obrien_briscoe_2018_131Barret O’Brien is an author and actor from New Orleans.  He’s currently appearing as Decius in Julius Caesar at Theatre for a New Audience.  His  novel, Greater Wilder, recently stepped out of its cave and yawned.  You may get your copy by clicking HERE.

Barret is the founder of American Dog Theater Company where he served as artistic director for seven seasons.  His writings have been published by Smith & Kraus Books, Jefferson Journal, LA Miscellany, American Dog Books, Calliope, and Yale Palimpsest and enjoyed productions in Seattle, New Orleans, New York, and many cities in between. His new play Water Made to Rise adds theater to the many imaginative ways people are working to reverse climate change. You can read about it HERE.

He’s taught acting and creative writing at the Dwight/Edgewood Project at Yale University, Beargrass Writing Retreat, Southern Rep’s Theater Apprentice Program, Camp Shakespeare, Young Artists Institute, Ashland High School,  The University of Montana, Seasons Bereavement Programs, City University of New York, and is currently on faculty at Southern Oregon University.  As an actor he’s appeared on many stages: in Brooklyn and Budapest, Pennsylvania and Paris.  Specifics can be found HERE.

He dedicates this site to the restoration of our precious planet and the vulnerable requiring our care.

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