Barry Brait’s Bio

Who can believe it is 51 Years already? I was 18 yesterday! However, you can see my bliss and joys above. Julie is early 40s !!! Harrison is 16. Alison is 12. SIL Mark is late 40s. My son lives in Virginia with his wife.

51 Year summary: 1967> Temple U.. Theatre Arts (1st Graduate of School of Communications & Theatre.) 1967>1969> US Army 1 year 10 months 15 days (Army Pic Cen, LIC, NY)1968>1978> Married Lynn Kessler (Ken K’s sister). 1970/1975> 2 Children. 1979>2002 Accoutant City of Philadelphia: Water Department ending as Financial Accounting Supervisor, Capital Improvements Unit. Retired 2002.

Now: SAG-AFTRA member since 1971, Actor’s Equity since 1972. Theatre Producer /Director/Actor, (Part time Realty). Theatre House Manager 8 years (part time).

Mentored Central Drama Society (with Mr Boni/Alan Bronstein as sponsors) for ten years. Work with Temple Film Dept on Annual Audition for Undergraduate Film Class (16 years). Directed plays for Episcopal Academy Community Players (6 years). Free lance director in Philadelphia, (directing 3 plays 2012: An Absolute Turkey (Episcopal)); Branch: A Baseball Legend (Society Hill Playhouse world premier); Marty’s Back in Town (Ebenezer Entertainment world premier). ) And acted as Bernie Madoff in “Imagining Madoff”(Theatre at KI). And some film work i.e. Silver Linings Playbook. (That’s me signing in Bradley Cooper to the dance competition).

Health: good with a couple of scares. Ski starting at 52, Tennis whenever.
Travel to Seattle to visit kids, Vail and The Canyons/Park City to ski. Having a good time of it in retirement. Feel productive yet (especially when directing/acting).


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