Brad Beckman has been working in and/or 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. Additional productions in New York City included working with Bond Street Theater, Ninth Street Theater and Teleo Theater. 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 currently teaches at Miami Dade College, Broward College as well as privately. 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 Anton Chekhov 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 or Dinner for Six.His most recent dramaturgy project was an adaptation of Ionesco's play called "Rhino," which was performed at Union College in 2014. Brad also works as a director. Past productions, since his time in New York, include Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Front Page, The Odd Couple,Six Characters in Search of an Author, and God of Carnage as well as a new play by P.H. Pino called The Virgin of Little Havana. Later this year he will direct The Fantasticks. He is currently writing a play about Spain in the 16th century.