Jessica Bauman

Director, Arden/Everywhere Theater Maker, The Frontera Project


Jessica Bauman is a director and community-engaged theater maker based in Brooklyn, NY. She adapted and directed Arden/Everywhere, a retelling of Shakespeare’s As You Like It as a refugee story produced Off-Broadway with a cast of professionals and non-professionals from the refugee and immigrant communities in New York City. As she developed that project, she worked with refugee communities in the US and at Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. She has discussed her work at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London and in a TEDx talk. Her work has been seen at the Spoleto Festival, New York Theater Workshop, New Georges, Joe’s Pub, Juilliard and many other venues. She is currently collaborating with artists from Tijuana and San Diego on The Frontera Project, a theater piece telling overlooked stories about the US/Mexico border.