(translator) is a director, performer, producer and translator. He was born in Syracuse, New York in 1979 and studied theater and film at Boston College. He moved to Berlin in 2001 with the support of a Fulbright Scholarship and began a career as a freelance theater maker. Brunet founded THE LAB at English Theatre Berlin during his 2003/2004 directing residency. He was the Associate Director/Associate Producer of German Theater Abroad in Berlin and New York from 2005 to 2008. His directorial work has been seen at venues including Forum Freies Theater, Düsseldorf, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin and Performance Space 122, New York.Recent work includes the bilingual performance Knick-Knack to the Future | Ruckzuck in die Zukunft, created with the artist collective copy & waste and invited to the 2015 steirischer herbst festival, the world premiere of Amy Evan’s play The Most Unsastisifed Town (April 2016, remounted in 2017) and the world premiere of Andrea Stolowitz’s Berlin Diary: (Schlüterstraße 27) (October 2016). The next premiere will take place on October 25, 2018 with The Land of Milk(y) and Honey, a documentary theater project exploring Israelis in Berlin in coproduction with the ID Festival – Festival for Israeli-German art and culture. Brunet has received multiple awards for his translations of German plays by writers including Wolfram Lotz, Dea Loher, Falk Richter, Roland Schimmelpfennig and Heiner Müller. His translations and essays have been published in PEN America, The Mercurian, Asymptote, Theater, TheatreForum, Contemporary Theatre Review, alt.theatre and MiGAZIN. He served as a guest professor in the fall of 2017 at the New School University in New York City, where he taught a seminar on German drama and directed a production of his translation of Dea Loher’s “The Last Fire” with students from the theater program. He has served as the Producing Artistic Director of English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center.
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