Water Made to Rise

By Barret O’Brien    

Water Made to Rise

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Three men are caught in a crisis of torrential proportions, trapped in a taproom in a city that has been decimated by flooding.


Guard Rodney Gardiner
Captain Barret O’Brien
Disco Daisuke Tsuji
Stage directions Annie Paul


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Play Length: 1:01:16

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Barret O’Brien is an actor, novelist, poet and playwright. His play, Water Made to Rise, recently premiered in Ashland. In four seasons at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, roles included Borachio in Much Ado about Nothing and Stage Manager, Undertaker in Head Over Heels; Fountainhead in Water by the Spoonful; Boatswain in The Tempest; Rook in The Unfortunates; and Agamemnon in Troilus and Cressida.

Other theater credits include Macduff in Macbeth 1969 (Long Wharf Theatre); Ensemble in Passion Play (Yale Repertory Theatre); Ludie in The Trip to Bountifu; Jack in Leading Ladies (national tours).

As playwright/actor, roles include Kenny in Midnight in the Marigny (Southern Repertory Theatre); Richard in Licking the Bowl (Southern Repertory and FringeNYC).

Film/TV credits include Redwood Highway, Runaway Jury, Malpractice, Netherworld.

He is the author of the novel Greater Wilder and the books of poetry things i notice and The Full Bent. He has an MFA from the Yale School of Drama.

Check out these plays Barret has acted in for ANPF.

Rodney Gardiner
Rodney Gardiner
Barrett O Brien
Barret O’Brien
Annie Paul
Annie Paul
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Daisuke Tsuji

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