Brenden Dahl is a writer, theater artist, and producer from Philadelphia. He has worked with theater companies in Philadelphia and New York such as Clubbed Thumb Theatre, Azuka Theatre, Quintessence Theatre Group, and Theatre Exile as an actor, intern, and dramaturg, and will attend Northwestern University as a Theatre Major in the Class of 2025. His plays have been produced by Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Temple University, and MacGuffin Theatre and Film. He has won National Gold Medals through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and was a YoungArts National Merit Selection for Dramatic Writing.
In production, Brenden is drawn to inherently collaborative work, and has a strong passion for improvisation and devised creation. He is also drawn to work that advocates for social justice, empowers young people, and makes theater and theater education available to those who don't often get to experience it.
In writing, Brenden creates unusual worlds that aim to reveal reality through the surreal. He writes stories of parallel or future societies, but not in an overtly dystopian or premonitory way, but rather in a provocatively hopeful one.