Brenda Orellana is an actor, writer and director from Los Angeles, California dedicated in bringing untold stories to light. Brenda is a third-year MFA Acting candidate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where her theatre credits include People Where They Are, 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 workshopping and performing her new play The Way The Sun Hits The Mountains here in Knoxville in March 2020. She’d like to thank Kathleen for the wonderful opportunity of being in such a heartwarming play and to you all for your support. Brenda is a proud AEA member.