I’m Neil Brookshire. I’m an actor, writer, and visual artist.

Born in Wyoming, I went to middle and high school in New Mexico. I earned a BA from Boise State University and an MFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University. As an actor my regional theater credits include Great Lakes Theater, Boise Contemporary Theater, Idaho Dance Theatre, Opera Idaho, Seattle Novyi Theatre, People’s Light, Cadence Theatre Co, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Door Shakespeare, Renaissance Theaterworks, Peninsula Players, Tennessee Shakespeare Co., and ten seasons with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival.

I have been fortunate to work with a number of incredible people on independent short and feature films. Feature film credits: The Pact and Coming Up For Air

And here is some of my other work:

BENT COMPASS is a solo play written by Neil Brookshire and Colin Sesek. Based on transcribed interviews with Colin about his deployment as an Army Medic in Iraq in 2006-07. Performed by Neil Brookshire. Directed by Phil Darius Wallace. Originally produced by the Weidner Center and Dirt Hills Productions. This is an ongoing live theater production.

Booking inquiries and other information

Short Films

Producing and Directing

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Available on request

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BRAMBLE – After the complicated birth of her first child, Helen feels isolated and estranged from her doctor husband in their new home. She struggles to rediscover a sense of freedom in an unforgiving and rugged landscape, to connect with those around her before she loses herself completely.

BRAMBLE is a feature film script based on the novel, A Country Called Home, by Kim Barnes.

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Audio Plays
A list of audio plays, produced and unproduced.

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Farfalle Bianche on FlickFair

For the entire month of October, FARFALLE BIANCHE will be streaming on FlickFair! It’s an exciting month to have a short documentary amongst so many others, short and long, narrative, animation, experimental, you name it. FARFALLE BIANCHE – a young woman, half Italian, half American, raised in Italy and England explores her intimate connection to … Continue reading Farfalle Bianche on FlickFair

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