Director, Theater Arts at Caltech
A 25-year veteran actor in the film/TV/theater industry, Brian joined Caltech as TACIT's director in 2008. He also serves as the Artistic Director of MACH 33: The Festival of New Science-Driven Plays.
He has directed over fifty plays around the world and is a thirty-year veteran actor in the film/TV/theater industry. His roles in A Day Without a Mexican, Cradle Will Rock, The Shawshank Redemption, The Player, and Star Trek: The Next Generation's "The Measure of a Man" remain his favorites.
Brian is Fulbright scholar, Scholar in Residence at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGn), and a Yale-NUS Singapore Artist in Residence. He is a multi-recipient of the California Arts Council's Artists in Communities grant, and recipient of a George Soros Foundation funding award for a theater project in Bosnia.
Prior to Caltech he taught college at UC Riverside, Pomona College, Benares Hindu University, IIT Gandhinagar, and CSULA. His research Interests include theater for social change in India, an international collaboration and partnership in the transformation of culture through dialogue, storytelling and friendship.
Along with receiving a Sloan Foundation/Ensemble Studio Theater Grant, TACIT has presented at the Association for Theater in Higher Education (ATHE) conference, has hosted several Indian artist-activists, co-produced Tesla, an original radio drama written by Dan Duling, at the Pasadena Playhouse, and has held performances off campus at at Descanso Gardens, and the Armory Center for the Arts.