After a tenure that can only be described as extraordinary, Mark Bernstein has announced his retirement from The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep). After helming the The Rep for more than 34 years, Bernstein’s legacy cannot be overstated. Under Bernstein’s leadership, The Rep built its national reputation as a home for great art, brilliant production values and fiscal strength. During his tenure, he more than tripled the annual operating budget, developed a rigorous roster of community stakeholders and donors and led The Rep’s endowment growth from half a million dollars to nearly $10 million. His retirement will become effective on Jan. 1, 2022.