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Bernard Bragg Biography ((?)-)
Addresses: OFFICE--Gallaudet College, Kendall Green, Washington, DC 20002.
In material supplied by Bernard Bragg's agent, CTFT learned that in 1966, Bernard Bragg joined forces with David Hays to found the National Theatre of theDeaf. He has since performed with them throughout the United States and Europe, including at least two Broadway engagements. He has performed the dutiesof actor, teacher, director, lecturer, and administrator for the company. Hebecame a founding member of the Little Theatre of the Deaf in 1968. In September 1983 Bragg was included among twenty outstanding national artists and arts administration personnel whose lives and careers were highlighted in a publication sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the President'sCommittee on Employment of the Handicapped.
- STAGE DEBUT--Guest actor, Sign Me Alice, Chicago Theatre of the Deaf, Chicago, IL, 1975.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Artist-in-Residence, Moscow Theatre of Mimicry and Gesture, 1973.
- guest actor, The Merchant Gentleman, National Technical Institute for theDeaf, April, 1978.
- The White Hawk, Annenberg Theatre Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1981.
- solo improvisational mime, Second City, Chicago, 1983.
- Disabled Genius, Chicago, 1983.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Europe and America, 1957-66.
- with National Theatre of the Deaf, Europe and America, 1967-77.
- lecture, performance tour, 38 cities around the world, September 1977-February 1978.
- TELEVISION DEBUT--The Quiet Man, KQED, San Francisco, 1959-61.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES
- What's New?, syndicated, 1961-68.
- Aesop's Fables in Mime, BBC, London, 1962.
- NBC Experiment in TV, 1967.
- David Frost Show, 1972.
- A Child's Christmas in Wales, BBC, London, 1973.
- Paul, And Your Name Is Jonah, CBS, 1978.
- Thinkabout, PBS, 1979-80.
- title role, Captain Marvelous, WGBH, Boston, 1981.
- The Disabled Genius, PBS, 1981.
- Can Anybody Hear Me?, 1981-82.
- Numerous television commercials; others.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM WORK
- Producer, That Makes Two of Us, videotape for schools, 1981.
- producer and director, It's Your Choice, 1983.
- Gallaudet College Is Ready for You, producer and director, 1983.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; DIRECTOR
- Workshop in kentic imagery, Loeb Theatre, Harvard University, 1974.
- workshop for the Danish Theatre of the Deaf, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1979.
- Tales from a Clubroom, Cincinnati, OH, 1980.
- That Makes Two of Us, Gallaudet College Theatre, Washington, DC, 1980.
- PLAYS,PRODUCED (With Eugene Bergman) Tales from a Clubroom, 1979, published by Gallaudet College Press, 1981.
- That Makes Two of Us, 1980.
- (With Roz Rosen) A Handful of Stories, Gallaudet College Press, 1981.
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