Reflective, seductive, spirited, angry, stubborn, resistant, longing - this is a breakout role for Brentan whose performance choreographs these states of mind into a heartbreaking dance.
— The Front Row Center on 'You Are Perfect'
 
 

I'm a New York-based, Meisner-trained actress, voiceover artist & producer working in theater, film, tv, commercials & voiceovers.

Originally from Italy, although you'd never know it - check out my voiceover demo to hear what I sound like - I grew up all over Europe before landing in New York. I'm a proud graduate of the 3-year Conservatory Training program at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and of the Academy Theatre Company, and of the Playhouse West 2-year Meisner Technique training program. 

I've collaborated with some of New York's most exciting theater companies including Nylon Fusion Theater Co.White Horse Theater, The Dirty Blondes, and toUch Performance Art, performing in venues such as Cherry Lane Theatre, La MaMaWorkShop theater, and many others. 

I'm especially passionate about developing original work: I produce new work on stage and film, and can usually be found originating roles in workshops & staged readings. Recent theater highlights include originating roles in the World Premiere of Erik Ehn's Clover at LaMaMa ETC directed by Glory Kadigan, in the World Premiere of The Journey I Never Made with Kairos Italy Theater at Cherry Lane Theatre, and in the World Premiere of Frank J. Avella's Lured.

I also co-directed and produced Lured’s sold-out, critically acclaimed run at Theater for the New City in November 2018 - hailed as ‘revelatory’, ‘potent and affecting’, and ‘one of the most arduous and exhilarating 80 minutes I’ve spent at the theater in recent memory.’ The production recently traveled overseas to be featured in the inaugural On Stage! American Theater Festival in Rome, Italy. Read all about Lured here.

Latest on-camera projects include the independent short Sleeping Dogs, and the short Cake that I also wrote and produced - both of which have been featured at film festivals around the country -- as well as national and international commercials.

I can also be heard voicing over a hundred commercial, short-form narration and educational voiceovers in English & Italian, as well as found narrating audiobooks. Check out the latest books I narrated for Penguin Random House, and for Listening Library.

In addition to my acting work, I serve as KIT - Kairos Italy Theater's Literary and Producing director, as well as being the Executive Producer of KIT's annual festival of Italian theater in New York, In Scena!since 2013. I'm also a published theatrical translator whose numerous Italian to English translations of some of Italy's top playwrights have been produced and performed internationally. I’ve been profiled by some of Italy’s top publications including Il Corriere della Sera, Il Sole24Ore, Panorama, and my work has been reviewed extensively in Italy & the US.

Click HERE to read more about my translating work for the stage, and HERE for my latest news.