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Brian is an actor, director, fight director and SAFD Certified Teacher of stage combat currently based in Beaumont, TX, where he is a full-time Instructor of Theatre at Lamar University. Recent choreography credits include "Macbeth" for Festival 56, "Dutchman" for Eastern Illinois University and "Reasons to be Pretty" for StageWest Theatre Company. He has taught acting, movement, stage combat, voice 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 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. As an actor, favorite roles include Man in Chair in "The Drowsy Chaperone", Polonius in "Hamlet", Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice", Alfie in "A Man of No Importance", Lafew in "All's Well That Ends Well", Prospero in "The Tempest", Pandarus in "Troilus and Cressida", Major Petkoff in "Arms and the Man", The Engineer in "Miss Saigon", Skylight in "Class Enemy" and Dr. Scott in "The Rocky Horror Show". Recent directing credits include "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" for Eastern Illinois University, the U.S. Premiere of "Tunnel Rat" for Genesis Theatricals and the World Premiere of "Hannukatz the Musical" for National Pastime Theatre. Brian has a BA in Theatre (Acting) from Columbia College Chicago and a MFA in Acting from Western Illinois University.