Paton, who passed away in May, appeared in numerous Berkeley Rep productions, including memorable turns as Mary in .She had a long and successful career in the Bay Area dating back to the 1960s as a principal actor at American Conservatory Theater and she was the founder and artistic director of the Berkeley Stage Company from 1974 to 1984.Read full release , will be the seventh and final production in its upcoming 2016–17 subscription season.

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In addition, fellows participate in career development seminars, build professional contacts, and even serve as mentors themselves for Berkeley Rep’s annual Teen One-Acts Festival.

Read full release Theatre welcomes accomplished director to her new role Berkeley Rep’s Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone today announced the appointment of Lisa Peterson as associate director starting with the 2016–17 season.

Peterson directs the season opener, , a world premiere adaptation of the Sinclair Lewis novel, penned by Taccone and Bennett S. Peterson will also participate in The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work, where her experience with the development of new plays will be of great value to the company.

Read full release Downtown performance spaces made accessible to organizations for community-focused events Today Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced that during its 2016–17 season, it will make up to 320 hours available for public rental of its facilities.

Rentals are a key way that Berkeley Rep engages with the community, with priority given to Berkeley-based arts organizations and other not-for-profit agencies.

These rental hours are provided as part of the agreement governing the Theatre’s relationship with the City of Berkeley.During the theatre season that begins September 1, 2016 and runs through August 31, 2017, the following spaces will be available for rental on the specified dates: Read full release Theatre to host tribute of beloved actress Berkeley Rep today announced it will host a memorial service honoring actress and director Angela Paton on Monday, July 11 at 7pm.follows the ascent of a demagogue who becomes president of the United States by promising to return the country to greatness.Witnessing the new president’s authoritarian tyranny from the sidelines is a liberal, middle-class newspaper editor from Vermont who is caught in the chaos of social upheaval.Read full release Nonprofit’s prestigious program trains the next generation of theatre leaders Today Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced that 15 young professionals have been awarded fellowships for the 2016–17 season.Graduates of esteemed universities across the country compete for positions in this program—a year-long deep dive into the operations of the award-winning theatre.