Brian is an actor, director, fight director and SAFD Certified Teacher of stage combat based in Southeast Texas. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre & Dance at Lamar University, teaching acting, directing, stage combat, movement and theatre history.
Recent choreography credits include La Traviata and Man of La Mancha for Central City Opera (where he recently served as Resident Fight Choreographer and Stage Combat Instructor), Mauritius, Romeo and Juliet, A View From the Bridge for Lamar University, Macbeth for Festival 56, and Dutchman for Eastern Illinois University. He has taught acting, movement, stage combat, voice, Shakespeare performance, and musical theatre for such institutions as Valparaiso University, Eastern Illinois University, University of Findlay, Wichita State University, DePaul University, Coe College, Drake University, Western Illinois University, Simpson College and The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Brian has also taught at several SAFD workshops, including the Texas Intensive, Cease & Desist Workshop, National Stage Combat Workshop, Carnage in the Corn, Winter Wonderland Workshop, Rumble in the Rockies, and the Central Illinois Stage Combat Workshop. His book A History of Contemporary Stage Combat, 1969-Today will be published by Routledge in 2020.
As an actor, favorite roles include Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone (Clinton Area Showboat Theatre); Polonius in Hamlet, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, Prospero in The Tempest (Unrehearsed Shakespeare Company); Lafew in All's Well That Ends Well, Pandarus in Troilus and Cressida (Bard in the Barn); Skylight in Class Enemy (Red Hen Productions); and Dr. Scott in The Rocky Horror Show (Summer Music Theatre). Recent/current directing credits include Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Boeing Boeing, A Year With Frog and Toad (co-director), The 39 Steps, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Anton in Show Business, and Almost, Maine for Lamar University, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for Eastern Illinois University, and the U.S. Premiere of Tunnel Rat for Genesis Theatricals. Brian has a BA in Theatre (Acting) from Columbia College Chicago and a MFA in Acting from Western Illinois University. He is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA.
- SAG-AFTRA, AEA
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