Brigitte Viellieu-Davis

Brigitte Viellieu-Davis

Brigitte Viellieu-Davis is an award-winning playwright, producer, performer, teaching artist and consultant, with her home base in Puerto Rico. She is an accomplished performer of stage and television. She has worked with theatrical pioneers like Anna Deavere Smith and Eve Ensler, and has created initiatives for and consulted with such organizations as The Rubin Museum of Art, NYU’s School for Art & Public...
Brigitte Viellieu-Davis is an award-winning playwright, producer, performer, teaching artist and consultant, with her home base in Puerto Rico. She is an accomplished performer of stage and television. She has worked with theatrical pioneers like Anna Deavere Smith and Eve Ensler, and has created initiatives for and consulted with such organizations as The Rubin Museum of Art, NYU’s School for Art & Public Policy, The Actors Fund Home, Educators for Social Responsibility, The Institute on the Arts & Civic Dialogue, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Urban Stages, & Womens Project Theater, as well as being an adjunct professor at Touro & Bloomfield colleges. She holds an M.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University, and is a member of Actors Equity, SAG/AFTRA, Ensemble Studio Theatre, EST’s Playwrights Unit, and was an evaluator for Lark Play Development Company’s LitWing. She is currently Co-Ambassador to Puerto Rico for the Dramatists Guild. After 25 years in New York City & New Jersey, Brigitte is now based in San Juan, Puerto Rico where she helps organize a playwright collective.

Plays

  • IN A HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT
    [FULL LENGTH] With humor, heart, and a touch of the supernatural, IN A HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT tells the story of Joan & John, a long married couple who have come back to his Annapolis ancestral home to clear out the remnants of his recently deceased parents. But when Hurricane Norma heads for the coast, family secrets and the forces of tradition threaten to blow the couple apart. They find themselves...
    [FULL LENGTH] With humor, heart, and a touch of the supernatural, IN A HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT tells the story of Joan & John, a long married couple who have come back to his Annapolis ancestral home to clear out the remnants of his recently deceased parents. But when Hurricane Norma heads for the coast, family secrets and the forces of tradition threaten to blow the couple apart. They find themselves struggling to survive the storms of middle age, long-told lies, and regret. A contemporary drama about legacy, forgiveness, and the price we pay for following all the rules.
  • DOMINION: Prelude to an Activist
    [7 PAGES] A little over 30 years before she wrote Silent Spring, her seminal book that ignited the modern environmental movement, Rachel Carson, a young biologist, fell madly and completely in love with the ocean.
  • THE FUTURE
    [TEN-MINUTE PLAY - ZOOM PLAY] In the pressure cooker of parental expectations, standardized testing and social distancing, a student and her tutor find themselves at an unexpected crossroads that might change the course of their lives.
  • QUARANTINE GREEN
    [TEN-MINUTE PLAY] It's a throwback picture perfect patriarchal marriage in the midst of a modern upheaval. Dorothy & George are playing their roles until it gets a little too real and too current for an antiquated hierarchy. All marriage comes with sacrifice, so who will choose who gets saved?
  • SECOND CHANCES
    [FIFTEEN-MINUTE PLAY] At the wedding weekend of Rachel's older sister, Rachel, 52, and her 80-year-old mother, Peg, are forced to share a hotel room. Old family wounds are inevitably opened as secrets and regrets are pulled out. Through these two women we experience how pain, fear and limiting beliefs get passed on, and how change and redemption can happen when we least expect it.
  • THE APPLICATION
    [TEN-MINUTE PLAY] It's Peequawk Public Library and Robin, a newcomer to town, has arrived to get a new library card. However, her encounter with the Librarian goes from weird to weirder until...
  • FLY GIRL FLY
    [TEN-MINUTE PLAY] A young graffiti artist discovers what it means to be “something” when she runs into a woman in the park sketching birds.
  • THE VOICE TEACHER
    [TEN-MINUTE PLAY] Under the guise of vocal exercises, a sadistic vocal coach taunts and humiliates her students...and barely escapes with her life.
  • Frida Liberada, a play with music
    It is the Day of the Dead, and Mexican painter Frida Kahlo revisits the living world to tell her tale and inspire us to glories of being alive, even in the face of adversity. Through monologue and songs in Spanish and English and images of her striking self-portraits, Frida fascinates us with a life story rife with injury, triumph, creativity, addiction, heartbreak and surrender.
  • An Emerald World (a play with music for young audiences)
    With Selkies, Leprechauns and Tall Tales, An Emerald World is a celebration of Ireland told through song, folk tales and a wee bit of magic. Peppered with poems and songs by the likes of Jame Joyce, Katharine Tynan, and Seamus Heaney, An Emerald World delightfully weaves together 3 olden tales where we meet colorful characters and delightful storytelling. 40 minutes* for ages 5 and up. *can be shortened for younger audiences.