Brett John Olson is a performance professional and teaching artist based in Columbia, MO. Brett received his MFA in Acting from Western Illinois University. He is an advocate for theatre as the premiere empathetic art-form and is dedicated to developing imaginary worlds to improve our real one. Known for emphasizing dignity in character-building, Brett thrives in environments of creative risk-taking.
Recently, Brett accepted an Assistant Professorship in Theatre at Stephens College, proud owners of AEA-affiliated Okoboji Summer Theatre located in the beautiful natural setting of Okoboji, IA. Brett has served as Associate Artistic Director of both Minot State University Summer Theatre in Minot, ND and North Dakota Shakespeare, in Grand Forks, ND.
Favorite professional credits include Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing and Macbeth in Macbeth: Unrehearsed, both at North Dakota Shakespeare, Frederick in Young Frankenstein at Crossroads Repertory Theatre, and the direction of Little Shop of Horrors at Minot State University Summer Theatre. He is a proud member of both Actors Equity Association (AEA) and the Society of Directors and Choreographers (SDC).
Brett enjoys long-distance running, wood-working, and trying out Pinterest recipes. Find Brett on Instagram and Facebook to see what he's up to!
"Brett John Olson is outstanding as the reluctant doctor "Frawnkenstein" - Indiana Public Media
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