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Brian is an actor, director, fight director and SAFD Certified Teacher of stage combat based in Beaumont, TX. He is an Instructor of Theatre at Lamar University, teaching acting, stage combat and theatre history. Recent choreography credits include "A View From the Bridge" for Lamar University, "Macbeth" for Festival 56, and "Dutchman" for Eastern Illinois University. He will be spending the summer of 2015 as the Resident Fight Director and Stage Combat Instructor at Central City Opera in Central City, CO. 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. 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", Skylight in "Class Enemy" and Dr. Scott in "The Rocky Horror Show". Recent directing credits include "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.