scenography 2007 and was subsequently exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum. He received the Evening Standard Award, a Critic’s Circle Award, an Obie Award, and an Outer Critic’s Circle Award for Brief Encounter. Neil’s most recent credits include The Threepenny Opera (Nottingham Playhouse/Birmingham Rep/West Yorkshire Playhouse/New Wolsey Theatre and Graeae Theatre Company) and the Christmas 2014 production of The Lion the Witch and Wardrobe at the Rose Theatre Kingston.
Alexander V. Nichols LIGHTING DESIGNER
Alex is returning to Berkeley Rep for his 28th production. His Broadway credits include Wishful Drinking, Hugh Jackman —Back On Broadway, and Nice Work If You Can Get It. His off-Broadway productions include In Masks Outrageous and Austere, Los Big Names, Horizon, Bridge & Tunnel, Taking Over, Through the Night, and In the Wake. Alex has worked at regional theatres throughout the country, including American Conservatory Theater, Mark Taper Forum, National Theatre of Taiwan, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and La Jolla Playhouse, among others. His dance credits include resident designer for Pennsylvania Ballet, Hartford Ballet, and American Repertory Ballet; lighting supervisor for American Ballet Theatre; and resident visual designer for the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company since 1989. His designs are in the permanent repertory of San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Hubbard Street Dance, Hong Kong Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, odc/ sf, and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Alex’s recent projects include the museum installation Circle of Memory, a collaboration with Eleanor Coppola, recently presented in Stockholm, Sweden, and the video and visual design for Life: A Journey Through Time, a collaboration with Frans Lanting and Philip
Glass, recently presented at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.
Simon’s recent work includes Matilda (London and Broadway, 2012 Olivier Award for Best Sound); Shakespeare in Love (Noël Coward Theatre); Roaring Girl and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Royal Shakespeare Company); Mojo (Harold Pinter Theatre); The Light Princess and Amen Corner (National Theatre); Josephine and I (Bush Theatre); Di and Viv and Rose (Hampstead Theatre); The Norman Conquests, Hedda Gabler, and The Real Thing (Old Vic); La Bête and Boeing Boeing (Comedy Theatre/Broadway); Lord of the Rings (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane/Toronto); Deathtrap (Noël Coward); Loserville (Garrick Theatre); My Fair Lady, Me and My Girl, and Oliver (Sheffield Theatre); and Batman Live (world arena tour). For Kneehigh Theatre, his work includes Steptoe and Son (UK tour), Wah! Wah! Girls (Sadler’s Wells), The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Lyric Theatre), Brief Encounter (UK and U.S. tours/Broadway), Don John, The Red Shoes, The Wild Bride (international tours). Simon is an associate artist for Kneehigh Theatre and a fellow of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
ADDITIONAL ARR ANGEMENTS
Martin won the Tony, Olivier, Grammy, Drama Desk, and Obie for his work as music supervisor and orchestrator on the musical Once in the West End and on Broadway. He was the original musical director for Mamma Mia! in the West End and has subsequently supervised productions in Japan, South Korea, China, and Sweden. He was also the musical director for the movie version starring Meryl Streep and won the Golden Reel Award. Martin’s other theatre work includes The Light Princess; War Horse; Caroline, Or Change; Jerry Springer The Opera; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; and Nation all for the National Theatre in London. For the National Theatre of Scotland, he was the orchestrator and music supervisor for The Wolves in the Walls and Appointment with the Wicker Man. He has conducted other West End shows, including The Full Monty, Once on This Island, Cats, and Les Misérables. Martin’s composition work includes The Misanthrope, The Secret Rapture, and The Blue Room at Chichester Festival Theatre; Lettice and Lovage (national tour); and Into Exile and Dear Exile, both for bbc Radio 4.
Robert Egan D R A M AT U R G
Robert is an award-winning producer, director, and dramaturg. He is the artistic director/producer of the Ojai Playwrights Conference and was the producing artistic director of the Mark Taper Forum and founding artistic director of its New Work Festival in which he produced and developed Pulitzer Prize winners Angels in America and The Kentucky Cycle. Robert was the associate artistic director of Seattle Repertory Theatre and created its new play program, The Other Season. He also created
Home Productions in Seattle. Robert is the founder/president of RHEgan Productions llc and Eye Street Media. He has directed and produced at theatres throughout the U.S., including Kirk Douglas Theatre, South Coast Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, the Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Naked Angels, Hip-Hop Theater Festival, A Contemporary Theatre, the Empty Space, Signature Theatre, the Kennedy Center, and in England at Oxford Playhouse and Oxford University Drama Society, among others. He produced/ directed a national hip-hop tour for Norman Lear and developed/directed a production for the hbo Aspen Comedy Festival. For television he has directed episodes of Frasier and Stark Raving Mad, among others. Robert received his education at Boston College, Oxford University, and Stanford University.
P H Y S I C A L C O M E DY C O N S U LTA N T
Geoff has appeared at Berkeley Rep in Servant of Two Masters, The Convict’s Return, Volpone, The Alchemist, Endgame/Act Without Words, Geni(us), The Beaux’ Stratagem, Heartbreak House, The First 100 Years, Much Ado About Nothing, Rhinoceros, For Better or Worse, Brundibar, and The Composer is Dead. He was the original Zazu in The Lion King on Broadway and clowned with San Francisco’s Pickle Family Circus, Cirque du Soleil, Circus Flora, and Teatro ZinZanni. His regional theatre credits include Arena Stage, Seattle Rep, American Conservatory Theater, American Repertory Theatre, and La Jolla Playhouse. Film appearances include Popeye, Chu Chu and the Philly Flash, Spirit of ’76, and Smooth Talk. He has received several nea mime grants, a tcg National Theatre Artists Residency Program fellowship, and is currently the Hellman Visiting Artist at ucsf’s Memory and Aging Center. His most recent solo show Geezer just finished sold-out runs at the Marsh in San Francisco and Berkeley. His new solo show Lear’s Shadow premieres at the Marsh San Francisco next spring.
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This is Amy’s 25th 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 indie 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 a coach to hundreds of actors, has taught acting at Mills 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
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Leslie is very pleased to be back at Berkeley Rep after most recently stage managing Troublemaker, or The Freakin Kick-A Adventures of Bradley Boatright and assistant stage managing Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and Chinglish (both here and at the Hong Kong Arts Festival). She started at Berkeley Rep as the stage management intern in 2003 and has also worked at American Conservatory Theater, Center Rep, San Francisco Opera Center’s Merola Program, and the New Victory Theater in New York, where she traveled with Berkeley Rep’s production of Brundibar/But the Giraffe. Her favorite past productions include In the Next Room (or the vibrator play), Passing Strange, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Pillowman, and The Secret in the Wings.
