Bobby Bermea is co-artistic director of The Beirut Wedding World Theatre Project, a founding member of Badass Theatre Company, a long-standing member of Sojourn Theatre, and a member of Actors Equity Association. He's won multiple awards for his work as an actor and has performed in theaters from New York, NY to Honolulu, HI.
How did you connect to PlayWrite?
It was floating around my existence for years. When you're an actor you're often cobbling your existence together between gigs. I did some acting for PlayWrite.
What makes PlayWrite so unique?
I think the way in which the student is at the forefront of the process, in charge of the work of art they create. Every artist in my experience, needs a "box". PlayWrite provides that box, which inevitably engenders creativity in the student.
Your most memorable PlayWrite experience?
I don't know that I can share details of that. There is one experience in particular, and it was a moment where I was forced by my student, to re-examine my view of the world. I'm pretty certain he had no idea he was teaching me what he was teaching me but I learned from him nonetheless and became a better person for it.
What are you most looking forward to in PlayWrite's future?
Helping some of these kids stay writing. Checking back in with them and seeing how they're doing and if they need it, giving their creativity a boost.
Lastly, tell us something about your world outside of PlayWrite.
I'm a theatre artist. I act, direct and write. I love what I do.