About Berkeley Rep
Berkeley Repertory Theatre has grown from a storefront stage to a national leader in innovative theatre. Known for its core values of imagination and excellence, as well as its educated and adventurous audience, the nonprofit has provided a welcoming home for emerging and established artists since 1968. With two stages, a school and a Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, Berkeley Rep is proud to premiere exhilarating new plays. In the last ten years, the company has helped send six shows to Broadway. Seven more landed off Broadway, one moved to London, two turned into films and others have toured the nation.
BRT's national reputation draws theatre artists from across the country, just like you, to work on a variety of productions produced throughout the calendar year, with the official season beginning each September. Berkeley Rep’s Artistic Director is Tony Taccone, and its Managing Director is Susie Medak.
Our Mission Statement
Berkeley Repertory Theatre seeks to set a national standard for ambitious programming, engagement with its audiences and leadership within the community in which it resides. We endeavor to create a diverse body of work that expresses a rigorous, embracing aesthetic and reflects the highest artistic standards, and seek to maintain an environment in which talented artists can do their best work. We strive to engage our audiences in an ongoing dialogue of ideas, and encourage lifelong learning as a core community value. Through productions, outreach and education, Berkeley Rep aspires to use theatre as a means to challenge, thrill and galvanize what is best in the human spirit.
Most visiting artists stay at Addison Arts Apartments (1935 Addison St, Berkeley). The building is located down the street from Berkeley Rep in downtown Berkeley. These apartments are furnished and fully stocked upon arrival. It is pictured on the left
Laundry machines are located on the sixth floor. These apartments also provide a rooftop deck with a grill that residents can reserve through the onsite manager. Please file maintenance requests through Company Management. In case of emergency, call (510) 982-6313.
Emergency and Medical Services
Fire, Ambulance, Police – 911
Berkeley Police – 510-981-5900
Alta Bates 24 Hr Emergency – 510-204-1303
3095 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705
3021 Dana Street, Berkeley, CA 94705
3021 Dana Street, Berkeley, CA 94705
EAR NOSE AND THROAT
Summit ENT, Dr. Lewis
2961 Summit Street #1, Oakland, CA 94609
2999 Regent Street #300, Berkeley, CA 94705
SPORTS MEDICINE AND PHYSICAL THERAPY
1250 Addison St, Suite 102, Berkeley, CA 94702
2000 Center Street #300, Berkeley CA, 94704
Cal Sports and Orthopedic Institute
2999 Regent St. Suite 225, Berkeley, CA 94705
2041 Bancroft Way, Berkeley CA, 94704
2030 Addison Street Suite 101, Berkeley, CA 94704
Center for Sports Medicine, Patricia Commer
1777 Botelho Drive Suite 110, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Jeff Cohen Therapy, Jeff Cohen
Does House Calls! Works with Cal Performances
1744 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703
Tel: (510) 652-1720
1178 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94706
Tel: (510) 524-9400
After Hours: (510) 486-8344
2999 Regent Street #325, Berkeley, CA 94705.
Main line: 925-438-1100,
Medical advice and same day appointments: 925-254-9203 & choose option 6,
Future appointments: 925-438-1100 & choose option 7
2190 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley CA 94704, 510 849-4691
2300 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 510-549-4250
2450 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
2999 Regent Street Suite 425, Berkeley, CA 94705
2300 Durant Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704
2999 Regent Street, Berkeley, CA 94705
3017 Telegraph Ste 300, Berkeley, CA 94705
3031 Telegraph Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705
Karin Wertheim (She does house calls!)
David Brown (He does house calls!)
ACUPUNCTURE AND HOLISTIC MEDICINE
1834 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703
(Sliding scale - pay what you can!)
2372 Ellsworth St. Berkeley, CA 94704
2615 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
3280 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA 94703
2950 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94609
Move Chiropractic Clinic: Dr. Agi Ban
615 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
Back in Action: Dr. Robert A. Davison
2500 Martin Luther King Way, Berkeley, CA, 94704
Acorn Wellness Center: Dr. Elon Bartlett
2929 Summit Street Ste 103, Oakland, CA, 94609
Anfang Chiropractic: Dr. Dyanna Anfang,
2234 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Moving In & Out
Laundry: Your blankets and linens are clean upon your arrival. Please strip your bed and leave all linens on top of your bed upon your departure from the apartment.
Kitchen: Your kitchen is stocked with all the basics for cooking. If you find that you need something that is not provided, please contact Company Management. Please remember that the next person will need the kitchen items just as much as you do, so please leave it for them in clean condition.
Refrigerator: Please clear all food out of the refrigerator and cupboards before you vacate the apartment. Please discard any uneaten perishable items. Feel free to bring any uneaten food to the theatre for staff.
Garbage: You are responsible for emptying the trash and recycling in your own apartment. The Addison Arts Apartment Building has trash bins in the garage on the ground floor. Be sure to take your keys with you as that door may lock behind you!
