Brenley Charkow

Brenley Charkow
Brenley is a director, playwright and actor originally from the West Coast. She calls Ontario home. She has directed such productions as Mo and Jess Kill Susie (Toronto, ON); Almost,Maine (Stratford, ON), and the world premieres of both The Waves (an adaptation of the novel by Virginia Woolf), and On The Other Side of the World ( a multi-lingual play based on the Jewish Refugees of Shanghai during WWII). This past season, Brenley had the pleasure of interning under Jillian Keiley at the Stratford Festival on The Diary of Anne Frank. She also had the pleasure of assisting at The Grand Theatre ( London), and Acting Upstage and Studio180 Theatre (Toronto). Brenley was shortlisted for the Neil Munro Directors' Project at the Shaw Festival. As an actor, her work has taken her across Canada and throughout the United States. She was a recipient this year of an Ontario Arts Council Creators' grant to continue working on her newest play, 588, about the most successful all-female bomber squad during WWII. Brenley received her BFA in Acting many moons ago from the University of Alberta, and is thrilled to be back on her old stompin' grounds as an MFA Directing candidate. Brenley runs an indie theatre company out of Toronto, Harley Dog Productions.
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