Jesse Bernstein

At the Edge of a Promised Land (PlayPenn 2011)

Jesse Bernstein lives and works in Philadelphia as an actor, writer, director and teaching artist. He is currently writing the book to a new musical for 11th Hour Theatre Company. Previous writing credits include Mainstreamed, Bully For You, Friends of Shadows (Amaryllis Theatre Company); The Eighth Day (Montgomery Theatre Project) the short films, Us One Night (official selection: NewFilmmakers LA, Philadelphia Film Festival, Berkshire Film Festival) and Allergy (official selection: Audience Awards). He was also the recipient of an Independence Fellowship in the Arts for his play Healing Electra and had his play At the Edge of a Promised Land workshopped by PlayPenn. Jesse has appeared on stage at the Walnut Street Theatre, Arden Theatre Company, Montgomery Theater Company, New York Shakespeare Festival, Rubicon Theatre, Papermill Playhouse and more. Directing credits include Shipwrecked! and several outreach plays for the Walnut Street Theatre, Member of the Wedding for Rutgers-Camden, and a project for Philadelphia Young Playwrights in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia. Teaching artist work includes University of the Arts, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, The National High School Institute (Cherubs), Wilma Theatre Company and more. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and a member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.