Paul Bedard (Artistic Director)
Paul Bedard is a New York City-based theater director committed to the constant questioning of identity and power through performance. He is a founder and artistic director of Theater in Asylum and also frequently works with the Bread and Puppet Theater. Trained at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and the Playwrights Horizons Theater School, Paul is a Drama League Directing Fellow as well as an alum of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. Recent directing credits include The Debates 2020 online, Hephaestus at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, The Infernal Machine at The Hangar Theatre, and ¡Olé! at the Prague International Fringe Festival. Beyond theater, Paul is committed to the fight for a better world, frequently organizing with the Democratic Socialists of America and volunteering for city and state electoral campaigns. paulhbedard.com
Theater in Asylum (TIA) is a New York-based theater company founded in 2010 to challenge and empower our community. TIA joyfully pursues a rigorous research and an ensemble-driven approach to theater-making. We create performances to investigate our past, interpret our present, and imagine our future. We prize space to process, space to question—asylum—for ourselves and our community. Core programs include original productions; themed cabarets to present new work from our community; and Cold Readings to read and discuss published plays.
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