Barret O’Brien is an writer, actor, and founder of Finding our Tales, national education workshops that embolden youth to discover their stories through theatre. Upcoming Finding our Tales will be held at the Montana Beargrass Writers’ Retreat and the Crest at Willow-Witt Ranch.
Recently, he partnered with 15 Oregon environmental groups for the Global Climate Strike, a week of celebration to support our sustainable future. As an actor Barret has appeared on stages in Brooklyn and Budapest, Pennsylvania and Paris, Los Angeles and London, New Haven and New Orleans. Some swept, many dusty. Next he’ll step into Trigorin’s shoes in The Seagull in an outdoor production beside the great Lake Leonard.
His writings have been published by LA Miscellany, Jefferson Journal, American Dog Books, Calliope Magazine, Yale Palimpsest, and Smith & Kraus Books. His novel is now in its second printing and available for you HERE. He’s taught acting and creative writing at City University of New York, Yale University’s Dwight/Edgewood Project, Southern Rep, The New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, Camp Shakespeare, Young Artists Institute, University of Montana, Seasons Bereavement Program, and, currently, at Southern Oregon University.
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