Brent Leibowitz

Brent Leibowitz

Brent Leibowitz is an emerging playwright from Boston who has fallen in love with Chicago during his time in the city. Brent has had several staged readings as part of The Theatre School’s Wrights of Spring new play festival including works I'm A Dragon, We Didn’t Start The Fire, and The Legend of Jason: Argonauts Assemble. Prior to his time at DePaul, Brent studied playwriting at pre-college programs at...
Brent Leibowitz is an emerging playwright from Boston who has fallen in love with Chicago during his time in the city. Brent has had several staged readings as part of The Theatre School’s Wrights of Spring new play festival including works I'm A Dragon, We Didn’t Start The Fire, and The Legend of Jason: Argonauts Assemble. Prior to his time at DePaul, Brent studied playwriting at pre-college programs at Brown University and Emerson College. Brent is now a literary intern at Florida Studio Theatre after serving as an intern with DDO Artists Agency as well as being both the casting and artistic intern for Northlight Theatre.
Playwriting BFA: The Theatre School at DePaul University (graduated 2020)

Plays

  • The Legend of Jason: Argonauts Assemble (or Why You Should Never Meet Your Heroes)
    The Legend of Jason: Argonauts Assemble (or Why You Should Never Meet Your Heroes) combines the ancient Greek legends with the modern day celebrities that grace our screens and headlines. The story follows the myth of Jason from leading Greece's most famous warriors under the command of Hera to his relationship with Medea to the eventual collapse of it all. As Jason and his fellow Argonauts find themselves...
    The Legend of Jason: Argonauts Assemble (or Why You Should Never Meet Your Heroes) combines the ancient Greek legends with the modern day celebrities that grace our screens and headlines. The story follows the myth of Jason from leading Greece's most famous warriors under the command of Hera to his relationship with Medea to the eventual collapse of it all. As Jason and his fellow Argonauts find themselves struggling with each other, their inescapable reputations, and their sense of morality, the question of what makes someone a hero is asked of both the past and the present.
  • We Didn't Start The Fire
    Three high schoolers are forced together to complete a group project and time is running out. As personalities clash, they learn one of their own has invoked the wrath of the town’s drug kingpin, setting off a chain of events that turns them from group partners to partners in crime. Youthful insecurities and divisive political views spark the fire that is the events of this one crazy night.
  • I'm A Dragon
    Justin and Angela are set up on a blind date together. The date is derailed when Justin reveals his life is targeted by an ancient malicious ninja cult, dragging Angela into a centuries old conflict with Justin destined to be the deciding factor. As Angela learns more about her new date in the midst of this chaos, reality and fantasy are blended and the past manifests itself in unexpected ways.
  • Choose Your Own Adventure
    Stuck in their apartment during a polar vortex, roommates Andrew and Maddy attempt to alleviate their boredom by playing a choose-your-own-adventure computer game called "Dark House". However, there are rumors that the choices made in the game bleed into real life. There's no way this harmless computer game could be haunted. Right?
  • Menage A Trois
    Joel and Mila reside in a motel room, waiting on the third member for their late night tryst. Details about this mysterious duo are disclosed as they reminisce over a violent past and bicker about what it means for their relationship now. But when the third person shows up to the motel, the shockingly criminal truth about the couple is revealed.
  • Uncle Chuck's Trip
    When an uncle-nephew hunting trip goes horribly awry, the two are forced to question what it means to get in touch with their inner animal.