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Bruce Avery is a Bay Area actor, director, and Theatre Arts professor at San Francisco State University. His PhD is from UC Santa Cruz, where he also worked as Dramaturge for Shakespeare Santa Cruz. His recent directing credits include Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Much Ado About Nothing, and Venus in ... (read complete bio)
 

Bruce Avery Biography

Bruce Avery is a Bay Area actor, director, and Theatre Arts professor at San Francisco State University. His PhD is from UC Santa Cruz, where he also worked as Dramaturge for Shakespeare Santa Cruz. His recent directing credits include Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Much Ado About Nothing, and Venus in Fur at SFSU, along with As You Like It, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Bread & Butter Theatre. Recent acting credits include Red and The North Pool (Bread & Butter Theatre), the Bay Area premiere of Sam Shepard’s Particle of Dread (Anton’s Well) and Dennis Shepard in The Laramie Project (SFSU). His favorite Shakespeare roles include Gravedigger and Polonius in Hamlet, Old Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, and Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.





Bruce Avery News

SKYLIGHT, DADDY LONG LEGS & More Lead San Francisco's January Top Picks Photo SKYLIGHT, DADDY LONG LEGS & More Lead San Francisco's January Top Picks
by BWW Staff - Jan 18, 2023

San Francisco is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Skylight, Daddy Long Legs and more lead this month's picks.

Bread & Butter Theatre to Return to the Stage This Winter With David Hare's SKYLIGHT Photo Bread & Butter Theatre to Return to the Stage This Winter With David Hare's SKYLIGHT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2022

After a three year hiatus, Bread & Butter Theatre will return to Potrero Stage with David Hare's Tony and Olivier award-winning play Skylight. Skylight runs January 12 - 21, 2023. Opening Night is January 14, 2023 at 7:30 pm.

San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company Announces Full Live-and-in-Perso Photo San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company Announces Full Live-and-in-Person 2021-22 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2021

The African-American Shakespeare company is elated to announce what Artistic Director L Peter Callender is a calling a season of ‚Äúsplendor and renewal‚ÄĚ featuring 4 productions, live-and-in-person:¬†The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged); Cinderella;¬†The Glass Menagerie; and¬†Richard II. There will also be a special streaming-only edition of¬†Twelfth Night.¬†

The African-American Shakespeare Company Reschedules Streaming Of TWELFTH NIGHT; New  Photo The African-American Shakespeare Company Reschedules Streaming Of TWELFTH NIGHT; New Dates TBA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021

The African-American Shakespeare Company was to begin streaming its colorful new production of Twelfth Night on May 17, but due to technical/production delays will be rescheduled; new dates TBA.

Bread & Butter Theatre Presents The World Premiere Of FUNERAL GAME Photo Bread & Butter Theatre Presents The World Premiere Of FUNERAL GAME
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 13, 2019

Bread & Butter Theatre returns to Potrero Stage with the World Premiere of Lana Palmer's FUNERAL GAME. Artistic Director Bruce Avery directs this two-person play about memory and omission, love and grief, lost and found, and the overwhelming power of family history.

Sarah Treem's Play THE HOW AND THE WHY Starts the Second Half of the Dragon Season Photo Sarah Treem's Play THE HOW AND THE WHY Starts the Second Half of the Dragon Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2019

Two evolutionary biologists, one a graduate student, the other an established leader in her field, meet for the first time. What follows is a smart, complex work about men and women, genetics and genius, and the overwhelming power of biological connection. Part of the 2nd Stages Series.

Bread & Butter Theatre Company Presents Rajiv Joseph's THE NORTH POOL Photo Bread & Butter Theatre Company Presents Rajiv Joseph's THE NORTH POOL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2019

Bread & Butter Theatre opens their 2019 season with a sharp, tightly-woven drama by a thrilling American playwright-The North Pool by Rajiv Joseph.

Bread & Butter Theatre Company Presents Rajiv Joseph's THE NORTH POOL Photo Bread & Butter Theatre Company Presents Rajiv Joseph's THE NORTH POOL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Bread & Butter Theatre opens their 2019 season with a sharp, tightly-woven drama by a thrilling American playwright-The North Pool by Rajiv Joseph.

Bread & Butter Theatre Company Presents Rajiv Joseph's THE NORTH POOL Photo Bread & Butter Theatre Company Presents Rajiv Joseph's THE NORTH POOL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Bread & Butter Theatre opens their 2019 season with a sharp, tightly-woven drama by a thrilling American playwright-The North Pool by Rajiv Joseph.

Bread & Butter Theatre Company Presents Rajiv Joseph's THE NORTH POOL Photo Bread & Butter Theatre Company Presents Rajiv Joseph's THE NORTH POOL
by Stephi Wild - Dec 4, 2018

Bread & Butter Theatre opens their 2019 season with a sharp, tightly-woven drama by a thrilling American playwright-The North Pool by Rajiv Joseph.