Bard Faculty

Brooke Berman

Visiting Playwright in Residence

Primary Academic Program: Theater and Performance

Biography:

Brooke Berman, a graduate of Barnard College and The Juilliard School, is an award-winning playwright, filmmaker, and memoirist whose work has been produced across the United States. Her plays include 1300 Lafayette East, Influence, Hunting and Gathering (named one of the 10 Best of 2008 by New York), Until We Find Each Other (Steppenwolf), The Triple Happiness (Second Stage), and A Model City. Her 2010 memoir, No Place Like Home, was included as a top summer read by Elle.com and LA Magazine. Her first short film, Uggs for Gaza, won an audience special recognition award at the Aspen International Shortsfest. Other films she has written or adapted include All Saints Day, which screened at the Savannah and Tribeca Film Festivals; and Smashing, which was originally optioned and developed by Natalie Portman. Her nonfiction essays have appeared on Medium.com, Huffington Post.com, and Backstage.com, among others. She is the recipient of the Berilla Kerr Award, Helen Merrill Award, two Francesca Primus Prizes, and a commissioning grant from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture. She completed a seven-year residency at New Dramatists, where she served on the board of directors, and received support from the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. She previously taught as a guest artist in the New York City public school system; at colleges including Eugene Lang, Fordham, and Barnard; and through a teaching collective she co-created at New Dramatists. At Bard since 2016.