Bertie Ferdman


Bertie Ferdman is a contemporary performance aficionado whose research specialties are in site based art practices and urban dramaturgies. Originally from Puerto Rico, born to Argentinean parents, she is now half French and lives in Brooklyn. With Frank Hentschker, she curated numerous international events and exchanges at the Martin E. Segal Theater Center, including two Site-Specific Performance Symposia and the US premiere of Rodrigo García's Accidens. Her articles and reviews have appeared in PAJ: Journal of Performance and Art, Theater, Performance Research, Theatre Journal, and Theatre Survey. With Tom Sellar, she is co-editor of a forthcoming edition (May 2014) of Theater on performance curation. Bertie is an assistant professor in the department of Speech, Communications & Theatre Arts at Borough Manhattan Community College, CUNY. She holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate Center, is a graduate of Yale University and the Lecoq School of Physical Theater in Paris.


NewCritcriticism & analysis

  • Translation Theatre: New Saloon Theater Co. on MINOR CHARACTER
    Bertie Ferdman chats with New Saloon Theater Co. about their recent production, MINOR CHARACTER: Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time at The Invisible Dog in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Festival Theatre: Ilan Bachrach on Mass Live Arts
    Bertie Ferdman interviews Ilan Bachrach, founder and Artistic Director of Mass Live Arts, a festival of contemporary and experimental performance in Great Barrington, MA.
  • Trespass Theater: Jeff Stark on The Dreary Coast
    The Dreary Coast is a site-specific immersive work that took place in Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal, and used elements of Greek and Roman mythology, Dante’s Inferno , black metal music, and the canal’s actual history to journey its audience through one of the most polluted waterways in the United States.
  • Citizen Theatre: Anne Hamburger on Basetrack Live
    Bertie Ferdman interviews Anne Hamburger about Basetrack Live , a multimedia theatre production inspired by Basetrack: One-Eight , a web project created in 2010 by photojournalists embedded with US Marines fighting in southern Afghanistan.