Cort Brinkerhoff’s plays have had productions and staged readings at The Vagrancy (Los Angeles, CA), Salt Lake Acting Company (Salt Lake City, UT), Alive Theatre (Long Beach, CA), The Last Frontier Theatre Conference (Valdez, AK), Plan-B Theatre Company (Salt Lake City, UT), and PianoFight Productions (San Francisco, CA). His short play NEUROSIS was published in Issue 8 of Canyon Voices Literary Magazine. He wrote the screenplays for the independent features LUCAS and BEYOND THE RYE; both films are in post-production and are slated for the festival circuit.
A native Utahn and long-time Angeleno, Brinkerhoff’s writing centers on the American West. He began his writing career in the NEA/TCG-funded Playwrights Group at Salt Lake Acting Company led by Julie Jensen and JT Rogers. He is an alumnus of the Utah Screenwriter’s Project sponsored by the Salt Lake Film Society.
Brinkerhoff served for several years as Literary Manager at The Vagrancy, where he also founded and moderated The Vagrancy Playwrights’ Group. He holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from USC along with a doctorate in education from USC and a bachelor’s from the University of Utah.