Brian Glenn Bryson is the Founder and Artistic Director of the award winning Walking Elephant Theatre Company where he leads young folks out into the world to create and perform original documentary theatre pieces about critical ecological and social issues. Some of the plays they've created include: "Prop 8 Love Stories" (which was co-written with 14-year-old cast member Dezi Gallegos, performed Off-Off-Broadway, and published), "WILD NEIGHBORS (Rediscovering what it is to be Human)", "the HABIT project", "Civil Disobedience - The Musical", "The BULLY Theatre/Film Project", and "The Petaluma River Anthology".
Brian earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the University of Southern California. He was Story Editor on the Reality TV show "Beauty and the Geek" (WB) and "Biggest Loser" (NBC). He also worked on several others including "For Love or Money", "My Life is a Sitcom" and "Endurance". He was Benecio Del Toro's Stand-In in the Academy Award winning film "Traffic" directed by Steven Soderbergh. And acted in commercials for Maxwell House coffee, Sega Saturn, Jack-in-the-Box, and Toyota.
Brian is currently in the Ecological Landscaper Immersion Program at the Permaculture Skills Center and integrates the principles and ethics of permaculture in his classes and plays; as well as the philosophy and techniques of Nonviolent Communication.
Brian has been teaching theater, writing and directing for over 20 years. He is the former Director of Education at Cinnabar Theater, acting teacher and director at Marin School of the Arts, Actors Theater (6th Street Playhouse) and many other schools and theaters in California and Arizona.
Some of his favorite acting experiences include playing Edmond in "Long Day's Journey Into Night", Septimus in "Arcadia", Caliban in "The Tempest", performing his award winning solo piece "Romance - A One Man" Show at the Exit Theatre in San Francisco, and most recently playing Eduardo in 6th Street's rolling world premiere of "Happy" directed by Lennie Dean.
"There are few teachers as positive, inspiring, passionate, and generous as Brian Glenn Bryson. This man has changed my life, and it is a blessing that we have him in our community. I am forever grateful to him; I do not know who I would be today if he had not been my director and teacher. He is my mentor, my friend, and I look up to him today (at 18) just as much as I did when I was 11."
~ Dezi Gallegos
"Brian helped me write the play I wanted by asking all the right questions. He understands story completely."
~ Vivien Straus, E-i-E-i-OY! In Bed with the Farmer’s Daughter