Utilities: Berkeley Rep pays all of the utilities; please turn out your lights and turn off your appliances when they are not in use though. Thanks for helping keep our bills to a minimum!
Furniture & Furnishings: Please leave apartment furniture and furnishings in their places upon your departure. Please do NOT swap furniture or furnishings with another artist without permission.
Keys: You are issued one set of keys. Please do not make copies. If you have a visitor to stay, please contact Company Management to obtain an extra set of keys for your apartment.
Mail: Please have all of your mail sent to the theatre, addressed as:
Cast of _______,
c/o Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2025 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704.
ABSOLUTELY DO NOT change your permanent address to the address above! You will not be able to change it again later!
Stage Management and Company Management collect, sort, and distribute any mail that arrives for you during your time here. Company Management will also forward any mail that arrives after your departure. DO NOT HAVE MAIL SENT TO YOUR APARTMENT. You will NOT receive mail that arrives at your apartment mailbox. For assistance sending boxes or FedEx packages, please contact Company Management.
BRT Comp Policy
The following is a summary of Berkeley Rep’s policy for company ticket privileges and walk-ins. If you have any questions, please contact the box office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comps – All staff/cast are entitled to TWO comps per production while you are employed with Berkeley Rep. An email regarding your comps will be sent 4-5 weeks prior to opening of each production. If you do not receive an email, please check with the box office. Comps are generally good for the first three weeks of the run including opening night, except matinees and subject to availability. Some black-out dates or special restrictions may apply. Please reference individual comp emails for deadlines and restrictions. You may change your request as long as you provide the box office with 24 hours notice before the performance requested. If you provide less than 24 hours, your comps may be forfeited for that show.
Discounted tickets – For most shows, all staff/cast/overhire are entitled to purchase FOUR discounted tickets during the first three weeks of the run not including opening. You, the staff/cast member, must reserve the tickets, but tickets may be paid for in advance by your guest – no CODs. Discounted tickets may be purchased directly from the box office.
Walk-ins – As a company member, you may walk in to any production running while you are employed with Berkeley Rep. This applies only to performances for which seating is available at curtain time. Walk-ins apply to you alone--guest walk-ins will not be granted. We recommend arriving at least fifteen minutes before the curtain. Enter through the courtyard gate and find the House Manager. If you don’t know the House Manager, please introduce yourself and let them know what production or department you are with. If a show is sold out, there is no guarantee that you will have a seat. Walk-ins are based on availability and are granted at the discretion of the HM; do not go to the box office.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, and as always, if you have any questions or concerns regarding any of these policies, don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com.
YMCA, 2001 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, 510.848.9622
The Y is the only gym where we can swing a membership deal. It's $39 per month. Just stop on by and sign up! There's a pool, there are a bunch of different classes, from Zumba to Yoga to Kick Boxing, and there are a ton of cardio machines with TVs.
24 Hour Fitness, 2072 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704, 510.548.4653
Recreational Sports Facility -- UC Berkeley Gym
2301 Bancroft Way at Dana, 510.642.7796,
M-Th 6 am-1 am. Fri 6 am-11 pm. Sat 8 am-11 pm. Sun 8 am-1 am.
Yoga to the People -- Pay what you can Yoga
64 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, see website for schedule
Sundries & Services
Union Bank of California: 2333 Shattuck Ave., 510-843-6353
Paychecks can be cashed here!
Wells Fargo: 2144 Shattuck Ave. (Main Branch), 510-649-3630
Locations also at 1095 University Ave and 2460 Bancroft Way
Bank of America: 2129 Shattuck Ave (Main Branch), 510-273-5466
Location also at 2347 Telegraph Ave
Citibank: 2000 Shattuck Ave, 510-356-0278
Location also at 1377 Solano Ave in Albany
Chase Bank:2150 Shattuck Ave (Main Branch), 510-649-4041
Location also at 2390 Shattuck Ave
Flamingo Cleaners - 1935 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, 510-548-2143
These are the cleaners used by the Berkeley Rep Wardrobe Department. They’re great!
(All actors should have haircuts approved by costume shop management)
- Blow: Berkeley Way (just east of Shattuck), 510-644-1971
- Z&S Beauty Studio: 64 Shattuck Square, 510-548-0707
Some of our artists have recently started using a grocery delivery service from Safeway. The first time you order delivery they waive the fee. You can follow this link to order groceries and set up a delivery window:
Safeway 1444 Shattuck Ave, 510-526-3086
Open until midnight!
Trader Joe's: 1885 University Ave, 510-204-9074
Open until 10 pm
Whole Foods 1025 Gilman St, 510-649-1333
Open until 10 pm, and it's right by the rehearsal hall!!
