Barret O’Brien lives on a hill by a library. His writings been published by LA Miscellany, Jefferson Journal, American Dog, Calliope, Yale Palimpsest, and Smith & Kraus Books and produced on stages from Seattle to New York. His novel, Greater Wilder, has been roaming national forests since January, nibbling huckleberry; and his feature film, Allies, is currently atop friendly water, harnessing wind.
O’Brien is the founder of Finding our Tales, national education workshops that embolden youth to share their stories through theatre. He’s taught at City University of New York, Southern Repertory Theatre, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, Camp Shakespeare, Young Artists Institute, The University of Montana, Seasons Bereavement Program, Creative Connections, Southern Oregon University, and Yale University’s Dwight/Edgewood Project among others.
As an actor he has appeared on many stages and screens, and is committed to creating new stories that reflect and build our environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just presence on the planet.
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