Berkeley Rep Announces 2018 Ground Floor Residencies

Selected writers and writing teams will develop 21 projects this summer, including a new play from Sarah Ruhl.

BERKELEY, CALIF.: Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced the 21 projects selected for its 2018 Summer Residency Lab. The four-week residency program will bring together more than 100  writers, directors, performers, and composers to create 21 projects.

Sarah Ruhl.

“We are so happy that this program has continued to grow and that it encompasses such a wide range of work,” said Madeleine Oldham, director of the Ground Floor, in a statement. “We look forward to welcoming artists from so many different places and with so many different approaches to Berkeley.”

This year’s resident artists and projects include:

  • Avi Amon and Julia Gytri, Salonika
  • Christina Anderson, the ripple, the wave that carried me home, commissioned by Berkeley Repertory Theatre
  • Eliza Bent, Indeed, Friend! Together
  • Andy Bragen, Summit
  • Marisa Carr, Punk Rock Mix Tape Play
  • Carla Ching, Revenge Porn
  • Alexandra Collier, Mia Rovegno, and Heather Christian, Together
  • Erin Courtney, Ann, Fran, and Mary Ann
  • Shelley Doty, We 3
  • Ryan J. Haddad, Good Time Charlie
  • Naomi Iizuka and Paul Hodge, Okuni
  • Candrice Jones, Flex
  • Min Kahng, Calafia: A Reimagining
  • Kimber Lee, untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon project
  • Leonard Madrid’s Las Arañas
  • Baruch Porras-Hernandez’s Love in the Time of Piñatas
  • Sarah Ruhl‘s Lock her up! (Becky Nurse), commissioned by Berkeley Repertory Theatre
  • Tina Satter’s Untitled Reality Winner Project: Verbatim Transcription
  • Zarina Shea, Just up the Road, Slightly
  • Joe Waechter, Breakaway
  • Arisa White, Post Pardon