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Michael began his association with Berkeley Rep as the stage management intern for the 1984–85 season and is now in his 21st year as production stage manager. Some of his favorite shows include 36 Views, Endgame, Eurydice, Hydriotaphia, and Mad Forest. He has also worked with the Barbican in London, the Huntington Theatre Company, the Juste Pour Rire Festival in Montreal, La Jolla Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theater, the Public Theater and Second Stage Theater in New York, and Yale Repertory Theatre. For the Magic Theatre, he stage managed Albert Takazauckas’ Breaking the Code and Sam Shepard’s The Late Henry Moss.
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True Friend Productions develops theatrical productions for Broadway and international markets. Current projects include An Audience with Meow Meow and Anne Rice’s Você, a gothic love story. Founding partner Chuck Martinez is a producer, film director, and entrepreneur. With La Jolla Playhouse, he produced a musical revue of the works of Randy Newman titled Maybe I’m Doing It Wrong. He produced and directed the comedy feature film Nice Girls Don’t Explode for New World Pictures/Lakeshore Entertainment and the family feature film The Effects of Magic for Showtime Networks. Founding partner Belinda Casas-Wells is an award-winning producer of plays and musicals. She has worked as a writer/producer with Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, and Sony Pictures. She has written for nbc’s ER and pbs and has written pilots for cbs. Broadway Producing Partner Alan Levey was the general manager of Disney Theatrical
Productions where he worked on The Lion King, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, Beauty and the Beast, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and High School Musical. Previously, Alan was the founding managing director of La Jolla Playhouse.
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 18 years, Berkeley Rep has presented more than 70 world, American, and West Coast premieres and sent 23 shows to New York, two to London, and 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 shows that transferred to London, Continental Divide and Tiny Kushner, and two that landed on Broadway as well: Bridge & Tunnel and Wishful Drinking. 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 last season’s 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, and Game On, written with Dan Hoyle. 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.”
M A N AG I N G D I R E C T O R
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 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. 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.
G E N E R A L M A N AG E R
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.
A S S O C I AT E D I R E C T O R
After having directed the acclaimed production of Ruined in 2011, Liesl joined the artistic team at Berkeley Rep in 2013 and this season is developing and directing Party People by Universes. She is an award-winning director who is known for bold productions of both new plays and the classics. Her world premieres include 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 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, and Bus and Family Ties at the Play Company for the Romania Kiss Me! Festival. Liesl has also worked with California Shakespeare Theater, Center Stage in Baltimore, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, and Huntington Theatre Company, among others. She serves as the program associate at Sundance Institute Theatre Program, focusing on its activities in East Africa, and is an artist trustee with the Sundance Institute’s board of trustees. Liesl 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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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 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.
The Strauch Kulhanjian Family SEASON SPONSORS
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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 the UC Berkeley Engineering Dean’s college advisory board. He is chairman of the board of trustees for the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute; 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.
Jack & Betty Schafer SEASON SPONSORS
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Art Institute, where he served as board chair. Betty, a retired life coach, has resumed her earlier career as a nonfiction writer and poet. She serves on the boards of Brandeis Hillel Day School, Coro Foundation, Earthjustice, and Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (seo).
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Costume shop Nelly Flores Marcy Frank (Crafts) Alexandra Gray Cass Malloy Christina Weiland (Draper)
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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’s Annual Fund, who made their gifts between July 2013 and July 2014.
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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’s Annual Fund, who made their gifts between July 2013 and July 2014.
