|Born||September 2, 1978|
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Occupation||film and television writer, producer, actor, playwright|
|Notable works||Blindspot, The L.A. Complex, The Go-Getters, Dakota, Wide Awake Hearts, Alias Godot, A Quiet Place|
Early life and education
Gall has written and/or produced for the television series Blindspot, Open Heart, and The L.A. Complex, the CBC Radio drama series Afghanada, the feature films The Lovebirds, The Go-Getters, and Dakota, and stage plays such as Panhandled, A Quiet Place, Alias Godot and Wide Awake Hearts.
As an actor, he has had lead or recurring roles on the series Remedy, Good God, Overruled!, and Men With Brooms, and guest appearances on Covert Affairs, The L.A. Complex, Against The Wall, Flashpoint, Murdoch Mysteries, and Stargate: Atlantis. He has also appeared in the films Remember, The Captive, Stag, Let's Rap and Dakota, and in numerous theatrical works, including the world premiere (and subsequent remounts) of Hannah Moscovitch's East of Berlin and the 2014 Toronto production of Duncan Macmillan's Lungs which garnered him a 2014 Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination for Best Actor.
A playwright in residence at Toronto's Tarragon Theatre from 2007 to 2017 and artistic director of his own theatre companies Single Threat and The Room, he has been nominated for four Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding New Play: twice in 2008 for Alias Godot and A Quiet Place, again in 2009 for The Gladstone Variations, and finally in 2011 for Wide Awake Hearts. Wide Awake Hearts and A Quiet Place were published by Coach House Books in 2010 under the title Minor Complications: Two Plays. The title was a shortlisted nominee in the English-language drama category of the 2011 Governor General's Awards. Gall has also been nominated twice for the K.M. Hunter Artist Award.
- 2017: Blindspot (7 episodes)
- 2015: Open Heart (2 episodes)
- 2012: The L.A. Complex (6 episodes)
- Stage Plays
- 2010: Wide Awake Hearts
- 2010: Red Machine: Under The Knife (collective creation)
- 2010: 300 Tapes (collective creation)
- 2009: Red Machine: Part One (contributing writer: "First & Last")
- 2008: Alias Godot
- 2008 The Sound Plays (contributing writer: "A Book On Tape")
- 2007: The Gladstone Variations (contributing writer: "The Card Trick")
- 2007: I Keep Dropping Sh*t (collective creation)
- 2006: Don't Wake Me (collective creation)
- 2006: Autoshow (contributing writer: "Hawk Limited")
- 2005: A Quiet Place
- 2005: Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump (collective creation)
- 2004: Panhandled
- 2003: The Awesome Club Presents "It's Raining Fun!" (contributed sketches)
Awards and nominations
- 2015: Lungs - Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination, Best Actor
- 2014: Lungs - My Theatre Award nomination, Best Actor
- 2014: K.M. Hunter Artist Award nomination, Theatre
- 2011: Minor Complications: Two Plays - Governor General's Literary Award for Drama nomination, English-Language Category
- 2011: Wide Awake Hearts - Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination, Best New Play
- 2011: Men With Brooms - Canadian Comedy Awards nomination, Best Ensemble
- 2010: K.M. Hunter Artist Award nomination, Theatre
- 2009: Alias Godot - Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination, Best New Play
- 2009: East of Berlin - Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award nomination, Best Actor
- 2008: A Quiet Place - Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination, Best New Play
- 2008: The Gladstone Variations - Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination, Best New Play
- 2003: A Quiet Place - Herman Voaden National Playwriting Award, Honourable Mention
- "Strong and Quiet". NOW Magazine. 2008-01-10. Retrieved 2017-05-02.
- "Alias Godot Gets North American Premiere April 22 in Toronto | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
- Collins-hughes, Laura (2016-01-21). "Review: 'Wide Awake Hearts' and the ABC's of Infidelity". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
- "With Characters That I Play, I Love Them". Film Courage. 2016-01-12. Retrieved 2017-05-02.
- "Lungs a breath of fresh air at Tarragon Theatre: review | Toronto Star". thestar.com. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
- "My Theatre Award Nominee: Q&A w/ Brendan Gall » My Theatre | My Entertainment World". www.myentertainmentworld.ca. Retrieved 2017-05-02.