Barret O’Brien is an actor from New Orleans. He is the founder of Finding our Tales, national education workshops that embolden youth to discover their story through physical theatre. Finding our Tales most recently took perch at The NOCCA Institute in New Orleans.
Currently, Barret is partnering with Oregon environmental groups for the Global Climate Strike, a week of celebration to support our sustainable future.
As an actor Barret’s appeared on many stages: in Brooklyn and Budapest, Pennsylvania and Paris. His writings have been published by the Jefferson Journal, LA Miscellany, American Dog, Calliope, Yale Palimpsest, and Smith & Kraus Books and enjoyed productions in venues across the country. His newest play, Water Made to Rise, adds theater to the many revolutionary ways people are reversing climate change.
As an educator he’s taught at the Dwight/Edgewood Project, the Beargrass Writing Retreat, Southern Rep’s Theater Apprentice Program, Camp Shakespeare, Young Artists Institute, The University of Montana, Seasons Bereavement Program, City University of New York, Southern Oregon University, and others.
He dedicates this site to the health of our planet and the vulnerable requiring our care.
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