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Anonymous (7) · Peggy & Don Alter · Pat Angell, in memory of Gene Angell · Todd & Diane Baker · Daniel Boggan Jr · Harry Bremond & Peggy Forbes · Fred Brown & Barbara Kong Brown · Barbara & Robert Budnitz · Dan & Allyn Carl · Paula Carrell · Stan & Stephanie Casper · Naveen Chandra & James Lengel · Ed & Lisa Chilton · Terin Christensen · Ralph & Rebecca Clark · Earl T. Cohen & Heidi M. Shale · Barbara & Tim Daniels M · Alecia A. DeCoudreaux · Harry & Susan Dennis · Ivan & Sarah Diamond · Corinne & Mike Doyle · Debra Engel, in honor of Barry Williams & Lalita Tademy · Susan English & Michael Kalkstein · Bill & Susan Epstein, in honor of Marge Randolph · Paul Feigenbaum & Judy Kemeny · Frannie Fleishhacker · Lisa Franzel & Rod Mickels · Donald & Dava Freed · Christopher R. Frostad M · Judith & Alex Glass · Robert Goldstein & Anna Mantell · Diana Grand & Jon Holman · Douglas Hardman & Karla Martin · Richard N. Hill & Nancy Lundeen · Adrienne Hirt & Jeffrey Rodman · Elaine Hitchcock · Barry & Jackie Hoffner · Herrick and Elaine Jackson, The Connemara Fund · Randall Johnson · Barbara E. Jones, in memory of William E. Jones · Tom & Mary Anne Jorde, in honor of Pat Sakai & Dick Shapiro · Christopher Killian & Carole Ungvarsky · Steve K. Kispersky · Suzanne LaFetra · Joe W. Laymon · Erma Lindeman · R. Jay & Eileen Love · J.E. Luckett · Bruce Maigatter & Pamela Partlow · John E. Matthews · John G. McGehee · Dennis & Eloise Middleton · David L. Monroe · Timothy Muller · Margo Murray · Claire Noonan & Peter Landsberger · Pier & Barbara Oddone, in memory of Michael Leibert · Sheldeen Osborne · Richard Ostreicher & Robert Sleasman · Lynette Pang & Michael Man ·
We gratefully recognize the following members of the Annual Fund whose contributions were received from April to July 2014 S U PP O R T E R S
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Anonymous (7) · Roy & Judith Alper · Laurence Anderson · Susan & Stephen Booth · Mary Boyvey · Marc & Ellen Brown · LinChiat Chang K · Jeff Chanin & Karen Lovdahl · Jane & Tom Coulter · Rose Ann Critchfield & Stephen Cohn · Martha & William Crowe · Barbara Donald · Edmund DuBois · Roger & Margaret England · Judith Erdberg IV · Natalie Forrest & Douglas Sprague · Ray & Eve Galka · Edith Gladstone · Susan & Jon Golovin · Priscilla Green · Alan Harper & Carol Baird · Lola H. Harris · Dennis J. Hock · Rosalie Holtz · Claudia & Daly Jordan-Koch · Pat Kelly & Jennifer Doebler · Bill & Sally Lampi · Ludwig H. Lin MD · Steve & Judy Lipson · Laurie Lober & Bryan Tracy · Mr. & Mrs. Carol & Robert Lowitz · Robert & Dorothy Mack · Paul Mariano · Steve Merlo · Susan Morris · Daniel Murphy & Ronald Hayden · Linda L. Murray & Carl Schemmerling · Lester Olmstead-Rose · Sue & Jack Palmer · Brian D. Parsons · Regina Phelps ·
Gregory C. Potts · Dan & Lois Purkett M · Kenneth & Frances Reid · Charles R. Rice · Edward & Jeanette Roach · Brian Bock and Susan Rosin · Rob & Eileen Ruby · John Sanger · Seiger Family Foundation · Neal Shorstein, MD & Christopher Doane · Ann Shulman & Stephen Colwell · Dave & Lori Simpson · Ed & Ellen Smith · Sigrid Snider · John St. Dennis & Roy Anati · Gary & Jana Stein · Annie Stenzel · Tim Stevenson & David Lincoln King · Pate & Judy Thomson · Deborah & Bob Van Nest · Michael Weinberger & Julianne Lindemann · Lee Yearley & Sally Gressens
A DVO C AT E S
Anonymous (16) · Fred & Kathleen Allen · Gertrude & Robert Allen · Robert & Evelyn Apte · Shellye L. Archambeau & Clarence Scott · Jerry & Seda Arnold · Naomi Auerbach & Ted Landau · David & Christine Balabanian · Leslie & Jack Batson · Don & Gerry Beers · Jonathan Berk & Rebecca Schwartz · Richard & Kathy Berman · Robert Berman & Jane Ginsburg · Caroline Beverstock · Steve Bischoff · Patti Bittenbender · Marilyn Bray · Wendy Buchen · Rike & Klaus Burmeister · Alex Byron & Nicole Maguire · Kawika Campbell · Dr. Paula Campbell · Doug Carlston & Kathy Williams · Bruce Carlton · Davis Carniglia & Claire Baker · John Carr · Carolle J. Carter & Jess Kitchens · Kim & Dawn Chase · Leslie Chatham & Kathie Weston · Patty Chin · Carol T. Christ · Karen Clayton & Stephen Clayton · Dennis Cohen & Deborah Robison · Leonard & Roberta Cohn · Ruth Conroy · Robert & Blair Cooter · John & Izzie Crane M · Robert & Loni Dantzler · Pat & Steve Davis · Abby & Ross Davisson · Daryl Dichek & Kenneth Smith, in honor of Shirley & Phil Schild · Drs. Nancy Ebbert & Adam Rochmes · Jeanene E. Ebert M · Anita C. Eblé ·
Lynne D. Raider · David & Suzanne Redell · Hector Richards · Wesley Richert · Rick & Stephanie Rogers · Ronald & Karen Rose · Dairne Ryan · Timothy A. Satterwhite · Helen Schulak · Judith & Robert Silverman · Renee Simi · Frances Singer · Myron & Ellen Turbow · Mr. Leon Van Steen · Marilyn & Ted Westphal · Mark and Jessica Nutik Zitter
CO N T RIB U TO R S
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Anonymous (22) · Phyllis Abad · Gerry Abrams · Charles Adams · Bonnie Andersen · JoAnne Appel · Barbara J. Bacher · Elizabeth Balderston · Marie Bartee · Gary Barth · Alvin Baum · Lloyd & Carolyn Baysdorfer · Jurg & Christel Bieri · Mary Bourguignon & Richard Wood · James T. Boyd · Beverly Braxton · Barbara & Ray Breslau · William Burks · Italo & Susan Calpestri · Dr. G. Cavallaro & Mr. K. Pfeiffer · Celeste Chin · Barbara Clayton & Marc Nelson · Jim & Jeanette Cottle · Rich Craig · Danielle & Didier de Fontaine · Michael Dear & Jennifer Wolch · Patrick DeNeale · Lynn Deregowski · Kathy Down & Greg Kelly · Thomas W. Edwards & Rebecca Parlette-Edwards · Kevin Elstob · Betty & Ken Fehring · Christie Fraser · Mary & Douglas Fraser · Marianne & Walter Frey · Linda Fried & Jim Helman · Kevin Gahagan · Sanford Garfinkel · Jennifer & Wayne Getz · Lucia & John Gilbert · Roger & Joan Glassey ·
