Meet the Crew
Brad Freidman, Host
Quiz Kids host Brad Friedman has served as the Drama teacher at San Mateo High School
for the past nineteen years, where he has directed nearly fifty musical and dramatic productions.
A graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in English, Brad has taught every grade level of English literature
and has developed and presently teaches a film class that was adopted as the district-wide curriculum
for film studies. For his contributions to theatre education, Brad received the 2005 San Mateo
County Art Share award as Arts Educator of the Year, and the 2007 Bravo Award from Hillbarn Theatre for
his contributions to the theatre community.
In addition to teaching, Brad has acted and/or directed for a number of theatre companies,
including Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Shakespeare Festival, The Eureka Theatre, Peninsula
Center Stage and Broadway by the Bay. He is especially proud to have acted with many of his present and
former students in such BBBay productions as Beauty and the Beast (Cogsworth), Peter Pan (Smee) and
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Jacob/Potiphar).
For the past eleven years Brad has hosted Quiz Kids and continues to enjoy interacting with and
showcasing some of the brightest young minds in the Bay Area.