Brenda Arellano is a performer and devisor based in Oakland after almost a decade in Chicago. She was a company member with the Chicago Neo-Futurists and she recently performed in their digital play 45 Plays for America’s First Ladies (which garnered a ’NY Times Critic’s Pick’). She was also a member of Playmaker’s Laboratory (formerly Barrel of Monkeys) and performed with Chicago Children’s Theater, The House Theater, and Teatro Vista, as well as the monthly live lit event, Paper Machete. In the Bay Area, she was a company member with the San Francisco Neo-Futurists, recently performing in their digital show, The World Wide Wrench. She has also been an actor for Berkeley Repertory Theater’s Ground Floor Summer Lab and Shotgun Theater. She has a bachelor of fine arts from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. She currently works as a hospital clown, and has been with Medical Clown Project for seven years. She likes to have a good time, a beautiful time, a ridiculous time, and a profound time.
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