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Burton Peek Edwards & Lynne Dal Poggetto · Roger & Jane Emanuel · Michael Evanhoe · Nancy H. Ferguson · Michael & Victoria Flora · Stephen Follansbee & Richard Wolitz · Nancy H. Francis · Stuart & Joyce Freedman · Kate & Ted Freeland · Daniel Friedland & Azlynda Alim · Tim Geoghegan · Paul Gill & Stephanie D’Arnall · Jane Gottesman & Geoffrey Biddle · Dan Granoff · Sheldon & Judy Greene · Don & Becky Grether · Dan & Linda Guerra · John G. Guthrie · Robert L. Harris & Glenda Newell-Harris · Dan & Shawna Hartman Brotsky · Geoffrey & Marin-Shawn Haynes · Bill Hendricks · Daria Hepps · Irene & Robert Hepps · Wilbur & Carolyn Ross Hobbs · Judith Holland · Morgan Hough · Olivia & Thacher Hurd Fund · Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Ives · Ken & Judith Johnson · Marc & Lisa Jones · Thomas Jones · Helmut H. Kapczynski & Colleen Neff · Roy Kaplan, in memory of Barbara Kaplan · Dennis Kaump · Beverly Phillips Kivel · Jeff Klingman & Deborah Sedberry · Joan & David Komaromi · Janet Kornegay and Dan Sykes · Jennifer Kuenster & George Miers · Charles Kuglen · Larry & Ruth Kurmel · Woof Kurtzman & Liz Hertz · Henry & Natalie Lagorio · Thomas LaQueur · Mr. & Mrs. Richard Larsen · John Leys · Ray Lifchez · Dottie Lofstrom · Judy MacDonald Johnston · Sue & Phil Marineau · Sarah McArthur & Michael LeValley · Betsy McDaniel · Marie S. McEnnis · Sean McKenna · Christopher McKenzie & Manuela Albuquerque · Ash McNeely · Ruth Medak · Mary & Gene Metz · Aliza and Peter Metzner K · Caryl & Peter Mezey · Geri Monheimer · Rex Morgan & Greg Reniere · Brian & Britt-Marie Morris · Ronald Morrison · Moule Family Fund · Lance Nagel · Ron Nakayama · Kris Carpenter Negulescu, in memory of Maxine Carpenter · Jeanne E. Newman · Marlowe Ng & Sharon
Ulrich · Hung Nguyen · Judy Ogle · Carol J. Ormond · Nancy Park · P. David & Mary Alyce Pearson · Bob & Toni Peckham · Lewis Perry · James F. Pine M · Malcolm & Ann Plant · John & Anja Plowright · Gary F. Pokorny · Charles Pollack & Joanna Cooper · Fred & Judy Porta · Roxann R. Preston · Paula Pretlow · Kathleen Quenneville K · Chuck & Kati Quibell · Sheldon & Catherine Ramsay · Ian Reinhard · Helen Richardson · Paul & Margaret Robbins · Joshua Robison · Joan Roebuck · Roberta Romberg · Galen Rosenberg & Denise Barnett · Jirayr & Meline Roubinian · Deborah Dashow Ruth, in memory of Leo P. Ruth · June & Bob Safran · Dorothy R. Saxe · Laurel Scheinman · Bob & Gloria Schiller · Mark Schoenrock & Claudia Fenelon · Teddy & Bruce Schwab · Brenda Buckhold Shank, M.D., Ph.D. · Steve & Susan Shortell · Carra Sleight · Suzanne Slyman · Jerry & Dick Smallwood · Mark Smith & Pam Calloway · Christina Spaulding · Louis & Bonnie Spiesberger · Robert & Naomi Stamper · Ms. Joelle Steefel · Herbert Steierman · Lynn M. & A. Justin Sterling · Monroe W. Strickberger · Shayla Su M · Ellen Sussman & Neal Rothman · Ruthann Taylor · Nancy & Fred Teichert · Jeff & Catherine Thermond · Michael Tilson Thomas & Joshua Robison · Prof. Jeremy Thorner & Dr. Carol Mimura, in memory of James Toshiaki Mimura · Karen Tiedemann & Geoff Piller · Janet Traub · William van Dyk & Margi Sullivan · Gerald & Ruth Vurek · Scott Wachter & Barbara Malina · Louise & Larry Walker · Dena & Wayne Watson-Lamprey · William R. Weir · Sallie Weissinger · Dr. Ben & Mrs. Carolyn Werner · Elizabeth Werter · Ann Harriman · Diane & Scott Wieser · Oliver Williamson · Fred Winslow & Barbara Baratta K · Carol Katigbak Wong
Helene Good · Barry & Erica Goode · Marcia Goodman & Hank Levy · Sue & Eric Gordon · Prof. & Mrs. Nelson H. Graburn · Diana Graham & Jack Zimmermann · Joan & LeRoy Green · Dorothy Greene · Marcia & Joseph Grossman · R. Glenn & Ann Hammonds · Linda Headrick, in honor of Ann Brannen · Laura Heiman · Don & Molly Hermes M · Fran Hildebrand · Thomas Hird · Andrew Hirss · Jan Hobbel · Marilynn Hodgson · Jeff Hoel · Marie F. Hogan & Douglas A. Lutgen · Page & Joseph R. Holmes · Frances Hopson · Walter Husmann · Richard Ingalls · Alex Ingersoll & Martin Tannenbaum · Nancy & Mark Jacobs · Rodolfo & Mary Jacuzzi · Ken Jaffee · Elizabeth James · Donald Jen & Margaret Ritchey · Susan Jessee · Charles & Laurie Kahn · Patty & Wyatt Kang · Vivian Keh & Jonathan Hue · Kimberly J. Kenley-Salarpi · Kathryn Kersey · Susan Kinloch · Peggy Kivel · Eva Klein · Bruce Koch · Cynthia Koenigsberg & Harry Patsch · Ron & JoAnn Koopman · Marie & Jaques Lagarde · Shirley Langlois · Maureen K. Lenahan · Harvey & Wendy Leiderman · John Link & Phyllis Goldsmith · Marcia C. Linn · Lawrence Litt · Mr. & Mrs. Grinling MacClelland · Linda Maio · Laurentius Marais & Susan Hendrie-Marais · Jeffrey K. Martin · M. Mathews & K. Soriano · Josephine Maxon · Toni Mayer & Alan Lazere · Kevin McCarty · Ben McClinton & Karen Rosenbaum · Katherine McKenzie · Brian McRee · Betsy
