New Plays from the Heartland Visiting Playwright

Brett Neveu, 2019 New Plays from the Heartland: Midwest One-Act Play Festival

Brett Neveu
Photo Credit: Joe Mazza + Brave Lux

Recent theatre productions include Traitor with A Red Orchid Theatre (Joseph Jefferson Nomination, New Adaptation)), To Catch a Fish with Timeline Theatre and Her America with The Greenhouse Theatre. Film/TV productions include the short Convo with Breakwall Pictures and the feature The Earl with Intermission Productions. Past work includes productions with 59e59 Theatre in New York; The Royal Court Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company in London; The Goodman Theatre, Writers Theatre, The House Theatre, The Inconvenience, TimeLine Theatre Company, A Red Orchid Theatre and American Theatre Company in Chicago. A Sundance Institute Ucross Fellow, Brett is also a recipient of the Marquee Award from Chicago Dramatists, the Ofner Prize for New Work, the Emerging Artist Award from The League of Chicago Theatres, an After Dark Award for Outstanding Musical (Old Town) and has developed plays with companies including The Atlantic Theatre Company and The New Group in New York and The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre and Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago.

He is a resident-alum of Chicago Dramatists, a proud ensemble member of A Red Orchid Theatre, a founding member of the playwright collective MC-10, an alumni member of TimeLine Theatre Company’s Writers Collective and Center Theatre Group’s Playwrights’ Workshop in Los Angeles. Brett has been commissioned by The Royal Court Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Goodman Theatre, House Theatre, TimeLine Theatre Company, Writers Theatre, Strawdog Theatre, Northlight Theatre and has several of his plays published through Broadway Play Publishing, Dramatic Publishing and Nick Hern Publishing. Brett has taught writing at DePaul University, Second City Training Center and currently teaches writing for the screen and stage at Northwestern University.

Brett’s OPEN FORUM ON PLAYWRITING:  Plan to attend a one-hour talk by Brett Neveu at Heartland on Thursday, July 11, at 7:30 pm. She will talk about tips and tricks of playwriting. The event is free and open to the community.




New Plays from the Heartland Performance Schedule