OUR MISSION:

Gritty City Repertory Youth Theatre is Oakland's rigorous, pre-professional theatrical training program for youth of color. GCRep inspires young adults to risk and explore, developing their leadership, confidence, and compassion for the human family through the production of powerful theatre.

We take artistic risks. We do not shy away from difficult subject matter.

Our work is both relevant and accessible.

By creating a welcoming and safe space for youth and communities of color to experience and process

profound and impactful theatre, GCRep is engaging a new and diverse generation of theatregoers.

STAFF

Lindsay Krumbein

Executive Artistic Director

Alex Trono

Assistant Artistic Director

Robert Paige

Assistant Director/Resident Playwright

Casey Fern

Technical Director/Tech Apprentice Program Director

Ely Sonny Orquiza

Director of New Works

RESIDENT ARTISTS

Marc-Éddy Loriston

Videographer

Brittany Mellerson

Lighting Designer

Mahnaz Salvador

Vocal Coach

LINDSAY KRUMBEIN
LINDSAY KRUMBEIN

Executive Artistic Director

Alex Trono
Alex Trono

Assistant Artistic Director

ROBERT PAIGE
ROBERT PAIGE

Assistant Director and Resident Playwright

CASEY FERN
CASEY FERN

Technical Director

ELY SONNY ORQUIZA
ELY SONNY ORQUIZA

Director of New Works

MARC-ÉDDY LORISTON
MARC-ÉDDY LORISTON

Resident Artist

BRITTANY MELLERSON
BRITTANY MELLERSON

Lighting Design

Mahnaz Salvador
Mahnaz Salvador

Vocals

BOARD OF DIRECTORS and ADVISORS

Tim Bishop, Shyanna Bryan, Lindsay Krumbein, Sue Krumbein,

Robert Paige, Abby Pollak, Vanessa Ramos, Maccewill Yip

Tom Bruett, Susi Damilano, Albert Dyrness, Colleen Egan, Shamont Hussey, 

Joan Lasselle, Marc-Éddy Loriston, Mayra Padilla, Rachel Williams

 

READ BOARD BIOS

TIM BISHOP
TIM BISHOP

Board of Directors

SHYANNA BRYAN
SHYANNA BRYAN

Secretary, Board of Directors

LINDSAY KRUMBEIN
LINDSAY KRUMBEIN

Board of Directors

SUE KRUMBEIN
SUE KRUMBEIN

Chair, Board of Directors

Robert Paige
Robert Paige

Board of Directors

ABBY POLLAK
ABBY POLLAK

Board of Directors

VANESSA RAMOS
VANESSA RAMOS

Board of Directors

MACCEWILL YIP
MACCEWILL YIP

Board of Directors

TOM BRUETT
TOM BRUETT

Advisory Board

SUSI DAMILANO
SUSI DAMILANO

Advisory Board

ALBERT DYRNESS
ALBERT DYRNESS

Advisory Board

COLLEEN EGAN
COLLEEN EGAN

Advisory Board

SHAMONT HUSSEY
SHAMONT HUSSEY

Advisory Board

JOAN LASSELLE
JOAN LASSELLE

Advisory Board

MARC-ÉDDY LORISON
MARC-ÉDDY LORISON

Advisory Board

MAYRA PADILLA
MAYRA PADILLA

Advisory Board

RACHEL WILLIAMS
RACHEL WILLIAMS

Advisory Board