RISE WITCH RISE
Brianna starred in this unhinged short directed by Ju Young Lee.
Brianna played Joan, an awkward and strange actress who is called in to replace the lead witch in a motion capture TV series and turns the whole show upside down when she seeks revenge from her costar for a previous wrongdoing.
This was an especially fun project, as Brianna got to use her clowning and physical comedy background to bring Joan to life!
My Children! My Africa!
This is the 3rd remount of the 3 hander set in Apartheid ridden South Africa.
MCMA started with Civic Ensemble in 2016, followed by The Kitchen Theatre in 2017 and has now had two successful runs at HartBeat Ensemble in Hartford, CT - where Brianna is an ensemble member.
This run focused on touring to high schools and colleges in the Hartford area to educate students about apartheid, majority of those had never heard of it, following up with workshops and talk backs.
Brianna plays the fiercely eager and curious student, Isabel Dyson.
We've Been Trying to Reach You About Your Car's Extended Warranty
Brianna played Unity in Unattended Baggage's comedy pilot!
Much Ado About Nothing
Brianna traveled to Maine to play Hero and The Sexton in Theatre at Monmouth's production of Much Ado throughout the month of October. Performing in their beautiful theatre, as well as bringing the show to young audiences throughout Maine and doing Shakespeare workshops with young artists!
Brianna read for Rayna Hall in Starting Over - playing opposite of her real life partner, Jelani Pitcher.
The play is a part of MPAACT'S Podcast Play Series. Check out all of their streamable plays:
Stay safe and healthy everyone!
Summer & Smoke
Brianna had the pleasure of playing Alma Winemiller in The Impostors Theatre Co.'s production of Summer & Smoke by Tennessee Williams.
Unfortunately, the show had to close a couple days after our opening performance due to COVID 19.
Wishing everyone good health and good vibes!
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
Brianna had such a blast performing as Tina and jamming on the flute
with this hilarious cast under the direction of Lauren Katz throughout the month of December!
Brianna played Emily Webb in Artistry Theater's production of Our Town in the Twin Cities!
Shows ran from September 6-29
"You’ll seldom see the iconic role better played than by Ford."
“The principal roles are well acted, with notable performances by newcomers Pitcher and Ford, who bring innocence and joy to the young lovers who marry young before their brains are even fully developed. Still, their light is something to hold onto as the drama moves to its inevitable end.”
Brianna played Jane in the staged reading of...
Rubik's Cube by Claire Bernstein at The Lincoln Loft.
Ripped: The Living Newspaper Festival '19
In June, Brianna had the opportunity to act in American Blues Theater's annual Ripped Festival at Stage 773 under the direction of Elyse Dolan!
Brianna played Past Helvetica in the Chicago premiere of Helvetica with Death and Pretzels, directed by Madison Smith!
Nox Arca Theater
"Three actors play Helvetica at different life stages, with the bulk of scenes going to the superb Brianna Joy Ford as the writer in adolescence. Ford's scenes with Nick Strauss, who plays Helvetica's dad, are among the show's most moving."
- Chicago Reader
The Beautiful People
In March, Brianna played Agnes Webster in Edge of the Wood's production of
The Beautiful People,
directed by Remy Bumppo ensemble member, Shawn Douglass!
Romeo and Juliet
After a successful run at Pendulum Space, The Shakespeare All Stars are taking Romeo and Juliet on tour in the Chicagoland area, traveling to local schools, senior living homes and events.
Brianna is playing the roles of
Friar Lawrence, Chorus, and Prince!
Out of this World
Brianna performed in the premiere of Out Of This World
A series of 4 Sci-Fi one acts at Stage 773 with Entertainment Buffet
Friends With Benedicts
Brianna co-wrote and performed in the sketch comedy revue Friends With Benedicts at The Playground Theatre!
Off the Paddy Wagon
Brianna performed in Corn Productions Saint Patrick's Day themed sketch comedy show.
Peter and the Starcatcher
Brianna played Molly Aster in EDGE of Orion Theatre's production of Peter and the Starcatcher.
"Molly Aster (Brianna Joy Ford) stood out as having a strong voice and fantastic character work."
"Brianna Joy Ford is outstanding as Molly Aster: her characterization, timing, and intensity both drive the action and endear the audience to her."
Barbara J. Anderson
(Director @ CenterStage)
The Edge of Our Bodies
Brianna played Bernadette in The Danby Players production of The Edge of Our Bodies - A one woman show @ Pendulum Theatre Space.
Brianna wrapped Imago (Invictus Productions) - An Independent feature film centering around the horrors of the sex trafficking system.
She played Gina (supporting).
Second City Ramis Film School
Brianna wrapped a couple shorts with Second City's Harold Ramis Film School.
The Odd Couple - Liz Wallace (Dir.)
Something Happened - Matt Gold (Dir.)
The 2017 Chicago One-Minute Play Festival "Nevertheless, We Persisted"
Brianna acted in 7 one-minute plays under the direction of Lexi Saunders @ The Den Theatre
Moved to Chicago!
Having lived on the West and East Coasts, Brianna decided to give the Midwest a try!
Brianna moved to Chicago, then the Cubs won the World Series... so that's gotta be a sign.
Brianna had the pleasure of portraying Little Sally in Urinetown at Cider Mill Playhouse in Endicott, NY.
Try This at Home
Shortly after moving to the "Windy City", Brianna started rehearsals for a sketch comedy show at Second City (Skybox Theatre) in Chicago.
In addition to performing, she also wrote for the project.
My Children! My Africa!
Back by popular demand! After a successful run last summer, My Children! My Africa! was offered a remount at The Kitchen Theatre.
"As the student, Brianna Ford spars delightfully, wounds easily, and finds new trajectories by which to measure her relationships."