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Brenda Varda

Brenda Varda


Department of Theatre
INTN 2016
(951) 827-4602

Research Areas

  • Acting


M.F.A., UC Riverside


Brenda is an award-winning playwright, multidisciplinary artist, and teacher. She's had numerous works produced in Los Angeles both as playwright and composer/lyricist, along with being a solo writer & performer both in theatre & cabaret. Her work has been supported by UCIRA, the Mellon Foundation, Edge Fest, the Los Angeles History Project, and the Werther Foundation. An MFA in Dramatic Writing from UCR, she is now a lecturer at UCR and an Assistant Professor at Art Center College of Design, and has also collaborated in productions at Sacred Fools, Unknown Theatre, The Met, The Evidence Room, Bootleg, and 24th St. Theatre. Brenda is currently working on "A Play in a Restaraunt With a Piano and a Bar" along with several shorter non-fiction works. Look for her music performances online with the Varda Quartet, solo, and with her trio "The Cosmic Rangers."


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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Theatre
ARTS 121

Tel: (951) 827-4602
Fax: (951) 827-1255