Monday, March 3, 2008

Proud to be a Reptile

As some of you may (or may not) know, Passing Strange recently opened on Broadway at the Belasco, and to rave reviews! And yesterday, the New York Times ran an article about how great Berkeley Repertory Theatre is, and how it's sent 4 shows to Broadway in the last 2 years. Lots of cool things going on.

Now, maybe you don't know this, but last year I was the Literary Management/Dramaturgy Intern at Berkeley Rep. Not only did I get to be a part of a fantastic theatre company for 11 months, I got to work on aforementioned Passing Strange, which had its world premier at Berkeley Rep. I'm thrilled about its success in NY, and now I just need to find a way to get myself there...

These days, I'm not working on much theatre firsthand, but I do try to get out there and see it whenever I can. Especially at Berkeley Rep., which is a pretty effin' cool place, if you ask me.


  1. That's rad! My dream vacation involves a trip to NY and a $2000 budget...just for shows!

  2. my set! my set! my set is on broadway! They probably rebuilt the entire thing, but I built it first!

  3. I need to get back to BR to see some shows there. I was an intern there a few years as well, but due to a bad case of depression ended up leaving the internship program. Things worked out, but I haven't quite been able to face the folks at the theater company. Sounds silly, I know. But Berkeley Rep is definitely the best professional theater company in the Bay Area, so I must get back sometime soon. Are you still doing theater in the Bay Area?

  4. HECC: I don't still do theatre in the Bay time with work, and I just don't have the passion for it anymore to do it after-hours. The internship was fun, but it did teach me that I don't want to spend the next several years being a "starving artist!" To each his own, eh?

  5. I saw Passing Strange about three weeks ago.

    Holy. Crap. It was the BEST thing I've EVER seen. It gave me hope. I was gripped with a thrilling joy from the first moment Stew walked on stage until after all the house lights came on and an usher had to ask me to leave because the theatre was closed. And even then I couldn't stop thinking about it for days and days. Really, really brilliant.