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Bobby Bermea
Bobby Bermea is an award-winning actor, director, writer and producer. He is co-artistic director of Beirut Wedding, a founding member of Badass Theatre and a long-time member of both Sojourn Theatre and Actors Equity Association. Bermea has appeared in theaters from New York, NY, to Honolulu, HI. In Portland, he’s performed at Portland Center Stage, Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland Playhouse, Profile Theatre, El Teatro Milagro, Sojourn Theatre, Cygnet Productions, Tygre’s Heart, and Life in Arts Productions, and has won three Drammy awards. As a director he’s worked at Beirut Wedding, BaseRoots Productions, Profile Theatre, Theatre Vertigo and Northwest Classical, and was a Drammy finalist. He’s the author of the plays Heart of the City, Mercy and Rocket Man. His writing has also appeared in bleacherreport.com and profootballspot.com.

Bobby Bermea: All along the ‘Borderline’

12-year-old actors Eli Ingraffea and Mila Kashiwabara talk about the joys and challenges of starring in Milagro’s new play about surviving along the Southwest border – complete with ghosts.

Bobby Bermea: Ken Yoshikawa, man on a mission

The Portland poet, actor and playwright, whose “From a Hole in the Ground” has just opened in a co-production from Corrib and Alberta House, is “interested in breaking the rules of reality.”

Bobby Bermea: Six picks from Fertile Ground

As Portland’s sprawling 10-day festival of new performance prepares to hit the stage running, the creators of half a dozen fresh shows talk about what they’re doing and why.

All Rise: A new playwright steps onstage

Bobby Bermea: Promising writer and recent high school grad Evan McCreary gets a weekend of readings at IFCC with talent and a little help from his older friends.

Bobby Bermea: ‘Great White’ hooks up

Ajai Tripathi’s new play “Great White Gets Off,” seeded during the pandemic, looks at racial and power dynamics and the way they play into a romantic relationship.

Lester Purry and the road to Scrooge

Bobby Bermea: The talented actor Lester Purry, who’s created a bond with Portland Playhouse, is back in town and creating his own kind of skinflint in the Playhouse’s “A Christmas Carol.”

Let the spooky season begin, Posthaste

As Halloween hastens toward us, Tenebrous Press throws a party for “Posthaste Manor,” Jolie Toomajan and Carson Winter’s “new weird horror” novel about a very haunted house.

Lovecraft Film Festival operators Brian and Gwen Callahan, keeping the goth flame burning.

Bobby Bermea: For the Love of Craft

About 60 films of the weird and macabre will spool out at Portland’s Hollywood Theatre in the 28th annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. Oh, the horror!

Lo Steele: Come on, get happy

Bobby Bermea talks with the Portland rising star of stage and song about her musical passion and her new album, “Happy Girl.”

Bobby B in OMSI’s Marvel-ous universe

Spider-Man, Black Panther, X-Men, The Hulk, Eternity, The Thing and friends are hanging at Portland’s science museum through April 9. Bobby Bermea has a thing or two to say about that.

Bobby Bermea: Who is Holly Griffith?

Talking with the new artistic director of the Irish theater Corrib about Dublin and contemporary playwrights and her twisting path to Portland.

Bobby Bermea: Where the future lives

Two of Oregon’s premier theater schools, Bridgetown Conservatory of Musical Theatre and The Actors Conservatory, are sharing space in the historic Tiffany Center.

Bobby Bermea: Why I love horror

A very young reader loved monster tales and the reflections of life he discovered in them. A furtive reading of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” sealed the deal.

Bobby Bermea: The truth about Polonius

Sure, Hamlet’s the hero, and gets all the praise. But why? asks the actor playing the prince’s put-upon counsel. Isn’t Polonius a reasonable and honest guy, just doing his job?

Bobby Bermea: Au Revoir, Elgin

After traveling cross-state to play Othello, a Portland actor bids a fond farewell to a brand new Shakespeare festival and its small town in the northeast corner of Oregon.

Bobby Bermea: Welcome to Elgin

In far northeastern Oregon, the curtain’s rising on a brand new Shakespeare festival. A Portland actor revels in the adventure.

A room with a redemptive view

Fertile Ground 2021: “The November Project,” which takes place in a bathroom, has roots in a life-turning crisis.

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