Berkeley Rep: One Man, Two Guvnors

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One man, by

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Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni With songs by Grant Olding

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Howard Turnley, joined in 2012

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A letter from the artistic director · 5

Donors to the Create Campaign · 38

A letter from the managing director · 7

Foundation, corporate, and in-kind sponsors · 40 Individual donors to the Annual Fund · 41

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Two locations, one talented family · 8 A standing ovation for Berkeley Rep… une soirée magnifique! · 10 Student voices take center stage · 12 From costumes to cocktails: Berkeley Rep’s bar continues to grow · 15 Discover our 2015–16 season · 16


Michael Leibert Society · 43


A BOU T BE R K E L E Y R E P Staff, board of trustees, and sustaining advisors · 45 FYI Everything you need to know about our box office, gift shop, seating policies, and more · 46

Under the boardwalk · 18 Skifflemania · 20 Leather masks and cartoon anvils: Commedia’s stock characters and comedy today · 22 David Ivers on comedy, classics, and cooking · 23


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P ROL OG U E from the Artistic Director

There are many theories of comedy, all of

them fantastically un-funny. There’s the Relief Theory, the Superiority Theory, and the Incongruity Theory. There are theories based on sexual selection, mistaken reasoning, misattribution, and benign violation. You can probably figure those out just from the titles. But then there’s the Computational-Neural Theory, which I recommend as a sleep aid, and my personal favorite, the Ontic-Epistemic Theory, which sounds like a medical procedure related to colon cancer. One thing is clear: many people have tried to explain why we laugh. It’s a tough one to figure out, precisely because we laugh a lot, for different reasons, about lots of stuff. When you watch a group of people at a comedy, for example, it’s fascinating to see their reactions. What one person finds hilarious, another finds dull. One person is giddy, another insulted. One delirious, another miserable. Comedies are controversial because laughter provides an index of our values; it reveals a deep part of who we are as individuals, families, communities, and countries. And as often as we share a laugh, laughter can also divide us. So it is a rare thing indeed when a comedy comes close to universal acclaim. Such is the case with The Servant of Two Masters, written in 1743 by Carlo Goldoni. Using a staple of comic characters inherited from commedia dell’arte, the play uses relief, incongruity, superiority, mistaken reasoning, sexual selection, misattribution, and not-so-benign violation to provide Big Relief and even bigger laughs. It’s been translated countless times, adapted for film, and transposed to many different historical periods, most recently by Richard Bean for the National Theatre of England. Hence, One Man, Two Guvnors, set in 1963 in Brighton, a declining seaside town filled with a raucous array of con-men, servants, nitwits, and lovers. They’re all thrown together in a chaotic comic dance, set to the music of a skiffle band with decidedly rock-and-roll tendencies. Of course, you need the right creative team to unlock the joy of the play. It gives me the greatest pleasure to introduce director David Ivers to you, a gifted maestro whose brains are big and whose pockets are lined with lazzi. Along with his longtime friend and collaborator, the astonishing Dan Donohue, and a large ensemble of co-conspirators, we bring you the grand chaos of Goldoni’s masterpiece, re-imagined for our time. I don’t know if it will validate the Ontic-Epistemic Theory of Humor, but I have a hunch that it will be greatly entertaining. Sincerely,

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P ROL OG U E from the Managing Director

Is there anything better than a good endor-

phin-inducing belly laugh? It is right up there at the top of my “must have” list. One of the great pleasures of being human has got to be that absolutely satisfying experience of laughing so hard that all your muscles get a workout! And we think that is just what David Ivers and his team have concocted for you tonight. This has been a season that has taken you from the bittersweet melancholy of An Audience with Meow Meow, through the activism of Party People, the wry wit of Molly Ivins, the urgency of X’s and O’s (A Football Love Story), the profound cynicism of Tartuffe, and then the deep tragedy of Head of Passes. And now we just want you to exhale and enjoy the unrelenting inventiveness of this classic turned upside-down. It is our end-of-season gift to you. Although it is, technically, the end of the season, we do have one more treat in store for you. Anna Deavere Smith, a woman who always seems to have her finger on the pulse of America, is coming back this July for just a three-week run. Anna’s new piece, Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, will premiere here at the Roda Theatre. (This is a special presentation and not part of the 2014–15 subscription season, so call the box office to reserve your seats.) Anna has been exploring the pipeline from school to prison for a few years now. She’s been interviewing educators, judges, people from corrections, and all the myriad players who have something to say about the systems we’ve created that have contributed to our astronomically high rates of incarceration. She has explored the lost generation of men and boys (and girls, too) who have ended up in our prisons rather than in our schools, and she has brought her considerable powers of insight and observation together for this new piece. We don’t want you to miss her new work. Anna has given us some of the most memorable evenings in our theatre: the aftermath of the Crown Heights riots in Fires in the Mirror; ruminations on race relations in Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992; her meditation on health and mortality in Let Me Down Easy. With Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education she brings her fierce curiosity and virtuosic skills back here for this very special event. I’m looking forward to seeing you one more time this summer.


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Two locations, one talented family BY KAREN MCKEVITT

Berkeley Rep’s theatres on Addison Street and production shops at our Harrison Street campus

are always crackling with synergy—but things went into overdrive in March and April! Tartuffe was in performances, Head of Passes was in rehearsals; the sets, props, and costumes for Head of Passes and One Man, Two Guvnors were all being built (and the scene shop crew was already prepping for Amélie); construction started on our new box office; and that just scratches the surface. Here’s a glimpse of Berkeley Rep’s artisans in action.

At our Harrison Street campus…

Charge Scenic Artist Lisa Lázár and her crew put the finishing touches on the Union Jack for One Man, Two Guvnors.

Associate Props Supervisor Gretta Grazier fabricates some fishheads for One Man, Two Guvnors.

Hair and Makeup Supervisor Amy Bobeda fits a wig on the Amélie artwork model in preparation for a photo shoot.

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Meanwhile, on Addison Street…

Our scene shop crew loads in the complex set for Head of Passes, the last show on the Thrust Stage before its renovation as part of our Create Campaign.

Construction is well underway on our new box office—another phase in our Create Campaign.

Several lucky donors get a behind-the-scenes peek and a chance to meet the makers at Berkeley Rep!

There’s lots to see during our backstage tours— especially in the costume warehouse.

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Clockwise from top left Peggy Cramer, Lily Hughes, David Allen-Hughes, and Berkeley Rep Trustee Felicia Woytak; A contortionist from Sweet Can Productions performs for the guests; Jack and Amanda Chee; David Laudon and Randy Laroche

A standing ovation for Berkeley Rep… une soirée magnifique! BY HALEY BIERMAN

On April 18, the ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton in San

Francisco underwent a stunning transformation, thanks to Berkeley Rep’s dedicated staff and supporters. On this magical evening, guests at Berkeley Rep’s annual gala found themselves transported to Carnaval in Paris. They enjoyed exquisite French-themed cuisine, wines, décor, and entertainment, while celebrating and supporting Berkeley Rep’s mission and art. The event was filled with delightful surprises from the very start. Guests were greeted at the cocktail reception by circus performers— contortionists, accordion players, mimes, and more—before entering the ballroom for the glamorous evening ahead, with entertainment by Sweet Can Productions and choreography by Heath Hunter. Broadway actor Kevin Spirtas served as the event’s emcee, infusing the night with vivaciousness from start to finish.

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Attendees showed their incredible generosity and belief in the Theatre’s work all night long. The live and silent auctions were led by the spectacular auctioneer DawnMarie Kotsonis, a Berkeley Rep favorite who took part in OVATION for the third year in a row. DawnMarie also brought the evening to a wonderful close when she asked guests to raise their paddles in support of Berkeley Rep. The event concluded with a total of $675,000 raised, all of which will help us continue to bring our adventurous artistic programming and accessible education programs to our Bay Area audience. We extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our guests and supporters who helped us make OVATION the event of the season! Merci beaucoup!


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Cast and crew from the 2015 Teen One-Acts Festival celebrate P H OTO BY C H E S H I R E I S A AC S

Student voices take center stage BY KASHARA ROBINSON

Generation Z. Don’t let their age fool you. They’re an

opinionated bunch with ideas, perceptions, and curiosities that will amaze you. We see it every day at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre. Housing various programs that cater to teens and tweens, the building is filled with youthful voices. But it’s more than just the chatter of who said what, who likes who, and a repetition of omgs. These voices are often engaging in conversations that are complex and universal. In a world of Tumblr and Instagram, young people today have many outlets to express themselves. Thankfully, theatre isn’t far down the list of options. When finding ways to dissect issues that are relevant to them, some students are using theatre as a vehicle of exploration. Throughout the year, the School of Theatre provides several channels to foster this kind of activity, giving students a microscope and a microphone to tell stories as both originators and writers. Fists clenched, held high—a symbol of resistance. That’s the sight you would have walked in on during a workshop last November. In the wake of Party People, teaching artist Dave Maier led students from Berkeley Youth Alternatives through the themes of the play using improv, movement, and playwriting. This is the kind of thing that happens during Performance Lab, a theatre-based workshop in which students create a piece inspired by a particular topic, text, or classroom subject matter. The School offers Performance Labs as a part of its K-12 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 7

programming. Putting student voices first is the main ingredient of the curriculum. Though the work is not always based on their lives, “There is a personal element,” says Dave. “There’s a level of ownership because they have a lot of say in what the meat of the piece is, and they’re contributing their interests and talents.” Another avenue for creation happens in Summer Theatre Intensive, now in its 13th season. Middle and high schoolers have the opportunity to collaborate and create an original play with the help of professional playwrights, directors, and teaching artists. Over the course of four weeks, students go through the play-creation process, participating in writing assignments and movement exercises that bring their thoughts about specific themes to light. Their words and talents are then fused to craft a modern, unified piece to be performed onstage. Last summer, students explored topics such as gentrification and the idea of sacrificing for someone else. “Their commentary is refreshing,” exclaims MaryBeth Cavanaugh, associate director of the School. She oversees the program and considers it to be one of the School’s best examples of inclusivity in terms of ethnicity, socioeconomics, range of experience, and geography. “That’s what makes it so special. When the kids are together in the room, I see empathy, maturity, and self-knowledge, which is astonishing for their age. Their different perspectives make them stronger as an

“When the kids are together in the room, I see empathy, maturity, and self-knowledge, which is astonishing for their age. Their different perspectives make them stronger as an ensemble, and they recognize it.”



ensemble, and they recognize it.” The space to produce original work is one thing, but the impact of going through the process is another. “It’s unclear if these students will grow up to pursue the arts as artists, but the deeper reward is helping them be enlightened, fully rounded people.” Those who do come looking for deeper theatre training find a place to create and grow as well. “I think the most unique thing about the Teen OneActs Festival is how well the balance is struck between freedom and guidance,” states Berkeley High senior David Kaus. David recently premiered his play, A Little Bit Less Than Infinity, in this year’s Teen One-Acts Festival—a play directed, designed, produced, and performed by his peers. The balance David mentions is integrated into the experience as teens build the entire festival under the mentorship of Berkeley Rep professionals. The teens are at the core every step of the way, even when it comes to selecting the two plays that will premiere each year. It’s a representation of what stories they want to tell, giving them ownership and creative permission. As this year’s winning playwright, David is one of 28 young Bay Area writers to add his say to an ongoing conversation by and for young audiences. “The School’s support lets our voices be heard.”

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From costumes to cocktails: Berkeley Rep’s bar continues to grow B Y B I L LY M C E N T E E

It’s perhaps all too appropriate for bars to have hazy histories, but few of them were once performance venues, rehearsal spaces, or even costume shops in their previous lives. Berkeley Rep’s bar has a history as rich as its craft cocktails. When the Thrust Stage opened in 1980, the now-bar was used for traveling children’s shows or rehearsals, depending on the day. “Then, of course, we needed to expand,” says Patron Services Manager Katrena Jackson. “When I came on in 2007, it was a costume shop.” At that time, alcoholic beverages and snacks were only sold in the Thrust Stage and Roda Theatre lobbies. Once Berkeley Rep’s offices, rehearsal halls, and production shops moved to the Harrison Street campus in 2010, the cozy space nestled at the back of the courtyard found its current niche. “We wanted to offer a more comfortable place for our patrons to feel at home, so [Managing Director] Susie Medak had the idea to create a full-service bar,” says Katrena. Katrena reached out to East Bay Spice Company, whom she was familiar with because of its presence at Last Call, a post-show event where patrons can sample local vendors’

products for free. East Bay Spice Company then created the six signature drinks, from an autumnal Moscow Mule to the refreshing Hibiscus Paloma, seen in the bar today. Nearly 4,000 cocktails have been served since the partnership began. Even in the short time since its 2012 unveiling, the bar has had its own evolution. In 2013 it was refurnished and redecorated to create a casual but theatrical vibe. Photographs of Berkeley Rep’s scene shop, costumes, and dressing rooms border its walls. An eclectic mix of sofas, lamps, and coffee tables were purchased from yard sales and donated from the props shop —“keeping it Berkeley,” Katrena affirms. The bar’s new look has attracted more than Berkeley Rep patrons. By day it may host events for Berkeley High School’s Teacher Appreciation Week, after-parties for firefighters’ graduation ceremonies, or lunches for tech innovators. By night, patrons preorder drinks to enjoy at intermission and even lounge in the bar before the show. “It’s a big change from having nowhere to go to having somewhere where you can sit and relax,” smiles Katrena. “You feel like you’re at home; you have time to enjoy the environment before the show begins.” 2 0 1 4 –1 5 · I S S U E 7 · T H E B E R K E L E Y R E P M AG A Z I N E · 1 5


2SUBSCRIPTION 15–16 Amélie


Book by Craig Lucas · Music by Daniel Messé Lyrics by Nathan Tysen & Daniel Messé Musical direction by Kimberly Grigsby Choreographed by Sam Pinkleton Directed by Pam MacKinnon Limited Season · Roda Theatre Aug 2015 · World premiere

The Hypocrites’ Pirates of Penzance

Book by W. S. Gilbert · Music by Arthur Sullivan Directed and adapted by Sean Graney Co-adapted by Kevin O’Donnell Co-directed by Thrisa Hodits Music direction by Andra Velis Simon Limited Season · Osher Studio · Oct 2015

Join the party in our new Osher Studio on Center Street with a delightfully immersive, lovingly loopy, and fantastically eccentric 80-minute take—think banjos, beach balls, and guitars— on Gilbert and Sullivan’s preposterous, topsy-turvy world. Frederic was mistakenly apprenticed as a young boy to a band of sentimental pirates. Now 21, he falls head-over-heels for the Major-General’s daughter and forswears the buccaneer’s life forever, or so he thinks. This buoyant, award-winning Pirates of Penzance by Chicago theatre rebels The Hypocrites is “spirited, affectionate, and nearly irresistible,” says the Boston Globe. Matt Kahler as the Major-General in The Hypocrites’ Pirates of Penzance P H OTO BY E VA N H A N OV ER

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Amélie captured our hearts in the five-time Academy Award–nominated film. Now she comes to the stage in an inventive and captivating new musical directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) and penned by Craig Lucas (Prelude to a Kiss), with a stirring score by Daniel Messé (of the acclaimed band Hem) and lyrics by Nathan Tysen (The Burnt Part Boys) and Messé. Embark on a mesmerizing journey with inquisitive and charmingly shy Amélie as she turns the streets of Montmartre into a world of her own imagining, while secretly orchestrating moments of joy for those around her. After discovering a mysterious photo album and meeting a handsome stranger, she realizes that helping others is easier than concocting a romantic story of her own. After seeing the world through the magical and enchanted eyes of Amélie, you’ll never look at life the same way again.

