PLAYWRIGHT, ACTOR (William)
Just Sex is Brandt’s second play to be produced. He performed his first play, a solo show called Give and Go: Learning from Losing to the Harlem Globetrotters, at FringeNYC and again at New York's Metropolitan Playhouse. Other acting credits include Walt Disney’s Broadway workshop of Hoopz, directed by Savion Glover and Kenny Leon; the Off-Broadway production of The Pitchfork Disney (Blue Light Theater Co.); and the workshop of Joe Fearless with Matthew Broderick and Rosie Perez.
Brandt formerly worked as an investment banker, played professional basketball in Europe, and played on tour against the Harlem Globetrotters. He is a Williams College graduate and has an MBA from New York University. www.brandtjohnson.com
DIRECTOR, ACTOR (Kurt)
As Founding Artistic Director of the Off-Broadway company the stageFARM, Alex conceived, commissioned and directed 2008’s SPIN series (Gina Gionfriddo, Elizabeth Meriwether, Adam Rapp, Mark Schultz, and Judith Thompson), as well as 2007’s VENGEANCE series (Neena Beber, Ron Fitzgerald, Gina Gionfriddo, Julian Sheppard, and Francine Volpe). Alex also directed the world premiere of David Folwells Drug Buddy for the stageFARM at Cherry Lane and produced Off-Broadway premieres of Elizabeth Meriwether’s Oliver Parker!, Mark Schultz’s The Gingerbread House (Drama League Award - Bobby Cannavale), and Gina Gionfriddo’s U.S. Drag.
Off-Broadway acting credits include the U.S. premieres of David Folwell’s Boise (Rattlestick - 2004 Outer Critics Circle Nomination), Philip Ridley's The Pitchfork Disney (Blue Light Theater Co.), Refuge by Jessica Goldberg, and Lost Highway (as Hank Williams). Film credits include Fever (1999 Directors’ Fortnight Cannes), If I Didn’t Care, High Maintenance, Cowboy Jesus, etc. TV credits include “Wonder Showzen,” “The City,” and “Swift Justice.”
In 2009, Alex was hired to adapt the classic B noir film House on Telegraph Hill for Bill Bannerman (Twighlight) to direct. This script, Unveiled, is in preproduction, and his original screenplay Texasstyle starring Henry Thomas, Bill Sage, Didi O’Connell, and Luke Wilson is set up for him to direct with Sweet 180/Lillian LaSalle producing. Alex is the President of The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and plays in the band CLAW.
Broadway: Wilder, Wilder, Wilder (Tony nomination), Proof (national tour), Good People (standby). Other Theatre: Sam Hunter's The Whale (Denver Center), Keith Reddin's Human Error (City Theatre), Daisy Foote's Bhutan (Cherry Lane), Dangerous Liaisons (Huntington Theatre), Craig Wright's The Pavilion (Rattlestick), Betrayal (Northern Stage), Bad Dates (City Theatre), The Director (Arclight Theatre), June Moon (Drama Department), He She Them (Shubert Theatre), George F. Walker's Suburban Motel (Rattlestick Theatre). Film and Television: Hangnail (Slamdance, 2011), Romance and Cigarettes (John Turturro), all the “Law and Orders,” “Third Watch” (recurring), “Deadline,” “Kevin Hill,” “Royal Pains,” “All My Children,” “Loving,” and “The Line” (Gemini, ACTRA nominations, best actress).
Favorite credits include Sleep No More Film (Punchdrunk), "Delocated" (Adult Swim), Haunted House (Irish Rep), Roller Coaster (Samuel French Festival), Rhapsody spokesperson (MTV), The Graduates (Beach Films) Kids Get Dead (Darkstar Entertainment), and the Bambi Killers (vaudevillian punk rock group).
When off stage, she is learning to surf, doing improv at UCB and pursuing astral projection and dimensional travel. Meghan is thrilled to return to Theater for the New City for Just Sex.
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