Joel Bernbaum is an actor, playwright, journalist and the founding artistic director of Saskatoon’s Sum Theatre. In 2014, three of Joel’s plays received world premieres: Home Is A Beautiful Word at the Belfry Theatre, Operation Big Rock at Dancing Sky Theatre and My Rabbi (co-created with Kayvon Kelly) at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In Canada he has performed professionally with Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, Carousel Theatre, The Belfry Theatre and Puente Theatre. He has assistant directed productions for Persephone Theatre, The Citadel Theatre and Theatre Calgary. Joel toured Italy with ACLE Theatrino (an Italian Theatre company dedicated to teaching English through drama) and created original theatre work with the Usuki City Board of Education in Japan.