The world premiere of Amélie, Mary Zimmerman’s Treasure Island, the Pulitzer Prize–winning Disgraced, a thrilling Macbeth, a fantastical Pirates of Penzance, and more—your adventure awaits!




By Julia Cho Directed by Liesl Tommy Main Season · Thrust Stage Feb 2016 · World premiere

An estranged son, a father who’s ill, a visiting uncle carrying their memories in tow, a woman without an appetite, and a refugee from a forgotten country—they all prove potent ingredients in this bittersweet and moving meditation on family, forgiveness, and the things that nourish us. When language fails, when the past fades, the perfect meal transcends time and culture and says more than words ever can. Julia Cho’s plays have garnered critical praise from New York to Los Angeles. Now she pairs with Obie Award–winning director Liesl Tommy (Ruined and Party People) on the elegant, poignant, and lyrical Aubergine.

By Ayad Akhtar Directed by Kimberly Senior Main Season · Roda Theatre Nov 2015 · West Coast premiere

Aubergine was originally commissioned by Berkeley Rep and developed in The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work.

Amir Kapoor is living the American Dream—an upper East Side apartment, Italian suits, and the promise of becoming partner at Ayad Akhtar the law firm. But when he and his wife Emily, an artist influenced by Islamic imagery, host a dinner party for their friends and colleagues, lies and deception threaten to shatter Amir’s carefully constructed life of cultural assimilation. Playwright Ayad Akhtar won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for this engrossing and combustible drama that probes the complexity of identity, the place of faith in today’s world, and the hidden prejudices still alive in liberal society. Director Kimberly Senior comes to Berkeley Rep to stage the provocative play that she shepherded from Chicago to London to its triumphant run on Broadway.

Treasure Island


Julia Cho


Written by Robert Louis Stevenson Adapted and directed by Mary Zimmerman Main Season · Thrust Stage Apr 2016 Mary Zimmerman has mesmerized audiences with her exquisite adaptations of classic tales from the spellbinding Arabian Nights to the hypnotic White Snake. This spring the Tony Award–winning director takes us aboard the Hispaniola for a heart-pounding voyage filled with tales of swashbuckling gentlemen o’ fortune, a malicious mutiny led by infamous Long John Silver, and a deadly quest for fabled buried booty. Caught in the middle is cabin boy Jim Hawkins, who must find uncommon courage as he faces a murderous plot and navigates the ambiguous tides of morality. Sail to Treasure Island with Mary Zimmerman for another visually tantalizing and exhilarating adventure.


By William Shakespeare Directed by Daniel Sullivan Main Season · Roda Theatre Feb 2016

Tony and Obie Award–winning director Daniel Sullivan— dubbed the go-to guy for Shakespeare—helms a thrilling new production of the bard’s murderous play about the lust for power and the fickleness of fate. Driven by an evil prophesy and his scheming wife, Macbeth kills the king and claims his crown, thus beginning a moral descent into a reign of terror. The New York Times has called Daniel Sullivan’s Shakespeare in the Park productions “absolutely splendid” and rendered with “passion, expertise and uncommon intelligence.” We can’t wait to reveal who will play the notorious couple—stay tuned!

Amy Kim Waschke and Christopher Livingston in Mary Zimmerman’s The White Snake P H OTO CO U R T E S Y O F M EL LO PI X .CO M


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Clockwise from top A photochrom depicting a view of the pier from the east, circa 1890s (image courtesy of the Library of Congress Photochrom Print Collection) The Brighton railway station in 1962 (image courtesy of Ben Brooksbank via a Flickr Creative Commons License) The Brighton seashore in 2012 (image courtesy of Garry Knight via a Flickr Creative Commons License) The current sign for the Brighton Pier (image courtesy of grassrootsgroundswell via a Flickr Creative Commons License) Aerial view of the pier in 2011 (image courtesy of Ian Stannard via a Flickr Creative Commons License)

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Carlo Goldoni’s comedic masterpiece

The Servant of Two Masters has delighted audiences with its twists and turns, cases of mistaken identity, and no-holdsbarred slapstick since its first performance in 1743. Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors updates and reimagines the main events of this story from Goldoni’s 18th-century Venice to 1963 Brighton, England. It’s a surprisingly appropriate move—there’s more in common between 18th-century Venice and 1960s Brighton than one might think. The island city of Venice, “The Queen of the Adriatic,” perches atop the waves just off of mainland Italy. By the second half of the 1700s, Venice’s glory days as a thousandyear-old republic and international trading hub were coming to an end, but it was already the bustling tourist destination we know it to be today. The romance of crumbling palazzos, glittering gambling salons, winding canals, and Carnival drew in travelers from far and wide looking to escape from the tightly regulated social hierarchies of daily life. For much of its history, the seaside town of Brighton has also been an escape from the grind of reality. Since the early days this erstwhile fishing village has been a point of embarkation between Britain and the Continent for both business and pleasure. In the 18th-century, popular wisdom espoused the salutary powers of sea air, and tourists flocked from around the country to take in the briny breezes and soak in newly opened spas. When the railway between London and Brighton opened in the 1840s, day-trippers from the big city poured into the seaside town on sunny days, and the regular population boomed. Just as the idea of Venice is inextricably linked with the masks of Carnival, nothing captures the spirit of Brighton in all of its sandy, cotton-candy glory more than the glittering Palace Pier. Spindly pylons race down the sand and skip through the surf, jutting out 1760 feet into the waters of the English Channel. The pier sits on top like a magnificent birthday cake: its soaring confectionary Victorian architecture gleams a bright white against the waves and sky. The first pier at Brighton Beach was built in 1823 and used primarily for off-loading passenger ships from France. The

owners encouraged stalls featuring snacks, souvenirs, and portrait artists to set up along the boardwalk and began charging admission. A series of bad storms eventually damaged the pier beyond repair, and in 1889, the Brighton Marine Palace & Pier Company bought out the old pier and began construction on a new one. The company spared no expense for the grandest entertainment and most cutting-edge technology. A concert hall, theatre, bandstand, and pavilions for eating and smoking sat along the boardwalk and were lit at night with 3,000 lightbulbs, a newly available invention. Some of these constructions, like the bandstand and the elegant iron and steel arches at the entrance of the pier, remain standing today. By the 1960s, however, some of the shine on the Palace Pier had faded. Sections that were shut down during World War II for fear of invasion had fallen into disrepair. Many of the same games that had been up since the turn of the century were still there—these weren’t replaced with more modern arcade games until the 1970s. Major structural and aesthetic renovations were still decades off, so by 1963, the pier had become a bit dilapidated and slightly seedy. The piers at Brighton Beach have always been a place where all sorts would meet, play, relax, and sometimes clash: tourists and townies, old and young, rich and poor, English and foreign. In 1964, the year after One Man, Two Guvnors is set, this came to a head in the battle between the mods and rockers, two youth gangs out of London. The mods rode mopeds, wore skinny designer suits, and listened to skiffle. The rockers revved their motorcycles straight out of a James Dean movie, leather jackets and all. Thousands of teenagers brawled on the waterfront, upsetting sand castles and picnic baskets until police hauled them away. In some ways, their summer battles were symbolic of greater cultural changes yet to come. So many of our greatest stories and biggest laughs arise out of the moment where one unexpected thing runs into another. Alien meets earthling, high meets low, pie meets face. In Goldoni’s Venice and Richard Bean’s Brighton, where the land meets the sea, one era meets another, and the corny and magnificent collide, a sense of holiday abandon rules the day. Anyone might be there, and anything is possible. 2 0 1 4 –1 5 · I S S U E 7 · T H E B E R K E L E Y R E P M AG A Z I N E · 1 9

Before Beatlemania swept the land, there was skiffle. A type of music that blends elements of folk, blues, country, and jazz, skiffle is largely played on homemade or improvised instruments and inspires the score for this show. Skiffle rose from the same rich, musical soup that exhaled blues, jazz, gospel, and the precursors to swing, rock, and funk, and was first played by informal jug bands in the early 20th-century American South. These “country blues” ensembles blew into and slapped glass or stoneware jugs to create bass lines and rubbed washboards to keep time. Guitars, banjos, and fiddles harmonized with spoons, kazoos made out of a comb and a piece of paper, and whatever else musicians could find in their kitchens and junk drawers.

The origin of the name is a bit of a mystery, although it’s certainly onomatopoeic. Both “skiffle” and “boogie” were slang for rent parties in the 1920s, where musicians passed the hat at house parties to help “make the rent.” The first recordings of skiffle were made in Chicago in 1925, with Jimmy O’Bryant and his Chicago Skifflers. After a brief waltz in the public eye, this “poor man’s jazz” faded from popularity after 1940. In the 1950s, skiffle made its way to England in the fingers of Lonnie Donegan, a jazz musician who cut his teeth on swing, country, and blues. Inspired by the likes of Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly, Donegan picked up the banjo and started playing “skiffle breaks” in between sets with some of his fellow band mates in Ken Colyer’s Jazzmen. His recording of Lead Belly’s “Rock Island Line” shot to the top of British and American music charts in 1956, and soon Donegan was releasing full albums of skiffle and playing on The Perry Como Show. The popularity of this musical form cannot be overstated: it is estimated that there were 30,000–50,000 skiffle groups in Britain during the late ’50s. Why this sudden interest? Certainly, there was an appetite for musical styles originating in the African-American South which was whetted by access to American radio during World War II and musical-variety television shows of the ’50s. Some suggest it had something to do with skiffle’s playful informality: the lyrics are often simple, 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 7


the music has room for improvisation, and the instruments aren’t expensive or hard to come by. In a Britain still recovering economically from a devastating war, it was appealing to use simple instruments like kazoos, washboards, or harmonicas, and to construct “tea box basses” and “cigar box fiddles” with cheap materials close at hand. Skiffle exploded the idea of what music is and who could make it at a moment in history when people were ready for change. Though the mania for the form ended with the ’60s, many of the 20th century’s most popular musicians got their starts in a skiffle band. Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, Van Morrison, The Spinners, Alex Harvey, and Mick Jagger all began in skiffle, as well as a little group called The Quarrymen. In 1956, a teenaged John Lennon learned how to play the banjo from his mother, and started practicing skiffle songs with a few other boys from “Quarry High School” in his backyard air-raid shelter. After moderate success at a few neighborhood gigs, Lennon convinced budding guitarist Paul McCartney to join the band, and brought in a 15-year-old George Harrison in 1958. By 1960s, The Beatles were born and the British Invasion was in full force. You can still find skiffle in its pure form today in living rooms, back porches, and street corners, but its playful, creative spirit lives on in the dna of modern pop, rock, and jazz. 2 0 1 4 –1 5 · I S S U E 7 · T H E B E R K E L E Y R E P M AG A Z I N E · 2 1


1615: On a busy street in Italy, Arlecchino finishes an enormous meal and—somehow still famished—begins to devour himself, starting from the feet and working his way up. 2015: On a television screen in an American living room, ever-hungry Homer Simpson awakes from a nap to find a hotdog bun placed on his hand, and instinctively begins chomping away at his own fleshy limb. This kind of comedy brings us a visceral satisfaction. We long to see the hungry fool messily dive headfirst into a plate of food, or the blustering blowhard humiliate himself in front of those he’d most like to impress. Conventions like these spring up time and again in contemporary popular culture because they have been deeply engrained in our collective sense of humor for centuries. Many of today’s most familiar comedic tropes can be traced back to the 1600s, where they were born from commedia dell’arte. Though commedia as it was once practiced has largely fallen into obscurity, the broad comedic archetypes it established continue to make us laugh every day in sitcoms and cartoons. The basis for One Man, Two Guvnors lies in Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters, arguably the most famous play from the tradition of commedia dell’arte. This late–Renaissance Italian theatrical form relied on an arsenal of stock characters whose stories changed from play to play, but whose personalities and behaviors stayed the same. Each character was performed with a signature costume, mask, and physical vocabulary, making the role instantly identifiable to onlookers who came to the public squares where commedia troupes performed their shows. For the most part, the plays themselves were loosely plotted stories, strung together by improvisation, audience interaction, songs, and lazzi, or comedic bits that served to demonstrate each character’s archetypal personality. The stock characters belonged to one of two classes: masters or servants, and status factored heavily into each character’s persona. The stories themselves usually took place in the house of a wealthy family and involved a marriage plot gone wrong. The Masters, or Vecchi (Italian for “old men”), were usually the lovers’ respective fathers. Their stories usually involved them getting in the way of the young people’s happiness in favor of their own gain. There was Pantalone, a miserly, lecherous old coot who cared more for money than people, and Il Dottore, a bumbling academic who was easily befud2 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 7

dled by his own academic pretense. Il Capitano, a swaggering, macho show-off, also belonged to the upper class, as did the lovers. The Lovers, or innamorati, went by many names, but were always unmasked and wholly ridiculous. They existed to be in love: in love with the other innamorato, in love with themselves, and in love with love. There were many stock characters of the servant class, called Zanni, the most famous of whom was Arlecchino. Arlecchino was a silly, mischievous servant who was forever in search of his next meal. He constantly created chaos, his talent for acrobatics and physical comedy coming out as he tried to dodge the mix-ups he himself often stirred up. His female counterpart, Smeraldina, was a clever, saucy maid who often figured things out several steps ahead of the others and had to set them all straight. Brighella, a slightly higher-class Zanni, was a crude, low-level merchant or tavern owner who willingly bent the rules to make a profit. Brighella and the Masters often employed a number of additional, unnamed Zanni, each one more foolish and scrambled than the next. Because these recognizable characters were ruled so heavily by their foibles, audiences could anticipate that the humor would come from seeing them thwarted by their signature imperfection, be it greed, lust, or plain old stupidity. This created a sense of suspense for the crowd of onlookers, a balance between familiarity and surprise: they knew what would bring a character’s downfall, but eagerly awaited the fresh how. Think Wile E. Coyote chasing the Road Runner around a bend—we know that an anvil meant for his foe has been laid on the cliff above, and we know that obsessed Wile E. Coyote isn’t nearly as clever a planner as he fancies himself. The comedy, then, comes from waiting to see his plans foiled once again as the object of his fanatical hunt outsmarts him. The archetypes put into motion over 400 years ago on the street corners of Italy are still essential to our comedy vocabulary today. When sweet, dimwitted Gilligan of Gilligan’s Island gets underfoot and causes a ruckus, we see shades of Arlecchino. When Owl from Winnie-the-Pooh delivers a pretentious lecture to the others but confuses the facts amidst his self-importance, Il Dottore rears up. From Charlie Chaplin to SpongeBob SquarePants, and from The Cosby Show to Monty Python, these clowns are all around us.

david ivers on cOmedy, David Ivers P H OTO BY N O R A M ER EC I C K Y

classics, and cooking BY THE BERKELEY REP L I T E R A R Y S TA F F

Director David Ivers is a man of many talents. He originally cut his teeth as an actor, eventually transitioning into a career as a director and artistic director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival. His work was recently seen at Ashland’s Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where his production of the Marx Brothers’ musical The Cocoanuts brought down the house with spot-on slapstick and unrepentant improv. From his home in the Utah mountains, David Ivers took a few minutes to speak with the Berkeley Rep literary staff about One Man, Two Guvnors and his approach to comedy. Berkeley Rep: Richard Bean used Carlo Goldoni’s commedia dell’arte classic The Servant of Two Masters as a springboard for One Man, Two Guvnors. Can you say a little bit about why you think he might have set his version on the boardwalks of 1960’s Brighton? David Ivers: There has to be a cloak of anonymity to The Servant of Two Masters. It’s essential to the theme. My theory is that boardwalks—which are prevalent in Brighton—provide a kind of anonymity. They become these sort of microcosms of classless societies because they often attract tourists and visitors, and it therefore becomes very hard to tell where stratification lies. So I think one of the reasons the play is set in Brighton, in England, under the cloak of this boardwalk is that anyone can just arrive there, you know? It’s like going to an amusement park. You’re just waiting for the nighttime. You just get to be anonymous. It gives you a kind of courage. CO N TIN U E D O N N E X T PAG E

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give me warm, generOus, and funny over everything. i dOn’t care what yOu look like if yOu’re warm as a person, and yOu’re generous as a person, and yOu have a good sense of humor, yOu can accomplish anything.

