Artist Bio

Bruce McKenzie

(Bio as of November 2001)

Bruce McKenzie most recently appeared at the Goodman in Big Love during the 2001/2002 Season. He also appeared in Big Love at Berkeley Rep and Long Wharf Theatre. He is a co-founder of San Diego’s Sledgehammer Theater, working there from 1987 to 1995. Performances include Endgarne, Drums in the Night, Pre-­Paradise Sorry Now, War to End War, The Revenger’s Tragedy, the title role in Hamlet and a solo performance of Beckett’s Ping, among many others. As a mem­ber of Actors Theatre of Louisville 1998-99 company, Mr. McKenzie again played the title role in Hamlet. Other regional works include Othello, Polaroid Stories, Aloha Say the Pretty Girls and Noises Off, all at Actors Theatre of Louisville; The End of the Day at Magic Theatre; The Tempest for La Jolla Playhouse; Krapp’s Last Tape and Skin at Dallas Theatre Center; and Albanian Softshoe, Amiri Baraka and Max Roach’s The Life and Life of Bumpy Johnson, Cymbeline and Heathen Valley at San Diego Rep. His New York credits include A Streetcar Named Desire (New York Theatre Workshop), Marlowe’s Eye (Theatre of St. Clements/Tectonic) and No Time Like the Present (Whitney Museum of American Art). Mr. McKenzie was a member of the 2000 company of the Sundance Theatre Lab. A member of the band Maquiladora, Mr. McKenzie plays accordion, upright bass, lap steel, guitar and other instruments. The band will tour Europe for the second time in spring 2002.