BRENNA FREESTONE-GILBERT was born and raised in Fort Collins and spent three years training in Los Angeles. While in L.A. she had the honor of studying with Perviz Sawoski and appeared under her direction in William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, performing in two roles as well as serving as Dance Captain for the Bharata Natyam themed performance. Some of Brenna's favorite roles include Essie in You Can't Take It With You (1998 OpenStage OPUS Award for Best Supporting Actress), Mrs. Chevely in An Ideal Husband (2006 OPUS for Best Actress), both with OpenStage, and Marjorie in Extremities with openstage etc (2005 OPUS for Best Actress). She appeared most recently as Celia in OpenStage Theatre's As You Like It and as numerous roles in The Book of Liz (2008 OpenStage OPUS Award for Best Supporting Actress). Additional favorites are Kattrin in Mother Courage, Laura in The Glass Menagerie and Estelle in No Exit with Bas Bleu Theatre. She made her directorial debut with openstage etc's production of Boy Gets Girl, followed shortly by Limelight Theatre's Brighton Beach Memoirs. She received the 2010 OPUS Awards for Best Play and Best Director for Bug, which left audiences squirming. Most recently she directed The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), which also left audiences squirming, but for completely different reasons. Brenna acts as Company Development Administrator for OpenStage Theatre.
Brenna's Work in OpenStage Theatre
Event Role
The Revolutionists Director
Openstage Theatre's Big Lebowski Bowling And Halloween Extravaganza Author
Casino Royale Director
The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (abridged) Director
Casino Royale Author
Casino Royale Bond Girl du jour
Dead Man's Cell Phone *Jean
Bug Director
Sceneworks Actor
As You Like It *Celia/Aliena
The Book Of Liz Actor #4 - Sister Constance Butterworth
Boy Gets Girl Director
Nickel And Dimed Voice Overs
Noises Off Poppy
Swimming In The Shallows Choreographer
The Threepenny Opera Style Consultant
A Bright Room Called Day Rosa Malek
An Ideal Husband Mrs. Cheveley
Mythologica The Seed of Fire; Izanami
Extremities Set-In Crew
The Winter's Tale Set-In Crew
Extremities Marjorie
The Women Miss Fordyce/Princess Tamara/Exercise Instructor/C
The Last Night At Ballyhoo Stage Manager
An Inspector Calls Sheila Birling
The Comedy Of Errors Antipholus of Syracuse
The 1940s Radio Hour Stage Manager