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Welcome to Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Use this guide for all of your BRT & Berkeley needs.

Don't hesitate to reach out to Jean-Paul Gressieux , Berkeley Rep's Company Manager, or Reagan O’Malley, Company Management Fellow.

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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.
 

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Housing

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

EMERGENCY

Fire, Ambulance, Police – 911

Berkeley Police  510-981-5900  

Alta Bates 24 Hr Emergency – 510-204-1303

GENERAL PRACTICE

Direct Urgent Care

3095 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705

Tel: 510-686-3621

Alfred J. Rothman, MD,

3021 Dana Street, Berkeley, CA 94705

Tel: 510-845-2422

Natalie Karishev, MD,

3021 Dana Street, Berkeley, CA 94705

Tel: 510-845-2422

EAR NOSE AND THROAT

Summit ENT, Dr. Lewis

2961 Summit Street #1, Oakland, CA 94609

Tel: 510-465-0941

Dr. Laurie Schweitzer

2999 Regent Street #300, Berkeley, CA 94705

Tel: 510-548-1717

SPORTS MEDICINE AND PHYSICAL THERAPY

Innersport Chiropractic and Sports Medicine

 1250 Addison St, Suite 102, Berkeley, CA 94702

Tel: 510-883-1126.

Physiotherapy Associates

2000 Center Street #300, Berkeley CA, 94704

Tel: 510-644-3031

Cal Sports and Orthopedic Institute

2999 Regent St. Suite 225, Berkeley, CA 94705

Tel: 510-704-7760. 

Berkeley Physical Therapy

2041 Bancroft Way, Berkeley CA, 94704

Tel: 510-549-2225

GSportsPhysical Therapy

2030 Addison Street Suite 101, Berkeley, CA 94704

Tel: 510-644-8031

Center for Sports MedicinePatricia Commer

1777 Botelho Drive Suite 110, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Tel: 925-934-3536.

Jeff Cohen Therapy, Jeff Cohen

Tel: 415-250-1777.

Does House Calls! Works with Cal Performances

PEDIATRICIANS

Kiwi Pediatrics

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

East Bay Pediatrics

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

PHARMACIES

Walgreens

2190 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley CA 94704, 510 849-4691

CVS

2300 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 510-549-4250

HOSPITAL

Alta Bates Hospital,

2450 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

Tel: 510-204-4444

OPHTHALMOLOGY

Berkeley Ophthalmology Medical Group Inc.,

2999 Regent Street Suite 425, Berkeley, CA 94705

Tel: 510-548-6630

DENTISTS

Donald Curtis, DMD.

2300 Durant Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704

Tel: 510-644-2114                      

William Tennant, DDS.

2999 Regent Street, Berkeley, CA 94705

Tel: 510-848-3143

Holly Wieber, DDS.

3017 Telegraph Ste 300, Berkeley, CA 94705

Tel: 510-549-2814.

Robin N. Whitley, DDS. 

3031 Telegraph Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705

Tel: 510-843-443

MASSAGE

Karin Wertheim (She does house calls!)

karin.e.wertheim@gmail.com,

Tel: 415-710-3327.

David Brown (He does house calls!)

davidmorrisbrown@hotmail.com

ACUPUNCTURE AND HOLISTIC MEDICINE

Berkeley Acupuncture Project 

1834 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703

Tel: 510-845-1100

(Sliding scale - pay what you can!)

Golden Leaf Acupuncture

2372 Ellsworth St. Berkeley, CA 94704

Tel: 510-549-3000.

Berkeley Naturopathic Medical Group

2615 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

Tel: 510-845-8600

TurtleIsland Integrative Health 

3280 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA 94703

Tel: 510-387-8678

Unity Natural Health Clinic 

2950 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94609

Tel: 510-913-2277

CHIROPRACTIC

Move Chiropractic Clinic: Dr. Agi Ban

615 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

Tel: 510-845-4540

Back in Action: Dr. Robert A. Davison

2500 Martin Luther King Way, Berkeley, CA, 94704

Tel: 510-843-2584

Acorn Wellness Center: Dr. Elon Bartlett

2929 Summit Street Ste 103, Oakland, CA, 94609

Tel: 510-542-2929

Anfang Chiropractic: Dr. Dyanna Anfang,

2234 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Tel: 510-549-9080

Moving In & Out

LaundryYour 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.

KitchenYour 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.

GarbageYou 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 & FurnishingsPlease 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:

Your Name

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 customerservice@berkeleyrep.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 customerservice@berkeleyrep.org.

Fitness

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

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Sundries & Services

              The produce section at Berkeley Bowl is not to be missed!

              The produce section at Berkeley Bowl is not to be missed!

Banking 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

Dry Cleaners

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!

Haircuts

(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

 

    Grocery Services

    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

    Public Library

    Berkeley Public Library - Please ask company management if you would like assistance proving short-term residency for library card access

    2090 Kittredge St. @ Shattuck

    510-981-6100

    Post Offices

    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

    Hardware Store

    Ace Hardware, 2020 Milvia St #100, 510-845-0410

    Childcare

    Berkeley Parents Network

    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!


    Bananasbunch

    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

    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

    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

    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!

    Contact

    For any Summer Lab questions, please email groundfloor@berkeleyrep.org.

    Shuttle Service

    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.

    Hotel

    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

    Contact Info

    Emergency Phone Numbers:

    Jean-Paul Gressieux, Company Manager -- 510-543-6627 (mobile)

    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...

    Scheduling for Tony Taccone

    Katie Craddock

    Artistic Associate

    kcraddock@berkeleyrep.org

    510-542-2162

    Katie'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; Katie's cubicle is on your left-hand side, in the furthest corner by the stairs.

    Scheduling for Susie Medak

    Kate Horton

    Executive Assistant

    kgorman@berkeleyrep.org

    510-647-2927

    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 Potozkin

    Casting Director

    apotozkin@berkeleyrep.org

    510-647-2961

    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

    Madeleine Oldham

    Director of the Ground Floor / Resident Dramaturg

    madeleine@berkeleyrep.org

    510-647-2962

    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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Contracts, travel, housing, tIX to local theatres

    Jean-Paul Gressieux Reagan O’Malley

    Company Manager Company Management Fellow

    jgressieux@berkeleyrep.org romalley@berkeleyrep.org

    510-647-2923 510-647-2954

    Jean-Paul and Reagan’s desks are on the second floor at Harrison Street. Enter the administrative offices and go upstairs. Walk towards the back end of the building; Their cubicles are past the large meeting room, across from the restrooms.

    Interviews, press information, bios/headshots/ program questions

    Tim Etheridge

    Public Relations Director

    tetheridge@berkeleyrep.org

    510-647-2917

    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).

    Payroll

    Eric Ipsen

    Associate Controller

    eipsen@berkeleyrep.org

    510-647-2957

    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

    Rachel Hull

    School of Theatre Director

    rhull@berkeleyrep.org

    510-647-2971

    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.