Bea attended high school in New York City where she trained at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre. She is now a resident of Nyack for the past 19 years. She has performed in the Alfred Hitchcock Presents Series, The Wisdom of Eve and The Vagina Monologues at the Nyack Village Theatre, and also wrote, directed and performed in her own work, Time Immemorial – An African American Experience. Bea has performed in several plays at the Antrim Playhouse including Boeing, Boeing, The Man Who Came to Dinner, and Every Christmas Story Ever Told and Then Some. She also directed her own play The Broken Window at Antrim and performed at Elmwood Playhouse in The Little Foxes.