Brandon Herring


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Brandon Herring grew up in Grimes, Iowa and only recently moved to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Having always struggled with social anxiety, Brandon was a terribly shy and anxious student in school. Participating in the school play is what broke Brandon out of his shell and gave him a community where he felt like he could be himself. Brandon went on to study Theatre Arts at Simpson College, in Indianola, Iowa and received his Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Western Illinois University. Since then, Brandon has been performing professionally around the Midwest area, as well as teaching theatre at the high-school and college levels. Brandon has a passion for acting, tabletop role-playing games, and working with young students. Brandon is incredibly excited to continue his artistic and educational career with Project Success.

Favorite musicians:

Cannonball Adderley, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, Howard Shore

If you had to pick a theme song that would play every time you entered the room, what would it be?

“Pick Up the Pieces” by Average White Band

Favorite books:

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Favorite movies:

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Favorite food:

My mother’s banana pancakes.

Favorite quote:

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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Favorite theater experience:

Seeing The Taming of the Shrew at the Globe in London.

Your ultimate vacation destination:

Hobbiton in New Zealand

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

The power to control time. There aren’t enough hours in the day!

The most influential person in your life/favorite teacher or mentor:

My older brother, Nathan.

What you wanted to be when you grew up:

A veterinarian.