Barret O’Brien is an award-winning actor and author from New Orleans. His work has been performed in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Connecticut, Montana, Oregon, and Washington and garnered a Storer Boone Award for Best New Play; named a finalist at the William Faulkner Literary Festival; and published by Yale Palimpsest, Jefferson Journal, LA Miscellany, American Dog, Calliope Magazine, and Smith & Kraus Books.
A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Barret has performed in over a hundred plays in venues across the country and abroad including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Budapest, Bonn, and Tblisi, Republic of Georgia. In 2021 Barret won Best Actor for his portrayal of Quint Dubonnet in the short film Garden District at the London, Madrid, and Milan International Film Festivals. He is currently playing Carroll in the soon-to-be-released TV series The Long, Long Night.
Barret 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 Repertory Theatre, Yale University, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, The University of Montana, Seasons Bereavement Program, Camp Mak-a-Dream, Southern Oregon University, and many other locales.
He is committed to creating and celebrating stories that enhance a peaceful and environmentally-sustainable human presence on the planet.
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