Miami Dade College

Kendall Campus

Education

  • Bachelor of Science (Radio, Television and Film) from the University of Texas
  • Master of Arts (Dramaturgy and Performance) from New York University

Biography

Brad Beckman has been working in and teaching theater, acting and playwriting for over 25 years. While living and working in New York, he was a member of Richard Schechner’s East Coast Artists and he regularly performed in, directed in, was produced in or worked on high-profile avant- garde productions in spaces like PS 122, La Mama, the Kitchen, Nada and HERE. He’s worked with the Rude Mechs of Austin, Texas and is a published and award winning writer, playwright, dramaturg and translator.

Brad has taught at the City University of New York, Marymount Manhattan College, New York University, Union College and Broward College and is a certified teacher of the Michael Chekhov Acting technique. He's taught performance workshops in New York, Texas, Miami and Bogota. As a dramaturg and translator he’s worked on plays by Euripides, Dante, Shakespeare and Chekhov and many others as well as more modern plays and new plays. As a playwright he was a City Theatre National Finalist for his short play "Papeles" and he attended the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Conference. His most recent translation is of award- winning Cuban writer Cristina Rebul's "Cena para Seis." His most recent dramaturgy project, an adaptation of Ionesco's play called "Rhino," was performed at Union College in 2014. He is currently writing a play about Spain in the 16th century.