Mellins & Paul Mendelman · Harry Mixon Esq · Nancy Montague · Mary & Dennis Montali · Julie Montanari & David Pearson · Susanna Morin-Groom · Bill & Jane Neilson · Joseph & Berna Neumiller · Steven J. O’Donnell · Stephen E. Palmer · Maren Pedersen · Retha Pedigo · Barbara Peterson · Riess & Tara Potterveld · Dianne M. Prichard · Danilo Purlia & Catherine Kuss · Andrea Ramiskey · Mr. & Mrs. Rudolph Reich · Arthur Reingold & Gail Bolan · William & Ray Riess · The Rev. Dr. Bonnie Ring · Mr. & Mrs. Edward Rinne · Dr. Lynn Robertson · Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Romo · Frances Roth · Mr. & Mrs. David Ruegg · Paul & Patti Sax · Ron & Esther Schroeder · Darlene Schumacher · Joan Schwalbe · Nancy & Norman Schwemberger · John & Lucille Serwa · Brett Sharenow · Bonnie Siegel · Sol Simkin · Barbara Slotnik & Steve Kerns · Mary Lou Solecki · Monica Stone · Leo Stutzin · Karin Swann · G. Barbara Tabak · Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Terdiman · Jason Thomas & Marco Aurelio · Tracy Thompson · Bill and Sandy Threlfall · Henry Timnick · Rick Trautner · Will Travis · Michel Vacheron · Rachel Wahba · Dick White · Bill Whitmer · Ann Williams · Pearl Wolffs · David Wood & Kathy Garrison · Moe & Becky Wright · Julie & Jerry Yaffee · Barbara Ann Yoder & Ed Connor
BE R K E L E Y R E P T H A N K S
Donors to the Annual Fund
FRIE N D S
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Anonymous (26) · Mr. & Mrs. Dick Abel · Denise Abrams & David Harrington · Anita & Jim Allardice · Mrs. Julia Antoniades · Sara Armstrong · Patricia Ascher · Carmen Aydelott · Patricia Bacchetti · Mark Bailie & Dr. Barbara Mercer · Neil Baldwin & Rosemary Criste-Baldwin · Martha Conklin & Roger Bales · Barbara Barer · Judith Barmack · Michael & Della Barnett · Ray & Betty Ann Barnett · Lindy Barocchi · Phil & Jane Batson · Eileen Battat · Ann Bauman · Carolyn Beasley · Brian & Mary Bechtel · Steven & Cynthia Beckendorf · Paul Bendix · Brenda L. Berlin · Sandra Bernard · Jeffry & Diane Bernstein · Rene Biba · Anita Bloch · Bertel Borowsky · Angela & Ed Bortugno · Carlos M. Botas · Karen Bowen & Beth Gerstein · Pat & Mary Boyle · Mary Brand · Jody Breckenridge · Nancy Broderick · Terry Bronson · Phil Brown & Carol LaPlant · Carol Brownstein · Fran Burgess · Steven & Alison Burke · Alice Butler · Robert & Janet Campbell · Susan V. Carson · Penny Carstens & Sharon Holzknecht · Robin & Ryszard Chetkowski · Zeo E. Coddington · Jason Cohen · Sharon Cohen · Steve & Maya Cohn · Ruth Collins · Gerald Connell · Bruce Conrad · Priscilla K. Cooper · Edith Cornelsen · Catherine Crystal & Eric Crystal · Dawn Daro · Debbi Deangelo · Ann & Dave Del Simone · Brigitte Devaux · Veronica & Tom Devitt · Arnold Dito · Sebastian & Jennifer Doniach · Kathy & Leonard Duffy · Susan G. Duncan · Linda Eastman & Philip Hanley · Marvin Edwards · Gary Egkan · Lara Eidemiller · Nancy Ellenbogen & Joel Lurie · Alexandra Engs · Winnie Farwell · Anita & Steven Feinstein · Monica & David Finigan · Tina Fleming · Vincent Fogle & Emily Sparks · Mr. & Mrs. John Foran · Joan & Larry Fox · Judy & Bill Fujimoto · Frank & Sarah Fuller · Nancy Galloway · Andrew Garcia · Rose Garcia · George Gemignani · Sandra Gerstel · Lorne & Marilyn Glaim · Michael Goldbach & Zahra Mahloudji M · Janet Goldberg · Dr. & Mrs. Arnold Goldschlager · Herbert Goodman · Barbara Gordon · Claudia Greif · Barbara & Barry Gross, in memory of Norma Louise Combs · Cheryl Guyer & Marty Kahn · Bronwyn H. Hall · Mr. Thomas R. Hall · Joan & David Halperin · Carolyn Hamilton · Kathie Hammond · Chuck & Susie Hanson · Marilyn Hardin · Craig Heimark · Richard P. Hemann · David Hendricks · Philippe Henri · Michael J. Hersek · Louis A. Highman · Lois Hirsch · Gayl & Harlan Hirschfeld · Kristina Holland · Wilma S. Horwitz · Joe Houska & Christine Paige · Hilary & Tom Hoynes · J. Hui · Doris Iaroli · Roberta Immel · Carl & Carolyn Janson · Kathleen Johnson · Roxy Jones · Frances Joyce · Pauline Jue · Kimberley Kahler · Virginia A. Kahn · Muriel Kaplan · Moises Kaufman · Joanne Kelly · Pat & Chris Kenber · Helen Kennedy · Lindy Khan & Amiram Givon · Robert King · Lawrence & Carolyn Klein · Marianne Koch · Dale Koepp · Yvonne Koshland · Marit Lash · Paula Lavine · Victoria Leonard · Jean Levin · Diane Levy · Renee M. Linde · Ken & Judy Linhares · Fred Lipschultz · Linda Lonay · Liz Long · James Lons · Louellyn Lower · Frances & Kenderton S. Lynch · Christine Macomber · Claire Magowan · Kathleen Manbert · Linda Marker · Miriam Maxwell · Justin McBaine, in honor of Pat Sakai & Dick Shapiro · Dr. & Mrs. Edward McClatchie · Suzanne & Charles McCulloch · Nora McGuinness · Jeanne McHugh · Mr. & Mrs. Joe C. McKenzie · Joseph & Carol
McLaughlin · Deeana McLemore & Lynn Ewing · Jack McPhail · Douglas & Mary McWilliams · John & Rosemary Merchant · Michele Merrill · Susan Messina · Maeve Metzger · Joanie Ciardelli · Ian & Donna Mitroff · Silvia Montoya · George Moore · Elizabeth Nakahara · Deborah Nelson · Michael Nelson · Sarah Nowicki K · Jim & Marcia Nybakken · Robert & Carol Nykodym · Dr. Patrick O’Halloran · Terence & Melanie O’Hare · Peggy Orlin & Paul Davis · Ann C. Patterson · Ellie D. Patterson · Ann Pearson · Wendy Peterson · Therese Pipe · Joellen & Leslie Piskitel · Bradford Pollock · Marcia & Robert Popper · Jean & Jack Port · Timothy & Marilyn Potter · Tony Prince · Nancy A. Rader · Carolyn Ramsey · Susan Rasmussen · Danielle Rebischung · Dr. Diana Rebman · Joan & Mark Reiss · Dr. William E. Rhea · Mr. & Mrs. Joe Richardson · Karen & Jeff Richardson · Mr. & Mrs. Truitt A. Richey · Joshua Rider · Robert Ripps · Myrna & Leon Rochester · Agnes Rogacsi · Bettina Rosenberg · Dr. & Mrs. Richard Rozen · Maxine & Alan Rudy · Zina Russell · Shelley J. Sandusky · Dave Savidge · Drs. James Scherer & Edie Folb · Otto Schnepp · Ed & Jenifer Schoenberger · George & Linda Sensabaugh · Nancy Sephton · Ms. Susan Sherk · Lee & Mary Shilman · Marian Shostrom · Claudette Sigg · Sol Silver · James Simpson & Tamara Wood · Kirk Skeba · Margaret Skornia · William Lonon Smith · Deidre Snyder · Nancy Spero · Leslie Stenger · Nan Stigter · Emily & Arnold Stoper · Margaret Stromberg · Sally & William Sutcliffe · Renee Swayne · Tricia Swift · Sandy & Selma Tandowsky · Carol Tanenbaum & John Adams · Carol Thompson · Kate D. Tomatis · Diana Travis · Nannie Turrell · Grace Ulp · Christopher E. Uren · Mark Valentine & Stacy LeierValentine · Mr. & Mrs. Robert Van Galder · Sayre Van Young & Diane Davenport · Wendy Vanden Heuvel · James Vaughn · Julia and Shel Waggener · Arthur & Susan Walenta · Leonie Walker · Marlene & Jerry Walters · Mr. Peter L. Washburn · Pamela R. Watkins · Sharon Weinberg · Tania Weingart · Dennis Weiss · Murray Weiss · Kuniko Weltin-Wu · Andrew T. & Linda V. Williams · Peter Winkelstein · Bill C. Wong · Morris A. Woolfson · Terence C. Wright · Anne Yanow · Alberto Zacarias · Leslie Zander · Carolyn & Larry Zaroff · Claus Zielke · David & Liane Zimny
PAT RO N S
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Anonymous (17) · Joyce Abbott · Michael L. Abbott · Liane Abrams · Ms. Monique Adam · Joe & Esther Adler · Patricia Allard · Derrick Anderson · Susan Anderson · Ann Appert · Judy Aptekar · Roberta Archibald · James Ashburn III · Tatyana Avrutin · Lisa Bailey · Elliott Baim · Susan Barton · Martela Beck · Adam Bellacicco · Mr. & Mrs. Robert Belote · Emily Benner · Linda Benney & Marstin Tallant · Olga Beregovaya · Phyllis G. Berenson · Audrey M. Berger · Diana Bigham · Larry Bilick & Annette Firestein · Mary Anne Bland · Susan Blank · Helmut Blaschczyk · Betty Blumlein · James Bovee · Donna Bransford · Diane & Jim Breivis · Pamela Bridges · William Bridges · Artemis Brod · Donna B. Brott · Eugene & June Brott · Byron Brown · Cathy Brown · Deborah Bryant · Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Bryson · Lois Buhr · Jean Burke · Michael Burles · Den Bush · Franchesca Callejo · Ethan Cameron · Ms. Christina F. Campbell · Katherine R. Campbell · Matt Campbell · Humbert Carelli · Charles &
Gretchen Carlson · Marc Casad · Carlota Caulfield · Douglas Chan · Bea Chapman · Lauren Chevlen · Bessie Chin · Debi Clancy · Steven Clark · Amy Cohen · Eleni Coltos · Debra Constantine · Judy & Carl Cook · Robert & Michelle Cooper · Carol E. Copeland · Janis Cosor · Teresa Countryman · Philip Crawford · David Curran · Jerry Current · Robert Currier · Jeffrey Curtis · Sandra Curtis, in honor of Bill Falik · Elizabeth Cushing · Mr. & Mrs. William G. Cusick · Greg Cutcher · Sara Danielson · Youval Dar · Patricia M. A. Davis · Paula Davis · Jerome Dean · Irene Desonie · Luis Diaz-Perdomo · Tom Diettrich · John Diller & Melissa Levine · O’Neil & Marcia S. Dillon · John Dobleman · Kathleen Duffy · Diana Dunckelmann · Ruth Dunham · Stephanie Durran · Harry & Isobel Dvorsky · Peter Eakland · Lynne Eggers · Virginia Elizondo · Elizabeth & Ann Elliott · Eric Essman · Gail Falls · Bronya Feldmann · Irene M. Fenton · Meredith Fenton · Tom Ferrell & Meg Vasey · Wendy Ferrell · Shelly Fields Tejeda · Doris Fine · S. Floore · Kathryn Florek · Greg Ford · Gregory Ford · Nancy Freed · Christine Frick · Jean M. Furgerson · Cynthia & Mark Gailey · Betty Gandel · Susan Gann · Jack Gardner & Candy Rupp · Sharareh Gavafrashti · Nancy Geimer & Chris Vance · Dr. Willis Gelston · Joseph C. George · Gerry & Steve Gerardin · Kimberley Gilles · Kimberly Gillette · Mark Goldberg · Diana Goldstein, in honor of Norah Brower · Harlan Goodson · Hannah June Gould · Jeffrey and Sandra Granett · Edward Granger · Scott D. Grant · Leslie Gravino · Leslie Green · Elena Grewal · Linda M. Griffith · Zachary & Carolyn Griffith · Reggie Griner · Robin Gross · Deborah Grossman, in memory of Tim Patterson · Mr. John B. Gussman · Melinda L. Haag · Dan Haddick · Sterling & Frieda Haidt · Michelle A. Hair · James M. Hall · Jeanne Halpern · David Hammer · Lawrence Hammer · Kathy Haranzo · Alexander Hartnett · Valencia Hawkins · Aileen Haxo · Michael & Joan Healy · Christine HearnCotrufo · Charisse Heath · Kathleen Heath · Joan Hecker · Lara Heisler · Martha Helms · Alan Hencky · William Herkelrath · Jocelynn Herrick Stone & Rick Stone · Nancy Higham · Bob R. Hill · Adolph N. Hofmann · Kelsey J. Hogan · Zelda Holland · Rita E. Horiguchi · Leah Hoskin · Monika Hudson · Mary Hurd · Bonnie Hyatt · Ruth Ichinaga · Roger & Pauline Iliff · Chad R. Janowiak · Yolanda Jenkins · Leonard Johnson · Sarah Johnson · Nadine Joseph · William Joyce · Leo Kane · Jan Karlson · Sherry Keith · Christopher Klein · Kimberly Klein & Stephanie Roth · Veronica Kleinberg · Naomi Klughaupt · Judith Knoll · Ronald Krauss · Charles C. Kredensor · Jane and Mark Kriss · Nancy Helen Kromm · Brooke Kuhn · Lisa S. Lacayo · Patricia Lai · Ira Lam · Winston & Elaine Lambert · Emanuel Lateiner · Diane Laub · Beatrice Laws · Virgina Layton · William Leach · Dora Lee · Adam H. Lehman · Monika Leitz & Daniel Polikoff · Arthur & Susan Lempert · Deb & Barry Levene, in memory of Michael T. Racela · Melodie Lew · Luci Li-Akana · Sheila Lichtman · Betsy Lim · Anna Lippi · Mr. Fred Loebl · Jody London · Zeva Longley · Malinda Longphre · Larry Lozares · Marilyn Luotto · Emily Lyon · Dana Rae & Bruce MacDermott · Ms. Dolores MacKinnon · Carole Main · Tracy Manheim · Allan Mann · Jan Marcus · Laurie & Stuart Marson · Redge & Carole Martin · Holly Massey · Lucia Matzger · Christina McArthur · Sara McAulay & Elsa Garcia Pandavenes · Diana & James McClelland ·
