Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw

Union SAG/AFTRA

Brian will be playing Clov in The Hypocrites’ production of Endgame in early 2015. He has appeared in Chicago Fire, Boss and Detroit 1-8-7 as well as numerous commercials and industrial films. He plays the leading role in the feature film The Defiled directed by Julian Grant. The Defiled was an official selection of the 2010 Chicago International Film Festival, the Bram Stoker Film Festival, FantasPorto and other festivals. Other film credits includeBirth of a White Boy (nomination Best Supporting Actor, Maverick Movie Awards), Roundabout American andF&ckload of Scotch Tape (official selection PollyGrind Film Festival, 2012 Chicago International Film Festival). He gave voice to “Croak” in Samuel Beckett’s Words and Music live on WFMT radio with an original score by Gustavo Leone, and performed by the Spektral String Quartet. He directed the short film Four Monologues which will be released as part of an iPad app in early 2015 in support of the digital publishing of the artist’s book of the same name.

Brian is a founding member of Plasticene Physical Theater and has created, performed and taught with the company regularly since 1995. Brian has performed with numerous theaters in Chicago including Steppenwolf, Theatre Oobleck, the NeoFuturists and Curious Theatre Branch. He appeared off-Broadway at the Barrow Street Theatre in The Strangerer by Mickle Maher. He has performed internationally at the Festival of the Americas, the Hispanic Theater Festival, and the INFANT Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Brian is a Professor in the Theatre Department at Columbia College where he teaches acting and physical theater. He is the recipient of the 2003 Excellence in Teaching Award from Columbia College.

 

Location Chicago
Union SAG/AFTRA
Union 2 None
Height 5'10"
Eyes Blue