Brynne Frauenhoffer

Brynne Frauenhoffer

Brynne spent most of her childhood performing The Lion King as a one-woman show and writing spec scripts for Pokemon. As an adult, she has decided to basically keep doing things like that forever.

Brynne Frauenhoffer's first full-length production, BURY ME, premiered in July 2019 with Dandelion Theatre. Other full-length works include SYNCHRONICITY (The Writers Room at The New Colony;...
Brynne spent most of her childhood performing The Lion King as a one-woman show and writing spec scripts for Pokemon. As an adult, she has decided to basically keep doing things like that forever.

Brynne Frauenhoffer's first full-length production, BURY ME, premiered in July 2019 with Dandelion Theatre. Other full-length works include SYNCHRONICITY (The Writers Room at The New Colony; workshop grant with Salt Lake Acting Company; semi-finalist for the Eugene O'Neill 2018 National Playwrights Conference), AGE PLAY (devised with The New Colony), THE YOUNG ONES (workshop with First Floor Theater), SH*TTY CHRISTIANS, OR, TURN TO ROMANS 3:23 (staged reading at The Prop's Church of the New Play), and PIZZA HUT HEARTBREAKER (staged reading with Commission Theatre Company).

Brynne's short plays and sketches have been featured across Chicago in American Blues Theater's RIPPED: The Living Newspaper Festival, Commission Theatre Company's @Will Festival, 20% Theatre Company's Snapshots Festival, The Artists Lab at Stage 773, and the Chicago One-Minute Play Festival.

Currently, Brynne is looking forward to a production of her ten-minute play RAVENCLAW TOWER for Violet Surprise: Femslash Fest, followed by a production of PRO-AM with Sideshow Theatre Company opening in May 2020.

Plays

  • Bury Me
    Michelle and Josh didn't mean to get pregnant. Five months along, they return to Josh's rural hometown to visit his fiercely loving yet overworked mother, ailing stepfather, and outspoken teenage sibling. Upon their arrival in Pacific, Missouri, a fateful fender-bender brings new and old truths into the light and forces each of them to evaluate their beliefs about parenthood, in God, and in the plans...
    Michelle and Josh didn't mean to get pregnant. Five months along, they return to Josh's rural hometown to visit his fiercely loving yet overworked mother, ailing stepfather, and outspoken teenage sibling. Upon their arrival in Pacific, Missouri, a fateful fender-bender brings new and old truths into the light and forces each of them to evaluate their beliefs about parenthood, in God, and in the plans that they've made for their lives.
  • Sh*tty Christians (Or, Turn to Romans 3:23)
    Three onetime BFFs join together as twenty-somethings to redesign their childhood church's website. This unexpected youth group reunion starts with vision boards and SEO optimization, but quickly old wounds and new outlooks on God disrupt their creative flow as queerness and the modern non-denominational movement collide.

    Content warning: strong language, references to homophobia and slurs,...
    Three onetime BFFs join together as twenty-somethings to redesign their childhood church's website. This unexpected youth group reunion starts with vision boards and SEO optimization, but quickly old wounds and new outlooks on God disrupt their creative flow as queerness and the modern non-denominational movement collide.

    Content warning: strong language, references to homophobia and slurs, religious themes, sexual references
  • Synchronicity
    On a dangerous rural highway, two teenage girls wreck their cars exactly two years apart. Sarah was driving sober in broad daylight, Mal was driving drunk at 3 a.m.—but it’s only Mal who survives. When Mal encounters Sarah’s ghost at the crash site, she’s forced to consider why she’s still alive and looks for ways to help her new ghost friend. Meanwhile, Mal’s mom, feeling guilty at the injustice of her...
    On a dangerous rural highway, two teenage girls wreck their cars exactly two years apart. Sarah was driving sober in broad daylight, Mal was driving drunk at 3 a.m.—but it’s only Mal who survives. When Mal encounters Sarah’s ghost at the crash site, she’s forced to consider why she’s still alive and looks for ways to help her new ghost friend. Meanwhile, Mal’s mom, feeling guilty at the injustice of her daughter’s survival, befriends Sarah’s grieving mother. Through these unusual, fraught friendships, the four women search for purpose behind their unfair fates.
  • Pizza Hut Heartbreaker
    As a teenager, Pizza Hut was the only place that felt like home to Dakota. When the Hut hires Zoe, a straight-A suburban Christian virgin with Ivy League dreams, Dakota doesn’t think she'll like the bougie newbie much. But after a few shifts, Zoe proves her worth and endears herself to Dakota, who falls for her. Too bad her fellow cook Nick feels the same way.

    Amidst the romantic shenanigans...
    As a teenager, Pizza Hut was the only place that felt like home to Dakota. When the Hut hires Zoe, a straight-A suburban Christian virgin with Ivy League dreams, Dakota doesn’t think she'll like the bougie newbie much. But after a few shifts, Zoe proves her worth and endears herself to Dakota, who falls for her. Too bad her fellow cook Nick feels the same way.

    Amidst the romantic shenanigans, the crew wonders: will General Manager Liz ever leave the back office and, um, do her job? Is Assistant Manager Jaylynn ever going to acknowledge her obvious baby bump? Will driver Billy finally end his infinite engagement, marry his fiance, and move out of her parents’ garage?

    Pizza Hut Heartbreaker is the story of co-workers, who become friends, who function a lot like family, exploring along the way how we end up in the lives we may or may not have chosen--and who gets to decide how much those lives mean.
  • Upload
    Based on this article about a real start-up aiming to pave the way for mind-uploading:

    https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610456/a-startup-is-pitching-a-mind-uploading-service-that-is-100-percent-fatal/
  • Tonight
    At a shitty little diner in rural Missouri, three female employees react--in their own ways--to the incoming results of the 2016 presidential election.
  • Polly and Cass
    In an interrogation room, in the near future, a scientist confronts her former test subject, who has since gone rogue. A slightly sci-fi retelling of a Greek myth.