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Brian Balcom

2020 Bodies of Work Fellow
Theater

Brian Balcom is a disabled, Asian-American director working in Chicago and Minneapolis. With a BFA in directing from Carnegie-Mellon University, he started a small theater company dedicated to commissioning work from fellowship recipients at the Playwrights Center. He produced and directed several new plays and his company was invited to present at The Southern Theatre and Guthrie Theatre. In Minneapolis, he also worked with Gremlin Theater, The Playwrights Center, Walking Shadow Company, Artistry, and Mu Performing Arts.

Since moving to Chicago he was a recipient of a Steppenwolf Theatre Company Multicultural Fellowship and has directed readings and plays at Route 66 Theatre Company, Broken Nose Theatre, The Gift Theatre, Silk Road Rising, A-Squared Theatre, Jackalope Theatre, Theater Wit, La Jolla Playhouse (CA), and American Stage Theatre Company (FL). He currently heads the Access Project at Victory Gardens Theater.

 

Featured Artworks

  •  Brian Balcom artwork "Vietgone" by Qui Nguyen American Stage, St. Petersburg, FL Joey Clay Photography
  •  Brian Balcom artwork "An Absolute Turkey" by Georges Feydeau adapted by Nicki Frey and Peter Hall Gremlin Theatre, St. Paul, MN Photo: Aaron Fenster
  •  Brian Balcom artwork "The Misanthrope" by Moliere translated by Richard Wilbur DePaul Theater School, Chicago, IL Photo: Michael Brosilow
  •  Brian Balcom artwork "Fast Company" by Carla Ching Theater Mu at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN Photo: Rich Ryan
  •  Brian Balcom artwork "Fast Company" by Carla Ching Theater Mu at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN Photo: Rich Ryan