David Ivers, Rob Salas, and Lexi Diamond laughing in rehearsal P H OTO BY N O R A M ER EC I C K Y

Are you using the music from the original National Theatre production, or are you bringing someone in to do your own compositions? We can’t compose new music for it. We’ll have sound cues like the doorbell; that’ll be original. But we’re not composing anything. As a matter of fact, the score is so amazing in that it provides options in certain sections. Like, if you need an extra 30 seconds to change the set behind that curtain, play this! And the show is built like a machine: this downbeat drops here into rock and roll for two minutes and 32 seconds, on two minutes and 30 seconds your stage manager is calling the cue out on that drop, lights are bumping up, we’re hoping for applause that will cover that last bit of travel, and then we’re into the scene. Nothing moves in the play scenically, nothing technical happens without a live band covering it. It’s such a present show. It’s so immediate. The band sits within touching distance of the first row. That means there’s also a fairly loud band that close to the first row, and it means that the energy of the play has to embrace that. There has to be a really wonderful synergy moving in several directions between the music in the show and the audience, the story and the audience, the actor and the audience, the actor and the band, the band and the audience….

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How do you go about finding collaborators for this kind of a project? Give me warm, generous, and funny over everything. I don’t care what you look like—if you’re warm as a person, and you’re generous as a person, and you have a good sense of humor, you can accomplish anything. I believe that in my leadership position, I believe it in my approach to these plays. I’ve got a bunch of nimrods that I get to work with over and over again—we’re like 8-year-olds! We work more and more together, and we go, “Wow, they’re giving us money to do this again?” For example, I’ve worked with [costume designer] Meg Neville several times. I loved her from the first time we met, because she showed me a bunch of her drawings that had her lipstick on them. She’s got a million things going on and she always retains this wonderful sense of humor and does everything with a great sense of style. And I really love her sense of whimsy. I’ve known Gregg Coffin, our music director, since college. We’ve worked together on a ton of stuff. We bonded over Bugs Bunny and an insane appreciation for the math of that kind of work. Do you find yourself generally attracted to larger scale, multi-piece projects like this? I find that other people are generally attracted to me doing that for them—I would really love to do a four-person play set in a black box with a couch!

Danny Scheie, Dan Donohue, Ron Campbell, and William Connell in rehearsal P H OTO BY N O R A M ER EC I C K Y

But seriously, I’m a total classicist at heart. I was reared on Shakespeare, Shaw, Ibsen, Molière, Goldoni…. And with anything that’s rooted in classicism, we have to decide for ourselves what it’s about, and then proceed with ultimate clarity. So I think what that’s come to mean is that I understand structure. Structure reveals itself in a lot of ways, and in classical plays, it tends to reveal itself with a lot of people and a lot of moving parts. So I’m drawn to the challenge of that. It inevitably makes me incredibly nervous. And incredibly humbled. Because it’s like sitting down at the piano to a new Shostakovich composition and going, how are my fingers going to figure this out? This play is very British—are you approaching it any differently as a piece for an American audience? If there’s one thing I know about America, it’s that we’re obsessed with British culture. We’re completely enamored by not only the rhythms of the dialect, but also the rhythms of the way in which people there conduct their lives. So for me, I think it adds to the aural composition of the play. Also, I grew up with a British mother, so that helps in terms of understanding the humor. And a lot of it is cued in visually, and that’s pretty universal. Someone falling down the stairs is someone falling down the stairs. You either have a proclivity towards enjoying that stuff or you think it’s childish. Me, I love it. I think it’s going to be a really visceral, energetic, stupid-inthe-best-way, frolicking mess. With rock and roll supporting this absolutely insane, wonderful, chaotic world. I don’t think we want to approach it differently for American audiences. American audiences were reared on The Three Stooges, Tom & Jerry, and Looney Tunes. So I think we’ll have some intersections.

this kind of wOrk is like cooking. It’s really betteR when yOu dO it generously and fOr the benefit of other people.

Can you talk a little bit about some of your personal comedic influences? Well, The Three Stooges, Tom & Jerry, and Looney Tunes. My father is French-Canadian, and my mother’s British. My father used to bring my brother and me into the living room on the weekends while my mother would cook breakfast. And the reason she’d love to be in the other room was so that she could hear us laughing, because my dad would sit us down and start the weekend watching The Three Stooges. The world of farce and physical comedy really speaks to me because it marries precision with being a child, with childishness—innocence and purity and total youthful exuberance with a kind of virtuosity. I think it’s one of the only art forms that has the ability to do that. This kind of work is like cooking. It’s really better when you do it generously and for the benefit of other people. And that’s what will keep heart in this production, and will make it transcend just a bunch of idiots running around having a good time. Can you remember the time you’ve laughed hardest? It might have been last night, when my son Elliot—well, I laugh at my kids all the time. They’re young, so I pull up small vignettes of, like, Peter Sellers doing the parallel bar routine and falling down the staircase. And I don’t laugh anymore at the actual video as much as I laugh my ass off watching my kids respond to the same stuff. I tend to get great joy out of creating the work and then feeling other people respond to it.

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One Man, Two Guvnors BY

Richard Bean Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni With songs by Grant Olding D IREC TE D BY

David Ivers M AY 8–JU N E 21, 2015 RO DA TH E ATRE · M AIN S E A SO N

CAST Alfie Ron Campbell* Stanley William Connell* Alan Brad Culver* Francis Henshall Dan Donohue* Harry Dangle John-David Keller* Lloyd Boateng Gerry McIntyre* Pauline Sarah Moser* Rachel Helen Sadler*

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Gareth Danny Scheie* Charlie Clench Robert Sicular* Dolly Claire Warden* Ensemble Becca Lustgarten, Todd Pivetti, Daniel Redmond, Steven Shear Band—The Craze Casey Hurt— Lead Vocals & Guitar Mike McGraw— Lead Guitar Marcus Högsta— Bass Andrew Niven— Percussion & Drums

PRODUC TION S TAFF Music Director Scenic Design Costume Design Lighting Design Sound Design Musical Staging/ Dance Captain Casting

Gregg Coffin Hugh Landwehr Meg Neville Alexander V. Nichols Lindsay Jones Gerry McIntyre

Amy Potozkin, csa Joanne DeNaut, csa Production Stage Manager Michael Suenkel* Assistant Stage Manager Karen Szpaller*

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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.

One Man, Two Guvnors was first performed at Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre on 17th May 2011 in a National Theatre production. It then transferred to the Adelphi Theatre and then to Theatre Royal Haymarket in a National Theatre production. One Man, Two Guvnors was first performed at Music Box Theatre, New York on 6th April 2012. The original Broadway Production was produced by Bob Boyett, National Theatre of Great Britain under the direction of Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, National Angels, Chris Harper, Tim Levy, Scott Rudin, Roger Berlind, Harriet Leve, Stephanie P. McClelland, Broadway Across America, Daryl Roth, Jam Theatricals, Sonia Friedman, Harris Karma, Deborah Taylor, Richard Willis. One Man, Two Guvnors is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. *Indicates a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. 2 0 1 4 –1 5 · I S S U E 7 · T H E B E R K E L E Y R E P M AG A Z I N E · 2 7

BE R K E L E Y R E P P R E S E N T S Ron Campbell ALFIE

In a career that has spanned four decades and four continents, Ron has performed everywhere from the streets of Paris and Rome to the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Fuji Dome in Japan, the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus in Greece, the Habima in Israel, American Conservatory Theater, the Mark Taper Forum, the Mercury Theater (Chicago), the Huntington Theatre Company, Seattle Repertory Theatre, the Actors’ Gang, and various local stages. A recipient of the Fox Fellowship for Distinguished Achievement, Ron was lead clown in Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza. His one-man shows include R. Buckminster Fuller, The Thousandth Night, Shylock, The Dybbuk, The Boneman of Benares, and Beckett’s Eh Joe. Ron has received Theatre Critics Circle Awards in Los Angeles and the Bay Area and nominations for Jeff and Helen Hayes Awards. An associate artist at California Shakespeare Theater, Ron can be contacted through

William Connell S TA N L E Y

William’s New York City and regional credits include A View from the Bridge (2010 Broadway revival); The Coast of Utopia (Lincoln Center); Alphabetical Order and The Maddening Truth (Keen Company); Hamlet (Aspen Music Festival); One Man, Two Guvnors (Pioneer Theatre Company); The Hour of Feeling (Humana Festival); The Winslow Boy and The Mousetrap (the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); The 39 Steps (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival); Bell, Book and Candle (SF Playhouse); The Importance of Being Earnest (Gulfshore Playhouse); The Voice of the Turtle (Merrimack Repertory Theatre); Pride and Prejudice (Geva Theatre Center); The Glass Menagerie (Two River Theater Company); Murder On The Nile (Dorset Theatre Festival); As You Like It (Weston Playhouse Theatre Company); Babette’s Feast (Threads Theater Company); Sherlock Holmes, The Early Years (New York Musical Theatre Festival); All’s Well That Ends Well (Theatre for a New Audience); The Dinner Party (Lincoln Center Institute); Mary Stuart (New York Classical Theatre); The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (Theatreworks USA); and The Tempest and The Picture of Dorian Gray (Sonnet Repertory Theatre). His TV and film credits include Manhattan Love Story, MA, Smash, Not Fade Away, Gossip Girl, Law & Order, and Guiding Light. William 2 8 · 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 7


received his bfa from University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Brad Culver ALAN

Brad is excited to be working at Berkeley Rep for the first time. His recent theatre credits include Edward in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and Templeton in Charlotte’s Web (South Coast Repertory), Dionysus in Satyr Atlas (the Getty Villa), The Black Glass (Ballhaus Ost in Berlin), Present Tense (The Big Show Co./Oberlin Dance Collective), and The Internationalists (Istrian National Theatre in Croatia & Belgrade International Theatre Festival in Serbia). In film and television, some of Brad’s credits include Extracted (Official Selection: South by Southwest Film Festival), Cartoon Network’s Regular Show, Animal Planet’s Lost Tapes, Dead in the Room (produced by Slamdance Film Festival), and A Lonely Place for Dying (featuring James Cromwell). Brad is a founding member of LA–based theatre collective Poor Dog Group. He received his bfa in Theatre from California Institute of the Arts.

Dan Donohue


Dan has been a fixture at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival since 1994, performing in more than 30 productions in such roles as Hamlet, Mercutio, Caliban, Iago, Henry V, Dvornichek (in Rough Crossing), and, most recently, Richard III. On Broadway, Dan was Scar in The Lion King. Other credits include Truffaldino in Servant of Two Masters (Intiman Theatre), The Night Alive (the Geffen Playhouse), The Triumph of Love (Long Wharf Theatre), The Game of Love and Chance (Seattle Repertory Theatre), Vincent in Inventing Van Gogh (Arizona Theatre Company), and roles at Portland Center Stage, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival, and elsewhere. Dan was an inaugural recipient of the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship and a 2012 Grammy Award nominee (Best Spoken Word for Hamlet). His television and film credits include Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Mentalist, Shameless, Return to Zero, Water & Power, and The Closer. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

John-David Keller H A R RY DA N G L E

This is John-David’s first production with Berkeley Rep. He has spent the last 42 years as an actor and director with South Coast Repertory. Prior to coming to South Coast Rep he performed in New York in productions of Misalliance; Rainbow Jones, a musical; and The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard on Broadway and in the national tour. John-David was brought up and educated in San Francisco. He made his first stage appearance at the age of 8 singing with the San Francisco Boy’s Opera Chorus. He was one of the first 20 boys in San Francisco to have this opportunity. In college he did his apprentice work with the San Francisco Actor’s Workshop under the direction of Jules Irving and Herbert Blau. He has been away from San Francisco for a long time and feels this wonderful production is like a coming-home present.

Becca Lustgarten ENSEMBLE

Becca last appeared at Berkeley Rep in Molière’s Tartuffe. Her recent credits include Tartuffe and Death of a Salesman (South Coast Repertory). Her other favorite credits include Three Sisters at Williamstown Theatre Festival, directed by Michael Greif; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Hangar Theatre, directed by Kevin Moriarty; and a number of new plays developed and produced by the Actors Studio (nyc) and Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts. She received her bfa in Theatre Arts from Boston University and studied at the Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy. In addition to her theatrical work, Becca is a writer and musician.

