Brandie June Chernow
I am a huge nerd who loves theatre, fantasy, mythology and RuPaul’s Drag Race.
A true lover of mythology since getting Edith Hamilton’s Mythology when I was eleven, I have written my first novel set in a world where all the creatures and gods of mythology exist in the modern day, and am actively seeking a publisher or literary agent.
I have been active in theatre since before I could read, often in as an actor. In the last few years, I have expanded my theatrical creativity as a writer and a costume designer. I have written short plays that have been performed at various theaters, with press from Broadway World, Los Angeles Times and more. My first full-length play recently had a table read.
I am a devourer of books, especially of the audio variety, as commuting in Los Angeles means lot of time for audiobooks. Other loves include nature documentaries, board games, aerial tricks and playing with my puppy.
Press and Media Mentions
- LA Times announcement of Passages: Classics Remixed, where "A Picture Of Oscar Wilde" premiered
- Broadway World mention of "Passages: Classics Remixed", where "A Picture Of Oscar Wilde" premiered.
- Review of "A Picture Of Oscar Wilde" by Night-Tinted Glasses "The Picture of Oscar Wilde by Brandie June Chernow might be my favorite script offered this year. Essentially it imagines the great writer Oscar Wilde (Samwise Aaron) on the verge of death in exile following his release from prison for sodomy. A handsome young man approaches and turns out to be none other than Dorian Grey (Damien Luvara) , arguably his most (in)famous and personal creation. Author and creation have a conversation, immortal character and dying human man, about life and art and desire. Frankly, the whole thing proved so well-written I wanted a longer play. Half an hour at least! I was less than fascinated by the actors, but then I also thought they probably had the most difficult task, and director Matthew Martin certainly drew something quite real from them."
- This Stage LA mention of "Passages: Classics Remixed", where "A Picture Of Oscar Wilde" premiered.
- Theatre In LA mention of "Passages: Classics Remixed", where "A Picture Of Oscar Wilde" premiered.
- “A Portrait of Oscar Wilde” - Short Play Review "The third, “A Portrait of Oscar Wilde,” is a conversation between Oscar Wilde and his most famous nemesis and creation Dorian Gray. Wilde, seemingly at the end of his life debating his purpose with narcism personified is an interesting way to deliver some of Wilde’s most iconic lines and humanize him a little in the process. Damien Luvara had fun camping it up a little as Gray and Samwise Aaron played Wilde with a simplicity I have not seen before, perhaps giving us a look at Wilde as his most vulnerable."