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Brian Osborn

Production Photo of Theater Residency

Production Photo of Theater Residency

Production Photo of Theater Residency

Bio: Brian Osborne (Performer/Writer) is a devised theater artist, actor, playwright, director and carpenter. His most recent work, The Word: A House Party For Jesus, a serio-comic sermon extolling the virtues of voyeurism and perils of playing with gasoline, was created with co-conspirator and director Whit MacLaughlin of New Paradise Laboratories. THE WORD has been performed in New York (Soho Playhouse), Los Angeles, Philadelphia (NET Festival, Salon Salon, The Maas Building), Pittsburgh (The Kelly Strayhorn Theater), and Austin (Fusebox Festival).  His 16-person klezmer circus musical, Delicious Vaudeville, was produced in New York by David Binder Productions. He is on the collaborative team with Lisa D’Amour (plyawirght), Katie Pearl (Playwright) and Mimi Lien (Designer) to create a grand site-specific theater work at Longwood Gardens in Fall 2014. Other recent collaboration include the world premiere of Thaddeus Phillips/Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental's WHaLE OPTICS and The Poet Laureate Of Capitalism with The Riot Group.  He has collaborated on new works with Pig Iron Theater Company, performed in the skate-park adaptation of Oedipus at Colonus, Oedipus At FDR, Co-Directed Kate Watson Wallace's Store, and wrote text for and performed in Wind-Up at Princeton's Atelier with collaborators David Brick, Dan Rothenberg and Mimi Lien. Off Broadway, he appeared in the aerial smash hit De La Guarda and opened the show at The Rio Hotel in Las Vegas for audiences of 1000 a night. Film & TV credits include: Funny Bunny (dir. Allison Bagnall), Sophomore, Law & Order: Svu, Drivers Wanted, Threadbare, Sure Shot, and a film adaptation of Harold Pinter's Applicant. He studied Theater at Marquette University, has trained as an actor with Alfred Molina, Ada Brown Mather (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts), and studied improvisation with The Second City. He was a 2011/2012 Live Arts Brewery Fellow: a Philadelphia-based laboratory for supporting the research and development of new cross-genre live performance works.

Residency Public Sharing: 12/14/14