Montague/Apothecary: Romeo & Juliet
J. Brent Alford
J. Brent Alford is thrilled to be a part
of the premiere season of the new Trinity Shakespeare Festival.
He began his career thirty-two years ago at Houston’s Theatre
Under the Stars and spent six years as a company member
of the Tony Award winning Alley Theatre playing a variety
of roles in classical and contemporary works. Since moving
to the Metroplex, Brent has worked with The Dallas Theatre
Center, WaterTower Theatre, Stage West, Fort Worth Shakespeare
in the Park, and over thirty productions with Casa Manana.
His Metroplex acting credits include John Adams in 1776,
Zach in A Chorus Line, Melvin P. Thorpe in The
Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, all for Casa Mañana
at Bass Hall; Benedick in Much Ado, Orsino in Twelfth
Night, and Stephano in The Tempest with
FW Shakespeare; and Lloyd Dallas in Noises Off at
WaterTower Theatre. At Theatre Three Brent has appeared
as Teddy Platt in House and Garden, Rudi Sebastian
in The Great Sebastians, Mack Sennett in Mack
and Mabel, and John Cristow in The Hollow.
A former resident of NYC, Brent has worked Off-Broadway
and in regional theatres across the country including Atlanta’s
Alliance Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, and the Barter Theatre
of Virginia. Brent has had the opportunity to work with
the likes of Hal Linden, Juliette Prowse, Georgio Tozzi,
Ruta Lee, Cathy Rigby, Jane Powell, and Gavin McCleod to
name a few. His work in the Metroplex has garnered the
DFW Theatre Critics Award for Best Actor, FW Weekly for
Best Actor, and The Column Awards for Best Supporting Actor.
Brent is a proud member of Actor’s Equity since 1980 and
lives in Fort Worth with his glorious wife Michele and
two sons, Joshua and Holden. He currently heads the award
winning theatre program at TCC Northwest Campus.