Brent Hirose

Region: Vancouver BC
Yonsei | Born 1983, Edmonton, AB


Brent Hirose is an actor, writer, director, improviser, playwright and voice over artist based in Vancouver, BC.

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, he grew up all over the middle of Canada before settling in Winnipeg where he graduated with Honours from the University of Winnipeg’s Theatre and Film Program. Working there for over a decade, he co-founded the theatre company Theatre by the River and the improv troupe The Horrible Friends.

In 2011, Brent relocated to Vancouver, where he served as co-artistic director of Instant Theatre from 2016-2019, producing over 200 comedy & theatre events every year. He is now proud to be a performer and instructor with Tightrope Impro Theatre. As an actor, he has performed all over Canada in a variety of productions, including his hit one man shows The Suckerpunch and Lost and Left Behind, and as a collaborator and performer in Universal Limited’s Japanese Problem.

Recent COVID era productions include performing virtually with The Hideout Theatre in Austin, Texas, lending his voice to Carousel Theatre for Young People’s audio play Nom Nom Gnomes, a live broadcasted reading of The Plague Year with TomoeArts, workshops on Carolyn Nakagawa’s new musical The New Canadians and directing Sound The Alarm’s audio play Starman.


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