Brenton Lengel
Brenton Christopher Lengel is a playwright, poet, actor, and Appalachian Trail 2000-Miler. He holds a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Kentucky where he trained under Professor Herman D. Farrell and Kentucky Poet Laureate Gurney Norman. As an actor he has appeared on horseback in the outdoor drama Tecumseh! and lost his pants as a full-time sketch comedy performer at Shadowbox Cabaret. Brent has also performed in Louisville elevators with Specific Gravity Ensemble and appeared in "America's Got Tragedy" by Gina Gionfriddo for the '09 Motherlodge Festival. His favorite roles include John Proctor in Arthur Miller's The Crucible (Star Theater Players) and Mitch in The Little Dog Laughed by Douglass Carter Beane (Pandora Productions). Brent has been writing for years and has produced a plethora of plays, short stories, poems and the comic book Ninja Roommate, which was carried as a local magazine at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. His daily comic strip The Life Quixotic is currently hosted on the webcomic site Planet-BOB. On March 11th 2009 He was profiled by Leslie Lyons as a major up-and-coming writer on her website I Live in Louisville and has appeared as a featured poet at the Louisville Speak-easy. 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. His second play North to Maine has won first runner-up in the James Rodgers National Playwrights Competition and was solicited for Humana's '09-'10 reading cycle. Brent moved to New York City in Sept. of 2009 and currently resides in Sugar Hill, where writes NYC theatre and performance art reviews for and spends his time hiking, reading poetry in Manhattan's lower east side, and working on his next new play.

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