Brandon McDonnell · Cordelia McGee-Tubb · Michael McNulty · Ian McRory · Loran Mebine · Arie Meir, in honor of Lydia The · Herb & Marilyn Meltzer · Lori Menachof & Samuel Greenberg · Harriett Michael · David & Judy Miller · Henry Mindlin · Christopher Minnes · Amy Mitchell · Barbara Moffat · Julie Morris · Stephen Morse · Dave Muret · Nurit Mussen · Peggy Myers · Niranjana Nagarajan · Mary Anne Nelson · Dustin Nicolarson · Donna Norquist · Lou O’Connor · Adam Olivieri & Jean Follette · Megan O’Reilly-Lewis · Kristina Osborn · Marna A.Owen · Liz Pagano · Richard Page & Susan Audep-Page · Milton Palmer · Heo & Heebok Park · Richard Pearson & Jean Hart · Nancy Lee Peters · James Phillips · Marcia Pillon · Jeanne Pimentel · Andrew Patrick Pojman · Cristy J. Pollak · Christy Ponte · Rosanna Poret · Joseph Mollick & Heather Preston · Mary E. Price Ph.D. · Walter Price · Mr. & Mrs. John Priest · Mark & Debra PrinzDelapaine · Kathryn Pritchett · Regina Prosser · Hank & Sarah Pruden · Deborah Putnam · Mr. & Mrs. David Pyle · Rebecca Rappensperger · Patricia Reed · Martha Richards K · Jean Richardson · Geraldine Riordan · Deborah L. Robbins · Susan Robertson · Kyoko Robinson · Kathleen S. Roeder · Barbara Rogers · Maria & Ron Romano · Susan Rosen · Ellen Rosenfield · Renee R. Ross · Lisa Rowland · Kathleen Russell · David Rutenberg · John Saari · Carol Sabin · Dawn Sagorski · Judy Sam · Linda Samaniego · Janet Sanchez · Jonathan & Kris Sandoe · Fredric Sandsmark · Maxine Sattizahn · Patricia & Clifford Saunders · Pixie Hayward Schickele · William Schwartz · Ana & Stanley Scott · Geraldine Shanteau · Irwin & Annette Shapiro · Murali Sharma · Nancy Shaw and Jon Rosenfield · Sharon Shen · Alexander Shtulman · Anne Shuford · Michael Sibitz · J. Suzanne Siebert · Judith Silver · Deborah and Bob Silvey · Rochelle Sklansky · Sandra Slater · Dan Slobin · Kay Slocum · Archie & Geraldine Smith · Donna Smith-Harrison & Samuel Harrison · Michael Sobiloff · Liz Spander · Sandra Spangler · Ward & Deborah Spangler · Jo-Ellen Spencer · Hildie Spritzer · Mary Alice & Walt Stevenson · Corinne Stewart · Anne Struck · Aina Stunz · Joseph Sturkey · Millicent Susens · Lynda W. Swanson · Benilda TaftKiewek · Sandra Takagi · Avis & Catherine Taylor · Linda Taylor · Leonore Tescher · Gudrun Thomspon · Maryann Thompson · Robin R. Thompson · Karl Thon · Veronica Tincher · Ronald & Linda Tochterman · Rev. & Mrs. A. Towers · Shirley R. Trimble · Tracy Trumbly · Lynn Tsumoto · Ben Tucker · Calvin C. Tucker · Marci & Eugene Tucker · James S. & Gayle G. Tunnell · Elaine M. Vecchi · Evelyn Velson · Nancy Heastings & Colleen Vermillion · Mary Waddington · Charles Edward Wagner · Grace Wahlberg · Philip Walters · Myrna Walton · Simone Wang · Xinnian Wang & Jian Zhang · Mitchell Ward · Wendy Watling · Kevin Watters · Margo Webster · Rachel Weinstein · Stephen Weinstein · William Weisman · Janice Wenning · Joanne Westendorf · Joan M. Wetherell · Kathryn Wheble · Deborah White · Joel E. White MD · Karen White · Pam Whitman · Maureen & Russell Wikander · Lewis M. Williams · Marie Williams · Mr. & Mrs. Wilson · Jon & Elizabeth Worden · Dr. & Mrs. Mark J. Yanover · Janet Yelner · Michael Yeong · Joyce Yokomizo · Samuel Zabor & Kimberly Rowe · Lyuba Zarsky · Anne Zelinsky · Linda Zittel
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BE R K E L E Y R E P T H A N K S Michael Leibert Society Members
Sustaining members as of April 2014:
The Society welcomes the following new members: Lynda & Dr. J. Pearce Hurley Stephanie Mendel Sheldeen G. Osborne Tracie E. Rowson
Anonymous (6) Sam Ambler Carl W. Arnoult & Aurora Pan Ken & Joni Avery Nancy Axelrod Edith Barschi Neil & Gene Barth Carole B. Berg Linda Brandenburger Broitman-Basri Family 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 Dr. Douglas & Anne Stewart
Jean Strunsky Henry Timnick Phillip & Melody Trapp Janis Kate Turner Dorothy Walker Weil Family Trust — Weil Family Karen & Henry Work Martin & Margaret Zankel
Gifts received by Berkeley Rep:
Estate of Suzanne Adams Estate of Helen Barber Estate of Fritzi Benesch Estate of Nelly Berteaux Estate of Nancy Croley Estate of John E. & Helen A. Manning Estate of Richard Markell Estate of Margaret Purvine Estate of Peter Sloss Estate of Harry Weininger Estate of Grace Williams
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a play I heard about and never saw in my youth. I’ve been thinking about the deconstruction and dissection of women ever since. And their resilience and images of voracity and veracity. The punishment of the femme fatale through history, art, film noir, the media... . And here is where things get subversive. What starts as a classic trope of the sexy lady, seen on mud flaps and beer ads the world over, gets twisted on its head when cabaret goes political. Meow is well aware that it’s so much more than some glitter, a revealing outfit, and a song. Since its Parisian beginnings in the 1880s, cabaret had always provided a home for satire and artistic commentary that challenged the status quo. But perhaps its pinnacle of political expression was reached during Germany’s Weimar Republic. Germany after World War I saw an era of unprecedented artistic and intellectual activity. The government abolished censorship, and voices that were previously suppressed found new freedom to sound loudly. The quintessential images of cabaret that still spring to mind today date from this period. As Hitler’s power rose, however, cabaret was forced back underground, a moment immortalized by Kander and Ebb in the 1966 musical Cabaret, and the subsequent 1972 film. The Third Reich essentially squashed anything that hinted of a rebellious spirit, but the scrappy and resilient cabaret proved it has a life force that’s impossible to extinguish. Its beating heart remained alive, and it thrived in New York and 3 6 · T H E B E R K E L E Y R E P M AG A Z I N E · 2 0 1 4 –1 5 · I S S U E 1
