Brad McEntire

Brad McEntire

Brad McEntire is a Texan native and works primarily as a playwright, producer and solo performer.

Three of his short plays, I Brought Home a Chupacabra, Dinosaur and Robot Stop a Train and Raspberry Fizz are published through Dribble Funk Books and are available on Amazon.com. He is also the author of the comics collection I Hate Hawk Season. He is a satellite member of The Playwright's...
Brad McEntire is a Texan native and works primarily as a playwright, producer and solo performer.

Three of his short plays, I Brought Home a Chupacabra, Dinosaur and Robot Stop a Train and Raspberry Fizz are published through Dribble Funk Books and are available on Amazon.com. He is also the author of the comics collection I Hate Hawk Season. He is a satellite member of The Playwright's Center in Minneapolis and has studied playwriting with Will Power as part of the Dallas Playwrights Workshop at Southern Methodist University. His articles and commentary have appeared on TheaterJones, the Stage Directions Blog and at www.TheSoloPerformer.com.

McEntire also has regional and NYC credits as a stage actor and was a commercial actor with Mary Collins Agency from 2008-2015. For the last several years McEntire has toured his original one-person shows Cyrano A-Go-Go, Chop and Robert's Eternal Goldfish to venues and festivals all over North America. Since 2008 he has served as artistic director of the small-batch theatre company Audacity Theatre Lab. McEntire is also the founding producer of the Dallas Solo Fest and chief editor of the website TheSoloPerformer.com. In 2015, McEntire served as the first theatre-artist-in-residence at the Kathy George Indie Artist Residency in Ashford, Oregon. He holds a BFA in theatre and performance arts from the College of Santa Fe and a MA in theatre (with a concentration on playwriting) from Texas Woman's University.

Plays

  • Que Sera, Giant Monster
    Charles is having a very rough day. It only gets worse when he runs into an ex who is, herself, having a ridiculously rough day. The giant monster destroying the city doesn't bode well, either.
  • Raspberry Fizz
    2 M / 1F / SINGLE SET

    Ellson is 11 years old. He is chomping at the bit to ask Samantha out to the harvest dance. What's with that strange carnival barker with the mysterious sideshow bally?

    RASPBERRY FIZZ is an exploration of expectation and the potentialities of the future tied up in a tender and humorous slice-of-life coming-of-age encounter between two adolescents in 1949, in a small town America.
  • I Brought Home a Chupacabra
    1 F / SINGLE SET

    A young woman finds a semi-mythical beast on a hike and brings it home. During the next few days she is forced to figure out why it is that she connects better with animals than people.
  • Dinosaur and Robot Stop a Train
    2 M or F / SINGLE SET

    A press conference is held. A robot from the future and a dinosaur from the past address their experiences of being rudely sucked through time and space to our present, what they plan to do now that they seem to be stuck in the 21st Century and most importantly how they may have saved a little girl who had been stupidly playing in the path of a speeding train. Did she...
    2 M or F / SINGLE SET

    A press conference is held. A robot from the future and a dinosaur from the past address their experiences of being rudely sucked through time and space to our present, what they plan to do now that they seem to be stuck in the 21st Century and most importantly how they may have saved a little girl who had been stupidly playing in the path of a speeding train. Did she survive? Are the Robot and the Dinosaur really there? Could they start an ice cream company?

    DINOSAUR AND ROBOT STOP A TRAIN is a contemporary take on the Theatre of the Absurd from the 1950s with its broad comedy, mixture of the horrific or tragic with touches of vaudeville, characters caught in hopeless or confusing situations, dialogue full of nonsensical wordplay and repetition as well as just flat-out parody or dismissal of realism. The piece has built into it opportunities for the actors to improvise and incorporate the audience.
  • CHOP
    60 MINUTES / 1 M / SINGLE SET

    CHOP concerns a man devoid of ambition, with a profound sense of isolation from the busy, happy, productive people around him. Through a chance encounter with a mysterious tattooed woman he is introduced to what may be his true calling - a subculture of unique fetishists who enjoy getting their limbs lopped off. As the guy willing to wield the axe and make the chops...
    60 MINUTES / 1 M / SINGLE SET

    CHOP concerns a man devoid of ambition, with a profound sense of isolation from the busy, happy, productive people around him. Through a chance encounter with a mysterious tattooed woman he is introduced to what may be his true calling - a subculture of unique fetishists who enjoy getting their limbs lopped off. As the guy willing to wield the axe and make the chops, he may finally develop a sense of belonging. A dozen (+) characters performed by a single actor.

    PRODUCTION HISTORY
    Staged Reading with Outsider's Inn Collective; Seattle WA (October 2008)
    Workshop Reading with Cry Havoc; New York NY (March 2009)
    World Premiere at Out of the Loop Fringe Festival; Addison Water Tower Theatre; Addison TX (March 2010)
    Exclusive Engagement at the College of Santa Fe, NM (April 2010)
    Official Entry in 2010 Phoenix Fringe Festival; Phoenix AZ (April 2010)
    Benefit Performance at the Continental Lofts Gallery, Dallas TX (November 2010)
    Official Entry in the 2010 New Orleans Fringe Festival (November 2010)
    Official Entry in the 2011 Portland Mini-Fringe (April 2011)
    Official "Producer's Pick" at the 2011 Houston Fringe Festival (November 2010)
    Nouveau 47 Theatre; Dallas TX (July 2012)
    Official Entry in the 2012 New York international Fringe Festival (August 2012)
    Official Entry in the 2012 Seattle Fringe Festival (September 2012)
    Official Entry in 2013 SoloMania Fest; New Orleans (November 2013)
    Margo Jones Theatre; Dallas TX (January & February 2015)
    Tarrant County College; Arlington TX (March 2015)