Brianna Barrett

Brianna Barrett

Brianna Barrett is a playwright, screenwriter and performance artist from Portland, Oregon. Her full-length theatrical work has been developed at Artists Repertory Theater, Theatre33, Fertile Ground Festival, HART Theatre, and UCLA. Her TV work has been developed with Stuber, Farah Films, and Hollywood Laundromat. She has performed at venues such as Pickathon, FolkLife Festival, and her own limited series...
Brianna Barrett is a playwright, screenwriter and performance artist from Portland, Oregon. Her full-length theatrical work has been developed at Artists Repertory Theater, Theatre33, Fertile Ground Festival, HART Theatre, and UCLA. Her TV work has been developed with Stuber, Farah Films, and Hollywood Laundromat. She has performed at venues such as Pickathon, FolkLife Festival, and her own limited series podcast with Bag & Baggage Productions. Her work has been published by Samuel French/Concord Theatricals and Applause Books. She is a proud member of LineStorm Playwrights, the Dramatist Guild and the Playwrights Center.

Plays

  • Acts of Creation
    | Full Length | A woman creates an artificial intelligence algorithm to write her a masterpiece before she dies, and her family reckons with what it means to honor someone's legacy.
  • Still Harvey Still
    | Full Length | A classic body swap comedy is turned on it's head when Evan (a cancer patient) and Harvey (his drug-addict best friend) swap bodies during a stem-cell transplant gone awry.
  • 36 Perfectly Appropriate Mealtime Conversations
    | Full Length | Cameron is a hopeless romantic trying to turn online dates into real relationships to no avail until a chance second encounter with Parker. Newlyweds Morgan and Terry want to "spice things up" when they get a lot more spice than they bargained for. 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...
    | Full Length | Cameron is a hopeless romantic trying to turn online dates into real relationships to no avail until a chance second encounter with Parker. Newlyweds Morgan and Terry want to "spice things up" when they get a lot more spice than they bargained for. 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.
  • Florence Fane in San Francisco
    | Full Length | A Civil War Era romantic comedy inspired by real columns from the city's most popular weekly newspaper: The Golden Era. A serious young woman enters the Lick House Hotel Saloon, looking for a job as a journalist -- she begrudgingly agrees to write a gossip column in the persona of a young single lady out on the town. What she finds is a new side of herself she didn't know she had, and...
    | Full Length | A Civil War Era romantic comedy inspired by real columns from the city's most popular weekly newspaper: The Golden Era. A serious young woman enters the Lick House Hotel Saloon, looking for a job as a journalist -- she begrudgingly agrees to write a gossip column in the persona of a young single lady out on the town. 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 her relationship with her own alter ego.
  • After This Episode
    | Full Length | Rae is diagnosed with cancer during her senior year in high school. Her sister Margo stays home from college to care for her. TV shows and social media posts become their main outlets to the world outside, as Rae copes with isolation in a highly-connected digital world.
  • Moderates
    | One Act | Abe Lincoln wants to leave a legacy. Helen Sparrow wants to shut down all the saloons in Portland, Oregon. Three women in prison after a protest consider what women might accomplish if only they can take power not afforded to them in the 1870s.
  • Namesake
    | 10-Minute | Noted Oregon historian Frances Fuller Victor is known to have spent most of her life as a
    struggling artist, selling beauty products door to door when she was unable to afford publishing
    costs for her books. She arrives at the home of Judge Matthew Deady and convinces him to help her
    with research for her book on the early history of Oregon. Based on a true story.
  • The Princess Who Would Be a Prince
    | 10-Minute | Based on the Romanian folktale, this short play follows a knight's quest to save a beautiful princess from a giant.
  • How You Get Burned
    | 10-Minute | A fraud investigator is caught by the person he's investigating. She has some questions
  • M-I-S-S
    | 10-Minute | At first they appear to be two young strangers waiting for the bus. A young couple confronts questions of gender, sexuality, and who they really are.
  • Relationship Tests
    | One Act | Time blurs together as Liz remembers a romantic past filled with tests both literal and figurative.
  • Slipper Tongue
    | 10-minutes | Cinderella with a twist
  • Two White Ladies in an Airport Talk About Race
    | 10-minutes | Two women clash over "identity politics" in an airport convenience store in 2020.
  • The Fountain of Youth
    | 10-Minute | On a hiking trip, a group of men discover the fountain of youth and are faced with questions about the future when they bring their finding back to their wives.