Brendan Bourque-Sheil
Houston, TX

Brendan Bourque-Sheils plays have been produced by Stages Repertory Theatre, Death and Pretzels Theatre Company, and The Landing Theatre Company, where he serves as Playwright-in-Residence and Literary Associate. In his work with The Landing, Brendan oversees developmental staged readings for Houston playwrights, and The Micro-Theatre Project, which commissions local playwrights to create site-specific plays, set in houses around the city. He's been a finalist for the Reva Shiner Comedy Award, the Houston Press Best New Play Award, and Southwest Theatre Productions' "Plays With a Strong Female Lead" competition. He frequently contributes stories to the monthly live show Grown-up Storytime and KPFT’s So What’s Your Story? He's a member of the Rec Room Writers Group. When he’s not writing, he teaches Playwriting for the Alley Theatre and the Kinder High School of Performing and Visual Arts.


Judas Iscariot and Pontius Pilate, whiling away the afterlife as frenemies in the eternal Inferno, are offered a chance for redemption by a sci-fi-writing Saint Peter. The assignment? Teach a suicidal woman the value of life—before the whole world goes to Hell.


A one-hour comedy thriller about modern conspiracy theory culture. Alex, the host of a successful podcast, is in the middle of a media storm, after hosting a controversial interview on her show, when Parker, an old friend from high school shows up at her door, to pitch her a wild story that he believes will launch both of them into the national spotlight. When Alex says no, the ensuing debate delves into conspiracy theory culture, mental illness, and how we engage with people who's interpretation of reality is fundamentally different from our own.


Two things separate Buckstop, Texas from every other soon-to-be-ghost-town in rural America: its bizarre history with cults and a once great nurse practitioner named Hallie, whose going blind. When Hallie wakes up from a particularly epic bender to learn she has lost her nursing license, she forges a new way to practice medicine by teaming up with a local witch. As the coven grows in popularity, the practices of Medicine and Magic collide and coalesce into something entirely new that infuses the dying town with newfound purpose. But when the coven comes under fire, Hallie is forced to face some inner demons and sort out what she really believes before her own destruction spills over into the rest of the community. Sunrise Coven is a comedy about healers and healing. 



Finalist in Southwest Theatre Productions "Plays With a Strong Female Lead" Competition

Reva Shiner Comedy Award Finalist