Brett C. Leonard has been a member of New York's acclaimed LAByrinth Theater Company since 2003. His stage plays have been produced in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Toronto, Berlin and Sydney. In early 2010 his play The Long Red Road was directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman in an extended-run world premiere at Goodman Theatre in Chicago. In 2008 Unconditional was directed by Mark Wing-Davey in its world premiere production by LAByrinth Theater Company at New York's Public Theater, and is published in Smith and Kraus' New Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2008. In 2004 his play Guinea Pig Solo had its world premiere as the inaugural LAByrinth/Public Theater co-production, and was later produced at Chicago's Collaboraction, where it was named Chicago Tribune's "Top 10 of 2005" and "most visceral show of the year." In 2007 Guinea Pig Solo was presented as part of the Berlin Arts Festival's 50th Anniversary at the House of World Culture. Roger and Vanessa has been produced at Latchmere Theatre 503 in London, The Actors' Gang in Los Angeles and Tap Gallery in Sydney. Scotch and Water was first produced by New Company in London, where it was selected as Critics' Choice in Time Out London.
Mr. Leonard is the recipient of the 2008 Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award and is Co-Artistic Director (with Tom Hardy and Kelly Marcel) of London's Bad Dog Theatre Company. He is also a member of Israel Horovitz's Playwrights Lab. Guinea Pig Solo, Unconditional, Roger and Vanessa, Scotch and Water and The Long Red Road will be published in Spring 2010 by Broadway Play Publishing. Past and upcoming film and television projects include Unconditional (Cooper's Town Prods/Overture Films), The Other (Lionsgate, co-written w/Tom Hardy), Hung (HBO), Jailbait (Belladonna/Kindred/Warner Brothers) and Upstate (E-1 Ent., co-written w/Bob Glaudini).