Sandglass Theater Puppetry Intensive

Sandglass Theater Puppetry Intensive

I just finished two amazing weeks at the Sandglass Theater Puppetry Intensive in Putney, VT.

In that time I had classes in puppet animation, breathing, construction, and improvisation. I also collaborated on two ensemble puppet compositions that were performed in a final showing on Saturday, August 3rd at the theater....

Directing at Pawling Theatre Exchange

Directing at Pawling Theatre Exchange

Looking forward to directing a reading of Peter Macklin's new play, CONVICTION this weekend with Pawling Theatre Exchange. So many great theatre artists have been involved in projects and workshops over the past two weeks of PTE's inaugural season. I'm excited to be a part of it!

Articulate Theatre Company: The Art of Protest

Articulate Theatre Company: The Art of Protest

I'll be directing a new play by Bara Swain for Articulate Theatre Company's, The Art of Protest. A festival of new short plays inspired by works of protest art. The play I'm directing, "Yearning for Peace" was inspired by the Vietnam Era Mother's Day Sunflower greeting card that read "War...

Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab

Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab

Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab:

Three weeks spent collaborating with and learning from 70 directors, 30 actors, and 7 designers from 11 states and 31 countries as part of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. Through rehearsals, workshops, and discussions there was a remarkable, collaborative sharing of work and ideas....

Frantic Assembly Workshop with Actors Movement Studio

Had a great day working with a teaching artist from London's award-winning theatre company, Frantic Assembly and exploring some of the methodology they use for creating heightened movement grounded in reality. Thank you to Actors Movement Studio NYC and Janice Orlandi for making the workshop happen!

Teaching at Marymount Manhattan College

I am excited to join the faculty of Marymount Manhattan College in New York City this fall to teach acting in the Theatre Arts Department. I'm looking forward to a great semester!

"Welcome Wagon" opens tomorrow in Prism Festival

The short play that I directed, "Welcome Wagon" by Francesca Pazniokas opens tomorrow as part of the Prism Festival produced by Stay Awake Theatre. With Cassidy Dermott, Abby Slocum, and Kaili Turner.
Performances June 7th through the 11th, 8pm at Shetler Studios in NYC.

Directing Twelfth Night for Santa Fe University

I'm excited to announce that I'll be returning to Santa Fe University of Art and Design in October to direct William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night as part of the Fall 2016 Mainstage Season in the Greer Garson Theatre. Eagerly looking forward to working with this great group of students and design...

Merchant of Venice at Gallery Players in Brooklyn

I'll be directing a staged reading of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice at Gallery Players in Brooklyn this weekend as part of their "Shakespeare-A-Thon" Series. Reading is at 10am on Sunday, July 3rd. Details in the link below. I've got a great cast assembled including: Dominic Cuskern, Katharine McLeod,...

Directing Now Boarding. J/K #FML #Delayed for LRR

So excited to be directing Now Boarding. J/K #FML #Delayed for the playwrights' collective, Lather, Rinse, Repeat. All the short plays take place in Terminal 2 of Newark Airport and all share the same series of characters. I love all of the amazing playwrights in this group and am having...

Workshopping Tim Errickson's The Firebird this week

Met the cast last night for this week's workshopping of Tim Errickson's new play, The Firebird. Excited to be working with this talented group of artists: Nathan Crocker, John Egan, Deborah Carlson, Paul Hamilton, Gabby Sherba, and James Ware....

An amazing 9 days at Snow Camp in Baltimore

I just returned from Snow Camp, an nine-day intensive workshop for directors led by Michael Rau and Will Davis and sponsored by Artistic Director Elissa Goetschius of the Strand Theater in Baltimore. It was an informative and inspiring experience with an amazing group of fellow artists. I can wait to...

Distilled Theatre Company - Playoffs

Excited to be directing for Distilled Theatre Company again, this time in their Playoffs Series. Excerpts are read from 6 plays and the audience votes as to which one will be produced on the mainstage for the upcoming season. I'll be directing readings of "The Death and Life of Uncle...

Directors Lab Chicago

Heading home today after Directors Lab Chicago. Six full days participating in workshops and discussions, seeing theatre, and talking to amazing artists on the topic of the Director/Designer relationship. An enlightening and thought provoking week with an insightful, talented group of fellow theatre makers.

In Her Shoes - An Evening of Plays at Shetler Studios

I'm producing this evening of plays featuring:
Baby Mama: One Woman's Quest to Give Her Child to Gay People by Mariah MacCarthy, directed by Sara Lyons, Voir Dire: A Cinderella Story by Lauren Ferebee, directed by yours truly, Dreams for Sale by Alyssa Biber Colman, directed by Julia Goldstein and...

Directors Lab Chicago 2013

I've been accepted to be part of Directors Lab Chicago this August. Very excited to spend a week with fellow directors exchanging ideas, collaborating and investigating our craft! This year's theme: The Director and The Designer.

ESPA Playwrighting Festival

So excited to be directing again for the Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) Playwrighting Festival at Primary Stages. Looking forward to sharing excerpts of new plays from a roster of talented playwrights. Readings are open to the public and will take place at Primary Stages' studios at 307 West...

