About

cropped-brenda-foley-publicity-shot.jpgBrenda’s award-winning work has been developed and/or produced with Athena Theatre (NYC), The Bechdel Group (NYC), Theatre Project (NJ), Theatre Breaking Through Barriers (NYC), Sky Blue Theatre Company (London), Boston Theater Marathon, Benchmark Theatre (CO), Camino Real Playhouse (CA), Stage Left Theater (WA), and The Road Theatre Company (CA). She was named a member of the Athena Theatre 2017 Playwriting Group and her full-length play, Fallen Wings, was selected for the Bechdel Group 2017 Play Development Reading Series. Protocol has been chosen for the forthcoming publication The Best 10-Minute Plays of 2018 (Smith and Kraus). Awards include winner of the British Theatre Challenge, Carbonell Award for Best Actress, and CLIR Mellon Fellowship. Acting credits include the La Jolla Playhouse, Roundabout, Studio Arena, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Rep, Pioneer Theatre, Philadelphia Drama Guild, GeVa Theatre, StageWest, Florida Stage, and Vienna’s English Theatre, Austria. In addition to her professional work as a writer, Brenda is Professor of Theatre and Gender Studies at Marlboro College, VT (on leave) and currently teaches seminars in disability studies as the Carol L. Zicklin Endowed Chair at Brooklyn College. Education: Cal Arts (MFA) and Brown University (AM, PhD).