Stephen Berenson

Founding Director of MFA Programs, Acting Faculty
Phone: (401) 521-1100, ext. 270

This is Mr. Berenson’s twenty-ninth season with the company.

Favorite roles include Academic One/Grendel (Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage), Fagin (Oliver!), The Fool (King Lear), Shylock (The Merchant of Venice), Sydney (Absurd Person Singular), Herr Schultz (Cabaret), Feste (Twelfth Night), Harry (Paris by Night), Frederick Fellowes (Noises Off), Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Lucio (Measure for Measure), Jack (Into the Woods), and Scrooge (A Christmas Carol ’01, ’02, ’04, ’15). In New York, he was seen in The Butterfingers Angel by William Gibson, Close Enough for Jazz by Joe Keenan, revivals of Dead End and Men in White by Sidney Kingsley, and as Bunthorne in Gilbert & Sullivan’s Patience. Mr. Berenson has also appeared at NYC’s Town Hall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Kennedy Center, the Dallas Theater Center, on tour in the United States and Canada, and has made appearances at The White House for three Presidents and on a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. He spent seventeen summers with the Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble (Polonius in Hamlet, Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, and Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet). Mr. Berenson is the Director of the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs and a member of the Acting faculty. He has been awarded the New England Theatre Conference Award, the Providence Mayor Citation, and the 2010 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship from Ten Chimneys.