Benard Cummings

Benard Cummings

Benard Cummings’ directing credits inlude: Harvest (Off-Broadway), Flying WestThe Three SistersDark of the Moon, Tennessee Williams one-acts at SUNY Purchase; As You Like It and Playing for Time at Stella Adler Conservatory in NYC; Can You Spare Some Social Change: One-Woman show by Deirdre Boddie-Henderson at WOW Cafe in NYC.  As an Actor has worked in Regional Theatres across the country including The Goodman Theatre, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Hartford Stage Company, Yale Rep. Theatre, the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and the Shakespeare Theatre of Washington, D.C., Signature Theatre and Working Theatre in NYC, as well as some episodic TV.  As a Playwright, his work has been produced in the HumanaFestival of New American Plays, The Women’s Tapestry Project in NYC, Twice as Loud Theatre Company in London, England; Theatre Geo and Howard Fine Studios in Los Angeles, Stamford Theatre Works, Jubilee Theatre of Ft. Worth, TX and The E.T.A. Performing Arts Center in Chicago, IL, to name a few.  He is a guest lecturer in acting at SUNY Purchase, The Stella Adler Conservatory, Pace University, and The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.  A native Texan, he is a graduate of Tyler Junior College, Southern Methodist University and the Yale School of Drama.

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