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.
Executive Artistic Director
Assistant Artistic Director
Assistant Director/Resident Playwright
Technical Director/Tech Apprentice Program Director
Ely Sonny Orquiza
Director of New Works
BOARD OF DIRECTORS and ADVISORS
Tim Bishop, Shyanna Bryan, Lindsay Krumbein, Sue Krumbein, Marc-Éddy Loriston,
Robert Paige, Abby Pollak, Maccewill Yip
Tom Bruett, Susi Damilano, Albert Dyrness, Colleen Egan, Margo Hall, Shamont Hussey,
Joan Lasselle, Mayra Padilla, Rachel Williams