Brett Neveu is a senior lecturer in the Department of Radio/Television/Film and an accomplished screenwriter and playwright. Recent theatre productions include the musical Verböten with House Theatre, Traitor with A Red Orchid Theatre (Joseph Jefferson Award, New Adaptation), and To Catch a Fish with Timeline Theatre. Film/TV productions include the short Convo with Breakwall Pictures, the feature The Earl with Intermission Productions, and numerous screen projects currently in development. Past work includes productions with 59e59 Theatre in New York; The Royal Court Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company in London; The Goodman Theatre, Writers Theatre, Greenhouse Theatre, The Inconvenience, A Red Orchid Theatre, and American Theatre Company in Chicago. A Sundance Institute Ucross Fellow, Brett is also a recipient of the Marquee Award from Chicago Dramatists, the Ofner Prize for New Work, the Emerging Artist Award from The League of Chicago Theatres, an After Dark Award for Outstanding Musical (Old Town) and has developed plays with companies including The Atlantic Theatre Company and The New Group in New York and The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre and Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago. He is a resident-alum of Chicago Dramatists, a proud ensemble member of A Red Orchid Theatre, a founding member of the playwright collective MC-10, an alumni member of TimeLine Theatre Company’s Writers Collective and Center Theatre Group’s Playwrights’ Workshop in Los Angeles. Brett has been commissioned by The Royal Court Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, A Red Orchid Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, House Theatre, TimeLine Theatre Company, Writers Theatre, Strawdog Theatre, Northlight Theatre, and has several of his plays published through Broadway Play Publishing, Dramatic Publishing, and Nick Hern Publishing. Brett has taught writing at DePaul University, The Second City Training Center, and currently teaches writing for the screen and stage at Northwestern University.
BA, Playwriting and Acting, University of Iowa
MFA, Playwriting, Spalding University