Gerry McIntyre


Gerry’s Broadway credits include Uptown It’s Hot, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Once on This Island (original company), Anything Goes, and Chicago. His off-Broadway credits include Enter Laughing (Drama Desk nomination), The Audience (Drama Desk nomination), and Forbidden Broadway (naacp and Ovation Awards). Gerry has been seen on

TV in Boardwalk Empire, Law & Order, Whoopi, Jamie Foxx, nypd Blue, Caroline in the City, The Nanny, The Pretender, and Murphy Brown. His film credits include The Kiss, Broadway Damage, The Next Step, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and After the Storm. Gerry is the winner of a Theatre Bay Area Award and a San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for his choreography. Please visit

Sarah Moser PAU L I N E

Sarah is thrilled to return to Berkeley Rep where she was last seen in You, Nero. Her recent credits include The Great Pretender and Time Stands Still (TheatreWorks), The Lily’s Revenge (Magic Theatre), The Coast of Utopia and Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness (Shotgun Players), A Maze and In From the Cold (Just Theater), Eurydice (Palo Alto Players), StoryWorks (Tides Theatre), In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) and Hamlet (City Lights Theatre Company), and Almost, Maine (California Conservatory Theatre). Sarah holds a BA from Stanford University and has trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She is a proud recipient of the 2014–15 Theatre Bay Area Titan Award for Acting and is a company member at Just Theater.

Todd Pivetti

Daniel Redmond

Todd last appeared at Berkeley Rep in Molière’s Tartuffe. He has recently appeared in The Balcony with Collected Works at the Mint in San Francisco, Cock at the New Conservatory Theatre Center, The Speakeasy with Boxcar Theatre, Threepenny Opera with San Jose Stage Company, Julius Caesar (tour) with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Imaginary Invalid with Pacific Repertory Theatre, Twelfth Night and The Mandrake at Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and he played Peer Gynt in Peer Gynt at UC Santa Cruz as his master’s thesis. Todd has also done numerous readings and workshops with Playwrights Foundation, Crowded Fire Theater, and the Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco.

Daniel was an understudy in Troublemaker, or the Freakin’ Kick-A Adventures of Bradley Boatright at Berkeley Rep. His other credits include The Homosexuals and My Beautiful Laundrette (New Conservatory Theatre Center), Buffalo’ed (San Jose Stage Company), A Taste of Honey (Virago Theatre, San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle nominee), The Embassy (Central Works), Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Associates), Harper Regan (SF Playhouse), Owners (AlterTheater), Aladdin (the Old Vic), Mother Clap’s Molly House (the Royal National Theatre), The People Next Door (Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, Broadway and European tours), Jack And The Beanstalk (Oxford Playhouse), La Cava (Victoria Palace/Piccadilly Theatre), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Battersea Arts Centre), and Brighton Beach Scumbags (Brockley Jack Theatre). He has been seen in Red Tails (Lucas Films). Daniel holds a master’s in Theatre.



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Helen Sadler

Steven Shear

Claire Warden

Helen makes her debut performance at Berkeley Rep. Regional credits include The Night Alive and Tribes (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); The Whale (South Coast Repertory); Cymbeline (A Noise Within); Sense and Sensibility (Actors Theatre of Louisville and Northlight Theatre); The Maids (Writers Theatre); Blasted (A Red Orchid Theatre); Buried Child, A Taste of Honey, and Hyde in Hollywood (Shattered Globe Theatre); War (Seanachai Theatre Company); Feydeau-Si-Deau (Theater Wit); and Radiance (the Geffen Playhouse). TV credits include Revenge and True Blood. Film credits include Thrill Ride, Too Late, Contagion, All the Marbles, Cass, Heavy, The Coldest Winter, Wednesday’s Child, Credits, Keen, and Hush Your Mouth. Voice credits include Game of Thrones, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and The Elder Scrolls. Helen received her BA from University of Bristol and trained at the Poor School, London.

Steven is thrilled to return to Berkeley Rep, having previously understudied for Pericles, Prince of Tyre, directed by Mark Wing-Davey. Bay Area credits include the title role of Mr. Irresistible at the Alcazar Theatre; Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Boxcar Theatre; Promises, Promises at San Francisco Playhouse; Avenue Q at Summer Repertory Theatre; and Legally Blonde at Spreckels Performing Arts Center. He has toured with two Bay Area Children’s Theatre world premiere musicals: The Gold Rush Play and Tales of Olympus, and received a Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle nomination for Best Choreography for his work on San Francisco Playhouse’s production of Camelot. Regionally, he has performed with Jenny Wiley Theatre and Texas Family Musicals. Steven’s film and television credits include the upcoming feature America Is Still the Place and Discovery Channel’s I (Almost) Got Away with It. Steven hold a bfa from nyu Tisch School of the Arts cap21 and studied at the International Theatre Workshop in Amsterdam, NL. For more about Steven, please visit

Claire makes her debut performance at Berkeley Rep. Her off-Broadway credits include Charlotte Payne-Townsend in Engaging Shaw (Abingdon Theatre Company) and Molly Luscombe/Mrs. Will in The Libertine (Kirk Theatre). Other New York and regional credits include Brooke in Other Desert Cities, Josie in A Moon for the Misbegotten, Mary in Mary Stuart, Bella in Lost in Yonkers, Titania/ Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet. Her UK credits include Hecuba in The Trojan Women, Narrator in Women of the Sidhe, and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Claire has starred in the films Freedom Fighter, The Factory, and Departure and in the TV documentary Jack the Ripper—An Ongoing Mystery for the Discovery Channel. You can also hear her as the voice of the Open Technology Fund Website. She has a BA Honours degree in Drama and Theatre Arts from the University of Birmingham, UK. Claire is the Director of Education for the Shakespeare Forum in New York City and co-runs the ambassador program for the Shakespeare Society. Please visit


Danny Scheie GARETH

Danny previously appeared at Berkeley Rep in the world premiere of Charles Mee’s Fêtes de la Nuit directed by Les Waters; as Nero in Amy Freed’s You, Nero, for which he won the San Francisco Bay Area Critics Circle Award for leading actor (he also played it at South Coast Repertory and Arena Stage); in Cloud Nine directed by Tony Taccone (also at Trinity Repertory Company); and as Sturgis Drang in Troublemaker, or the Freakin’ Kick-A Adventures of Bradley Boatright. He performed for 13 seasons with both Shakespeare Santa Cruz (including as artistic director) and California Shakespeare Theater (for which he most recently received the Theatre Bay Area Award for leading actor as Dromio of Ephesus and Dromio of Syracuse), and has also acted at the Old Globe in San Diego, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Folger Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, the Pasadena Playhouse, A Noise Within, Two River Theater Company, Yale Repertory Theatre, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Aurora Theatre Company, TheatreWorks, Magic Theatre, the Marsh, Marin Theatre Company, San Jose Repertory Theatre, and Theatre Rhinoceros. He holds a BA from Indiana University and a PhD from UC Berkeley.

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Robert Sicular


Robert is delighted to be returning to Berkeley Rep, having appeared in many shows here over the years, including a season at the Theatre’s original home on College Avenue. He has also performed locally with American Conservatory Theater, San Jose Repertory Theatre, TheatreWorks, Center Rep, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, and California Shakespeare Theater. Other theatres include the Denver Center Theatre Company; South Coast Repertory; Seattle Repertory Theatre; the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; Actors Theatre of Louisville; Sacramento Theatre Company; the Colorado, Lake Tahoe, and Santa Fe Shakespeare Festivals; the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC; and for eight seasons, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. Screen credits include General Hospital and The Young and the Restless, the sci-fi comedy thriller Never Die Twice, the Bollywood potboiler Dil Pardesi Ho Gayaa, and the role of Dad in Josh Kornbluth’s upcoming Love and Taxes. He also stars in the podcast series Dr. Dark Presents ( Robert attended the University of California at Berkeley and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.


Casey Hurt


Casey has spent most of his life as a performer. At an early age he was singing and playing guitar in bars and coffee shops. Since then he has toured North America and Europe playing his original music. In addition to being a performer, Casey is also a playwright and composer. His most recent musical The Unfortunates had its world premiere at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and will move to American Conservatory Theater in the spring of 2016. As a recording artist, Casey’s music has been featured on television shows such as Criminal Minds, Pretty Little Liars, One Tree Hill, and many others. To find out more, visit

Mike McGraw L E A D G U I TA R

Mike hails from the LA rock scene and is very excited to be a part of One Man, Two Guvnors. Born and raised in the Southern California suburbs, Mike began playing guitar for a local band that got him gigging on the Sunset Strip at a young age. He has found a home with the Brian Buckley Band, with which he has had the opportunity to work with producer Mark Howard (Bob Dylan, U2) and is very excited for where they are headed. In addition to his band life, he continues to work as a session and touring guitarist with TV credits including abc’s Reaper and cbs’ Criminal Minds. He is endorsed by Vemuram Custom Pedals, xts, Wilson Effects, and Xotic Effects. Mike and his wife, Jessie, who’s a professional dancer, enjoy a busy and rich artistic life that they love.

Marcus Högsta BASS

With bass guitar as his primary instrument, Marcus writes, performs, and records music of varying styles with a number of Los Angeles–based bands. He frequently performs at Los Angeles and San Diego venues, including the Troubadour, the Roxy, the Satellite, House of Blues, and Bootleg Theater. Marcus is a recent graduate of usc’s School of Cinematic Arts.

Andrew Niven


Born and raised in Palo Alto, Andrew began his musical endeavors studying piano at age 7. After experimenting with guitar and bass he became infatuated with the drum set after listening to his father’s old jazz records. Andrew studied marimba and orchestral percussion music with renowned percussionist and composer Dr. Eugene Novotney at Humboldt State University. He transferred to California Institute of the Arts, where he studied with jazz greats Joe LaBarbera, Charlie Haden, Alphonso Johnson, and David Roitstein, and studied Latin percussion with Aaron Serfaty. He also became involved in the institute’s Balinese gamelan program and played drums with the master guitarist Miroslav Tadic´, exploring the traditional music of Bulgaria and Macedonia. After graduation Andrew worked as a drummer for six years in LA, touring with the classic psychedelic rock group the Magic Band and working with Casey Hurt, Persian singer Sepideh, Balkan-fusion outfit Zaub Nasty, Ghostlight Orchestra, and many others. In


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Richard Bean P L AY W R I G H T

Richard was born in East Hull in 1956. After school, he worked in a bread plant before leaving to study psychology at Loughborough University. Richard has worked as a psychologist and a stand-up comedian. He was awarded the 2011 Evening Standard Award for Best Play for The Heretic and One Man, Two Guvnors, and the 2011 Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play and 2012 Award for Best New Comedy, both for One Man, Two Guvnors. He received Pearson Play of the Year for Honeymoon Suite and the George Devine Award for Under the Whaleback. His England People Very Nice (National Theatre) was an Olivier Award nominee for Best New Play, and his Up on Roof (Hull Truck Theatre) was nominated for tma Play of the Year. His other work includes a stage version of David Mamet’s The House of Games (Almeida Theatre), The Big Fellah (produced by Out of Joint), Pub Quiz Is Life (Hull Truck), The English Game (produced by Headlong), In The Club (Hampstead Theatre), a version of Molière’s The Hypochondriac (Almeida); Toast (the Royal Court); The God Botherers (Bush Theatre), Smack Family Robinson (Newcastle Live!), The Mentalists (Lyttelton Loft, National Theatre), and Mr England (Sheffield Crucible Theatre). His radio plays include “Of Rats and Men,” “Yesterday,” “Unsinkable,” and “Robin Hood’s Revenge.”


Grant trained as an actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama before turning to music when the Bridewell Theatre created the post of composer in residence for him in 2003. He was nominated for a Tony Award in 2012 for Best Original Score for the Broadway production of One Man, Two Guvnors and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Score for the same production. His other play scores include Timon of Athens, Travelling Light, England People Very Nice, The Man of Mode, The Alchemist, and Southwark Fair (all at the National Theatre, directed by Nicholas Hytner); James and The Giant Peach (Birmingham Old Rep Theatre and UK tour); Broken Glass (Tricycle Theatre and the Vaudeville Theatre); Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Theatre Royal Haymarket); and many others. Grant’s musical theatre scores include Robin Hood (The Castle, Wellingborough), Simply Cinderella (Curve Theatre, Leicester), Tracy Beaker Gets Real (Nottingham Playhouse and UK tour), Yeti: An Abominamusical (Edinburgh Fringe), Spittin’ Distance (Stephen Joseph Theatre and National Theatre Studio), and others. His TV 3 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 7


and film scores include The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff (bbc 2), Theatreland (Sky Arts, six-part documentary series), and Losing the Plot (Bongo Reef Pictures, short film), as well as a viral musical video for which won the Cannes Lions Award for best viral. His songs have featured on the albums of Gemma Atkins, Annalene Beechey, Caroline Sheen and Stuart Matthew Price, and the One Man, Two Guvnors original cast album (on which Grant performs nine of the 12 songs) has been released by the National Theatre in the UK and by drg Records in the usa. Grant is a board member for Mercury Musicals Development.

David Ivers DIREC TOR

David is in his fifth season as artistic director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, where he has been creating productions as director/ actor since 1992. In recent seasons, he has directed Twelfth Night, Twelve Angry Men, Romeo and Juliet, Cyrano De Bergerac, and others. Additionally, he spent 10 years as a resident artist with the Denver Center Theatre Company, collaborating on over 40 productions as director/actor. Also, David helmed The Taming of the Shrew and a premiere adaptation of The Cocoanuts for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Other regional work includes productions at Pioneer Theatre Company, Nevada Conservatory Theatre, the Alabama and Idaho Shakespeare Festivals, Portland Center Stage, Portland Rep, Artists Repertory Theatre, and Tacoma Actors Guild. David’s upcoming projects include productions at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory, and the Guthrie Theater. He is thrilled to be making his Berkeley Rep debut with One Man, Two Guvnors.

Gregg Coffin


Gregg has composed, directed, arranged, or orchestrated the music for productions in theatres throughout the U.S., Canada, China, and South Korea, including the Minetta Lane Theatre, the Duke on 42nd Street, the John Houseman Theatre (off Broadway), the Chungmu Art Hall (Seoul), the Stratford Festival in Canada, the National Arts Centre in Canada, Canadian Stage, Tarragon Theatre (Canada), Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, Pioneer Theatre Company, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Unicorn Theatre, the Human Race Theatre Company, and the Oregon, Utah, Santa Cruz, Alabama, California, Santa Fe, Georgia, Great River, and St. Louis Shakespeare Festivals. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.; the Game Audio Network Guild; the American Federation of Musicians Local 12; and Actors’ Equity Association.

Hugh Landwehr


One Man, Two Guvnors is Hugh’s first collaboration with Berkeley Rep. His work on Broadway has included productions of Frozen, Bus Stop, All My Sons, and A View from the Bridge. Off Broadway, he has designed Last Easter, Scattergood, Filumena, and The Baby Dance, among others. He has designed at many regional theatres, including the Alley Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. During the summer, he has designed at the Berkshire Theatre Festival and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. He is presently a member of the faculty of nyu’s Tisch School of the Arts, and has taught at the North Carolina School of the Arts and Williams College. He is proud to have twice been an nea Associate Artist, to have won the Murphy Award in Design (administered by Long Wharf), and to be the 2003 winner of the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Set Design. He was educated at Yale College.

