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Susan Medak recalls a few favorite shows

posted by Chad Jones on Fri, May 14, 2010
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As we celebrate Managing Director Susan Medak's 20th anniversary at Berkeley Rep, we thought it might be fun to look at a few of her favorite shows from the last two decades.

Susie Medak
We sat down with Susan to talk about her years at Berkeley Rep, and when we asked about some of the shows that stood out in memory, here's what she had to say.

The Triumph of Love (1993) – "For the sheer craft; so beautifully crafted."

Endgame/Act Without Words (1993) – "Agonizing…and a perfect production."

Fires in the Mirror (1994) – "Anna Deavere Smith is one of our great social critics."

Peter and Wendy (1999) – "Such childlike wonder and exquisite performances."

Metamorphoses (1999) – "For its unbelievable beauty."

The Laramie Project (2001) – "I loved the way it spoke to our audiences and to our community."

Fêtes de la Nuit (2004) – "It made me laugh. I watched it over and over for the absolute pleasure of laughing so hard."

The Glass Menagerie (2006) – "Rita Moreno gave Amanda such humanity."

The Pillowman (2007) – "So smart, so sharp, and it created a world so completely. The combination of Martin McDonagh and Les Waters created such a grotesque and fantastic world view."

American Idiot (2009) – "So much fun, and I learned so much doing it."

You can read the full interview with Susan Medak here.

Photo of Susan Medak by Lisa Keating.

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