Brendan McLeod


A hilarious, heartbreaking monologue about consciousness and friendship from award-winning novelist and former Canadian poetry SLAM champ Brendan McLeod. “Brain” maps Brendan’s experiences as a teenager struggling to understand his obsessions to an adult battling psychosis. A nuanced journey through the nature of thought, and an optimistic exploration of the importance of friendship, Brain is an upbeat, intense comedy about the miracle of the mind.
Brendan McLeod is a Toronto based writer, performer, and musician. He is the author of one novel, a one woman play, and a monologue about Canadian history. He’s the founder of the music group The Fugitives, which have been nominated for multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards and Western Canadian Music Awards. He is a former Canadian SLAM poetry champion and World runner-up.
 “McLeod offers all of this with generosity and phenomenal grace. The guy is so smart, his rapid fire delivery so clean and confident, his wit so casual, copious, and reassuring that he makes the journey feel safe for the audience. He gives himself; he feels less alone and we feel less alone. That’s what theatre is all about.” – The Georgia Straight
“This show is the full package. It’s soulful, heartfelt theatre that is moving and challenging, skillfully crafted and entertaining.” – Plank Magazine