Meg Neville


Meg’s recent Berkeley Rep credits include Party People, Tribes, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, and X’s and O’s (A Football Love Story). She also worked on Pericles, Prince of Tyre; Ghost Light; In the Wake; Yellowjackets; Eurydice; tragedy: a tragedy; Suddenly Last Summer; Dinner with Friends; Closer; and The Life of Galileo. Her recent and upcoming productions at Oregon Shakespeare Festival include Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2015), The Cocoanuts (2014), Taming of the Shrew (2013), and Ghost Light (2011). Meg is an associate artist with California Shakespeare Theater, where she has designed numerous productions including Lady Windermere’s Fan, An Ideal Husband, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, and lots of Shakespeare. Other Bay Area theatre credits include Marin Theatre Company, the Cutting Ball Theater, American Conservatory Theater, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Joe Goode Performance Group, and Magic Theatre. She has also worked at Second Stage Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Center Stage in Baltimore, South Coast Repertory, Atlantic Theater Company, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Chicago Opera Theater, NY Stage and Film, Hartford Stage, Kirk Douglas Theatre, Portland Stage Company, and Dallas Theater Center. Meg is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and Brown University and resides in San Francisco with her husband and three children.

Alexander V. Nichols LIGHTING DESIGNER

Alex is returning to Berkeley Rep for his 31st 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.

Lindsay Jones


Lindsay designed and composed for the Broadway productions of Bronx Bombers and A Time to Kill. His off-Broadway credits include Bootycandy (Playwrights Horizons), Mr. Joy (lct3), Wild with Happy (the Public Theater), Top Secret (New York Theatre Workshop), Rx (Primary Stages), and many others. His regional credits include the Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage, the Alliance Theatre, the Goodman Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, and many others. His international work includes Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada and Royal Shakespeare Company in England. He has received seven Joseph Jefferson Awards and 21 nominations, two Ovation Awards and three nominations, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, as well as three Drama Desk Award nominations, two Helen Hayes Award nominations, and many others. His film scoring credits include Magnolia Pictures’ The Brass Teapot and hbo Films’ A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin (2006 Academy Award for Best Documentary, Short Subject). Please visit

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Michael Suenkel


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.

Karen Szpaller


Karen is thrilled to be back for her 12th season at Berkeley Rep. Her favorite past Berkeley Rep productions include Tribes, The Wild Bride, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Eurydice, Fêtes de la Nuit, Comedy on the Bridge/Brundibar, Compulsion, and Concerning Strange Devices from the Distant West. Her favorites elsewhere include The Comedy of Errors and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at California Shakespeare Theater; Anne Patterson’s art and theatrical installation Seeing the Voice: State of Grace 3344 ·· TTH HEE BBEERRK KEELLEEYY RREEPP M MAG AGA AZZIIN NEE ·· 22001144–1 –155 ·· IISSSSU UEE 77

BE R K E L E Y R E P P R E S E N T S and Anna Deavere Smith’s On Grace, both at Grace Cathedral; the national tour of Spamalot in San Francisco; A Christmas Carol (2006-14), Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, 1776, Stuck Elevator, Blackbird, Curse of the Starving Class, and The Tosca Project at American Conservatory Theater; Wild With Happy, Striking 12, and Wheelhouse at TheatreWorks; Ragtime and She Loves Me at Foothill Music Theatre; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at San Jose Repertory Theatre; Salomé at Aurora Theatre Company; and Urinetown: The Musical at San Jose Stage Company. Karen is the production coordinator at TheatreWorks.

Tony Taccone


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.”

Susan Medak


Susan has served as Berkeley Rep’s managing director since 1990, leading the administration and operations of the Theatre. She has served as president of the League of Resident


Theatres (lort) and treasurer of Theatre Communications Group, 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.

Karen Racanelli


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.

Liesl Tommy


Liesl is Berkeley Rep’s associate director and helmed the acclaimed productions of Party People and Ruined. She directed the premieres of Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Signature Theatre Company), Party People by universes (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), The White Man—A Complex Declaration of Love by Joan Rang (DanskDansk Theatre, Denmark), Peggy Picket Sees the Face of God by Roland Schimmelpfennig (Luminato Festival/ Canadian Stage Toronto), Eclipsed by Danai Gurira (Yale Repertory Theatre, Woolly Mammoth), The Good Negro by Tracey Scott Wilson (the Public Theater, Dallas Theater Center), A History of Light by Eisa Davis (Contemporary American Theatre Festival), Angela’s Mixtape by Eisa Davis (Synchronicity Performance Group, New Georges), and Bus and Family Ties (Play Company for the Romania Kiss Me! Festival). Other credits include American Buffalo, Les Misérables, Hamlet, A Raisin in the Sun, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, as well

as a four-city tour of Ruined. She has also worked at California Shakespeare Theater, the Huntington Theatre Company, Center Stage in Baltimore, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, and Sundance East Africa on Manda Island in Kenya, among others. Liesl serves as a program associate at Sundance Institute Theatre Program and as an artist trustee with the Sundance Institute’s board of trustees, and she facilitated the inaugural Sundance East Africa Theatre Director’s Lab in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Liesl has earned an Obie Award, a Lillian Hellman Award, and the Alan Schneider Award for directing, 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 has taught or guest directed at Yale Repertory Theatre, Juilliard, nyu, and Brown University. Liesl is an alum of Trinity Rep Conservatory and a native of Cape Town, South Africa.

Madeleine Oldham

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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.

Jack & Betty Schafer SEASON SPONSORS

Betty and Jack are proud to support Berkeley Rep. Jack, one of the Theatre’s trustees, also sits on the boards of San Francisco Opera and the Straus Historical Society. He is vice-chair of the Oxbow School in Napa and an emeritus trustee of the San Francisco 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). 2 0 1 4 –1 5 · I S S U E 7 · T H E B E R K E L E Y R E P M AG A Z I N E · 35

BE R K E L E Y R E P P R E S E N T S profiles The Strauch Kulhanjian Family SEASON SPONSORS

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 and for being the largest investor in Solazyme, a renewable oil and bio-products company (Nasdaq: szym, 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.

Martha Ehmann Conte LEAD SPONSOR

Martha is thrilled to once again support a season of groundbreaking regional theatre at Berkeley Rep. A season ticket holder for many years, Martha is now also on Berkeley Rep’s board of trustees and is really enjoying the behind-the-scenes view it affords her. Martha divides her time between caring for her four incredible children, ages 6 to 17, and civic engagement, including board and advisory work with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Point Blue Conservation Science, and the National Partnership for Women & Families, as well as political advocacy. In her free time, Martha enjoys running, hiking, rowing, and traveling. Martha’s professional background includes brand-strategy consulting and consumer advertising. She is a graduate and active alumna of Princeton University.

Bill Falik & Diana Cohen EXECUTIVE SPONSORS

Bill and Diana have been subscribers and supporters of Berkeley Rep since its earliest days on College Avenue. Diana joined the board of trustees in 1991 and served the Theatre for 10 years; she currently serves on the board of trustees of Cal Performances. As a family therapist, she worked in private practice for 25 years before retiring to focus on her painting. Bill has been a real-estate and land-use lawyer practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 40 years. He currently is the managing partner of Westpark Associates, which creates master-planned communities in the greater Sacramento region. For the past eight years, Bill has been an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley Law School and a member of the 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 7

professional faculty at Haas Business School. Bill has served on Berkeley Rep’s board since 2006. Bill and Diana are actively involved in philanthropic activities throughout Northern California. They have three grown children, all of whom live in the Bay Area.

Scott and Sherry Haber SPONSORS

Scott and Sherry are thrilled to sponsor One Man, Two Guvnors. Scott and Sherry have been interested in the arts as long as they can remember, including choral and instrumental music, dance, and live theatre. Scott, who is a corporate law partner at Latham and Watkins llp, served on Berkeley Rep’s board of trustees from 2005 through 2014 and is currently a sustaining advisor to the board. Sherry serves on the board of the Hillsborough Schools Foundation and volunteers with the Crocker Middle School and Burlingame High School parent groups. It is with great pleasure that the Habers are able to support Berkeley Rep and exceptional regional theatre.

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Scene shop Ross Copeland Patrick Keene Noah Kramer Noah Lange Heather Lentz Alex Marshall Ben Sandberg Colin Suemnicht Read Tuddenham Wardrobe Christina Weiland Richard Bean generously rewrote some of the dialogue in this play specifically for Berkeley Rep’s production


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We are extraordinarily grateful to the following patrons who have lent their generous support to the Create Campaign. With their help, we will turn the Thrust Stage into a theatre for the 21st century and transform Berkeley Rep into one of the foremost centers for new play development in the country.


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Anonymous (2) The James Irvine Foundation The Strauch Kulhanjian Family Jean & Michael Strunsky


The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Stephen & Susan Chamberlin Thalia Dorwick/Eirik Børve Bill Falik & Diana Cohen Kerry Francis & John Jimerson Pam & Mitch Nichter Stewart & Rachelle Owen Gail & Arne Wagner

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Barry Hecht · Harriette & Norm Heibel · Laura Heiman · Michele & Carl Heisler · Anna Vagin & Bruce Heller · Richard P. Hemann · Austin & Lynne Henderson · Bill Hendricks · Lynn Henley · Ruth Hennigar · Carol & Tony Henning · Colleen Henry · Irene & Robert Hepps · Laurin Herr & Trisha Gorman-Herr · Carole S. Hickman · Nancy Higham · Robert Hill · Douglas Hill & Jae Scharlin · Richard N. Hill & Nancy Lundeen · Kyle Hinman · Geoffrey & Francia Hirsch · Elaine Hitchcock · Wilbur & Carolyn Ross Hobbs · Marilynn Hodgson · Kelsey J. Hogan · Marie F. Hogan & Douglas A. Lutgen · Kristina Holland · Carolyn Holm & Hratch Kouyoudjian · Derek Holstein · Robert & Karen Holtermann · Dr. Steven J. and Helen Holtz · Biljana Horn · Joanne Howard, in memory of Roy Howard · Judy Hubbell · Estie Sid Hudes · Daniel Hughes, dedicated to artists everywhere · Eric, Justin & Gavin Hughes & Priscilla Wanerus · William Hyatt · Nicholas Hyde Family · Sonja Hyde-Moyer · Richard & Carol Hyman · Ruth Ichinaga · Tom Ihrig · Betty Kazuko Ishida · Ron & Virginia Iverson · Sandra Iwamoto · Marty and Ellen Jaffe · Angela Jansa · Ginny & Robin Jaquith · Donald Jen & Margaret Ritchey · Anne & Doug Jensen · Barbara B Job · Randall Johnson · Sarah Johnson · Susan Johnson · Margaret E. Jones · Sheila Jordan · Arnold Josselson · Sheila Kahan · Kimberley Kahler · Charles & Laurie Kahn · Roy Kaplan, in memory of Barbara Kaplan · Lisa & David Kaplan · Mr. & Mrs. M. Kaplan · Muriel Kaplan · Tobey Kaplan & Nan Busse · Karl & Alice Ruppenthal Foundation for the Arts · Beth & Fred Karren · Virginia & Larry Katz · Dennis Kaump · Vivian Keh & Jonathan Hue · Susan & Stephen Kellerman · Pat Kelly & Jennifer Doebler · Pat & Chris Kenber · Kimberly J. Kenley-Salarpi · Eva M. Kertesz · James R. Kidder · Mary Ann Kiely · Rosalind & Sung-Hou Kim · Mary S. Kimball · Deborah Kimsey · Nina C. Kindblad · Susan Kirshenbaum, in honor of Daria Hepps & Franco Faraguna · Steve K. Kispersky · Andy Kivel & Susan Goldstein · Beverly Phillips Kivel · Peggy Kivel · Veronica Kleinberg & Susan Kraemenr · Jeff Klingman & Deborah Sedberry · William G. Klink · Bruce Koch · Neil

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Koris · Neil & Peggy Kostick · John Kouns & Anne Baele Kouns · Susan Kraft & Patrick Scott · Joel H. Kreisberg · Elroy & Dee Kursh, in honor of Thalia Dorwick · Regina Lackner, in memory of Ruth Eis · Lanny J. Lampl & Sharon Hunter · Elizabeth Langlois · Shirley Langlois · Marit Lash · Louise Laufersweiler & Warren Sharp · Joan & Gary Lawrence · Sandy Lawrie · Beatrice Laws · Patricia Lawton · Marilyn Leavitt · Nancy & George Leitmann, in memory of Helen Barber · Monika Leitz · Trudy & Rolf Lesem · Carole Levenson · Susan E. Levin · Ellen & Barry Levine · Dr. & Mrs. Art Levit · Sandy Levitan · Jean Rowe Lieber · Vivian Lily · Alice Lin · Elizabeth S. Lindgren-Young & Robert Young · Annette C. Lipkin, in memory of Paul Lipkin · Fred Lipschultz · Kris Loberg and Tom Summers · Fred and Amy Loebl · Hannah Love · Jay & Eileen Love · Rianne Lovett · Elise Lusk & Stephen Godfrey · Steve & Linda Lustig · Gerry & Kathy MacClelland · Gerry Mack · Linda Mackinson · Mike & Linda Madden · In memory of Flori Magilen · Joe & Joanne Magruder · Siesel Maibach · Linda Maio · Lila Makrynassios · Bonnie Malicki · Carolyn & Robert Maples · Helen Marcus & David Williamson · Mary S. Martinson · Igor Maslennikov · Shawn & Jane Mason · M. Mathews & K. Soriano · Roy Matthes · Bruce Matzner · Sara McAulay & Elsa Garcia Pandavenes · Caroline McCall & Eric Martin · Phyra McCandless & Angelos Kottas · Mr. & Mrs. Edward McClatchie · Ray and Mary McDevitt · Miles & Mary Ellen McKey · Jeanne McKinney · Janet McManus · Joanne Medak, in honor of Susan Medak · Michael & Rebecca Meehan · Gadi & Donna Meir · Amelie Mel de Fontenay & John Stenzel · Edith Mendez · Phyllis Menefee · Karen L. Metz & Leon Farley · Harriett Michael · Janet Miller · David Miller, in memory of Jennifer Miller · Jennifer Miller & Jamie Isbester · Marlene & Stephen Miller · Jeff Miner · Fran & David Mog · Joseph Mollick · Sandra Monasch · Geri Monheimer · Thomas C. Moore · Cynthia Morris · Mike & Sharon Morris · Susan Morris · Susan Moss · Margaret Moster · Patricia Motzkin Architecture · Barbara Mowry · Donal Murphy & Julie Orr · Peggy Myers · Michael and


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Institutional Partners

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 February 2014 and March 2015.

