Bobby Bermea returns to the Artists Rep stage where he previously has been seen in Blue/Orange, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Top Dog/Underdog, Exiles, Between Riverside and Crazy, and A Raisin in the Sun (Drammy for Actor in a Supporting Role). Bermea has also received a Drammy for Actor in a Lead Role for The Brother/Sister Plays (Portland Playhouse) and one for Ensemble, and was also a finalist for lead actor in The Set-Up (Cygnet Productions). Bermea is co-artistic director of The Beirut Wedding World Theatre Project, a proud member of Sojourn Theatre, a founding member of Badass Theatre, and a long-time member of Actors’ Equity Association. He has worked in theatres literally from New York, NY to Honolulu, HI. Bermea has appeared at La MaMa in New York, Centerstage in Baltimore, Kansas City Repertory, Vortex Repertory in Austin, the Albuquerque Little Theatre in Albuquerque, NM, Hawaii Theatre in Honolulu, HI, Intiman, ACT, The Group, The Langston Hughes Cultural Center, A-Ha, The Empty Space, The New Mercury Theatre in Seattle, and the Cleveland Public Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. Other theatres in Portland Bermea has performed with include Sojourn Theatre, Tygres Heart, Profile Theatre, Portland Center Stage, El Teatro Milagro, and BaseRoots Theatre. Next he’ll be co-directing with Top Dog/Underdog with Jamie M. Rae for Street Scenes at the Chapel Theatre. Look out in the spring for Bermea to appear in the CoHo Productions/Beirut Wedding co-production of Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train.
-Martin Luther King Jr.