Serena Berman is a writer, performer, and producer originally from Los Angeles, based in New York.
Serena began her career as a child actor, appearing in films (Seven Girlfriends, Just Peck), TV shows ("Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide", "America’s Most Wanted", "The Others"), and commercials (McDonald’s, Discover Card, Oscar Mayer). She is best known for her voice work, most notably as Lucy in Charlie Brown’s Peanuts specials ("Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales", "Lucy Must be Traded Charlie Brown") and Elyon Brown in Disney’s animated series "W.I.T.C.H."
Serena studied acting and musical theater at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (CAP21). She's performed in various concert venues in around the city (54 Below, The Duplex, West End Lounge) and developed new musicals with Steven Sater, Ryan Scott Oliver, and Julianne Wick Davis, among others. Favorite credits include Diaspora (Gym at Judson), Set It Up (Netflix), and "Gossip Girl" (HBO Max).
She was a co-founder of Artilliers Theater Company, producing, acting, and writing at The Dream Up Festival and in residence at Chinatown Soup. She and her artistic partner Jake Beckhard served as Directors of Performance at Chinatown Soup, where they created a residency series (“STAG”), commissioned new work (“Soup Out Loud”), and produced activism events (“Resistance Soup”). She has also worked as a producer with "The 24 Hour Plays", associate producing their annual Broadway show and managing their Nationals program in 2022.
As a writer, her plays have been developed at Ars Nova, Westport Country Playhouse, Williamstown Theater Festival, Fuller Road, Less Than Rent, The Corkscrew Festival, and more. She was a member of Ars Nova’s Play Group, a semi-finalist for Page 73’s Playwriting Fellowship, and a finalist for The Princess Grace Award. She has written for multiple podcast series including Roommate From Hell, The Swell (Refracted Theater Co), and Paperless Pulp (Flying V). She is repped as a screenwriter by Writ Large Management.
She's been doing improv since she was 14 years old, teaches theater to kids, and will absolutely go to Marie’s Crisis with you.