G IF T S O F $ 10 0,0 0 0 A N D A B OV E The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation The James Irvine Foundation The Shubert Foundation The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust

G IF T S O F $2 5,0 0 0 –49,9 9 9 Anonymous The Ira and Leonore Gershwin Philanthropic Fund Wallis Foundation Woodlawn Foundation

G IF T S O F $50,0 0 0 –9 9,9 9 9 Akonadi Foundation The Bernard Osher Foundation National Endowment for the Arts

G IF T S O F $ 10,0 0 0 –24,9 9 9 Koret Foundation Kenneth Rainin Foundation Sierra Health Foundation


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American Express E XECU TIV E S P O N S O R S

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G IF T S O F $750 –4,9 9 9 Alameda County Arts Commission/artsfund Joyce & William Brantman Foundation Civic Foundation The Entrekin Foundation jec Foundation The Ida and William Rosenthal Foundation PE R FO R M A N CE S P O N S O R S

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G I F T S O F $ 5 0,0 0 0 – 9 9,9 9 9

G IF T S O F $5,0 0 0 –9,9 9 9 Anonymous Berkeley Civic Arts Program Distracted Globe Foundation East Bay Community Foundation Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Ramsay Family Foundation


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I N-K I N D S P ON S OR S M AT C H I NG G I F T S act Catering Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen Aurora Catering Autumn Press Belli Osteria Bistro Liaison Bogatin, Corman & Gold C.G. Di Arie Vineyard & Winery Café Clem Comal Cyprus Dashe Cellars Domaine Carneros by Taittinger Donkey & Goat Winery Drake's Brewing Company East Bay Spice Company etc Catering Eureka! Farm League Design & Management Group five

Gather Restaurant Grace Street Catering Greene Radovsky Maloney Share & Hennigh llp Hafner Vineyard Hotel Shattuck Plaza Hugh Groman Catering & Greenleaf Platters Jazzcaffè Kevin Berne Images La Mediterranee La Note Latham & Watkins, llp Match Vineyards Pathos Organic Greek Kitchen Patricia Motzkin Architecture Phil’s Sliders Picante PiQ Pyramid Alehouse Quady Winery

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Revival Bar + Kitchen Ricola usa The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco Shalleck Collaborative St. George Spirits Sweet Adeline Tigerlily Berkeley Tres Agaves Venus Restaurant Zut! on 4th Hotel Shattuck Plaza is the official hotel of Berkeley Rep. Pro-bono legal services are generously provided by Latham & Watkins, llp.

The following companies have matched their employees’ contributions to Berkeley Rep. Please contact your company’s HR office to find out if your company matches gifts. Adobe Systems Inc. · Advent Software · Alexander & Baldwin · American Express · Apple · Argonaut Group, Inc. · at&t · Bank of America · Bechtel Corporation · BlackRock · Bristol Myers Squibb · Charles Schwab & Co, Inc · Chevron Corporation · Clorox · Constellation Energy · Dolby Laboratories · Franklin Templeton · Gap · Google · Hewlett Packard · ibm Corporation · JD Fine and Company · John Wiley & Sons, Inc. · Johnson & Johnson · kla Tencor · Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory · Lexis-Nexis · Macy’s Inc.· Matson Navigation Company · Microsoft · Morrison & Foerster · Motorola Mobility · mrw & Associates llc · norcal Mutual Insurance Company · Oracle Corporation · Perforce · Ruppenthal Foundation for the Arts · · The Doctors Company · The Walt Disney Company · visa u.s.a., Inc. · Willis Lease Finance Corporation


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 February 2014 and March 2015.

Donors to the Annual Fund

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


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Jack & Betty Schafer The Strauch Kulhanjian Family


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Martha Ehmann Conte Bruce Golden & Michelle Mercer Mary & Nicholas Graves Wayne Jordan & Quinn Delaney John & Helen Meyer Stewart & Rachelle Owen Mary Ruth Quinn & Scott Shenker Steve Silberstein


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Edward D. Baker Rena Bransten John & Stephanie Dains Bill Falik & Diana Cohen Kerry Francis & John Jimerson M Frances Hellman & Warren Breslau Pam & Mitch Nichter Marjorie Randolph Dr. & Mrs. Philip D. Schild Michael & Sue Steinberg

Jean & Michael Strunsky Guy Tiphane Gail & Arne Wagner Barry Lawson Williams & Lalita Tademy


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Anonymous (2) Barbara & Gerson Bakar David & Vicki Cox Thalia Dorwick Robin & Rich Edwards David & Vicki Fleishhacker Paul Friedman & Diane Manley M Paul Haahr & Susan Karp Scott & Sherry Haber Jack Klingelhofer Susan & Moses Libitzky Sandra & Ross McCandless Dugan Moore Leonard & Arlene Rosenberg Sheli Rosenberg, in honor of Leonard X Rosenberg Joan Sarnat & David Hoffman Liliane & Ed Schneider Norah & Norman Stone Felicia Woytak & Steve Rasmussen


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Anonymous (3) Shelley & Jonathan Bagg Edith Barschi Neil & Gene Barth Valerie Barth & Peter Wiley M Stephen Belford & Bobby Minkler Carole B. Berg K Lynne Carmichael Susan Chamberlin Daniel Cohn & Lynn Brinton Robert Council & Ann Parks-Council Oz Erickson & Rina Alcalay William Espey & Margaret Hart Edwards John & Carol Field, in honor of Marjorie Randolph Linda Jo Fitz Virginia & Timothy Foo Jill & Steve Fugaro Carol A. Giles Doug & Leni Herst, in honor of Susie Medak Hitz Foundation Christopher Hudson & Cindy J. Chang, MD Ms. Wendy E. Jordan Seymour Kaufman & Kerstin Edgerton Wanda Kownacki Ted & Carole Krumland

Zandra Faye LeDuff Dixon Long Dale & Don Marshall Martin & Janis McNair Steven & Patrece Mills Mary Ann & Lou Peoples Peter Pervere & Georgia Cassel Barbara L. Peterson Kaye Rosso Pat Rougeau Patricia Sakai & Richard Shapiro Cynthia & William Schaff Emily Shanks M Pat & Merrill Shanks Karen Stevenson & Bill McClave Jacqueline & Stephen Swire Wendy Williams Sheila Wishek Steven & Linda Wolan Martin & Margaret Zankel


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Anonymous (5) Linda R. Ach Cynthia & David Bogolub Kim Boston K Jim Butler Brook & Shawn Byers C. William Byrne Jennifer Chaiken & Sam Hamilton Constance Crawford Karen & David Crommie Lois M. De Domenico Delia Fleishhacker Ehrlich Nancy & Jerry Falk Richard & Lois Halliday Earl & Bonnie Hamlin Vera & David Hartford James C. Hormel & Michael P. Nguyen Lynda & Dr. J. Pearce Hurley Kathleen & Chris Jackson Ashok Janah Duke & Daisy Kiehn Christopher & Clare Lee Peter & Melanie Maier Charlotte & Adolph Martinelli The McBaine Family Phyra McCandless & Angelos Kottas Miles & Mary Ellen McKey Michele & John McNellis Susan Medak & Greg Murphy, in honor of Marcia Smolens Eddie & Amy Orton Janet Ostler Sandi & Dick Pantages Pease Family Fund Kermit & Janet Perlmutter Ivy & Leigh Robinson David S. H. Rosenthal & Vicky Reich Riva Rubnitz Beth & David Sawi Stephen C. Schaefer Stephen Schoen & Margot Fraser Linda & Nathan Schultz Beryl & Ivor Silver Lisa & Jim Taylor James & Lisa White Patricia & Jeffrey Williams Sally Woolsey Alan & Judy Zafran


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Anonymous (9) Martha & Bruce Atwater Nina Auerbach Linda & Mike Baker Michelle L. Barbour David Beery & Norman Abramson Annikka Berridge Brian Bock and Susan Rosin Caroline Booth Linda Brandenburger Broitman-Basri Family Don & Carol Anne Brown Katherine S. Burcham M Kerry Tepperman Campbell Ronnie Caplane Stephen K. Cassidy & Rebecca L. Powlan Paula Champagne & David Watson Andrew Combs Julie Harkness Cooke Penny Cooper & Rena Rosenwasser Thomas & Suellen Cox Ed Cullen & Ann O’Connor James Cuthbertson Richard & Anita Davis Ira Dearing Ilana DeBare & Sam Schuchat Francine & Beppe Di Palma Daryl Dichek & Kenneth Smith, in memory of Shirley D. Schild Jerome & Thao Dodson Ben Douglas Becky Draper Susan English & Michael Kalkstein Bill & Susan Epstein, in honor of Marge Randolph Merle & Michael Fajans Cynthia A. Farner Tracy & Mark Ferron Lisa & Dave Finer Patrick Flannery Thomas & Sharon Francis Herb & Marianne Friedman Don & Janie Friend, in honor of Bill & Candy Falik James Gala Karen Galatz & Jon Wellinghoff Karl & Kathleen Geier Dennis & Susan Johann Gilardi

Marjorie Ginsburg & Howard Slyter Daniel & Hilary B. Goldstine Bob Goodman Phyllis & Eugene Gottfried Mrs. Gale K. Gottlieb Robert & Judith Greber William James Gregory Garrett Gruener & Amy Slater Ms. Teresa Burns Gunther & Dr. Andrew Gunther Migsy & Jim Hamasaki Bob & Linda Harris Ann & Shawn Fischer Hecht Ruth Hennigar In memory of Vaughn & Ardis Herdell Tom & Bonnie Herman Howard Hertz & Jean Krois Richard N. Hill & Nancy Lundeen Sue Hoch K Bill Hofmann & Robbie Welling M The Hornthal Family Foundation Rick Hoskins & Lynne Frame Paula Hughmanick & Steven Berger George & Leslie Hume Mr. & Mrs. Harold M. Isbell Beth & Fred Karren Doug & Cessna Kaye Rosalind & Sung-Hou Kim Jean & Jack Knox Lynn Eve Komaromi, in honor of the Berkeley Rep Staff Michael Kossman & Luis Orrico John Kouns & Anne Baele Kouns Helen E. Land Robert Lane & Tom Cantrell Randy Laroche & David Laudon Louise Laufersweiler & Warren Sharp Sherrill Lavagnino & Scott McKinney Andrew Leavitt & Catherine Lewis Ellen & Barry Levine Bonnie Levinson & Dr. Donald Kay Jennifer S. Lindsay Tom Lockard & Alix Marduel John Maccabee K Vonnie Madigan Elsie Mallonee Joan & Roger Mann Naomi & Bruce Mann

Helen Marcus & David Williamson Lois & Gary Marcus Michael Margolis Sumner & Hermine Marshall Rebecca Martinez Jill H. Matichak Erin McCune & Nicholas Virene Janet & Michael McCutcheon Steven McGlocklin Karen & John McGuinn Kirk McKusick & Eric Allman M Michele & John McNellis Toby Mickelson & Donald Brody Roger & Satomi Miles Dan Miller Karen Miller Andy & June Monach Scott Montgomery & Marc Rand Marvin & Neva Moskowitz Daniel Murphy & Ronald Hayden Shanna O’Hare & John Davis Judith & Richard Oken Steve Olsen Joshua Owen & Katherine Robards Judy O’Young, MD & Gregg Hauser Matt Pagel & Corey Revilla Bob & MaryJane Pauley Tom & Kathy Pendleton Gladys Perez-Mendez Michael A. Petonic & Veronica A. Watson David & Bobbie Pratt Carol Quimby-Bonan Andrew Raskopf & David Gunderman Elizabeth Ratner Sue Reinhold & Deborah Newbrun Bill Reuter & Ruth Major Maxine Risley, in memory of James Risley John & Jody Roberts Carole Robinson & Zane O. Gresham Horacio Rodriguez Deborah Romer & William Tucker Marc Roth Boyard & Anne Rowe Enid & Alan Rubin, in honor of Rebecca Martinez Lisa Salomon & Scott Forrest Monica Salusky & John K. Sutherland Jeane & Roger Samuelsen

Jackie & Paul Schaeffer Joyce & Jim Schnobrich Neal Shorstein, MD & Christopher Doane, in honor of Gail Wagner, MD Mark Shusterman, M.D. Edie Silber & Steve Bomse Amrita Singhal & Michael Tubach Kae Skeels Sherry & David Smith Stephen & Cindy Snow Audrey & Bob Sockolov Jacques Soenens Vickie Soulier Jennifer Heyneman Sousae & William Sousae David G. Steele Stephen Stublarec & Debra S. Belaga Gayle Tapscott K Andrew & Jody Taylor Deborah Taylor Alison Teeman & Michael Yovino-Young Susan & David Terris Ama Torrance & David Davies Bernard & Denise Tyson Pamela Gay Walker/ Ghost Ranch Productions Buddy & Jodi Warner Jonathan & Kiyo Weiss Beth Weissman Charles & Nancy Wolfram Ron & Anita Wornick Sam & Joyce Zanze Jane & Mark Zuercher

LEGEND K in-kind gift M matching gift We are pleased to recognize first-time donors to Berkeley Rep, whose names appear in italics.

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Anonymous (6) · Peggy & Don Alter · Pat Angell, in memory of Gene Angell · Naomi Auerbach & Ted Landau· Don & Gerry Beer M · Robert & Wendy Bergman · Patti Bittenbender · Daniel Boggan Jr · Harry Bremond & Peggy Forbes · Fred Brown & Barbara Kong Brown · Barbara & Robert Budnitz · Dan & Allyn Carl · Dr. S. Davis Carniglia & Ms. M. Claire Baker· Paula Carrell· Stan & Stephanie Casper · Naveen Chandra & James Lengel · Leslie Chatham & Kathie Weston · Ed & Lisa Chilton · Patty & Geoff Chin · Terin Christensen · Ralph & Rebecca Clark · Earl T. Cohen & Heidi M. Shale · Phyllis Coring K · John & Izzie Crane · 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 · 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 · Ann Harriman, in memory of Malcolm White · Elaine Hitchcock · Barry & Jackie Hoffner · Herrick and Elaine Jackson, The Connemara Fund · Ken & Judith Johnson · Randall Johnson· Barbara E. Jones, in memory of William E. Jones · Barbara Jones & Massey J. Bambara M · Thomas Jones · Tom & Mary Anne Jorde, in honor of Pat Sakai & Dick Shapiro · Steve K. Kispersky · Suzanne LaFetra · William & Adair Langston · Linda Laskowski· Joe W. Laymon · Nancy & George Leitmann, in memory of Helen Barber · Erma Lindeman · R. Jay & Eileen Love · J.E. Luckett · Meg Manske · John E. Matthews · Laura McCrea & Robert Ragucci · John G. McGehee· Dennis & Eloise Middleton · David L. Monroe · Jerry Mosher · Timothy Muller · Margo Murray · Paul Newacheck · Claire Noonan & Peter Landsberger · Sheldeen Osborne · Richard Ostreicher & Robert Sleasman · Lynette Pang

We gratefully recognize the following members of the Annual Fund whose contributions were received in March 2015 S U PP O R T E R S

