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
The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (abridged) Director
Casino Royale Director
Casino Royale Author
Dead Man's Cell Phone *Jean
Casino Royale Bond Girl du jour
Bug Director
Sceneworks Actor
The Book Of Liz Actor #4 - Sister Constance Butterworth
As You Like It *Celia/Aliena
Boy Gets Girl Director
Nickel And Dimed Voice Overs
Noises Off Poppy
The Threepenny Opera Style Consultant
Swimming In The Shallows Choreographer
Mythologica The Seed of Fire; Izanami
An Ideal Husband Mrs. Cheveley
A Bright Room Called Day Rosa Malek
The Winter's Tale Set-In Crew
Extremities Set-In Crew
The Women Miss Fordyce/Princess Tamara/Exercise Instructor/C
Extremities Marjorie
The Last Night At Ballyhoo Stage Manager
The Comedy Of Errors Antipholus of Syracuse
An Inspector Calls Sheila Birling
The 1940s Radio Hour Stage Manager