Brenton Christopher Lengel is a playwright, poet, actor, and an Appalachian Trail 2000-Miler. He 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 won first runner-up in the James Rodgers National Playwrights Competition and was solicited for Humana's '09-'10 reading cycle. 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 the following year 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 a the playwright-in-residence for State of Play Theatre and a founding member of the Anarchist theatre company Autonomous Collective.
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The second NYC production of my play North to Maine at American Theatre of Actors [July 17, 2014]