is the Director of Theatre at Wichita State University, Wichita, KS. He has his M.A. in Drama and Ph.D. in Education from the University of Oklahoma. He has a novelist, screenwriter, lyricist, and playwright. His play, The Isolation House
, ran at The American Theatre of Actors in NYC; Thee and Thou
premiered last year at The Jewel Box Theatre in Oklahoma City and has been accepted for a run at The Buckham Alley Theatre. Two of Bret’s Native plays—Kindred and War Paint
have won the Garrard Playwriting Award sponsored by The Five Civilized Tribes Museum. Another, Native Skin
had a workshop staged reading at Native Voices at the Autry in Los Angeles. In addition, he has written a number of plays that are set in Oklahoma during different decades of the twentieth century; a cycle of these was produced at East Central University in Ada, OK. Bret is also the co-founder and writer for The Ancient Radio Players, a radio performance troupe based out of Oklahoma. They perform live and studio productions around the state. Bret lives in Goddard, KS with his wife, Julie, and their three children: Lauren, Austin, and Emma.