Our all-volunteer staff manages all the operations of Bards of Birmingham.


Laura Bernstein, Executive Director

Laura is the founding director of Bards of Birmingham and spearheads the artistic vision for the organization. Her background includes non-profit work in poverty alleviation and education. Since she doesn't get a paycheck from Bards, she works full time at UAB as a communications specialist for the School of Medicine. Laura has a husband, two daughters, three stepsons, two stinky and obnoxious cats, too many books to fit on her shelves, and a neurosis for Shakespeare.

Steven Cullen, President, Board of Directors

In addition to serving as the President of the Bards of Birmingham Board of Directors, Steven functions as the Assistant Director on nearly every play, designs the set, and handles production tech and logistics. At his paid job, Steven is a software architect. He has a lovely wife, Amy, and a cat named Jenny.