BREN DUBAY

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Plays

A synopsis for each play is coming soon. Thanks for checking back.

Secrets

Synopsis: It is June 1900, the beginning of hurricane season. New Orleans and the nation are reeling from a particularly horrific murder. Madeleine and Gabrielle Leveque come from a family of means so why were they working as housekeeper and cook? And why would they murder their wealthy employers in such a gruesome way? With only circumstantial evidence against her, Gabrielle is released to her mother, Marguerite. Madeleine is declared insane, and institutionalized at the Louisiana Retreat for the Feeble Minded. Sister Thérèse begins to visit her and engineers her release reuniting her with her sister and mother in Galveston, Texas. On September 8, 1900, the day the 1900 Storm made landfall, there is an explosive unveiling of family cycles, secrets and who committed the murder.

Irish Mist

Synopsis: Irish Mist opens on the night Ann Richards becomes the governor of Texas. Jamie O’Hanlon is the last of a group of women friends who have left their jobs in theater. To avoid the pain of grieving, she works compulsively to hide from her overprotective friends and to complete the renovation of a pub. When Timothy, a student from Ireland, offers to help with the renovation, Jamie allows him. Together, she and her friends learn the ancient way of Irish dancing, storytelling, and keening to help process the realities of life: loss, the “f-word”, and politics.

Angleton Grill

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Rain on the Roof

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News

A week with eleven fellow writers of enormous talent
My play Irish Mist selected by Tennessee Women’s Theater Project

Writing About Writing

Brown had an idea for a screenplay. He took that idea and turned it into a novella
If you write 1,000 words a day
Words of wisdom from Flannery