Brian is a guest director of rehearsal and performance projects at the Juilliard School. He currently serves on the acting faculties of the National Theater Institute (NTI) at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Playwrights Horizon’s Theater School at New York University/Tisch School of the Arts and Syracuse University Tepper Semester in New York City where he teaches advanced scene study. From 2015-2018 Brian was Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Academy at Stratford. He has also taught at the NYSF/Public Theater, Manhattanville College, New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Vassar College’s Powerhouse Apprentice Training Program in association with New York Stage and Film, CAP21 and Yale University’s Dwight-Edgewood Project. Brian is a member of the National Alliance of Acting Teachers.  


Recent scene study classes: Fall 2017: Shakespeare Scene Study & Twenty-First Century American Playwrights, Fall 2016: Twenty-First Century American Playwrights: Spring 2016: Chekhov; Fall 2015: Shakespeare and Twenty-First Century American Playwrights; Spring 2014: Tennessee Williams; Fall 2013: Twenty-First Century American Playwrights; Spring 2013: Ibsen, Strindberg and Albee; Fall 2012: O'Neill and Shepard; Spring 2012: Chekhov and Williams.

Spring 2019 Scene Study Class

This ten-week scene study class provides the actor with an environment of serious play. The focus will be on identifying and personalizing a character’s driving need and connecting the actors voice, body, mind and spirit to its active pursuit. Material TBD.

WEDNESDAY mornings (10:00am-1:30pm)

10 weeks

March 27th-May 29th


ONLY 12 SPOTS AVAILABLE. Registration deadline: March 16th
Class takes place in NYC.

CLICK HERE to inquire about registration and/or to set up an audition appointment.

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As an acting coach, Brian works with beginning and established clients for film, television and theater. 

To contact Brian about private coaching, click here.


"Auditioning for MFA programs in acting can be, but does not need to be, an isolating and stressful process. Get the coaching and support you deserve to be well prepared and audition feeling confident in yourself and your work.   

Our one-on-one coaching sessions are tailored to suit your indivdual needs. In addition to working on the monologues required for the auditions, I also make myself available to help in each step of the application process including the choice of school that's right for you, the application, the personal statement, your recommendations and the interview. To ongoing coaching clients only, I also offer Mock Auditions where I replicate the experience you can expect to have at the schools you are auditioning for. I also host an MFA Grad Panel consisting of the most recent graduates of Yale, Juilliard, NYU, UCSD, Brown, Rutgers, ACT, USD, and others to learn about the programs first hand.

Having graduated from BFA (Boston University) and MFA (Yale School of Drama) schools in acting — I look forward to helping with your graduate school auditions!

Each year many of Brian's clients go on to attend the top graduate acting schools in the country. Click here for CLIENT TESTIMONIALS.

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