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, Applause Books and Smith& Kraus. She is a proud member of LineStorm Playwrights, the Dramatist Guild and the Playwrights Center.

Plays

  • 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 are discussing how to "spice things up" when they get a lot more spice than they bargained for. In this humorous exploration of relationships and gender dynamics, every character has been written to be gender-neutral. In...
    | 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 are discussing how to "spice things up" when they get a lot more spice than they bargained for. In this humorous exploration of relationships and gender dynamics, every character has been written to be gender-neutral. In the ideal production, actors would take turns playing different characters each night, subtly changing the context behind each line of dialogue.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.