Bio


With pad, pen, and mic stand, Brendyn continues his dig under the prison house wall, convinced that there’s more to it all than thin pop culture, prime time TV and the 9-5 Compromise.

He has written two novels and over 100 short stories. His work has appeared in Tales of the Talisman, the Northeast Storytelling Blog, lr al Blog de Haki, Ascent Aspirations, Mindprints – A Literary Journal, The Elmont Herald, The Second Course Blog and Beginnings.

Brendyn is a winner of multiple Massmouth regional and semifinal storyslams as well as a 3-time finalist for Massmouth’s annual show, the Big Mouth Off. He’s also a Moth storyslam winner/GrandSLAM finalist.

In addition to moderating a panel of master storytellers at The Juilliard School, he has been a featured storyspinner at WGBH studios, Emerson College, Suffolk University, the Life is Good Corporate Headquarters, Club OBERON, ImprovBoston, Lizard Lounge, TORO, the Lily Pad, Trident Booksellers and Cafe, Coolidge Corner Theater, Somerville Theatre, Cutler Majestic TheatreRegent Theatre, Company Theatre, Club Bohemia at the Cantab Lounge, Club Passim, Precinct, the Cyclorama, Kickstand CafeAmazing Things Arts CenterThe Living Room, Old Schwamb Mill, L.A.N.E.S. Sharing the Fire, Karen Chace’s Story Cafe on Seekonk TV9, SoundBitesME storytelling shows, Fugitive Productions storytelling concerts, AIFF events, The VNA, NEWS events, Brother Blue’s Open Mic, The Gallery at VillageworksOut of the Blue Art Gallery, and the Krikorian Gallery. He has also produced “TELL ME: great stories in a great space” at Art Lounge Arlington and co-produced “Heartbreak: A Night of Storytelling” at the Lily Pad.

Articles on Brendyn can be found in the Arlington Advocate, Brookline Tab and Backstage Beat. There’s also a profile by Massmouth Director, Cheryl Hamilton here.

In addition to this site, you can find more of his work lurking around at http://dadity.wordpress.com/the-light-upstairs/

His lightning fast articles for the modern day job-seeker can be found here!

In addition to coaching for the TedX Natick community, Brendyn has taught storytelling at Arlington Community EducationBrookline Adult and Community Education as well as Boston Speaks.

His influences include Jean Shepherd, Lord Buckley, Neil Simon, Richard Pryor, Ray Bradbury, Hunter S. Thompson, S.E. Hinton, Joe Strummer, Rod Serling, Ralph Emerson, Father Paul Rogers, the struggles of the righteous underdog and of course, his family.

For booking, one-to-one consulting and teaching inquiries, contact Brendyn at brendyn.schneider@gmail.com

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