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by Brandon Burk

& Ed Simpson

Based upon the life of brandon burk


Directed by sarah norris


executive producer heather anne chamberlain

in association with New light theater project's spotlight series

running Feb 2 & feb 3 at 7pm

the Players theatre | 115 MacDougal Street

Stage Buddy | interview with the creatives

Check out the interview with writer/performer Brandon Burk, writer Ed Simpson, and director Sarah Norris from Stage Buddy.


For bios and production history.
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The development of Invention was supported by a grant from The Mikulay Family Fellowship

and by the High Point University Department of Theatre and Dance.

“I’ve taken a life…and I can never pay it back. But I’m going to spend the rest of my life trying.”


Invention is a one-man performance celebrating redemption and based on the life events of actor and co-writer, Brandon Burk. After killing a man in a drunk driving accident at the age of 25, Burk was sentenced to 5 ½ to 15 years in Nevada state prison. Meet the diverse characters that helped him salvage a scrap of goodness and meaning from tragedy.

About the


Brandon Burk

Ed Simpson

Sarah Norris

Christopher Lash

Writer and Performer



Original Music

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