Paris, and today everyone from Bette Midler to Louis CK to RuPaul owes a debt to this groundbreaking genre. Perhaps Meow summarizes best why this art form has proved its staying power: I love the flexibility of a cabaret format to take risks—to be endlessly reinvented, to respond to the personal and political circumstances of the audience, the performer, the larger world environment. It is a vehicle built for changes, in all senses and for me, at least, drags its history marvelously with it. There is something also about a kind of exposure that is possible within a cabaret song—the vulnerability of a vocal fold or a human heart, or a viewpoint. There is always a sense of rawness, or perhaps just ‘realness,’ even when covered in sequins and lush chordal structures. It should be a dangerous and passionate mix of art and craft, heart, head, and spirit! It’s Life in macro-microcosm. How fabulous! I’ve made myself excited! Let’s put on a show! There’s no one quite like Meow Meow. She has thrown her arms around the art form of cabaret—imagining, inventing, amalgamating, and appropriating, to create the stunningly unique performer we know today. Her influences range far and wide. But her heart lies with the vamps and vixens that cabaret gave rise to, and who helped bring her magnificent persona into being.
BOA R D OF T RU ST E E S
BE R K E L E Y R E P STA F F Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone
Managing Director Susan Medak
General Manager Karen Racanelli ARTISTIC 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 Artists under Commission David Adjmi · Glen Berger · Jackie Sibblies Drury · Rinne Groff · KJ Sanchez · Naomi Wallace
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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 Payroll Administrator Valerie St. Louis Human Resources Consultant Laurel Leichter Database Manager Diana Amezquita
S TAG E M A NAG E M E N T Production Stage Manager Michael Suenkel Stage Managers Leslie M. Radin Karen Szpaller Kimberly Mark Webb Production Assistants Sofie Miller Amanda Warner S TA G E OP E R AT ION S Stage Supervisor Julia Englehorn P R OP 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 SCENIC ART Charge Scenic Artist Lisa Lázár COSTUMES Costume Director Maggi Yule Draper Kitty Muntzel Tailor Kathy Kellner Griffith First Hand Janet Conery
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 Donor Relations Associate Kelsey Hogan Development Associate Beryl Baker B OX OF F I C E Ticket Services Manager Destiny Askin Subscription Manager & Associate Sales Manager Laurie Barnes Box Office Supervisor Terry Goulette Box Office Agents Amos Cass · Christina Cone · Samanta Cubias · Julie Gotsch · Eliza Oakley · Amanda Warner · Crystal Whybark
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Deborah Eubanks · Sara Felder · Maria Frangos · Christine Germain · Nancy Gold · Gary Graves · Marvin Greene · Kathleen Hermesdorf · Gendell Hing-Hernández · Andrew Hurteau · Ben Johnson · Julian López-Morillas · Dave Maier · Patricia Miller · Edward Morgan · Slater Penney · Marty Pistone · Diane Rachel · Rolf Saxon · Elyse Shafarman · Rebecca Stockley · Libby Vega 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, Chair Matty Bloom, Core Content Nancy Fenton, Procedures Jean Holmes, Visuals Selma Meyerowitz, Off-site contact & Recruitment An Audience with Meow Meow Docents Matty Bloom, Lead Docent Helen Gerken · Ellen Kaufman · John Argue · Rhea Rubin · Nancy Fenton · Selma Meyerowitz 201 3–14 B E R K E L E Y R E P FELLOWSHIPS Bret C. Harte Young Director Fellow Adam L. Sussman Company/Theatre Management Fellow Faith Nelson Costume Fellow Andrea Phillips Development Fellow Haley Bierman Education Fellow Rachel Eisner Graphic Design Fellow Sarah Jacczak Harry Weininger Sound Fellow Annemarie Scerra Lighting / Electrics Fellow Sarina Renteria Marketing & Communications Fellow Billy McEntee Peter F. Sloss Literary/ Dramaturgy Fellow Lexi Diamond Production Management Fellow Margaret Clement Properties Fellow Amelia Burke-Holt Scenic Art Fellow Anna McGahey Scenic Construction Fellow Will Gering Stage Management Fellow Brad Hopper
President Thalia Dorwick, PhD Vice President Helen Meyer Vice President Jill Fugaro Treasurer Emily Shanks Secretary Scott R. Haber Chair, Trustees Committee Roger A. Strauch Chair, Audit Committee William T. Espey Immediate Past President Marjorie Randolph Board Members Carrie Avery Edward D. Baker Becky Bleich Martha Ehmann Conte David Cox Robin Edwards William Falik Lisa Finer David Fleishhacker Paul T. Friedman Bruce Golden Nicholas M. Graves 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 Past Presidents 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 Sustaining Advisors Carole B. Berg Rena Bransten Stephen K. Cassidy Diana J. Cohen John Field Kerry Francis Richard F. Hoskins Dugan Moore Mary Ann Peoples Pat Rougeau Richard A. Rubin Patricia Sakai Michael Steinberg Michael Strunsky Martin Zankel
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