Brett Epstein

Brett Epstein

Brett Epstein is originally from Connecticut, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Rhode Island [Providence College; Theatre/Writing] and is now a New York based playwright.

Brett loves to write dark comedies in which ordinary people are thrown into extraordinary situations. What happens when characters are tossed outside of their comfort zones and forced to confront their inner demons?
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Brett Epstein is originally from Connecticut, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Rhode Island [Providence College; Theatre/Writing] and is now a New York based playwright.

Brett loves to write dark comedies in which ordinary people are thrown into extraordinary situations. What happens when characters are tossed outside of their comfort zones and forced to confront their inner demons?

Recently, Brett's full-length play "Crisis: Ocean Planet" (inspired by the Dawn Brancheau incident at SeaWorld) received a staged reading at BAM as part of their BETA Series. The play went on to receive a reading at BRISTOL VALLEY THEATER as part of their New Works Initiative.

His full-length "I Loved Sam Stone" was the winning play in the THE TANK's SLAM Playwriting Competition. He was also the recipient of STUDIO 42’s Unproducible Smackdown Fan Slam. Brett’s episodic piece "Slaves of our Lives" is the longest running play in THE FLEA THEATER's #serials history. Following "Slaves," his comedy "Dance School: School for Dance" ran for ten episodes at The Flea.

Brett produces and writes for the THE TANK's "Rule of 7x7" series, a popular bi-monthly event in which seven writers are commissioned to create plays based on a set of rules.

Brett's writing has been featured at TINYRHINO, NEW YORK MADNESS, THE ACTORS PROJECT, THE GALLERY PLAYERS, and NYLON FUSION COLLECTIVE. Recently, eight of his original monologues have been published in MONOLOGUES TO GO.

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Plays

  • Crisis: Ocean Planet
    Fact: In 2010, Dawn Brancheau was killed by an orca whale at SeaWorld.

    Fiction: Dawn's sister teamed up with a whale trainer to take down SeaWorld.

    In the new play CRISIS: OCEAN PLANET-- inspired by the 2010 tragedy-- Dawn is Ivy and SeaWorld is Ocean Planet.

    When Ivy's sister Bridget [who's horrified of whales] meets Ralph [who loves them], simple...
    Fact: In 2010, Dawn Brancheau was killed by an orca whale at SeaWorld.

    Fiction: Dawn's sister teamed up with a whale trainer to take down SeaWorld.

    In the new play CRISIS: OCEAN PLANET-- inspired by the 2010 tragedy-- Dawn is Ivy and SeaWorld is Ocean Planet.

    When Ivy's sister Bridget [who's horrified of whales] meets Ralph [who loves them], simple consoling morphs into an intense, complicated bond. Can this unlikely pair cause a change within a multi-million dollar industry? Can their newly formed, ultra sensitive relationship survive the process?

    An alternating storyline takes us on a documentary filmmaker's journey to discovering the dark truth behind a beloved establishment.

    CRISIS: OCEAN PLANET asks the question: how far outside your comfort zone would you travel to right what is wrong?