Brough Hansen

Brough Hansen

Brough (pronounced 'Bruff') has an MFA from the Brown/Trinity Graduate Acting Program and graduated with a BA in American Studies from Dartmouth College. His most recent full length play, ‘Buttonholes’ was a semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center's 2015 National Playwrights Conference. His play ‘Night Vision’ premiered at Brown's annual Writing is Live Festival, which is curated...
Brough (pronounced 'Bruff') has an MFA from the Brown/Trinity Graduate Acting Program and graduated with a BA in American Studies from Dartmouth College. His most recent full length play, ‘Buttonholes’ was a semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center's 2015 National Playwrights Conference. His play ‘Night Vision’ premiered at Brown's annual Writing is Live Festival, which is curated by Erik Ehn. As an undergraduate he earned honors for his thesis play, ‘Our Guy Rich,’ an adaptation of ‘Richard III.’ Brough has worked as an actor in New York and in regional theaters around the country. He currently lives in Harlem with his wonderful girlfriend and two stupid cats.

Plays

  • Everglades
    This short play follows two brothers raised in a cabin in the Everglades as they grow up to lead very different lives, each tragic in its own way.
  • The Blue
    In this short play, childhood friends Fiona and Robbie reconnect on Facebook, launching them into a theatrical recollection of their lives together and a mutual revelation of the adults they have become.
  • Buttonholes
    A Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2015 National Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist, 'Buttonholes' is a full length play that follows eight American friends as they come of age at the turn of the twenty-first century. Their lives unfold, spanning decades, in settings around the world. A former nerd befriends a powerful mentor to stake his claim in a glistening land of promise called Silicon...
    A Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2015 National Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist, 'Buttonholes' is a full length play that follows eight American friends as they come of age at the turn of the twenty-first century. Their lives unfold, spanning decades, in settings around the world. A former nerd befriends a powerful mentor to stake his claim in a glistening land of promise called Silicon Valley; high school sweethearts marry and face an unexpected degenerative illness; a liberal intellectual falls in love with his conservative Christian rival; a businessman’s shrewd maneuvers make him a fortune; a poet, overwhelmed with the size of the world, renounces it and disappears, leaving his twin sister behind. Interwoven with the central narratives, the actors theatrically portray the milestone events of the passing years, including the national tragedies that defined a generation. Buttonholes poses questions about time and entropy, exceptionalism and its collapse, and life in the twilight hours of America’s century as it fades into the night.