Don Reed

Rants and Rumblings at the DMV

Written, Performed, & Directed by Don Reed

August 29 – October 3, 2015 | Berkeley
Saturday at 8:30pm


Don is presenting his all new show about stereotypes at the Dept of Motor Vehicles.
Stereotypo — is a look through the eyes of 9 characters at the prejudgments we make on race, class, gender, physical handicap and more.  A series of hilarious monologues, often moving, sometimes dangerous — all set at…

America’s melting pot – the DMV.  Everybody gets a number.  Everybody’s got a story.  But, it may not be… the one you expect.

Artist Biography

Don Reed (NPR’s Snap Judgment), a San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Nominee and NAACP Double Nominee for Best Actor & Best Playwright, has performed, written and directed for film, television and theater. His work on an HBO Robert Townsend Partners and Crime Special of up-and-coming comedians years ago caught the attention of some major Hollywood players and led to many recurring and guest starring roles on television. He has performed all over the country and opened for Tony Award winner Tommy Tune. You may have heard his voice on: Spiderman, Johnny Quest, Bob’s Burgers produced Huck, Etc, The Voice, Law & Order, Saturday Night Live or most recently on CBS 2 Broke Girls as Nancy the Cat giving birth. Reed has created promos for The Voice, The Golden Globes, The Academy Awards, MLB, Chappelle’s Show, Tyler Perry Films and the Olympics.

Additionally, Don has written, directed, produced and starred in the HBO Shorts – Lucky: The Irish Pimp and Pookie Watson: Hood Detective. He has written and starred in work for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN and developed screenplays for Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule and Maverick Filmworks. Reed was the opening act/warm-up comedian for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for over 1,000 episodes, as well as the most recent incarnation of The Arsenio Hall Show. He has feature film he penned at the funding stage with producers connected to “The Expendables” franchise and is launching a reality franchise this year through “2 Reediculous Enz Productions.”  He is a board member of the thriving 51Oakland foundation keeping music and the arts alive in Oakland Public Schools.


“Hilarious! Amazing…The most fun you’ll ever have at the DMV.” — KQED

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Show Info

Tickets: $20-$35 sliding scale | Reserved Seats: $55 and $100
August 29 – October 3, 2015 | Berkeley
Saturday at 8:30pm