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Indra’s Net Theater 

“Bringing Science to life in the Theater”

Founded June 2012 by Alexandra Frappier (Managing Director) and Bruce Coughran (Artistic Director)

May 2013
Copenhagen by Michael Frayn,
Directed by Bruce Coughran

Venue: Osher Studio, Berkeley

Berkeley Premiere (included panel discussion, special guests, pre-show talks)

Cast: Robert Ernst, Michael Cassidy, Karol Strempke

October 2013
Staged Reading In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Heinar Kipphardt,
Directed by Bruce Coughran

Venue: BUFF Fellowship Hall, Berkeley

(Followed by Panel discussion)

Cast: James Carpenter, Galen Murphy-Hoffman, Michael Cassidy, George Maguire, Chad Deverman, Robert Ernst, Dixon Phillips, Ross Turner, Dave Sikula, Daniel Bakken, Bob Lane, Kurt Johnson, Rob Seitelman, Garth McCardle

December 2013
QED by Peter Parnell,
Directed by Bruce Coughran

Venue: Berkeley City Club, Berkeley, Bay Area Premiere

(included special guests, pre-show talks)

Cast: Jeff Garrett, Kendra Oberhauser

TBA Award Nomination – Jeff Garrett, Best Performance in a Play

April 2014

QED by Peter Parnell (co-produced with Theatre@Liberty), Directed by Bruce Coughran, Second Run

Venue: Berkeley City Club, Berkeley (included special guests, pre-show talks)

Cast: Jeff Garrett, Britt Lauer

April 2014
Staged Reading Delicate Particle Logic by Jennifer Blackmer, Directed by Bruce Coughran

Venue: Berkeley City Club, Berkeley

Cast: Linda Ayers-Fredrick, Jan Zwaifler, Michael Cassidy, Chad Deverman Jeff Garrett

May 2014
Staged Reading The Secret of Life by Bruce Coughran, Directed by George Maguire

Venue: Berkeley City Club, Berkeley

Cast: Laura Lowry, Soren Santos, Lucas Hutton, Aaron Wilton, David Ewing, Damion Matthews

September 2014
Staged Reading Copenhagen by Michael Frayn (excerpt),

Directed by Bruce Coughran

Venue: Eugene O’Neill Festival, Danville

Cast: Rolf Saxon, Molly Noble, Michael Cassidy

October 2014
World Premiere Delicate Particle Logic by Jennifer Blackmer, Directed by Bruce Coughran

Venue: Osher Studio, Berkeley

(included special guests, pre-show talks)

Cast: Teressa Byrne Foss, Janet Heller, Michael Cassidy, Jeff Garrett, Darek Burkowski,

5 TBA Award Nominations – Best Performance by an actor in a Play (Teressa Byrne Foss); Best World Premiere Play; Best Sound; Best Direction of a Play; Best Original Music; Broadway World Award Nomination – Teressa Byrne Foss, Best Actress in a Play

December 2015 – World Premiere
The Secret of Life by Bruce Coughran,
Directed by Bruce Coughran

Venue: Berkeley City Club

Cast: Laura Lowry, Sam Tillis, Alan Coyne, Matt Weimer, Robert Shryock, Luke Brady

4 Bay Area Theater Critic’s Circle Award Nominations – Best Performance by an Actor in a Play (Laura Lowry); Best World Premiere Play; Best Overall Production

(East Bay); Best Overall Production (Whole Bay Area)

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In our short 3-year history, Indra’s Net Theater has received a total of 6 TBA Award nominations, 4 BATCC Award Nominations and one Broadway World Nomination.

Financial Support has been given by the following institutions:

  • Zellerbach Family Foundation – City of Berkeley Civic Arts Fund (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Actors Equity Foundation Grants – Mechanics Bank
  • Indra’s Net Theater is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas.

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