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Brennan Pickman-Thoon

 
Birth Place:
San Francisco
Bio:
Brennan hails from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he grew up training with A.C.T., Berkeley Rep, Marin Theater Company, and more. At age 9, he joined the national touring company of Les Miserables, as the lovable urchin Gavroche. As a teenager, he acted with California Shakespeare Theater in ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: San Francisco

Bio:
Brennan hails from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he grew up training with A.C.T., Berkeley Rep, Marin Theater Company, and more. At age 9, he joined the national touring company of Les Miserables, as the lovable urchin Gavroche. As a teenager, he acted with California Shakespeare Theater in ... (read complete bio)
 

 

Brennan Pickman-Thoon Biography

Brennan hails from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he grew up training with A.C.T., Berkeley Rep, Marin Theater Company, and more. At age 9, he joined the national touring company of Les Miserables, as the lovable urchin Gavroche. As a teenager, he acted with California Shakespeare Theater in their mainstage productions of Julius Caesar and The Winter's Tale. He graduated with honors from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he earned a BFA in Drama and trained at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Some favorite New York credits include The Mormon Bird Play (New York International Fringe Festival), The Lion in Winter, and Aesop's Fables (Phoenix Theater Ensemble). He also wrote, produced, and directed a one-act comedy, God's Last Day, which won Best Short Play in the 2015 Unchained Theater Festival. After returning to San Francisco, Brennan appeared in The Cutting Ball Theater's Ph dre (SFBATCC Nomination: Actor in a Supporting Role), and starred as the titular Timon of Athens (TBA Nomination: Actor in a Principal Role). Other recent Bay Area credits: Hamlet (Marin Shakespeare Company), Hecuba/Helen (Stanford Repertory Theatre), Outspoken (New Conservatory Theater Center), #bros (Faultline Theater), The Speakeasy (Boxcar Theater), Flashplays (Playwrights Foundation). In April, he can be seen as Tennessee Williams in New Conservatory Theater Center's The Gentleman Caller. In July, he'll be back at Marin Shakespeare Company as Claudio in Measure for Measure. Brennan is an EMC candidate and is represented by NYLO Talent Agency.




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BWW Review: MOTHER OF THE MAID at Marin Theatre Company is dramatization of the life  Photo BWW Review: MOTHER OF THE MAID at Marin Theatre Company is dramatization of the life of Joan of Arc as seen through the eyes of her mother.
by Steve Murray - Nov 21, 2019

BWW Review: MOTHER OF THE MAID at Marin Theatre Company is dramatization of the life of Joan of Arc as seen through the eyes of her mother.

PARADISE SQUARE Earns More TBA Award Nominations Than Any New Musical; Full List! Photo PARADISE SQUARE Earns More TBA Award Nominations Than Any New Musical; Full List!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2019

Theatre Bay Area, one of the largest regional performing arts service organizations in North America, has announced the finalists of the 2019 TBA Awards. The sixth-annual TBA Awards Celebration will take place on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco).

BWW Review: MEASURE FOR MEASURE at Marin Shakespeare Company Photo BWW Review: MEASURE FOR MEASURE at Marin Shakespeare Company
by Tim Sullivan - Jul 8, 2019

One of Shakespeare's least performed works, Measure for Measure, is also one of his best. With some of his most stunning verse alongside his bawdiest humor, it teeters on the razor edge between comedy and tragedy so delicately that it is considered one of his three "problem plays." This vibrant production at Marin Shakespeare elucidates much of the play's wit while not quite reaching the emotional heights of its soaring poetry.

BWW Review: THE GENTLEMAN CALLER at New Conservatory Theatre Center is a poignant, in Photo BWW Review: THE GENTLEMAN CALLER at New Conservatory Theatre Center is a poignant, intimate meeting between two literary giants- Tennessee Williams and William Inge.
by Steve Murray - Apr 18, 2019

BWW Review: THE GENTLEMAN CALLER at New Conservatory Theatre Center is a poignant, intimate meeting between two literary giants- Tennessee Williams and William Inge.

NCTC Presents Poignant Historical Drama THE GENTLEMAN CALLER Photo NCTC Presents Poignant Historical Drama THE GENTLEMAN CALLER
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 7, 2019

In April, New Conservatory Theatre Center is thrilled to present Philip Dawkins' The Gentleman Caller, directed by Arturo Catricala. After incredibly successful productions of The Homosexuals (2014) and Le Switch (2017) playwright Philip Dawkins is rapidly becoming an NCTC favorite.

Theatre Bay Area Announces 2018 TBA Awards Finalists Photo Theatre Bay Area Announces 2018 TBA Awards Finalists
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 26, 2018

Theatre Bay Area, the third-largest regional theatre service organization in North America, announced the finalists for the 2018 TBA Awards. The fifth annual TBA Awards Celebration will be held on Monday, Nov. 5 at the Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco). Tickets for the public go on sale Friday, September 28, 2018, through City Box Office.

Audience awards $5K to Lcal Artists in PianoFight's SHORTLIVED VII Photo Audience awards $5K to Lcal Artists in PianoFight's SHORTLIVED VII
by Julie Musbach - Jun 1, 2018

Five thousand dollars are at stake in the largest audience-judged theater competition in the country, PianoFight's ShortLived VII. Forty-eight plays from Bay Area writers, theater companies, sketch groups, and indy artists vie for the audience's affection over the nine week competition to crown the Bay Area's best and win $5,000. The regular season of ShortLived VII runs June 14 through August 4, with performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm on PianoFight's Main Stage.

Rob Melrose to Direct TIMON OF ATHENS At Cutting Ball Photo Rob Melrose to Direct TIMON OF ATHENS At Cutting Ball
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 12, 2018

This spring Cutting Ball Theater welcomes the return of Founding Artistic Director Rob Melrose to direct Shakespeare's neglected classic, TIMON OF ATHENS, the final play of the Theater's 2017-18 Season. In the title role of Timon, Brennan Pickman-Thoon leads a cast that includes Ed Berkeley, Maria Ascension Leigh, Adam Niemann, Doug Nolan, Radhika Rao, David Sinaiko, John Steele Jr. and Courtney Walsh. Timon of Athens opens in previews on March 30 and runs through April 29. The press opening will take place Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m. Opening night follows April 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 - $45, and may be purchased online at cuttingball.com/productions/timon-of-athens or by phone at 415-525-1205.

Cutting Ball Theater Announces 2017-18 Season Photo Cutting Ball Theater Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

Cutting Ball Theater, the Bay Area's number one destination for experimental theater, has announced the program for its 2017-18 Season. Affirming its commitment to avant-garde works of the past, present and future, and to re-envisioning the classics, next year's season is bookended by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel's The Mineola Twins and Shakespeare's late tragedy, Timon of Athens. Rounding out the season is a two-week festival in February featuring three series of plays.

Cutting Ball Theater Announces 2017-18 Season Photo Cutting Ball Theater Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

Cutting Ball Theater, the Bay Area's number one destination for experimental theater, has announced the program for its 2017-18 Season. Affirming its commitment to avant-garde works of the past, present and future, and to re-envisioning the classics, next year's season is bookended by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel's The Mineola Twins and Shakespeare's late tragedy, Timon of Athens. Rounding out the season is a two-week festival in February featuring three series of plays.