Bernardo Mazón is a native to bordertown Chula Vista, California. He was born of Mexican parents and Arabic grandparents. He recently graduated from San Diego State University in double honors for Literature and Theatre Performance. While in school, Bernardo worked outside as a performer, director, dramaturg, educator, and producer. Favorite experiences have been as follows: As an actor, Elliot (Water by the Spoonful), Judas (The Last Days of Judas Iscariot), Misha (Lydia), and Luis (Seven Spots on the Sun); as a director-producer, a multi-ethnic production of Almost, Maine and a bilingual adaptation of Measure for Measure. And as dramaturg, My Mañana Comes and An Instrumental Journey, which was a new play for young audiences telling the stories of how both refugees and musical instruments immigrate across the world. Favorite internships have been in artistic, literary, and production at both the La Jolla Playhouse and San Diego REP. He recently finished a literary residency at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival through the FAIR program as an emerging professional artist and leader.
Bernardo is driven to create and participate in arts that brings different peoples together. His focuses are in the craft of storytelling as well as the support of other storytellers.