Brenton Lengel

Brenton Christopher Lengel is a playwright, poet, actor, and an Appalachian Trail 2000-Miler. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and holds a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Kentucky, where he trained under New Dramatist’s Alumnus Herman D. Farrell and Kentucky Poet Laureate Gurney Norman.
Brent's first full-length play, Trojan Men, was solicited by Actors Theater of Louisville for the '08-'09 Humana Festival of New American Plays reading cycle and was selected as a semi-finalist for the 2010 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference

His second play, North to Maine, was first produced in June 2013 by State of Play Productions Inc. at the C.O.W (formerly the Living Theatre). The premiere was sponsored by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and covered by both Backpacker and Outside magazine. North to Maine won First Runner-up in the James Rodgers National Playwrights Competition and was solicited for Humana's '09-'10 reading cycle. Two monologues from the show were also selected to be published in Best Men's Monologues of 2014 by Smith & Krause.  In July 2014, North to Maine returned to the NYC stage courtesy of the American Theatre of Actors on 54th street, in Manhattan.  The show ran for 3 weeks and received an overwhelmingly positive response from critics and audience alike.  Brent’s short play Snow White Zombie, produced by Manhattan Theatre Source, won Audience's Choice in the 2010 Estrogenius Festival, and was brought back for the 2014 Best of Estro 15-year celebration. His short play Rank Jumping was workshopped at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center and produced by FullStop Collective as part of the 2010 Foreplays Festival

Brent's original rock-musical Mic., about the New York City open mic. scene, premiered in the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival to rave reviews and received an extended run at Manhattan Theatre Source. Brent followed that in FringeNYC 2012 with Snow White Zombie: Apocalypse, a 90-minute zombie/kung-fu movie on stage, which earned him sold-out houses and a comparison to both Sondheim and Simon Pegg. 
Brent is the playwright-in-residence for State of Play Productions Inc. and a founding member of the Anarchist theatre company Autonomous Collective.In addition to his career as a playwright, Brent is a NYS-Certified Wilderness Guide and regularly leads hikes into the Catskills, the Shawgunks, and even the Icelandic wilderness. He is also the host of Insurrection with Brenton Lengel, a weekly activist-themed radio show carried on the StarCom Radio Network.

If you want to get in touch with Brent, or are interested in reading or producing any of his work, several of his plays are published and available for purchase on Indie Theater Now, or if you'd rather, please feel free to email him. You can also follow him on Twitter and Facebook