BareStage Productions is the oldest student-run theatre company at the University of California, Berkeley. BareStage offers student actors, directors, writers, musicians, and designers unique experience to practice and hone their craft outside the classroom. We pride ourselves on the pre-professional quality of our work, diversity of available opportunities, and supportive, inclusive environment. In addition, BareTroupe, BareStage's musical theatre group, provides students with opportunities to perform regularly throughout the school year.
Ada Chang is a senior at UC Berkeley. She has been with BareStage Productions since her freshman year, and is very excited and honored to "manage" it this year. Interested include horses, the sociological phenomena that is TikTok and the people who hate TikTok, and meditating on, arguing about, and ultimately NOT understanding the role of East Asians in urban dance, as an East Asian who has--at one point in her life--performed urban dance.
Camilla Leonard is a junior studying Media Studies and minoring in Theatre and Creative Writing. Camilla has also been doing theatre since she was five years old, mainly performing in classical straight plays and musical theatre. She has performed in three productions with BareStage and produced one (1984). She most recently performed as Chris Hargensen in Carrie: the Musical. She has been marketing for theatre for more than seven years, and is so excited to be returning to market for BareStage!
Josie Clark is a fourth-year Political Science major with a specialization in Political Theory. Her involvement in the arts began at the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, where she majored in musical theatre, developing her skill set as a performer and nurturing her love for and commitment to the arts. She became involved in BareStage her freshman year, performing as Veronica Sawyer in BareStage’s Heathers the Musical. Josie credits BareStage with fulfilling her college experience.
Anna Barcellos is a senior studying Public Health and Molecular Environmental Biology. She's been involved with BareStage since her very first semester at Cal, performing most recently as Margaret White in Carrie: The Musical. BareStage keeps her grounded, and she couldn't be more excited to be serving on the Board of Directors of an organization that means so much to her. Offstage, she can be found in the lab or browsing the aisles of Trader Joe's.
Maggie Carroll is a sophomore studying Media Studies and Creative Writing. She has been involved in theater since she was 12, performing in plays and musicals, writing, and directing. She has performed in one production with BareStage, is a member of BareTroupe, and is now producing this fall’s production of Next to Normal. She most recently played Freida in Carrie: the Musical. Maggie is absolutely thrilled to be BareStage’s Secretary this year in her inaugural year on board!
Carly Feldman is a third year History and GWS major. She has been involved with BareStage since working as an assistant producer for Bat Boy: The Musical in Fall 2017. She has since worked as a stage manager and lighting designer while serving as Technical Director for the company.
Kaitlin Weinstein is a third year Theater & Performance Studies and English double major. She’s been involved in BareStage since Spring 2018 and has been participating in theater pretty much all her life. She is passionate about stage management and costume design, both of which she is exploring in TDPS. Outside of BareStage, she can be found designing layouts for various publications, hosting events for the English Undergraduate Association, and technical directing for The Golden.
Alex Grabow is the 2019-2020 Construction Manager. This is her third semester in BareStage and has designed the set for "1984" and "Dog Sees God" this past season. She is very excited to be working with such a wonderful team this year.
Rebecca Gerny is a senior Global Studies major with minors in English and Theatre. She has been involved in technical theatre since high school and has experience in stage management, scenic carpentry, electrics, production management and design. You can find her usually in the CRH in the wee hours of the night, and is excited to return to Barestage as construction manager after her year abroad. When not taking way too many units she appreciates bees, backpacking, big books and alliteration.
Edward Stafford is a junior studying Materials Science Engineering. He started working with BareStage in Fall of 2017 for Bat Boy, and has continued to be involved with both mainstage productions and BareTroupe since then, most recently with Curtains the Musical and Baretroupe Spring 2019. He is incredibly excited to be joining the BareStage Company as the Assistant Construction Manager, and is hoping to put his enthusiasm, engineering, and leadership skills to good use with BareStage going forward.
Olivia Dutcher is a second year from Los Angeles. This is both Olivia's second year at Cal and her second year participating in BareStage. Olivia has been involved in performing arts since she could walk, talk, and scream (which later turned into singing). During her first year, she was in two BareStage productions, Curtains and Carrie: the Musical). She is thrilled to be BareStage's first marketing associate.
Marcie Diamond is a junior studying Bioengineering. Although she has been participating in theatrical productions for 6 years, she began her BareStage journey in Fall 2017 and has worked on four shows since then. She loves technical theater/design and is so excited to continue to share her love with BareStage as Master Electrician. When not in the theatre she can be found designing assistive technology for those with disabilities.