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Bernadette Speakes

Bernadette Speakes is excited to be joining Season 2 of Antaeus Theater Company’s Zip Code Plays. She’s had 20+ years in the industry. As an actor, she’s performed in theatres throughout Los Angeles and the country. Her TV and film credits include performing in the Emmy Nominated show, A Stage of our Own, with James Earl Jones, and in To Sir With Love II with Sidney Poitier. She also has a recurring guest star role on the CW’s All American.

Bernadette has had directorial success in sold out performances of The Bluest Eye and The Watsons Go To Birmingham–1963. The Hollywood Fringe Festival honored Bernadette as a “Female Director of Distinction,” for the production of Villain: An American Story. Bernadette has had the privilege directing other theatre productions, staged readings, and short films such as CUT (Humanitas Play Festival), Queen of Los Angeles (The Robey Theatre), Emerald King, and Imaginist.

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