Barret O’Brien lives on a hill by a library.
As an actor he has appeared on many screens and stages (a tofu & potatoes list here), is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and the British American Drama Academy and once played a slice of pizza in an audition.
His writing has been published by the Jefferson Journal, LA Miscellany, American Dog Books, Calliope Magazine, Yale Palimpsest, Smith & Kraus Books, and produced on stages from Seattle to New Orleans. His feature film is set to come ashore this winter.
He is the founder of Finding our Tales, national storytelling workshops that embolden youth to share their voices through theatre. He’s led Tales at City University of NY, Southern Rep, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, Camp Shakespeare, University of Montana, Seasons Bereavement Program, The Siskiyou School, Creative Connections, Southern Oregon University, and many other locales.
O’Brien is committed to celebrating stories that enhance a sustainable, just, and fulfilling human presence on the planet.
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