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Berkeley Repertory Theatre: Original Location (1968)

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By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 6, 2020
1. Berkeley Repertory Theatre: Original Location Marker
Inscription.  Berkeley Repertory Theatre was founded in 1968 by U.C. Dramatic Art student Michael Leibert, who wanted o create an East Bay professional repertory company. Its first production, "Woyzek;” initially staged at the International House, soon moved to a commercial space formerly on this site. The intimate interior housed numerous productions created by a company of local theatre artists. Architect Gene Angell, an Elmwood resident, planned sets for many of them. In 1980 he designed the new thrust- stage theatre which evoked the original location's intimacy in a larger Addison Street location.

In 2001, under Artistic Director Tony Taccone, the successful Berkeley Repertory Theatre company added a proscenium stage, the Roda, and a School of Theatre at the downtown location. A leader in innovation, the "Rep” received a Tony Award for Best Regional Theatre in 1997, and a number of its premieres have had successful runs on Broadway.
 
Erected 2013 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music

Berkeley Repertory Theatre: Original Location (1968) Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 6, 2020
2. Berkeley Repertory Theatre: Original Location (1968) Marker - wide view
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Location. 37° 51.394′ N, 122° 15.188′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on College Avenue south of Ashby Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2980 College Avenue, Berkeley CA 94705, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Strand (Elmwood) Theater (a few steps from this marker); Bill's Trading Post and Gem Gallery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Kelsey Ranch (approx. 0.2 miles away); Star Grocery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Claremont Public Improvements (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Muir School (approx. half a mile away); Claremont Court Gate and Street Markers (approx. half a mile away); Anthony Boucher: Editor and Writer (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
 
Also see . . .  Berkeley Repertory Theatre (Wikipedia). (Submitted on August 6, 2020.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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