obrien_briscoe_2018_131Barret O’Brien is a writer, actor, and educator from New Orleans.   His debut novel, Greater Wilder, just 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.  As an actor he’s appeared on many stages: in Brooklyn and Bonn, Pennsylvania and Paris, Los Angeles and London, Boston and Budapest.  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, with cities in between. His new play Water Made to Rise adds physical theater to the global movement to reverse climate change. You may read about it HERE.

He’s taught acting and playwrighting at the Dwight/Edgewood Project at Yale University, Southern Oregon University, the Beargrass Writing Retreat, Southern Rep’s Theater Apprentice Program, Young Artists Institute, and the City University of New York.

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

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