Pfaelzer will take over from Tony Taccone, who has been with Berkeley Rep for 33 years. She was selected from a field of 160 candidates.
Berkeley Rep’s Tony Taccone delivers a memorable production aided by a marvelous cast and production staff. Don’t miss this significant contribution to 20th-century theatre.
L to r: Jennifer Lim (Cornelia), Tim Kang (Ray), Sab Shimono (Ray’s father) and Joseph Steven Yang (Uncle) in Julia Cho’s Aubergine at Berkeley Rep. Photo: kevinberne.com Although intellectually we understand that we will die, most of us try to avoid contemplating death — either our own or of those we love. Julia Cho’s poetic […]
The former Thrust Stage, one of Berkeley Rep’s two theatres, is now called Peet’s Theatre. Photo: Cheshire Isaacs The former Thrust Stage, one of Berkeley Rep’s two theatres, is now called Peet’s Theatre. Photo: Cheshire Isaacs Thirty-six years after Berkeley Rep opened its first permanent home on Addison Street in downtown, the theater company will, […]
The 2014-2015 class of Berkeley Rep fellows. Photo: Berkeley Rep By Michael Berry For 15 exemplary recipients, the Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Fellowship program is world-class learning opportunity, a chance to immerse themselves for eleven and a half months in the business and artistry of an award-winning theater company. Sponsored by American Express and administered through […]
Anthony Holiday (Addicott) and Eddie Ray Jackson (Anthony) in the world premiere of X’s and O’s (A Football Love Story), a docudrama at Berkeley Rep that examines our country’s passion for a game that is life-giving yet lethal. Photo: kevinberne.com It’s hard to ignore football, even if one tries. Adored by millions of devoted fans, […]
Ted Deasy (l) and Christopher Liam Moore (r) in a scene from “Ghost Light”. Photo: Jenny Graham/Berkeley Rep Ted Deasy (l) and Christopher Liam Moore (r) in a scene from “Ghost Light”. Photo: Jenny Graham/Berkeley Rep The San Francisco political establishment came to Berkeley Wednesday night for the opening night of Ghost Light, Berkeley Rep’s […]
Les Waters. Photo: Kevin Bern/Berkeley Rep Les Waters, an Obie-winning Brit who has served as Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s assistant artistic director for eight years, is leaving the theater to take over as artistic director at The Actors Theater of Louisville, Kentucky. Waters, 59, will assume the role in January, but will not take on fulltime […]
Rita Moreno with Salvatore Vassallo (left) and Ray Garcia in Life Without Makeup. Photo by Kevin Berne via Berkeley Rep When audiences entered Berkeley Rep’s Roda theater on Wednesday night, they passed by a table with a shiny display: an Oscar, a Grammy, two Emmy awards, a National Medal of the Arts, and the Presidential […]
Back in April, three Berkeley boys made a return visit to their hometown. Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer are the threesome behind Lonely Island, makers of ‘digital shorts” (otherwise known as music videos) for NBC’s Saturday Night Live. The trio visited Amoeba on National Record Store Day to promote their latest album, Turtleneck & Chain, and chat […]
It seems the Artistic Director of the Berkeley Rep has something of a “following”. In fact, read the comments on a story we ran about him last week, and it becomes clear a certain group of fans is positively smitten with Tony Taccone, speaking with more than a little hyperbole of his brazen attractiveness, his warm […]
Berkeley Rep's Taccone/Photo: Kevin Berne Tony Taccone, artistic director of the Berkeley Repertory Theater, had a particularly engaging and revealing interview with KQED’s Dave Iverson on this morning’s Forum program. Under Taccone the Rep has established a strong record of originating works that go on to great acclaim in New York, including the current double-Tony […]