Brianna Barrett

Brianna Barrett

Brianna Barrett is a writer and performer from Portland, Oregon. Named “Portland's Best Storyteller” in Willamette Week’s annual Best of Portland awards in both 2016 and 2017, she performs regularly at Affable Gentlemen, Portland Storytellers Guild, and the Pickathon music festival. She is a member of LineStorm Playwrights, a company-in-residence at Artist Repertory Theatre, and serves on the board of the...
Brianna Barrett is a writer and performer from Portland, Oregon. Named “Portland's Best Storyteller” in Willamette Week’s annual Best of Portland awards in both 2016 and 2017, she performs regularly at Affable Gentlemen, Portland Storytellers Guild, and the Pickathon music festival. She is a member of LineStorm Playwrights, a company-in-residence at Artist Repertory Theatre, and serves on the board of the Portland Area Theater Alliance. Her theatrical work has been seen at Artists' Rep, the Fertile Ground Festival, HART Theatre, Willamette University, Lewis and Clark College, and at the Northwest Narrative Medicine Conference. She also coaches first-time storytellers for the HHH Foundation's annual Notes of Hope storytelling concert benefiting young adults with cancer and she facilitates a weekly writing workshop for cancer survivors at OHSU.

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 about the San Francisco publishing industry starring a cast of literary titans including Frances Fuller Victor, Bret Harte, Mark Twain, et al. Based on a true story, obsessively-researched but not at all stuffy, this play simultaneously touches on a lot of modern themes regarding the polarizing state of national politics and the responsibility of the media....
    | Full Length | A Civil War Era romantic comedy about the San Francisco publishing industry starring a cast of literary titans including Frances Fuller Victor, Bret Harte, Mark Twain, et al. Based on a true story, obsessively-researched but not at all stuffy, this play simultaneously touches on a lot of modern themes regarding the polarizing state of national politics and the responsibility of the media.

    The history of the West is forever changed when a peculiar young woman enters the Lick House Hotel Saloon, headquarters of the city's most popular weekly newspaper: The Golden Era...
  • After This Episode
    | Full Length | Rae was diagnosed with cancer during her senior year in high school. Her sister Margo stays home from college to care for her. Her best friend Emma faces her senior year milestones while trying to make new friends. Conflict brews beneath the surface as different coping strategies clash and her loved ones struggle to define the different roles they've taken on in her life.
    Recently...
    | Full Length | Rae was diagnosed with cancer during her senior year in high school. Her sister Margo stays home from college to care for her. Her best friend Emma faces her senior year milestones while trying to make new friends. Conflict brews beneath the surface as different coping strategies clash and her loved ones struggle to define the different roles they've taken on in her life.
    Recently expanded from a 10-minute short of the same name.
  • 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.