Billy Ray Brewton

BILLY RAY BREWTON is writer, director, and film curator currently based in Los Angeles. He is the writer/director of the HFF18 award-winning play, “A Beast/A Burden”, which enjoyed an extended run at Hollywood Fringe and a brief run at the SoHo Playhouse in NYC; and he is the director of the HFF19 award-winning play, “Son of a Bitch”. Originally from Alabama, he founded and ran Theatre Downtown in Birmingham, specializing in original shows and twisted takes on classics. There he produced many of his own original plays and musicals including: “The 13th Friday”, “We Three Queens”, “After School Special”, “Skanks in a One Horse Town” (subject of the documentary “Skanks” which premiered at the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival), “Dragula: The Musical”, “Must Come Down”, “Country Roses: The Musical”, and “The Xmascist”. He also wrote and directed successful adaptations of Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus”, Dryden’s “Marriage-a-la-Mode”, and George Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead”. As a director, favorite works include: “The Crucible”, “Glengarry Glen Ross”, “The Normal Heart”, “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes”, “The Pillowman”, and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” He founded and runs Make Believe Seattle, a genre film festival, and hosts “The Incinerator” podcast.