Brenda Arellano

Active Ensemble 2011 – 2015

Brenda Arellano is a performer and deviser based in Oakland after almost a decade in Chicago. She is an alumus of the Neo-Futurists (2011-2014) and the San Francisco Neo-Futurists (2016-2017) as well as the cursed Neo Boat Show (2022). She last performed with the Neos in their digital play 45 Plays for America’s First Ladies (which garnered a NY Times Critic’s Pick) in 2021 and Remember The Álamo in 2019. She was also a member of Playmakers Laboratory (formerly Barrel of Monkeys) and performed with Chicago Children’s Theater, The House Theater, and Teatro Vista, as well as the monthly live lit event Paper Machete. In the Bay Area, she continues to do guest runs with the San Francisco Neo-Futurists, recently performing in The Infinite Wrench. She has also been an actor for Berkeley Repertory Theater’s Ground Floor Summer Lab and Shotgun Theater. She has a bachelor of fine arts from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. She currently works as a hospital clown, and has been with Medical Clown Project for since 2015. She likes to have a good time, a beautiful time, a ridiculous time, and a profound time.