Barret O’Brien is a playwright, novelist, screenwriter, and actor from New Orleans. His plays have been performed at venues across the country including New York, New Orleans, Austin, New Haven, Missoula, Ashland, and Seattle. His work has garnered a Storer Boone Award for Best New Play; named a finalist at the William Faulkner Literary Festival; and published by Yale Palimpsest, the Jefferson Journal, LA Miscellany, American Dog Books, and Smith & Kraus Books.  He’s written screen and teleplays for Duplass Brothers Productions, JOMA films, Netflix, and HBO. Barret is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, a founding member nth Theater Lab, and a veteran company member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, where he currently resides with his wife and two daughters.