Recent theatre productions include Pilgrim’s Progress with A Red Orchid Theatre (Chicago), Red Bud with Signal Ensemble (Chicago), Detective Partner Hero Villain with SkyPilot Theatre Company (LA) and Strawdog Theatre Company (Chicago) as well as The Opponent with A Red Orchid/Bisno Productions/59e59 (New York).
Film productions include the short Convo with Breakwall Pictures and the feature The Earl with Intermission Productions. Past theatre work includes productions with The Royal Court Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company in London; The Goodman Theatre, Writers Theatre, The House Theatre, The Inconvenience, The Side Project, TimeLine Theatre Company, A Red Orchid Theatre and American Theatre Company in Chicago.
A Sundance Institute Ucross Fellow, Brett is also a recipient of the Marquee Award from Chicago Dramatists, the Ofner Prize for New Work, the Emerging Artist Award from The League of Chicago Theatres, an After Dark Award for Outstanding Musical (Old Town) and has developed plays with companies including The Atlantic Theatre Company and The New Group in New York and The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre and Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago.
He is a resident-alum of Chicago Dramatists, a proud ensemble member of A Red Orchid Theatre, a current member of TimeLine Theatre Company’s Writers Collective and an alumni member of the Center Theatre Group’s Playwrights’ Workshop in Los Angeles. Brett has been commissioned by The Royal Court Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Goodman Theatre, TimeLine Theatre Company, Writers’ Theatre, Strawdog Theatre, Northlight Theatre and has several of his plays published through Broadway Play Publishing, Dramatic Publishing and Nick Hern Publishing. Brett has taught writing at DePaul University, Second City Training Center and currently teaches writing for the screen and stage at Northwestern University.
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