Brendan Bourque-Sheil


Brendan Bourque-Sheil is a Houston-based playwright and storyteller. His plays have been produced in Houston by Stages Repertory Theatre and The Landing Theatre Company, and in Chicago by Death and Pretzels Theatre Company. He's a regular contributor to the monthly live show Grown Up Storytime, and KPFT's So What's Your Story. He works as a Literary Associate specializing in new play development for The Landing Theatre. He also teaches Creative Writing for the Alley Theatre's Department of Education and Community Engagement, and for the Kinder High School of Performing and Visual Arts.


"[Between Two Caves is] smart, funny, surprising, thought-provoking...all in a tight 50-minute production...This is total immersion...This is strong, home-grown storytelling." - Houston Press

"The Book of Maggie follows an epic quest to preserve Armageddon..." - The Chicago Reader

"The Book of Maggie is one of the most refreshing original works that has come out of Houston in some time. This play has guts. It pushes the envelope of what theatre can be in Houston, and I loved it." -

"Bourque-Sheil has some tremendously important and interesting things to say about how we view religion and by extension our time on earth, displaying a humorously literate grasp of biblical doctrine and the confidence not to tie all his ideas up in neat bows." - Houston Press