Born and raised in a small coal-mining town in southwestern Virginia, Brandon spent his youth dreaming of the adventures that lay waiting beyond the Appalachian mountains.
After discovering a love of performing arts at a young age, Brandon went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University, with an emphasis on Ritual Poetic Drama within the African Continuum.
Also during his time in Virginia, Brandon served as a board member, performer, writer, and facilitator for The Conciliation Project, a non-profit artistic social justice organization whose mission is: “to promote, through active and challenging dramatic work, open and honest dialogue about Racism in America in order to repair its damaging legacy.” Still an active member of The Conciliation Project, Brandon has performed in a number of the company’s original dramatic pieces, and has co-facilitated various residencies, workshops, and seminars.
In the fall of 2010, Brandon relocated to Los Angeles, California in order to expand his career as a performing artist. Since arriving in L.A., he has continued to cultivate his passions for performing, writing, directing, and producing through a variety of different mediums: local and touring theatrical productions, performance art installations, film, commercials, music videos, and an assortment of new media projects.
Brandon is currently the Artistic Director of Love Nail Tree Theatre, an L.A.-based company dedicated to provoking conversation about topics that are neglected and often ignored by our world. Love Nail Tree is a company that believes that storytelling is the necessary drive for the kind of dialogue needed among people for change. Love Nail Tree Theatre uses original, collaborative theatrical storytelling to reveal the power that stories possess to dramatically alter the cold, hard heart. It is our desire to move people to action and inspire a deep change within them.
I believe that art is an incredible tool for change. Art has the ability to encourage us to ask questions, to challenge our ideals, and to bring us closer together by utilizing the power of shared experience. I believe that by harnessing the power of art and practicing it with the intention of truly understanding one another, we can successfully break down the barriers that separate us and allow ourselves to work together toward creating a more common unity based on honesty, empathy, and a desire for a more conscious existence.
- 170 lbs.
- 7 3/4