Brian Guidry LeTraunik (He/Him/His)

Certified Teacher

Brian is an actor, director, educator. author, fight director and SAFD Certified Teacher of stage combat based in Southeast Texas.

Recent choreography credits include La Traviata and Man of La Mancha for Central City Opera (where he served as Resident Fight Choreographer and Stage Combat Instructor), The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-Time, 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, directing. theatre history, movement, stage combat, voice, and Shakespeare performance for such institutions as Lamar University, 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 Lonestar Smash, 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 is currently available on Amazon and He is currently working on his second book on the life and work of acclaimed fight director William Hobbs. Additionally Brian is the creator and host of "To The Hilt", a stage combat podcast (www,

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 The Comedy of ErrorsVanya 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 currently a Certified Teacher Candidate with the National Michael Chekhov Association (NMCA), a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, and a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA.

Skill Proficiency History

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