Brad McEntire works primarily as a playwright, solo performer and stage director. His plays include Que Sera, Giant Monster, I Brought Home a Chupacabra, Dinosaur and Robot Stop a Train, Raspberry Fizz, Langdon the Seasonal Barista and The Yeti in the Airport Lounge among other works.
An experienced solo performer, McEntire has toured his original one-person shows Cyrano A-Go-Go, Chop, Robert's Eternal Goldfish and The Beast of Hyperborea to venues and festivals all over North America. Since 2008 he has served as artistic director of the small-batch theatre company Audacity Theatre Lab.
He studied playwriting with Will Power as part of the Dallas Playwrights Workshop at Southern Methodist University. In 2015, McEntire served as the first theatre-artist-in-residence at the Kathy George Indie Artist Residency in Ashford, Oregon. He founded and served as producer of the Dallas Solo Fest between 2014-2019, bringing together solo performers and their one-person shows from around the U.S. to the north Texas area. Brad currently teaches Cinema and Theatre at Tarrant County College-Southeast in Arlington, Texas.
He holds a B.F.A. from the College of Santa Fe and a M.A. from Texas Woman's University.
November 2022 - Que Sera, Giant Monster receives a non-professional production at Theatre Southeast at Tarrant County College. Charles is having a very rough day. It only gets worse when he runs into an ex who is, herself, having a ridiculously rough day. The giant monster destroying the city doesn't bode well, either. Que Sera, Giant Monster is a play about realizing what we need to let go of and what we need to hang on to. The student cast and crew and faculty at TCC-SE handled the production splendidly.
July 2018 - Winner of Wordsmyth Theatre's Texas Playwrights Festival in Houston, Texas. My play QUE SERA, GIANT MONSTER recieves two staged readings over a long weekend.
November and December of 2016, I am accepted into Will Power's Dallas Playwrights Workshop at Southern Methodist University.
In August 2016, I served as the first theatre-artist-in-residence at the Kathy George Indie Artist Residency in Ashford, Washington. Sponsored by Seattle's Minion Productions, this week-long retreat offered isolated and idyllic surroundings. I came away with a full first draft of a new play!