Brent Askari

Brent has acted in MHTC productions including The Pillowman, Bengal Tiger At The Baghdad Zoo, November, Becky Shaw, Drunks, Cloud 9, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, The History Boys, Circle Mirror Transformation, A View From The Bridge, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, and Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You.  He directed his original play Cloudhoppers and the East Coast premiere of Justin Tanner’s Voice Lessons. He is the creator of Mad Horse’s BY LOCAL reading series and runs it with company member Tootie Van Reenen. Brent has performed in numerous audio dramas and narrates the nationally syndicated television program Animal Science, which was nominated for a national Daytime Emmy Award in 2014 for Outstanding Children’s Program. He has had plays produced in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Connecticut, Maine, and Washington, DC. He was part of HBO’s New Writers Project and has been a finalist in the Samuel French Short Play Festival, Boston Theatre Marathon, Louisville 10-Minute Play Competition, the Reva Shiner Comedy Award, and the Mountain Playhouse International Comedy Playwriting Contest. He has sold several screenplays to companies including Paramount Pictures, MTV, Marvel Films, Reveille Entertainment, Our Stories Films, Artisan Entertainment, and Langley Films. He is the author of the novel Not Ready For Prime Time (Carroll&Graf) and is currently working on a new book.