Brenda Orellanais an actor, writer and director from Los Angeles, California dedicated in bringing untold stories to light. She has worked and created solo performances, devised plays, and short films centered around her upbringing and community. Brenda is a third-year MFA candidate in Acting at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where her theatre credits include Alias Grace, King Charles III, Madwoman of Chaillot, Urinetown, and A Christmas Carol (CBT). To continue her work in directing, devising and writing, she co-founded Hear Me Roar Theatre Company with her cohort Aleah Vassell, where she has directed The Submission by Jeff Talbott, and will be work-shopping and performing her new play The Way The Sun Hits The Mountains here in Knoxville. Brenda is a proud AEA member.