Oakland’s new youth theater company opens its season Dec. 6

Gritty City Rep rehearsal
photos by Willy Haug, courtesy of Gritty City Youth Repertory Theatre

Gritty City Rep opened in January, and its executive artistic director, Lindsay Krumbein, says it’s the first stand-alone youth theater company in Oakland.

The group rehearses six hours a week in downtown Oakland. Its first show of the season opens at the Berkeley City Club Theatre on Dec. 6 and runs for two weeks. The actors will be performing “Anon(ymous)” by Naomi Iizuka, which Krumbein describes as “very physical, minimalist, dealing with issues of war and immigration, exploitation of refugees – relevant stuff. Not your typical `high school theatre’ by any stretch of the imagination.”

Here’s a photo of the cast:

Gritty City Rep cast


You can catch an 8 p.m. performance of Anon(ymous)¬†at Berkeley City Club Theater (2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, map here) on December 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15 — or a 2 p.m. show on Dec. 8 and 15.

Tickets available here.

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.

  • livegreen

    Great work here! OUSD students working hard at something they love, matching brains with creativity.

    Out of curiosity, why is the Theatre stand alone, seperate from any schools?