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Anonymous (15) · Laurence Anderson · Susan & Barry Baskin · Richard Bay · Jim & Donna Beasley · Dorothy & Ervin Behrin · James & Elizabeth Branson · Marilyn Bray · John H. Buckman · William Burks · Jacob Butcher & Naomi Stein M · Carlyn Clause & Lex Brainerd · Emily Cohen · Louise Coleman · Catherine Corison · Jane & Tom Coulter · Philip & Carolyn Cowan · Chris & Lynn Crook · Dr. & Mrs. John Damron · Mr. & Mrs. Stefan Dasho · Cecilia Delury & Vince Jacobs · David Drubin · Kathy & Leonard Duffy · In memory of Sir Farley of Townsend · Richard & Barbara Fikes · Colette Ford · Thomas & Sandra Friedland · Mary & Stan Friedman · David Gaskin & Phillip McPherson · Jennifer & Wayne Getz · Keith Goldstein & Donna Warrington · Nancy A. Goolsby · Sue & Eric Gordon · Ms. Paula Greer · Anne & Peter Griffes · Marcia & Joseph Grossman · Mr. & Mrs. Ervin Hafter · Dr. & Mrs. Alan Harley · Dennis & Juanita Harte · Mary J. Hawker · Paula Hawthorn & Michael

& Michael Man · Gerane Wharton Park · Gregory C. Potts · Kenneth & Frances Reid · Charles R. Rice · Edward & Jeanette Roach · Richard Rouse M · Rob & Eileen Ruby · Mitzi Sales & John Argue · John Sanger · Seiger Family Foundation · Ann Shulman & Stephen Colwell · Dave & Lori Simpson · Ed & Ellen Smith · Sigrid Snider · Douglas Sovern & Sara Newmann · John St. Dennis & Roy Anati · Gary & Jana Stein· Annie Stenzel · Tim Stevenson & David Lincoln King · Michael Tilson Thomas & Joshua Robison · Pate & Judy Thomson · Prof. Jeremy Thorner & Dr. Carol Mimura · Deborah & Bob Van Nest · Wendy Willrich · Lee Yearley & Sally Gressens



Anonymous (22) · Denny Abrams · Daphne Allen K · Fred & Kathleen Allen · Gertrude & Robert Allen · Robert & Evelyn Apte · Shellye L. Archambeau & Clarence Scott · Ross E. Armstrong · Jerry & Seda Arnold · Gay & Alan Auerbach · Mary Bailey · Todd & Diane Baker · Celia Bakke · David & Christine Balabanian · Leslie & Jack Batson · Jonathan Berk & Rebecca Schwartz · Richard & Kathy Berman · Robert Berman & Jane Ginsburg · Caroline Beverstock · Steve Bischoff · Dan & Shawna Hartman Brotsky · Jill Bryans · Wendy Buchen· Rike & Klaus Burmeister · Alex Byron & Nicole Maguire · Don Campbell and Family · Kawika Campbell · Dr. Paula Campbell · Robert & Margaret Cant · Doug Carlston & Kathy Williams · Bruce Carlton · Carolle J. Carter & Jess Kitchens · Kim & Dawn Chase · Carol T. Christ · Karen Clayton & Stephen Clayton · Dennis Cohen & Deborah Robison · Leonard & Roberta Cohn · Ruth Conroy · Robert & Blair Cooter · Philip Crawford · Meredith Daane · Robert & Loni Dantzler · Pat & Steve Davis · Abby & Ross Davisson · Noah & Sandra Doyle· Drs. Nancy Ebbert & Adam Rochmes · Jeanene E. Ebert M · Anita C. Eblé · Burton Peek Edwards & Lynne Dal Poggetto · Roger & Jane Emanuel · Meredith & Harry Endsley M · Gini Erck & David Petta · Michael Evanhoe ·

Ubell · Bill & Judy Hein · Laurin Herr & Trisha Gorman-Herr · Donald E. Hershman, DPM · Carole S. Hickman · Fran Hildebrand · Marie F. Hogan & Douglas A. Lutgen · Robert & Lois Jacob · Stephen & Helene Jaffe · Marcia Kadanoff · Ken & Karen Keller · Jack & Birthe Kirsch · Jeff Klingman & Deborah Sedberry · Regina Lackner, in memory of Ruth Eis · Jane & Michael Larkin · Ann L. Livingston & Nobby Akiha · Lynn & Penny Lockhart · Dottie Lofstrom · Ms. Sidne S. Long · Paul Mariano · John G. McGehee · Marlene & Stephen Miller · Sofie Miller K · Harry Mixon Esq · Mr. & Mrs. Gary Morrison · Linda L. Murray & Carl Schemmerling · Don Nix · Donna Norquist · Pier & Barbara Oddone, in memory of Michael Leibert · Bob & Toni Peckham, in honor of Robert M. Peckham, Jr. · Mr. L. William Perttula · John & Anja Plowright · Laurel Przybylski · Christina Quattro · Sara Rahimian · Bonnie Raitt · Kent Rasmussen & Celia Ramsay · Bette Roberts-Collins · Gerald Rosenstein · Eleanor Rush & Jim Puskar · Jack & Margaret Schieble · Helen Schulak · Hope Scurran · Lisette Silva & Hadrian Rivera M · Christine Silver · Betsy Smith · Beverly Stevens · Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Terdiman · Dorothy Walker · Kathleen Wallace · Sheridan & Betsey Warrick · Ms. H. Leabah Winter, in memory of Barry Dorfman, MD

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Nancy H. Ferguson · James Finefrock & Harriet Hamlin · Brigitte & Louis Fisher · Jim & Cathy Fisher · Martin & Barbara Fishman · Robert Fleri, in memory of Carole S. Pfeffer · Michael & Victoria Flora · Stephen Follansbee & Richard Wolitz · Jacques Fortier · Dean Francis · Nancy H. Francis · Stuart & Joyce Freedman · Kate & Ted Freeland· Daniel Friedland & Azlynda Alim · Paul & Marilyn Gardner · Tim Geoghegan · Paul Gill & Stephanie D’Arnall · Susan & Jon Golovin · Jane Gottesman & Geoffrey Biddle · Linda Graham· Dan Granoff · Don & Becky Grether · Dan & Linda Guerra · John G. Guthrie · Janet Harris · Robert L. Harris & Glenda Newell-Harris · Dan & Shawna Hartman Brotsky · Geoffrey & Marin-Shawn Haynes · Daria Hepps · Irene & Robert Hepps · Wilbur & Carolyn Ross Hobbs· Judith Holland · Steven Horwitz K · Morgan Hough · Olivia & Thacher Hurd Fund · Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Ives · Marc & Lisa Jones · Helmut H. Kapczynski & Colleen Neff · Marjorie & Robert Kaplan, in honor of Thalia Dorwick · Patricia Kaplan · Dennis Kaump· Natasha Khoruzhenko & Olegs Pimenovs · Christopher Killian & Carole Ungvarsky · Mary S. Kimball · Beverly Phillips Kivel · Joan & David Komaromi· Janet Kornegay and Dan Sykes · Yvonne Koshland · Jennifer Kuenster & George Miers· Charles Kuglen · Larry & Ruth Kurmel · Woof Kurtzman & Liz Hertz · Henry & Natalie Lagorio · Thomas LaQueur · Mr. & Mrs. Richard Larsen · Glennis Lees & Michael Glazeski · John Leys · Ray Lifchez · Renee M. Linde · Mark & Roberta Linsky · Dottie Lofstrom · Judy MacDonald Johnston · Bruce Maigatter & Pamela Partlow · Sue & Phil Marineau · Sarah McArthur & Michael LeValley · Betsy McDaniel · Marie S. McEnnis · Sean McKenna· Ash McNeely · Brian McRee · 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 · Patricia Motzkin & Richard Feldman · 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 · Mary Papenfuss & Roland Cline · Nancy Park · P. David & Mary Alyce Pearson · Lewis Perry · James F. Pine M · F. Anthony Placzek · Malcolm & Ann Plant · John & Anja Plowright · Gary F. Pokorny · Charles Pollack & Joanna Cooper · Susie & Eric Poncelet · Roxann R. Preston · Paula Pretlow · Dan & Lois Purkett · Kathleen Quenneville · Chuck & Kati Quibell · David & Mary Ramos · Sheldon & Catherine Ramsay · Ian Reinhard · Helen Richardson · Paul & Margaret Robbins · Joan Roebuck · Roberta Romberg · Galen Rosenberg & Denise Barnett · Marie Rosenblatt · Jirayr & Meline Roubinian · Deborah Dashow Ruth, in memory of Leo P. Ruth · June & Bob Safran · Dorothy R. Sax · Laurel Scheinman · Bob & Gloria Schiller · Mark Schoenrock & Claudia Fenelon · Teddy & Bruce Schwab · John & Lucille Serwa · Brenda Buckhold Shank, M.D., Ph.D. · Steve & Susan Shortell · William & Martha Slavin · Carra Sleight · Suzanne Slyman · Jerry & Dick Smallwood · Cherida Collins Smith · Mark Smith & Pam Callowa · Alice & Scott So · 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 · Nancy & Fred Teichert · Jeff & Catherine Thermond · Karen Tiedemann & Geoff Piller · Janet Traub · William van Dyk & Margi Sullivan· Gerald & Ruth Vurek · Scott Wachter & Barbara Malina· Jon K. Wactor · Louise & Larry Walker · Kate Walsh & Dan Serpico · Dena & Wayne Watson Lamprey · William R. Weir · Robert & Sheila Weisblatt · Sallie Weissinger · Dr. Ben & Mrs. Carolyn Werner · Elizabeth Werter & Henry Trevor · Diane & Scott Wieser · Oliver Williamson · Fred Winslow & Barbara Baratta K · Laura & Ernest Winslow · Carol Katigbak Wong · Margaret Wu & Ciara Cox · Sandra Yuen & Lawrence Shore


Jerry Sabo · Mr. & Mrs. Marshall Salzman · Robert & Winnie Sayre · Peter Schmitz · Richard J. Schoofs · Darlene Schumacher · Barbara & Steve Segal · Daniel Smith K · Richard & Darlene Smith · Ms. Valerie Sopher · Kathleen Sullivan · Gerald & Esme Tarder · Mary Teichmann · Jeff & Catherine Thermond · Jason Thomas & Marco Aurelio · Julie Waldman & Alan Germain · Dr. & Mrs. R. Douglas Wayman · Robert & Penny Weiss · Karen & Stephen Wiel · Diane & Don Williams · Evie & Gordon Wozniak · Raymond A. Young III · Marti & Shelly Zedeck · David & Leorah Zilberman

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Anonymous (17) · Howard Bain · Babette Barton · Frank & Lee Battat · Lynne Blair · Joel & Rochelle Blumenfeld · Bonnie Bogue · Constance Boulay · Carol Bowen · Edward & Joan Callaway · W. Bradford Carson · Dr. & Mrs. Neal F. Cavanaugh · David Chandler · June & Michael Cohen · Edith Cornelsen · Barbara & John Crary · Gail DeBoer · Dennis T. De Domenico & Sandra Brod · Pat & Ted Eliot · Sue J. Estey · Peter Ewell & Helga Recke · Caryll Farrer · Mary & Benedict Feinberg · Dr. Norma Fiedotin · William & Andrea Foley · Deborah Gilman · Gregory Giska · Ian M. Goldstein · Richard & Susan Gonzales · Sheldon & Judy Greene · Joel Hammer · Jane Headley · John & Jean Hearst · Martha Hertelendy · Douglas Hill & Jae Scharlin · Barbara Hirschler · Richard Ingalls · Marty & Ellen Jaffe · Janet L. Johns · Kimberley Kahler · Nancy W. Kelso K · John Kruse & Gary Beuschel · Ronald & Shoshana Levy M · John D. Loder · Nancy Lumer · Cyrus Mancherje & Zena Potash · Kevin McCarty · Ben McClinton & Karen Rosenbaum · John W. & Yvonne S. McCredie · Jeff Miner · George Moore · Albert Nahman · Alice Neels M · David & Patsy Newhouse · Ms. Mary Ilene Odenheimer · Howard & Charlene Okamoto · Joan & Allen Perlof · John R. Petrovsky · Anthony & Sarah Petru · Meshulam Plaves · Danielle Rebischung · Mr. & Mrs. Joe Richardson · Craig F. Robieson · Daniel & Gail Rubinfeld ·


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Anonymous (15) · Jane Allen · Beverly Allphin · Diane Anderson · Diane & Allan Armstrong · Sharon Babot · Larry & Barbara Babow · June Barbera · Richard L. Barnes · Gale Bataille · Kris Beale · Audrey M. Berger · Joanne Bezis · Steve Bicknese · Dr. Robert J. Binder · Jeff Gutkin & Helene Blatter · Valerie J. Bobetsky · Juliet Bonczkowski & Family · Jeffrey Bornstein, in honor of Kerry Francis · Shawn Borsky · Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Bosserman · Nancy Boswell · Sarah Brann · Richard Bugg · Mary Burkhard · Charles Byce · Katherine Byrne · Laura Call · Mr. & Mrs. Donald B. Campbell · Helene & Norman Cavior · Ronald & Susan Choy · Gail Louise Clark · Sofia Close · Susie Coliver · Susan & Don Couch · Sheila Cress · Lisa


Donors to the Annual Fund

Croen · Robert Daniels · Robert & Sandra Davidson · Hardy & Judi Dawainis · Ann & Dave Del Simone · Char Devich & Alana Devich · Roy & Pamela Doolan · Michael & Andrea Dougan · Sally Dudley · Patricia Rose Duignan · Marvin Edwards · Anne & Hal Eisenberg · Karen Ellis · David & Denise English · Tina & Dennis Etcheverry · Marna & Phil Eyring · Lisa Feldstein & Max Drukman · Penny & Bob Fink · Karen Firestein · Carolyn Foland · Patrice Fusillo · Carol Gadas · Lawrence Gering · Elaine Gerstler & Booker Holton · Barbara Gordon · Steven Gotanda · Scott & Shirlee Graff · Bill & Chris Green · Rita D. Haberlin · Marjorie Hamm & Angela Bottum · Henry L. Hecht · Joyce Hemmer · Henry Sanford Hewitt · Delores Hiskes · Elizabeth Hoffmann · Jenny Hollingworth · The Hoppe Family · Marcia Huberman · Heather Hyde · Lynn Ireland · Sandra Iwamoto · Andrea Janetos · Marisita & Tu Jarvis · Diana Jaye · Judy Kantor · Susan & Stephen Kellerman · Pat & Chris Kenber · Marlene & Ilan Keret · Eva M. Kertesz · Maria & David Laforge · Lannon Leiman & Frederick Seil · Ben Lenail & Laurie Yoler · Gloria Letelier · Susan E. Levin · Diane Levy · Harry & Eileen Lewis · Peter & Beverly Libaire K · Trudy Lionel · Lawrence Litt · R U. Litteneker · Shirlee Loret · Gerald Lubenow, in memory of Joan Lubenow · Martha & Arthur Luehrmann · Linda Lyon · Michael Manga · Diane Means · Andrew Meisel · Betsy Mellins & Paul Mendelman · Patricia & John Mengel · Maeve Metzger · Bruce Mock · Mary Jean Moore · Frank W. Morgan Jr · Mike & Sharon Morris · Tom & Karen Nagy · Linda Nakell & Robert Dawson · Lisa Nestore · Lucinda & Steve Newcomb · Haggai Niv · Lisa Norris · Bruce Nunley · Robert & Carol Nykodym · Mary Anne O’Connor · Susan Olney · Nan E. Park ·

