Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw’s work as a performer and director spans theater, dance, film, and voiceover/commercial work. He recently appeared with The Seldoms in RockCitizen, choreographed by Carrie Hanson, and in Trials and Trails, choreographed by Erica Mott—the last installment of the “Cowboys and Vikings Trilogy.” Brian has performed with numerous theaters in Chicago including playing Clov in Endgame with The Hypocrites, and appeared off-Broadway in The Strangerer by Mickle Maher. He directed the short film Four Monologues, about Russian poets in the Stalinist period, written by Aram Saroyan. He has also appeared in Chicago Fire, Boss, and Detroit 1-8-7, as well as numerous independent films, commercials—and spots for The Onion. He was a founding member of the physical theater company Plasticene, with whom he created and performed original work for 17 years. Brian is a professor in the theater department at Columbia College, where he teaches movement, acting and on-camera, runs international exchange programs in London, Dublin, Australia and Serbia, and recently directed Lion in the Streets at Rose Bruford College in London as well as Terminal One in Dublin and Chicago.