Brad McEntire
Carrollton, TX
Playwright and solo performer. Proud Texan.
Biography

Plays Include DINOSAUR AND ROBOT STOP A TRAIN (Audacity Theatre Lab, Sundown Collaborative Theatre), RASPBERRY FIZZ (Houston Fringe, Out of the Loop Festival), NIGHT OF THE TARANTUBEARS (Audacity Theatre Lab) and CARTER STUBB TAKES FLIGHT (Sundown Collaborative Theatre) among others. He has toured extensively on the fringe festival circuit in the United States performing his repertory of original solo shows CHOP, CYRANO A-GO-GO and ROBERT'S ETERNAL GOLDFISH. He is very proud to produce the annual Dallas Solo Fest, bringing together one-person shows from around the country to the north Texas area. Brad currently teaches Cinema and Theatre at Tarrant County College in Arlington, Texas. He has recently studied playwriting with Will Power as part of the Dallas Playwrights Workshop at Southern Methodist Univerity. He was recently the recipient of the Kathy George Indie Artist Residency in Ashford, Washington.

Brad McEntire is based in Dallas, Texas. He is the founding Artistic Director of Audacity Theatre Lab. 

Plays

by Brad McEntire

2 M / 1F / SINGLE SET Ellson is 11 years old. He is chomping at the bit to ask Samantha out to the harvest dance. What's with that strange carnival barker with the mysterious sideshow bally? RASPBERRY FIZZ is an exploration of expectation and the potentialities of the future tied up in a tender and humorous slice-of-life coming-of-age encounter between two adolescents in 1949, in a small town America.

Cast:
2 M/ 1 F
by Brad McEntire

2 M or F / SINGLE SET A press conference is held. A robot from the future and a dinosaur from the past address their experiences of being rudely sucked through time and space to our present, what they plan to do now that they seem to be stuck in the 21st Century and most importantly how they may have saved a little girl who had been stupidly playing in the path of a speeding train. Did she survive? Are the Robot and the Dinosaur really there? Could they start an ice cream company? DINOSAUR AND ROBOT STOP A TRAIN is a contemporary take on the Theatre of the Absurd from the 1950s with its broad comedy, mixture of the horrific or tragic with touches of vaudeville, characters caught in hopeless or confusing situations, dialogue full of nonsensical wordplay and repetition as well as just flat-out parody or dismissal of realism. The piece has built into it opportunities for the actors to improvise and incorporate the audience.

Cast:
2 M or F

Successes

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!