Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Personnel:

Tony Taccone, Artistic Director

Amy Potozkin, Artistic Associate and Casting Director

Submission Policy:

Berkeley Rep hires actors who are members of AEA. Occasionally local nonunion actors are hired in large cast shows in supporting roles or as extras. Understudy casts are drawn from the local nonunion acting pool. Actors are hired on a show-by-show basis during the season and auditions for individual shows are by invitation only. Holds open auditions annually in the late spring and also attends the Theatre Bay Area general auditions, which are usually held in January/February. Out-of-town Equity actors who may be visiting the Bay Area can be seen on the third Monday of every month.

AEA who plan to be in the Bay area, and would like to schedule an audition, mail headshot/ resume with a cover letter to Amy Potozkin.

Script Submissions:
Submissions from agents, writers, and theater artists with whom the theater has an existing professional relationship. Prefers to receive scripts during the producing season (September–May) rather than during the summer (June–August).

No unsolicited scripts. The only exception to this policy is for writers whose permanent address is within the Bay Area. Those scripts will be read and assessed.

Berkeley Rep does not provide any comments or suggestions about work that the theater does not intend to either develop or produce.

Theater Types:

Equity, LORT, Classical, Contemporary Plays

Comments:

Mission:
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. Endeavoring 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. Striving to engage 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.

Venues:
Thrust Theatre: LORT B
Roda Stage: LORT B