For theater enthusiasts, Berkeley Repertory Company (BRC) offers the best of plays: classical, contemporary and new. Founded in 1968, the BRC has been the recipient of the 1997 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Next door is its sister theater, the Roda Theater, a 600 seat contemporary playhouse that attracts some of the best international traveling productions. The BRC is an active member of the Bay Area arts community and sponsors neighborhood programming including a monthly Target Family Series, Teen Council and Target Teen Night at the Rep. It also offers educational programs to increase theater appreciation and enhance the theater-going experience.