Barret O’Brien lives on a small hill by a big library. His writings have been published by the Jefferson Journal, LA Miscellany, American Dog Books, Calliope, Yale Palimpsest, Smith & Kraus Books, and produced on stages from Seattle to New Orleans, New Orleans to New York, New York to Missoula. His novel Greater Wilder recently sailed into harbor; and his film Allies is atop friendly seas, set to soon meet land.
O’Brien is the founder of Finding our Tales, national storytelling workshops that embolden youth to share their stories through theatre. He’s worked with young artists at City University of NY, Southern Rep, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, Camp Shakespeare, University of Montana, Seasons Bereavement Program, Creative Connections, Southern Oregon University, and Yale University Dwight/Edgewood Project, among others.
As an actor he has appeared on many screens and stages (more tofu & potatoes list here), and is committed to creating and collaborating on new stories that enhance our sustainable, fulfilling, and just presence on the planet.
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