Janet Bentley

Janet Bentley

Janet Bentley holds an MFA in dramaturgy from the University of Iowa and a BA in theatre from the University of South Florida with additional acting and script analysis training from the T. Schreiber Studio, NYC. Some New York directing credits include THE DARK by John Patrick Shanley (Nylon Fusion Theatre Company - Premiere), OUR FANTASIA by John Patrick Shanley (Nylon Fusion Theatre Company - Premiere),...
Janet Bentley holds an MFA in dramaturgy from the University of Iowa and a BA in theatre from the University of South Florida with additional acting and script analysis training from the T. Schreiber Studio, NYC. Some New York directing credits include THE DARK by John Patrick Shanley (Nylon Fusion Theatre Company - Premiere), OUR FANTASIA by John Patrick Shanley (Nylon Fusion Theatre Company - Premiere), BLANKETS & BEDTIME: 3 RESTLESS PLAYS by Erik Champney (Planet Connections), THE TROUBADOUR STRUCK BY LIGHTNING by Ed Malin (FringeNYC), AFTER TARTUFFE by Judy Klass (Fresh Fruit Festival), SELLING OFF SECRETS by Joseph Mosso (Planet Connections), COVENTRY CAROL by James McLindon (Emerging Artists Theatre), thirteen short plays for Nylon Fusion Theatre Company’s “This Round’s On Us” festival, and WEIRD AROUND THE BABY by Judith Leora for Ego Actus Theatre. Some regional credits include THE PILLOWMAN by Martin McDonagh (Surfside Players-Cocoa Beach, FL), AS YOU LIKE IT (Shakespeare in the Park-Titusville, FL), THE KNIFE TRICK by Randy Noojin (Attic Theatre-Titusville), and WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (Attic Theatre). Janet is a freelance director, dramaturg, actor, composer, writer, sound designer, teacher, and a proud member of Nylon Fusion Theatre Company, NYC.

Recommended by Janet Bentley

  • A Shot Rang Out
    18 Jun. 2020
    This play is crucial and extremely relevant. It is a boldly honest examination of police culture and its violent and racist tradition. Hagins sets up the perfect situation where a cop, an innocent young African American, and a "woke" white activist are thrown together by the circumstances of a protest that has erupted into chaos. They are forced to confront crucial issues together in a high stakes and edge-of-your-seat situation. I love that all perspectives are drawn with great complexity and balance.