|Brenton Christopher Lengel is a playwright, poet, actor, and an Appalachian Trail 2000-Miler. He is a member of the Dramatist Guild of America and holds a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Kentucky, where he trained under New Dramatist’s Alumnus Herman D. Farrell and Kentucky Poet Laureate Gurney Norman.
Brent's first full-length play, Trojan Men, was solicited by Actors Theater of Louisville for the '08-'09 Humana Festival of New American Plays reading cycle and was selected as a semi-finalist for the 2010 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. His second play, North to Maine, was produced in June 2013 by State of Play Productions Inc. at the C.O.W (formerly the Living Theatre). The premiere was sponsored by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and covered by both Backpacker and Outside magazine. North to Maine won First RunnerUp in the James Rodgers National Playwrights Competition, was solicited for Humana's '09-'10 reading cycle, and two monologues from the show were also selected to be published in "Best Men's Monologues of 2014" by Smith & Krause. Brent’s short play Snow White Zombie, produced by Manhattan Theatre Source, won Audience's Choice in the 2010 Estrogenius Festival, and his short play Rank Jumping was workshopped at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center and produced by FullStop Collective as part of the 2010 Foreplays Festival. His play Mic., an original rock-musical about the New York City open mic. scene, premiered in the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival to rave reviews and received an extended run at Manhattan Theatre Source. Brent followed that in FringeNYC 2012 with Snow White Zombie: Apocalypse, a 90-minute zombie/kung-fu movie on stage, which earned him sold-out houses and a comparison to both Sondheim and Simon Pegg. Brent is the playwright-in-residence for State of Play Productions Inc. and a founding member of the Anarchist theatre company Autonomous Collective.
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