contact name: Brian James
Justus Comedy Group, LLC, Live Out Loud Enterprise, LLC (The Dreamteam Coalition), Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Save the Children, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, International Thespian Society, The Playwrights' Center, Americans for the Arts, California Community Foundation, American Leadership Forum, Austin Film Society, Steampunk Writer's and Artists Guild, PEN American Center (Student Assoc.), National Association of Black Journalists.
Brian is a recent graduate of the CLA: University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program. There he played roles in Fences, The Shadow Box, Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, King Lear, Richard III, Iphigenia at Aulis, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, and The Cherry Orchard. He's trained additionally at Shakespeare's Globe, LISPA with Thomas Prattki, and with Bob Rosen of Theatre de la Jeune Leune.
In the Fall, Brian will be an ensemble member in the world premiere of Christopher Hampton's "APPOMATTOX" (directed by David Esbjornson) on the Guthrie Theater's McGuire Proscenium Stage (September 29 - November 11, 2012).
*Additional Twin Cities' Credits:
Officer/Choir Member, in "The Amen Corner" by James Baldwin (directed by Lou Bellamy) on the Guthrie Theater's Wurtele Thrust Stage (May 5 - June 17).
Zorzetto, in “Il Campiello” (adapted by Steven Epp) for Ten Thousand Things Theatre Company (directed by Michelle Hensley) as well as originating the role of, Dean, in "Golden Age" by Gregory S. Moss (directed by Ben McGovern) in the Guthrie Theater's Dowling Studio.
In 2008, Brian received a Silver Award for Musical Theatre from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and was nominated for Presidential Scholar in the Arts. He is a co-founder of the sketch comedy ensemble, Justus Comedy Group, as well as The Dreamteam Coalition (hip-hop/jazz/experimental) musical collective.
Brian is a native of Houston, TX and an alumni of the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
2008, CCF, Sermoonjoy Scholar
2008, NFAA, youngARTS Silver Award Winner
2008, Presidential Scholar in the Arts (nominee)
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