Berkeley Bowl: 2020 Oregon St, 510-843-6929
Open until 8 pm
Berkeley Public Library - Please ask company management if you would like assistance proving short-term residency for library card access
2090 Kittredge St. @ Shattuck
Berkeley Post Office: 2000 Allston Way @ Milvia St., 800-275-8777
Open M-F 8:30am to 6pm, Sat. 10am to 2pm and closed Sundays
North Berkeley Post Office: 1521 Shattuck Avenue @ Cedar, 800-275-8777
Open M-F 9am to 5pm, Sat. 10am to 1:30pm and closed Sunday
Ace Hardware, 2020 Milvia St #100, 510-845-0410
Berkeley Parents Network is a great resource for parents to have in the Bay Area. From people asking for help for a good pediatrician to help finding a last minute babysitter, the possibilities are endless!
Bannasbunch is a great resource for families to have. It is kind of like care.com with childcare referrals and lots of helpful resources like childcare options and different providers that members have used in the past.
Care.com is a great way to find a local babysitter or nanny that can assist just on weekends, during the day, or whenever you need them. There are a ton of options and all the providers are required to provide references that you can contact. There are many choices and many parents will ask for an interview with the babysitter before agreeing to a schedule.
Dotties Daycare is a small family daycare that specializes in infants and toddlers. A great place to arrange to leave your baby for the day while you are in rehearsal. The yelp reviews are particularly favorable.
Avid4Adventure is a summer camp that can either be a day camp or an overnight camp. Focusing on getting kids outdoors and in nature, it’s a great way for your child to explore the Bay Area.
Ground Floor Summer Residency Lab
The 2019 Ground Floor Summer Lab has ended. Please check back on Berkeley Rep’s website for information about the 2020 Lab!
For any Summer Lab questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a shuttle service in the morning and evenings, Tuesday-Sunday from the hotel and the North Berkeley BART. Please read the daily emails for exact pick-up/drop-off times and locations.
Artists staying in the hotel, you will be at the Double Tree Berkeley Marina. It is located on a beautiful waterfront property providing views of the bay, San Francisco skyline and Golden Gate Bridge. It's a less-than-ten-minute drive to Berkeley Rep's offices/rehearsal spaces and close to all of the activities and amenities of Downtown Berkeley.
Some services of the hotel:
Complimentary local transportation within 3 mile radius of the hotel
Complimentary fitness center and indoor lap pool, open 5am-11pm
Emergency Phone Numbers:
Reagan O’Malley, Company Management Fellow -- 559-840-7515 (mobile)
Berkeley Emergency -- 510-981-5911 (don’t dial 911 from your non-local cell!)
Berkeley Police -- 911
Berkeley Fire Dept. -- 911
Animal Services -- 510-644-6755
Berkeley Repertory Theatre:
Main Admin -- 510-647-2900
Box Office -- 510-647-2949
Admin Fax -- 510-647-2976
Box Office Fax -- 510-647-2975
Greenroom (Peet's) -- 510-647-2996
Greenroom (Roda) -- 510-647-2997
I need help with...
Katie's desk is on the second floor at Harrison Street. Enter the administrative offices and go upstairs. Walk all the way to the back end of the building; Katie's cubicle is on your left-hand side, in the furthest corner by the stairs.
Scheduling for Susie Medak
Kate's office is on the second floor at Harrison Street. Enter the administrative offices and go upstairs. Walk all the way to the back end of the building; Andrew’s cubicle is on your left-hand side, in the furthest corner.
Auditions & casting
Amy’s office is on the second floor at Harrison Street. Enter the administrative offices and go upstairs. Walk all the way to the back end of the building; Amy’s office is on your right-hand side, the second office from the glass doors at the end of the building.
Literary questions & script access
Director of the Ground Floor / Resident Dramaturg
Madeleine’s office is on the first floor at Harrison Street. Enter the administrative offices from 9th Street and walk down the hall. You’re looking for an orange room, it’s the third door on your right.
travel, housing, tIX to local theatres
Company Management Fellow
Reagan’s desk is on the second floor at Harrison Street. Enter the administrative offices and go upstairs. Walk towards the back end of the building; her cubicle is past the large meeting room, across from the restrooms.
Interviews, press information, bios/headshots/ program questions
Public Relations Director
Tim's office is on the second floor at Harrison Street. Enter the administrative offices and go upstairs. Turn to your right immediately at the top of the staircase, and make a second right once you clear the stairwell. Tim’s office will be on your left (look for the large Mother Courage posterboard).
Eric’s office is on the second floor at Harrison Street. Enter the administrative offices and go upstairs. Turn to your left immediately at the top of the staircase. Eric sits at a cubicle right as you turn left.
Education & Outreach Events
School of Theatre Director
The School of Theatre is located at the Addison Street complex, to the right of the Thrust Theater. Enter the School, and go up the staircase immediately to your left. The School offices are on the landing halfway up the stairs.