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Berkeley Rep trains the next generation of theater pros

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 […]

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Berkeley Rep’s ‘Ghost Light’ resurrects pain of the past

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 […]

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What happened when Lonely Island trio visited Amoeba

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 […]

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Berkeley Rep’s Taccone: “three shows from the abyss”

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 […]