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Jessica Bauman

Jessica Bauman divides her theatrical energies between classical verse and developing new plays. She is currently developing a piece with a bi-national cast and creative team of artists from San Diego and Tijuana Mexico about the Border. She is the founding Artistic Director of New Feet Productions, for which she directed and produced "Into the Hazard (Henry 5)", her own six-actor adaptation of Shakespeare’s "Henry V", as well as three world premieres of new plays. Her production of "Arden/Everywhere," a reimagining of "As You Like It" as a refugee story ran off-Broadway with a cast of both professional actors and non-professionals from the refugee and immigrant communities in NYC.   For that project, she directed workshops for New Feet and the Drama League, and taught theater to refugees in New York and Kenya. She collaborated with The New Book Press to create WordPlay Shakespeare, a revolutionary new way of reading Shakespeare, blending video and text in electronic books.

Theatre and Meaning at Kakuma Refugee Camp

Theatre and Meaning at Kakuma Refugee Camp

30 November 2016

Director and educator Jessica Bauman writes about her experience teaching theatre in a refugee camp in Kenya.