Contact Berkeley Playhouse at the Julia Morgan Theater
Mailing Address: 2640 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
Box Office: 510.845.8542 x351 Open Monday-Friday 11:00-4:00pm (Note: Box Office not open for walk ups during these times)
Conservatory: 510.845.8542 x379
General Inquiries: 510.845.8542
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Staff Directory & Meet the Staff
Berkeley Playhouse @ Julia Morgan Theater
Mailing Address: 2640 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
Box Office: 510.845.8542 x351
Elizabeth McKoy, Founding Artistic Director
Elizabeth McKoy is the Founding Artistic Director of Berkeley Playhouse, where she most recently directed A Little Princess on the main stage in the 2013/14 Season. Elizabeth has directed many shows for Berkeley Playhouse's MainStage and their acclaimed YouthStage including: Pirates of Penzance: A Rockin' Musical, Starmites, Mulan Jr., Bravado, Once on This Island, The Music Man, Into The Woods, Honk Jr., and many others. In addition to performing professionally as an actress, Elizabeth has always felt inspired and passionate about teaching all ages about the joy and power of live theatre. Before coming to Berkeley, Elizabeth taught theatre for many years in New York and Seattle, including over five years for the renowned Seattle Children’s Theatre. After performing and teaching in Seattle she moved to Berkeley and became the Education Director for an affiliate of New York’s Lincoln Center Institute which brought arts education to thousands of school children and teachers in the Bay Area. In addition to directing and teaching for the Berkeley Playhouse, she is currently working to develop and sustain the Playhouse’s unique vision for music theatre and theatre education.
Gretchen Feyer, Managing Director
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Gretchen Feyer is delighted to be joining the Berkeley Playhouse. She was most recently Associate General Manager at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater. Gretchen spent six years in New York City, where she was Company Manager for over a dozen plays and musicals at The Public Theater, including Love’s Labour’s Lost at Shakespeare in the Park and Richard Nelson’s Apple Family Plays. Before joining the Public she held various management and producing positions at Encores! New York City Center, New York Musical Theater Festival, Prospect Theater Company, The Acting Company, La Vie Productions, and Cesa Entertainment. Gretchen spent two summers as Company Manager for the Weston Playhouse Theater Company in Vermont (where she met her husband, music director Dan Feyer), and helped reopen the Napa Valley Opera House as Artist Services Manager and House Manager. Gretchen was born and raised in Oakland and St. Helena, California. She holds a BA in Theater from the University of Vermont and an MFA in Theater Management from Florida State University.
Kimberly Dooley, Producing Artistic Director
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Kimberly has worked as a director, choreographer, arts administrator and teaching artist in the Bay Area for over 15 years. She is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in the Experimental Theatre Wing. At the Berkeley Playhouse, she has directed and choreographed Once On This Island, Seussical, Mary Poppins, The Wiz, Lucky Duck, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Beauty and the Beast and Billy Elliot, as well as several KidStage and TeenStage productions. She worked for several years at Shotgun Players, on staff and creatively. She is currently the Producing Artistic Director at the Berkeley Playhouse and is proud to call it her creative and professional home.
Rachel Eisner, Director of Education
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Rachel is thrilled to be returning to the Berkeley Playhouse family after recently completing her Education Fellowship at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Rachel has worked as a teaching artist for the past four years in both the LA and Bay areas. Before Rachel discovered her passion for theatre and education, she worked in various aspects of theatre arts including acting, choreographing, stage management, and was able to direct in Cal Performance’s Zellerbach Hall. In her final year at Cal, Rachel sat on the Board of Directors as the External Affairs Director for BareStage Productions Cal's student theatre group. Some of her favorite stage roles include Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress, and Ethel Savage in The Curious Savage. Rachel has a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from UC Berkeley with a minor in Education.
Cameron Pence, Production Manager
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Sean Griffin, Patron Services Manager
Nikki Johl, Graphic Designer & Marketing Manager
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Nikki is a designer and marketer who is thrilled to be a part of the Bay Area theatre community. She has worked for multiple non-profit and arts organizations in marketing, design, and comminications roles. She received her B.A. in American Studies at UC Berkeley, where she also managed marketing and art direction for Cal's Entertainment Board, bringing concerts, films, and other events to the campus.
Michael Patrick Wiles, Casting Director & Resident Music Director
Michael has been a professional actor and musical director in the Bay Area and beyond for the last 15 years. As an actor he has appeared in over 45 professional productions, including work with the American Conservatory Theater, American Musical Theater, Aurora Theater Company, Berkeley Repertory Theater, California Shakespeare Theater, Capital Stage Company, Center Repertory Company, Magic Theater, Marin Shakespeare Company, Pacific Alliance Stage Company, Pacific Repertory Theater, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and Tacoma Actor's Guild. Also a pianist and musical director he has served in that capacity on over 75 productions including work with Bay Area Children's Theater, Capital Stage Company, Center Repertory Company, Contra Costa Civic Theater, Contra Costa Musical Theater, Pacific Repertory Theater, San Francisco Opera Guild, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, The Village Theater, and The Willows Theater. He is Resident Musical Director for Fantasy Forum Actor's Ensemble and is the Co-Founder, Co-Director, and Musical Director for Center Repertory Company's Young Rep Musical Theater Conservatory. BFA in Acting, Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.
Lexi Diamond, Conservatory Classes & Camps Manager
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Lexi Diamond is a writer, director, performer, and teaching artist with a BA in drama, music, and education from Vassar College. She came to the Bay Area after receiving the Peter F. Sloss Literary/Dramaturgy Fellowship at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and stayed on after her fellowship to work with The Ground Floor, Berkeley Rep’s center for the development of new works, and with the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre as a teaching artist and outreach coordinator. Before moving to the Bay Area, Lexi worked in the literary office and education department at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, RI, and as an assistant director with the Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA program. Lexi studied comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles, and she is a performer, coach, and producer at Endgames Improv in The Mission, where she plays weekly with house teams Chivalry Club and EOP. She also dramaturgs and directs at theaters around San Francisco and the East Bay.
Megan McGrath,Youth Productions Manager
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Megan McGrath is a theatre artist, who brings years of experience as choreographer, director, performer, and teacher to Berkeley Playhouse. She also has recently collaborated with Quinan Street Project, FOGG Theatre Company, New Conservatory Theatre- SF, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, and Tri-Valley Repertory. Ms. McGrath studied Directing at California State University- Fullerton. She has directed for Berkeley Playhouse’s Teenstage (Beauty & the Beast) and Diablo Youth Theatre Company (Seussical). Her Bay Area choreography credits include Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical (Alterena Playhouse), The Taffetas (Alterena Playhouse), Eugene O’neill: The Rhythms of his Soul (Eugene O’neill Foundation), and The King & I (Tri-Valley Rep). She resides in Pinole and is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of quality arts education.
Jason Ayestas, Office Admininstrator
Stewart Lyle, Technical Director
Santiago Hutchins, Facilities Manager
Tara Vargo, Finance Manager
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MaryAnna Alderete, Concessions & Volunteer Manager