DIRECTORS' BIOS

Bobby Bermea

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Artistic director of BaseRoots Theatre. Founding member of Badass Theatre Company. Proud member of Sojourn Theatre. Long-standing member of Actors Equity Association.

Bobby received a Drammy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Lead role for The Brother/Sister Plays (Portland Playhouse), a Drammy, for Supporting Actor in A Raisin in the Sun (Artists Repertory Theatre), another for Ensemble in The Set-Up (Cygnet Productions) and was a Drammy Finalist for lead actor for his work in that show.

Bobby has appeared at LaMama in New York, Centerstage in Baltimore, Vortex Repertory in Austin and Intiman, ACT, The Group, the Langston Hughes Cultural Center, A-Ha, the Empty Space and at the New Mercury Theatre in Seattle with such theatrical luminaries as Ping Chong, Julie Harris, Marion McClinton, James Marsters and Michael Rohd.

On the Portland stage Bobby has performed with Artists Repertory Theatre, El Teatro Milagro, Portland Center Stage, Cygnet Productions, Tygre’s Heart, the Jewish Theatre Collaborative, and Sojourn Theatre.

As a member of the NEA-funded international collaboration between Vietnam & ART, he toured nationally with an award-winning bilingual production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in the role of Oberon.

As a director, Bermea has recently helmed productions of My Soul Grown Deep and The Green Book with BaseRoots Theatre, Hollow Roots with BoomArts. His productions of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents with Theatre Vertigo have received critics acclaim. He was Drammy Finalist for Best Director for Wait Until Dark at Northwest Classical Theatre and received critical enthusiasm for Blue Door at Profile Theatre.

Bobby has done extensive work with youth, especially at-risk groups, having worked through the Actors-to-Go at Artists Repertory Theatre, Higher Stages with Tears of Joy, the Haven Project, Playwrites, Inc., Young Audiences, Portland Youth Builders, the Cordero House, including directing Frankenstein, the Martian Chronicles, and a work of his own called Village.

Jamie M. Rea

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Manager and core company member with Jewish Theatre Collaborative.

Artistic associate with Sojourn Theatre.

Consulting Production Manager and Director for Enlightened Theatrics.

Former Managing Director of the Re-Theatre Instrument. Grand vizier for Baseroots Theatre.

Serving as a primary producer with Jewish Theatre Collaborative. since 2009, she has been directly responsible for budget creation & production management for all shows over 9 seasons, as well serving on the marketing committee and supervising all front of house requirements.

With Baseroots she helped produce both Rocket Man and My Soul Grown Deep.

For Circle Theatre Project, in collaboration with OAASIS, she helped produce, direct, and then production-manage the tour of Telling. Jamie also directed and and co-produced The Devil and Billy Markham for Action Talks and Songs for a New World for Staged!

A renaissance woman of the theater, Ms. Rea has served as production, stage & company manager; marketing, development & technical director; office, box office, & house manager, singer, tap dancer, and award-winning actor.

In these and myriad capacities she has worked locally for Portland Center Stage, ART, Portland Rep, El Teatro Milagro, Profile Theatre, Sojourn Theatre, Jewish Theatre Collaborative, BaseRoots, Theatre Vertigo, Cygnet, Classic Greek Theatre and many others.

Ms. Rea directed and and co-produced The Devil and Billy Markham for Action Talks and the multiple-award winning Songs for a New World for Staged!

She was a Drammy Finalist in the category of lighting design for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at Theater Vertigo, a Drammy Finalist as lead actress in The Snowstorm, and took home the Drammy as Supporting Actress in A Doll’s House (Shaking-the-Tree) and Ensemble in The Set-Up (Cygnet Productions).