Jeremy Rashad Brown is a Black American interdisciplinary creative and entrepreneur who is based in Austin, TX, where he also attended school at The University of Texas at Austin. He grew up in Waxahachie, TX where it was instilled in him, at a young age, of how relevant and influential art is to the human experience. Brown’s recent acting work includes the stage plays, Sir Wedgewood in ;Humpty by Melissa Vogt; We Are Proud To Present... by Jackie Sibblies Drury where he portrayed Actor 4/Another Black Man; the web-series, Do Better by Austin writer and executive producer Amie Darboe, where he plays Justin; and LaDamien in the television series, Be $omeone written by Shannon Washington in Houston, TX.
“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.”
- Mary Anne Radmacher
In February 2019, Jeremy wrote the family-friendly, musical play, Rap Unzel. The play is about a young Black boy, Reginald “Rap” Unzel III, who exudes joy, positivity, and acceptance and also has an amazing, super high top fade. Rap is the perfect personification of #BlackBoyJoy. Rap Unzel was work-shopped in February 2019 at The Austin Scottish Rite Theatre and was then mounted by The Radical Buffoons at Southern Repertory Theatre in New Orleans, LA in December 2019. Rap Unzel is Brown’s first mounted work that falls in line with his overall artistic mission and vision to transform the world one project at a time.
Along with acting and writing, Jeremy has directed the regional premieres of Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau with Spectrum Theatre Company (Summer 2019) and The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess with Jarrott Productions in Austin, TX (Winter 2020).
Brown has also produced original and published works such as, For the Love of Mahalia (Winter 2017) by Robert King Jr. and an all-Black female cast of Steel Magnolias (Fall 2017) by Robert Harling.
Jeremy is founder of Brown Boy Productions, currently serves as board president for The VORTEX Repertory Theatre, Black Bodies Project advisory board member and participates on the StartOut programming board - Austin chapter. He also serves as creative arts director at Survive2Thrive Foundation.