Meet our cast: Brendan Howlett

Brendan has been a member of ARC since 2011 and sits on the artistic board. Most recently he was a part of the National Arts Centre English Acting company performing in Pride & Prejudice and Innocence Lost, taking him from Calgary, to Ottawa, to Montreal.

Last summer, Brendan helped launch the outdoor Shakespeare company, Shakespeare In The Ruff, and serves as the company’s Artistic Director. He directed their inaugural production Two Gents and will be performing in this summer’s production of Richard III.

In the fall, Brendan will be reprising his role in “…and stockings for the ladies” with RustWerk and Harold Green Jewish Theatre. He really loves that show. He’s been doing it for 6 years.

This production holds a very special place in Brendan’s heart, not only because of the amazing people involved with it, but because he spent 6 years as a support worker to people with special needs, working in group homes, and getting into all sorts of unexpected scenarios. The humour and heart that Brendan learned from the people he worked with, has been the single most important tool while working on this show. That and the ipod he uses to learn lines.