Bev Brett

Bev Brett

Bev Brett lives and works as a playwright, director, and theatre educator in the St. Ann’s Bay area of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She has written both comedies and dramas, revues, children’s plays, and  reenactments about the culture of both modern day and historical Cape Breton for most theatre groups and venues on the Island as well as her own , The St. Ann’s Bay Players. 

In 2002 she wrote her first full length play “ THE MARGARET”, a romantic drama about  the migration of  900 Highland Gaels from St. Ann’s to New Zealand in the 1850’s. The play was first developed at Mulgrave Road Theatre and Banff playRites colony and after performing for two seasons at The Gaelic College in St. Ann’s, her company toured the play to New Zealand. Modern day play, “OUT THE MEADOW” has had three productions in Nova Scotia with Forerunner TheatreShip’s Company Theatre, and The St. Ann’s Bay Players. Directed by Mary Vingoe, in 2010, it garnered a Merritt Award nomination.

LOUISBOURG LIVES” and “THE SPIRIT OF ASPY BAY” and A DOWN NORTH CHRISTMAS CAROL were written for for the Fortress of Louisbourg and  The North Highlands Community Museum.“DOWN NORTH, the play of Cape Breton’s Magazine”,  has seen over 100 performances and is published by Breton Books. In 2010 she adapted Alistair MacLeod’s short story, VISION for The Cabot Trail Writer’s Festival and produced it in 2014 for Summer Theatre at the Gaelic College. " OUT OF BLACKCOVE" produced at  The Gaelic College 2013 is a rollicking journey back and forth in time through the history of St. Ann's Bay. comedy, drama and music. 

 She was on the executive of PARC (Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre) for 15 years, was Member -at- Large at PGC. She also works as a dramaturge at Cape Breton University. All of her work has been produced and she has directed over 60 plays.