Brandon Hughes is a multi-hyphenate producer/writer/director/performer from Oakland, CA. A straight-A-Dean’s-list student, he recently graduated from the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. He was also the commencement speaker at his graduation! (View speech under SHORTS/VIDEOS/INTERVIEWS).
Lately, Brandon has been producing/directing/writing web and video series for clients, as well as producing/directing short films under his company, Brandon Hughes Productions. (View under SHORTS/VIDEOS/INTERVIEWS.)
Brandon is also a playwright, who has directed,produced, and workshopped his plays like “Tracey’s Shop” and had a reading of “The Last Poem” in 2019, a play he wrote while attending UCLA. He is also the author of The Man Behind The Curtain, a novel used in several middle and high school classrooms. (View under BOOKS)
“Brandon Hughes writes with love and as if the world depends upon him . . . . He has an ear for dialogue and is a powerful storyteller.”
—Mark Greenside, author of I’ll Never Be French (no matter what I do)
Perhaps Brandon Hughes is most notable for his one-man show, The Absent Father, the Wayward Son, which he wrote, directed, and performs in. BLURB: David learned the father he never met was spending the night in his house for years while he slept. He tells how his life would’ve been different had his father just woke him up.The Absent Father, the Wayward Son is a story about love, repentance, forgiveness, and redemption.
“The Absent Father, the Wayward Son” trailer
(BELOW) Interview on “The Absent Father, the Wayward Son”
“When the dad you’ve never met sleeps under your roof.” —Sacramento Bee
The Absent Father, the Wayward Son premiered June 20th at Chabot College’s Stage One Theater (Hayward,CA) to a sold-out crowd. An encore performance was held on August 29th to another packed house, many traveling from afar to see the show. Since then, the show has been performed at James Moore Theater at the Oakland Museum, Guild Theater in Sacramento, The Margo Jones Theater in Dallas, TX, Buriel Clay Theatre (African-American Art and Culture Complex) in S.F., and The Flight Deck in Oakland to name a few.
“Thought-provoking!” —USF Prof. James Taylor
“This is precisely what brilliance looks like!. . . . I’m hooked now!”
“Wow, I just witnessed the genius of Mr. Brandon Hughes….INCREDIBLE!” If you haven’t witnessed him for yourself, wait no longer: GO SEE THE NEXT SHOW!”