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by Brandon Burk

& Ed Simpson

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.

About the Play

Directed by Sarah Norris

Produced by Sugar Shack Productions

Executive Producer Heather Anne Chamberlain

“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. Based upon the life of Brandon Burk.

February 2nd & 3rd at 7pm

The Players Theatre - 11 MacDougal Street

Part of New Light Theater Project's Spotlight Series


Click here for team bios
& the development history.

Written & Performed by Brandon Burk

Written by
Ed Simpson
Directed by Sarah Norris
Original Music by Christopher Lash

Check out the interview with

writer/performer Brandon Burk, writer Ed Simpson, and director Sarah Norris from Stage Buddy.

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