Bob Pinder · Wendy Polivka · Dixie Lee Post & Dave Shaw · Timothy & Marilyn Potter · Lisa Prach · Sheila & Myron Puckett, in memory of Jean Murphy · Darlene Quinn · Katherine Randolph · Ann Rarden · Joan & Mark Reiss · Jason J. Richard · Karen & Jeff Richardson · Donald Riley & Carolyn Serrao · Susan Robertson · Brian Rodvien · Alex G. Ross · Priscilla Royal · John & Melanie Sandler · Jaimie Sanford & Ted Storey · Steve Schmidt · Tara S. Schraga · Georgia Schreiber · Miriam Schwartz M · Lynn Seppala · Geri Shanteau · Jordan Shields · Bonnie Siegel · Neil Sitzman · Susan Sloka · Judith B. Smith · Patricia Smith · Larry & Marian Snyder · Lydia Stack · Robert Strochak · Dorian Stull · Wilbur Tusler · Grace Ulp · Lisa Valentine · Sayre Van Young & Diane Davenport · Paul Veres · Lois Wachner-Solomon & John Solomon · Arthur & Susan Walenta · Bing Wang · David Warner M · David & Penelope Warren · Doreen Warshal · Phyllis Weber · Margo Webster · Susan Whitman & Mark Gergen · Jennifer Winch · Richard & Elizabeth Wolgast · Emily Wood · G. Geoffrey Wood · Dr. & Mrs. Mark J. Yanover · Marjorie Yasueda & Dale Knutsen · Ms. Dale Yeomans · Al Zemsky


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Anonymous (15) · Barbara Abernathy · William R. Adams · Elinoar Almagor · Gary & Kay Anderson · Susan Anderson · Susan Angstadt · Diane Aranda · Joan Armenia · Kathy Armstrong · Ms. Nancy Auker · JoAnn Ayres · Mark Bailie & Dr. Barbara Mercer · Judi Balter-Newell · Marigrace Bannon · Teri Barr & Charles Stewart · Sandra Barra · Carol & Michael Bartlett · Joan Baylie & James Mullins · David Beatty · Tami Becker · Natasha

Sustaining members as of March 2015:

The Society welcomes the following new members:

Paula Champagne & David Watson Guy Tiphane

Anonymous (6) Norman Abramson & David Beery 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

Bell · Emily Benner · Cynthia Berman · John Bidwell · Becky J. Bigelow · David & Nancy Birnbaum · Steven Black · Beverly Blatt & David Filipek · Harvey Blatter · Betsy Bliss · Ben Bonnes · Patricia Bonnstetter · Elizabeth Borges · Peter & Jean Bradshaw · Jennifer Brokaw · Rufus Browning · Lukasz Bugaj & Ivel Morales · Anh Bui · Linda Burnett · Julia Casella · Michael Cassady · Laura Cervelli · Linda Chambers · January Chi · Tom Clifford · Serge Colombeau · Heather Colon · Peter Compton & Sally West · Molly Conway · Carol Cook · Dr. Lawrence R. Cotter · Jeanne Cox · Helen Cunningham · Jerry Current M · Robert Currier · Karen Curry · Scott Curtin · Victoria Curtis · Diane David · Patricia M. A. Davis · Mary De Luna · Jerome Dean · Toni Deser & Paul Rodman · Steven & Sylvia dos Remedios · Vail Dutto · Mark & Judy Eckart · Lynne Eggers · Elyse Eidman-Aadahl · David & Catherine Epstein · David Faulkner · Ann Felldin · Robert & Sara Fitch · Kirk & Suanne Flatow · Sabrina Folsom · Nancy Forbord · Kim Fowler · Lisa Fredrickson · Beverlee French · Christine Frick · Teresa Friedman · Dr. Willis Gelston · Hedi & Paul Gerken · John Godsey · Elaine & Gary Graves · Cynthia Gregory · Monika Haas · Salik Hamer · Larry Hanover · Valencia Hawkins · Barbara J. Hazard · Carolyn Hedgecock · Jan & Richard Heinz · Eloice Helms · Leah Herman · Dr. Robert R. Herrick & Ms. Willma Zinser · Melinda Hershon · Kristen Hoadley · Judy Hogan · Rachel S. Hollowgrass · Peter Honigsberg · Stephen Hopkins · Stacy Huisman · Mary Hurd · Roger & Pauline Iliff · Suzanne Jaffe · Joanne & Jeff Jagoda · Emery Jain · Rosa & Gillette James · Danute Januta · Rose A. Jellison · Becky Jennings · Jeffrey Kahn · Ms. Mary L. Kamian · Gerald Kaminski · I-Ming Kao · Jan Karlson ·

Dr. Harvey & Deana Freedman Joseph & Antonia Friedman Paul T. Friedman Dr. John Frykman 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 Lynda & Dr. J. Pearce Hurley 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

Dr. & Mrs. Harvey Kayman · Judith Kennedy · Meghan Anne Keough · Gloria & Dave Kern · Luanne King · Christopher Klein · Robert Kolenkow · Mary Lamb · Margalit & Sid Landman · Alfred & Gwen Langosch · Zelda Laskowsky · Margaret Leonard · Heidi Lerner · Eva Lieberman · Terrie Lind · Jill Lyon · Nancy Mangum · Charles Mann · Eileen ManningVillar · Lloyd F. Mariner · Fiona Martin · Pamela Marvel · Margaret McCaffery · Lawrence McDowell · Beatrice McIntosh · Debra McMahon · John Mendelson · Helen M. Miller · Lubna Morrar · Gail Nathan · Mr. & Mrs. James Nelson · Marty Nelson · Jean O’Donnell · Peggy O’Neill · Sally Ooms · Marilyn Palla-Droke · Ann Parker · Michael F. Pasqua · Penny Peak · Charles Pletcher · Kate Pope · Rebecca Rappensperger · Julia Reydel · Leslie Roberts · Don Rothman · Susan Ryan · M. Ryce · Linda Sanford · Susan Sargent · Ruth & Paul Saxton · Bonnie Schlobohm · Alan Schlosser · Tamar Schnepp · Gina Sconza · Selma Seligman · Elisabeth Sennett · Sue Shang · Chewy Shaw · Alice Sheehan · Ida D. Shen · Monty Sher · Dawn Shifreen-Pomerantz · Rhoda Shore · Kay Slocum · Maureen Smith · Sandra Spangler · Patricia Speier · Judith A. Stein · John Stoeller · Matyas Sustik · Rose Takamoto · Lucinda Talktington · Karl Thon · Rev. & Mrs. Arlen Towers · Barbara Traylor · Alice & John Trinkl · Calvin C. Tucker · Harvey Tureck & Susan Tait · Teresa Turner · Christopher E. Uren · Richard & Virginia Van Druten · Irina Vaysberg · Henry Velasco · Robin Voet & Carol Ellen · Peter Waldman · Norma Walkley · Jacqueline Wallach · Peter Weiser & John Hudson · John J. Welc · Juliet Welch · Janice Wenning · Harriet Whitman Lee · Ruth & Friedner Wittman · Tal & Elad Ziv

Rebecca Martinez Suzanne & Charles McCulloch John G. McGehee Miles & Mary Ellen McKey Margaret D. & Winton McKibben Susan Medak & Greg Murphy Stephanie Mendel Toni Mester Shirley & Joe Nedham Pam & Mitch Nichter Sheldeen G. Osborne Sharon Ott Amy Pearl Parodi Barbara Peterson Regina Phelps Margaret Phillips Marjorie Randolph Bonnie Ring Living Trust Tom Roberts Tracie E. Rowson Deborah Dashow Ruth 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

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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 Gladys Perez-Mendez Estate of Margaret Purvine Estate of Peter Sloss Estate of Harry Weininger Estate of Grace Williams

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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 Director, The Ground Floor/ Resident Dramaturg Madeleine Oldham Artistic Associate Sarah Rose Leonard Literary Associate Julie McCormick Ground Floor Visiting Artistic Associate Sara Kerastas Artists under Commission David Adjmi · Todd Almond · Christina Anderson · Glen Berger · Julia Cho · Jackie Sibblies Drury · Rinne Groff · Dave Malloy · Lisa Peterson P R ODUC T ION Production Manager Peter Dean Associate Production Manager Amanda Williams O’Steen Company Manager Jean-Paul Gressieux S TAG E M A NAG E M E N T Production Stage Manager Michael Suenkel Stage Managers 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 Associate Costume Director Amy Bobeda Draper Kitty Muntzel Tailor Kathy Kellner Griffith

First Hand Janet Conery Wardrobe Supervisor Barbara Blair ELECTRICS Master Electrician Frederick C. Geffken Production Electricians Christine Cochrane Kenneth Coté SOUND Sound Supervisor James Ballen Sound Engineer Angela Don A DM I N I S T R AT ION Controller Suzanne Pettigrew Director of Technology Gustav Davila Associate Managing Director/ Manager, The Ground Floor Sarah Williams Executive Assistant Andrew Susskind Bookkeeper Kristine Taylor Associate General Manager/ Human Resources Manager David Lorenc Payroll Administrator Rhonda Scott Human Resources Consultant Laurel Leichter Database Manager Diana Amezquita Systems Assistant Debra Wong Management Fellow Chiara Klein 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 Director Destiny Askin Subscription Manager Laurie Barnes Box Office Manager Richard Rubio

Ticket Services Supervisor Samanta Cubias Box Office Agents Nathan Brown · Christina Cone · Alisha Ehrlich · Julie Gotsch · Jasmine Malone · Eliza Oakley · Amanda Warner M A R K E T I NG & C OM M U N I C AT ION S Director of Marketing, Communications, and Patron Engagement Polly Ikonen Director of Public Relations Voleine Amilcar Marketing Director Peter Yonka Art Director Nora Merecicky Communications Manager Karen McKevitt Audience Development Manager Sarah Nowicki Webmaster Christina Cone Program Advertising Ellen Felker Patron Services Manager Katrena Jackson House Manager Debra Selman Assistant House Managers Natalie Bulkley · Aleta George · Tuesday Ray · Ayanna Makalani · Mary Cait Hogan · Anthony Miller · Sarah Mosby · Seandale Turner Concessions Supervisor Hugh Dunaway Concessionaires Jessica Bates · Natalie Bulkley · Samantha Burse · Steve Coambs · Emerald Geter · Devon Labelle · Kelvyn Mitchell · Benjamin Ortiz · Jenny Ortiz · Alonso Suarez

Deborah Eubanks · Maria Frangos · Christine Germain · Nancy Gold · Gary Graves · Marvin Greene · Gendell Hing-Hernández · Andrew Hurteau · Ben Johnson · Rebecca Kemper · Dave Maier · Patricia Miller · Diane Rachel · Christian Roman · Rolf Saxon · Elyse Shafarman · Rebecca Stockley Jan and Howard Oringer Teaching Artists Bobby August, Jr. · Jessica Bates · Erica Blue · Amber Flame · Gendell Hing-Hernández · Chrissy Hoffman · Ben Johnson · Ariella Katz Suchow · Dave Maier · Marilet Martinez · Michelle Navarette · Sarita Ocon · Carla Pantoja · Radhika Rao · Patrick Russell · Tommy Shepherd · Teddy Spencer · Elena Wright · Patricia Wright Teacher Advisory Council Molly Aaronson-Gelb · Julie Boe · Amy Crawford · Beth Daly · Jan Hunter · Marianne Philipp · Richard Silberg · John Warren · Jordan Winer Teen Core Council Asè Bakari · Bridey Bethards · Abram Blitz · Charlotte Dubach-Reinhold · Carson Earnest · Jet Harper · David Kaus · Eleanor Maples · Eli MillerLeonard · Alexander Panagos · Samuel Shain · Maya Simon · Chloe Smith · Ella Zalon Docent Committee Thalia Dorwick, Chair Matty Bloom, Core Content Nancy Fenton, Procedures Selma Meyerowitz, Off-site contact & Recruitment One Man, Two Guvnors Docents Nancy Fenton, Lead Docent Sandy Greenberg · Ellen Kaufman · Joy Lancaster · Richard Lingua · Stephen Miller · Rhea Rubin

2014–1 5 B E R K E L E Y R E P FELLOWSHIPS Bret C. Harte Young Director Fellow Adam L. Sussman OP E R AT ION S Company/Theatre Facilities Director Management Fellow Mark Morrisette Faith Nelson Facilities Manager Costume Fellow Lauren Shorofsky Andrea Phillips Building Engineer Development Fellow Thomas Tran Haley Bierman Maintenance Technician Education Fellow Johnny Van Chang Rachel Eisner Facilities Assistants Graphic Design Fellow Sophie Li · Carlos Mendoza · Jesus Sarah Jacczak Rodriguez · LeRoy Thomas Harry Weininger Sound Fellow Annemarie Scerra BERKELEY REP S C HO OL OF T H E AT R E Lighting / Electrics Fellow Sarina Renteria Director of the School of Theatre Rachel L. Fink Marketing & Communications Fellow Associate Director Billy McEntee MaryBeth Cavanaugh Peter F. Sloss Literary/ Community Programs Manager Dramaturgy Fellow Benjamin Hanna Lexi Diamond Communications and Community Production Management Fellow Partnerships Manager Margaret Clement Kashara Robinson Properties Fellow Registrar Amelia Burke-Holt Katie Riemann Community Programs Administrator Scenic Art Fellow Anna McGahey Modesta Tamayo Scenic Construction Fellow Faculty Will Gering Alva Ackley · Susan-Jane Harrison · Bobby August Jr. · Erica Blue · Patric Stage Management Fellow Cambra · Rebecca Castelli · Jiwon Brad Hopper Chung · Sally Clawson · Laura Derry ·

President Thalia Dorwick, PhD Vice President Jill Fugaro Vice President Stewart Owen Treasurer Emily Shanks Secretary Leonard X Rosenberg. Chair, Trustees Committee Roger A. Strauch Chair, Audit Committee William T. Espey Immediate Past President Marjorie Randolph Board Members Carrie Avery Edward D. Baker Martha Ehmann Conte David Cox Robin Edwards William Falik Lisa Finer David Fleishhacker Kerry L. Francis Paul T. Friedman Bruce Golden Nicholas M. Graves David Hoffman Sandra R. McCandless Susan Medak Helen Meyer Pamela Nichter Jack Schafer Richard M. 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 Diana J. Cohen William T. Espey John Field Scott Haber Richard F. Hoskins Carole Krumland Dale Rogers Marshall Dugan Moore Mary Ann Peoples Peter Pervere Pat Rougeau Patricia Sakai Michael Steinberg Michael Strunsky Martin Zankel

F OU N DI NG DI R E C T OR Michael W. Leibert Producing Director, 1968–83

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