Boomerang Theatre Company's Rock 'n Roles Festival

Had a great time yesterday, directing in Boomerang Theatre Company's Rock 'n Roles Festival, where all the plays were inspired by classic rock songs. Our group's song was the Elton John classic, Rocket Man. Isaac Rathbone created a great new play and the talented Cortnie Loren Miller, Raphael Eilenberg, and...

Directing in the Distilled Theatre Company 24 Proof Fest.

Excited to be directing a brand new play by Jaime Wright called "Now! That's What I Call a Vampire Weekend!" Come check it out tonight as part of the Distilled Theatre Company 24 Proof Festival. 7pm at Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th St. 12th floor. Admission is $10.

Directing Mariah MacCarthy's A Drop of Cream at Jimmy's No. 43

It's Detention time again! When the folks at Primary Stages get together and make awesome theatre happen on the Small Stage at Jimmy's No. 43 in the East Village. This Month the theme is "Shakespearian Flip-Flops" and I'll be directing Mariah MacCarthy's play A Drop of Cream which reimagines Othello...

Directing Under the Stars by Corey Pajka

Tonight I'll be directing Corey Pajka's new play Under the Stars as part of aWe Creative Group's 24 Hour Play Festival. Our Cast includes: Samuel Encarnacion, Shira Spiel and William Sturek. The festival plays at the Kraine Theatre in NYC at 8pm....

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Observership Program

I have been selected as a candidate for the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Obesrvership Program. This program pairs early career directors with master directors working on professional productions on Broadway, Off Broadway and at regional theaters across the country. I'll be eligible to apply for these opportunites throughout the...

Directing for Caps Lock Theatre's PU$$YFEST

I'm excited to be directing in PU$$YFEST Monologues About the Body. For Women. It's a fundraiser for Mariah MacCarthy's company, CAPS LOCK THEATRE and I'll be directing pieces from: Cut by Crystal Skillman, Big Girl in Dimension X by David Lawson, A Crucible by Brian Bauman and a piece by...

Site-Specific Directing class with Daniel Talbott

Have been having a great time working all over Manhattan in Daniel Talbott's site-specific theatre class. Thanks to my actors for their lovely work so far: Brandon Petty as Prologue from Henry V, Jane May as Lady Macbeth, Katharine McLeod as Viola and Perri Yaniv as Orsino from Twelfth Night....

Scenes from Time Stands Still

I just finished Karen Kohlhaas' two-month intensive Summer Directing Class at the Atlantic Theater Company where I directed several scenes from Donald Margulies’ Time Stands Still. I had the privilege of working with actors Alicia Fitzgerald, Matt W. Cody, Jack DiMonte and Tara Frederickson....

Off The Hook: Original Plays by Red Hook Kids

Brian is delighted to be acting in December's round of Off The Hook Plays in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn. Five young playwrights, with the support of professional writers, actors, and directors, take center stage in their own plays for an evening of funny, moving, raw, totally original theater....

Directing for 2010 From The Hip Festival

I will be directing for Left Hip Productions' 2010 From the Hip Festival

From the Hip is a 48 Hour Play festival where directors, actors, and playwrights are thrown into groups and forced to collaborate. Improvisation is used as the spring board for the creative process and each festival always...

Directing Staged Readings for Chelsea Rep

I'll will be directing a staged reading of two new plays: The Dove by Brian Henry and I Think There Was a Misinterpretation by Jihan Ponti for Chelsea Repertory Lab in New York City....

Wonder of the World directed by Brian Gillespie

Now through June 26th Wonder of the World by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by Brian Gillespie
Starring: Kate Benson, Aaron Blakely, Bryn Boice, Evanjeline Johns, Tom Ligon and Katharine McLeod.

The Shell Theater 300 W. 43rd Street New York, NY 10036

For showtimes and ticket information click...

Reading of Wonder of the World

On Feb. 10th, in the middle of a blizzard, 7 wonderfully talented actors braved the elements to gather and read Wonder of the World by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, David Lindsay-Abaire. Brian is hoping to direct a production of this delightfully wacky piece this spring. Stay tuned for more details...

Reading of I Love You to Debt

Brian served as casting director and also read the part of obnoxious lawyer, Owen O'Dell in this reading of a new screenplay by the writing team of Michael Kessel and Philip Strauss.

"A Room With A View" reading on May 21st

Brian will be participating in a reading of a new musical version of the E.M. Forster classic, written by Joel Adlen with music by Len Moors. 10-2pm at Shetler Studios 244 w. 54th Street in New York City.

Great reviews for "One Thing I Like to Say Is"

"The quartet of actors is excellent throughout."

"All together, the production is an unqualified success and a whole lot of fun."

"The cast is uniformly excellent, engaging as they address the audience and compelling with their interactions with each other." -...

Screening of "The Oval"

Brian plays a young dad in this short film directed by Ali Bellizia. Screening at
Kanbar Institute of Film and Television 721 Broadway, in NYC.
Friday April 17th at 4:30pm.

Screening of "Second Chances"

Brian's latest film project, "Second Chances" directed by Jack Bostelman premieres at NYU's Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th St. at 7:30pm.