Britney (Brit) Frazier

Britney (Brit) Frazier

Brit Frazier is a Bay Area actor,director, playwright and teaching artist. She has had the blessing of creatively collaborating as an actor with: Campo Santo Theater Co., Cuttingball Theatre, The Shotgun Players, Brava: Theater for Women, The Ubuntu Theater Project ,The Marin Theater Company ,The San Francisco International Arts Festival, Berkeley Repertory Theatre , The San Francisco Playhouse and ACT's...
Brit Frazier is a Bay Area actor,director, playwright and teaching artist. She has had the blessing of creatively collaborating as an actor with: Campo Santo Theater Co., Cuttingball Theatre, The Shotgun Players, Brava: Theater for Women, The Ubuntu Theater Project ,The Marin Theater Company ,The San Francisco International Arts Festival, Berkeley Repertory Theatre , The San Francisco Playhouse and ACT's Strand . Most recently she played Hedda in Hedda Gabler at The CuttingBall Theater SF, directed by Yuri Urnov and Woman #2 in HOME by Samm Art Williams at the Lorraine Hansberry Theater. As a teaching artist, Brit has directed for Disney Theatrical NY and Bay Area Children's Theater as a part of their Disney Musicals in Schools Program, and taught with California Shakespeare Theater,the East Bay Center for Performing Arts, StageWrite , Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and The Marsh Theater, SF. She has also written her own workshop for young formerly incarcerated women of color for Community Works SF for the fall of 2018, called Resurrecting the Goddess , which implements mindfulness,theatre , dance creative writing techniques along with Goddess folklore from around the world, to culminate in a new age, Rites of Passage Performance ceremony.As a playwright, she has birthed three original plays, Obeah , Dysphoria , and Pressure High and in 2018 TheatreFirst commissars Brit to write Laveau, a solo ritual performance tribute to Marie Laveau. She also writes for the Playwright's Foundation's One Minute /Flash Play Festival annually. As a director, she has completed a directing apprenticeship with Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Playground Series and directs for them periodically year-round. Most recently Brit directed Star Finch’s TAKE THE TICKET, in the recent production of The Participants at TheatreFirst and now, she is proud to play the roles of Assistant Directed and Dramaturge for Hooded: Or Being Black for Dummies by Terrence Chisolm at Custom Made Theatre Company

Plays

  • Laveau
    A Conjuring of United States most renown Voodoo Queen. Part persona play part ceremony; We meet the Voodoo Queen in her New Orleans boudoir as she prepares old freedom rituals for contemporary souls.
  • Pataki of Oba: The Dutiful Wife
    A translation of an ancient tale from the Afro- Latino folktale about the West African River Goddess , Oba, and her blood sacrifice to save her marriage to Shango ( West African God of Fire), using divination and magic from the Yoruba tradition.
  • Pretty
    Gentrification at its finest...lol. An everyday, typical interaction between a black female and white female while waiting for public transportation in a newly gentrified neighborhood.
  • Babies
    Two black women discuss the future of black people in 2016 and beyond, considering the current state of police brutality in America against people if color. can we protect our babies? What do we do next?
  • Pressure High
    Pressure High, is a 45min Exaggerated Drama that chronicles the first three days of high school for eight teenagers, in the urban make-believe setting of Pressure High in the urban metropolis of Pressure City. The voice of the play is young and is in the spirit of the current Hip Hop Nation. The subjects dealt with in the piece are, drug abuse, peer pressure, gentrification, school to prison pipeline, death,...
    Pressure High, is a 45min Exaggerated Drama that chronicles the first three days of high school for eight teenagers, in the urban make-believe setting of Pressure High in the urban metropolis of Pressure City. The voice of the play is young and is in the spirit of the current Hip Hop Nation. The subjects dealt with in the piece are, drug abuse, peer pressure, gentrification, school to prison pipeline, death, unhealthy relationships, street violence , STD's, loyalty, restorative justice in schools and bullying.
  • Dysphoria. An Apache Dance.
    Dysphoria tells the story of loss, sex, life, motherhood, race,womanhood, and death and cycles, and explores the complex relationships between mother and daughter, lover and foe, river and ocean and male and female perceived gender roles. This is a journey set in contemporary times, sprinkled with ancient folklore from Santeria, and the Yoruba religions of West Africa.
  • Obeah
    Obeah takes place in a time , way back when in the South. It explores love and heartbreak through the fables of Ifa, Santeria, and Voodoo through ancestral memory. What happens when a mortal obeah roots worker falls in love with the Orisha, Chango? This play contains real rituals and prayers...Ash'e