Brian is Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Academy at Stratford. In addition to directing at Juilliard, he is currently serving 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, Vassar College’s Powerhouse Apprentice Training Program in association with New York Stage and Film, CAP21 and offers ongoing private classes in NYC. He has also taught at the NYSF/Public Theater, Manhattanville College, The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts (formerly The School for Film and Television), Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, The Academy of Cinema and Television and Yale University’s Dwight-Edgewood Project.
PRIVATE SCENE STUDY CLASSES
Recent scene study classes: 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.
GRADUATE SCHOOL AUDITION PREPARATION CLASSES AND COACHING
Auditioning for MFA programs in acting can be, but does not have to be, an isolating and stressful process. Get the coaching and support you need to be well prepared and audition feeling confident in your work.
Sessions are adjusted to each individuals needs. In addition to working on the monologues required for the auditions (typically contemporary and classical pieces) 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, recommendations and the interview.
In addition, I host an MFA Grad Panel featuring the chance to hear from 10 recent graduates of 10 MFA programs you may be applying to.
I also conduct a series of Mock Auditions where I replicate the experience you can expect to have at the schools you are auditioning for -- including an initial audition, the waiting area, a "callback", song, and interview.
Actors I have worked with have been accepted to all of the top programs including the Yale School of Drama, NYU, UCSD, A.R.T., .
Having graduated from BFA (Boston University) and MFA (Yale School of Drama) schools in acting I have been through the process and look forward to helping you through yours.