Brendan McLeod

Writer - Spoken Word Artist - Musician - Theatre Artist


A hilarious, heartbreaking monologue about consciousness, mental illness, and friendship from award-winning novelist and former Canadian poetry SLAM champ Brendan McLeod. “Brain” maps Brendan’s experiences with obsessive compulsive disorder – from a teenager struggling to understand his obsessions to an adult battling psychosis. A nuanced journey through the nature of thought,  “Brain” is his an upbeat, intense comedy about the miracle of the mind. 


"What theatre is all about... McLeod is so smart, his rapid fire delivery so clean and confident, his wit so casual, copious, and reassuring.” – The Georgia Straight

"Brendan McLeod delivers an intensely personal, tightly edited, smartly comedic hour-long monologue...Taking a frank, often funny look at mental illness, McLeod busts some big taboos. He also offers a larger philosophical and scientific inquiry into the mystery and miracle of consciousness." – Winnipeg Free Press

“This show is the full package. It’s soulful, heartfelt theatre that is moving and challenging, skillfully crafted and entertaining.” – Plank Magazine


Winner of the Pick of the Fringe, 2015 Vancouver Fringe. 

Nominee for a Critic’s Choice Award, 2015 Vancouver Fringe 

Winner of “Best Male Performer”, 2015 Victoria Fringe, 

Nominee for “Best Solo Show” and “Best Overall Show”, 2015 Victoria Fringe