obrien_briscoe_2018_131Barret O’Brien is an actor and writer from New Orleans.  His debut novel, Greater Wilder, stepped out its cave and growled in January.  Get your bear hug by clicking the BOOKS page.  He will be leading Finding our Tales, a two-day soul-writing workshop, at The NOCCA Institute in New Orleans from August 23-24.  Register HERE.

Barret is the founder of American Dog Theater Company where he serves as artistic director. As an actor he’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. Read about it HERE.

As an educator he’s taught at the Dwight/Edgewood Project, the Beargrass Writing Retreat, the Theater Apprentice Program, Camp Shakespeare, Young Artists Institute, The University of Montana, Seasons Bereavement Program, City University of New York, and Southern Oregon University.   He received his BA from Loyola Marymount University in film production and his MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama.

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

Thanks for visiting.