Hi! My name is Brianna and this is my website where you can learn about plays I've written and solo shows I wrote and performed! My theatrical work has been developed and performed at Artists Repertory Theater, Theater Masters 2020, Fertile Ground Festival, HART Theatre, Bag & Baggage, Theatre33, Hipbone Studio, Clinton Street Theater, Chapel Theater, Camas High School, Otherworld Theatre and now at the playwright MFA program at UCLA.

I'm also a spoken word and solo performer! I've taken my work everywhere from Pickathon to OMSI to Art of the Story Festival to my own podcast.

90-minute comedy. Cast of 8.

Questions of gender and sexual identity are posed in a new light each night in this full-length comedy about dating in the modern age. With a script designed such that every character can be played by an actor of any gender without changing a single line of dialogue, six actors trade roles each night to present a series of conversations that carry different implications with every performance.

- "Barrett's script is incredibly witty"
- "it's a very, very funny play"
- "I definitely plan to attend at least one more performance"

-HillsboroNewsTimes

"This could be the first time a theatre has done this.”

-Salem Weekly News

* 1st Place Selection: HART Theatre / Page to Stage V

 

* Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist

* Theatre33 workshop production

* Fertile Ground Festival staged reading

Limited Series Podcast.

A camera. A cancer diagnosis. True love. Romantic comedy. Award-winning writer and storyteller Brianna Barrett has performed her show about serious illness and resilience to audiences along the west coast since 2016. Now Brianna reimagines the experience of her one-woman play in audio form, navigating the threads of her life that continue to come together in surprising and unusual ways, even amid a global pandemic.

- "True Love is a great podcast"
- "an immensely perceptive and compassionate artist"

- "Listening to Barrett, you think, 'She gets it. She gets what the world has been through'."

-Willamette Week

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80-minute solo show.

The first person perspective of a 24-year-old girl diagnosed with cancer, dealing with all the normal stuff: online dating, finding love, going bald, making awkward YouTube videos and ... oh, you know, trying not to die or whatever. 

 

Brianna stands on stage with a laptop, editing together footage of her real life, seen by the audience via projector. From childhood to the person in front you, her life flashes before your eyes.

- "Barrett's brazen and self-deprecating narration... leaves you in awe of her boundless wit, strength, candor and lust for life."

-Willamette Week,

Favorite Moments of Fertile Ground

- "Barrett has made Portlanders cry, laugh and rejoice."
 

-Willamette Week,

Best of Portland

90-minutes.
Cast of 8-30+

Rae’s life is forced into a standstill when she is diagnosed with cancer during her senior year in high school. Confined to the hospital, she faces a fraught relationship with her sister, a failed romance, and feelings of isolation in a hyper-connected, digital world.

- "'After this Episode' takes unique perspective on disease."

- "Flips the script on cancer"

-The Columbian

"Laughing as a way of coping through the very serious reality cancer"

-KOIN 6

* Kenneth Macgowan Family Playwriting Award

2 hours.
Cast of 11-13.

A Civil War Era romantic comedy inspired by real columns from the city's most popular weekly newspaper: The Golden Era.
 

A peculiar young woman enters the Lick House Hotel Saloon, looking for a job as a journalist. What she finds is a new side of herself she didn't know she had, and a chance at a life she didn't know she wanted. Battles rage between North and South, between rival publishing companies, and between the inclinations of her own heart.

Currently being adapted for the NYTimes recommended "Storybound" Podcast

* Sponsored by Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant

* Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist

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