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BRIAN SHEPPARD

AEA

About Brian

AEA
Celebrated in the Classical acting world, Brian Sheppard is currently cultivating his Shakespearean talents at Tennessee Shakespeare Co. (TSC). His roles there includeLavatch in All’s Well That Ends Well, Berowne, Richard II, John Ford, Titus Lartius, Dromio of Syracuse, Don Jon in 400: The Shakespeare Feast. His dramatic intensity and range have brought him success as the title role in Hamlet, Grumio in The Taming of the Shrew (TSC), Dorante in The Liar (Centenary Stage Co.), Caliban in The Tempest (PTDT in New York), and Jason in Rabbit Hole (NIU).

Brian’s residency in Memphis follows his starring in “Beautiful Something,” which played to sold out audiences in San Francisco, Chicago, L.A., Philadelphia, and Tampa. Brian won Best Actor at the Chicago LGBT Film Fest.

Brian’s first television pilot, “Vetted,” is right now being shopped around.

Brian earned his BA in Theatre at Butler University and an MFA in acting at Northern Illinois University (NIU), where he taught fight choreography and speech/dialect with professors. After attending Moscow Theatre School, he performed in master classes led by several master teachers, including Neil Freeman, Anne Bogart, and Kristen Linklater. In 2011, inspired by his love of the Bard, Brian cofounded Plimouth Players, an all-male Shakespeare company.

As an avid fly fisherman for 20 years, Brian teaches fly tying and guides fly fishermen on rivers in New York. He shared his culinary art skills in his self-published cookbook, Dinner for Two.

PRESS QUOTES

Beautiful Something ...

…stand-out performance as the tortured artist who fell in love with the wrong muse. It seems the pages of his manuscript are as empty as his life because he can’t find a suitable replacement.

Shepperd plays Brian as an addictive force who thrives on the feeling of being rejected by others. Perhaps his pain is a constant reminder of that perception of love just before heartbreak, and the few minutes leading up to its effects – Timothy Rawles, San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

Beautiful Something...

…a dogged Johnny Depp doppleganger… – Clayton W., Such Moving Pictures

Beautiful Something ...

Honest and Explicitly Modern – Jeremy Ross, Living Out Loud

Beautiful Something ...

…in a scene where Brian sits and stares at his muse and possible soul-mate … the look on Sheppard’s face in that scene reveals how much of a romantic this movie is. Sheppard is perhaps the MVP in that regard… – Marlon Wallace, The M Report

Beautiful Something ...

The unfamiliar actors (especially cute Zack Ryan as Jim and Brian Sheppard as the poet Brian) are quite convincing in their roles, mostly shot in extreme close-ups. – Ken Rudolph, Letterboxd

For The Liar ...

Brian Sheppard is an enthusiastic and likeable Dorante – Bob Rendell, Talkin’ Broadway

RESUME

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Hair: Brown Eyes: Green Height: 5’6”

STAGE (representative)

All's Well That Ends Well Lavatch Dir. Dan McCleary Tennessee Shakespeare Co.
Les Liaisons Dangereuses Danceny Dir. Lynnette Barkley Palm Beach Dramaworks
The Taming of The Shrew Grumio Dir. Dan McCleary Tennesee Shakesepeare Co.
The Liar Dorante Dir. Carl Wallnau Centenary Stage Co.
Hamlet Hamlet Dir. Dan McCleary Tennessee Shakespeare Co.
The Tempest Caliban Dir. Emma Shimminger PTDT (NYC)
Truman Jimmy Dir. Susan Grilli Provincetown Theater
The Long Christmas Dinner Sam Dir. Brenda Bynum Oasis Theater Co. (NYC)
Romeo & Juliet Romeo Dir. Jacob Janssen Plimoth Players
Twelfth Night Lady Olivia Dir. Jacob Janssen Plimoth Players
The Tempest Miranda, Trinculo Dir. Jacob Janssen Plimoth Players
Huckleberry Finn Huckleberry Finn Dir. Priscilla Lindsay Indiana Repertory Theater
Babele Cain Dir. Firenza Guidi Euro Live Arts Network
Il Miracolo Sailor Dir. Firenza Guidi Euro Live Arts Network
Transistus Anime Jose Dir. Firenza Guidi Euro Live Arts Network
The Wright Brothers Orville Dir. Myra Slotnick Provincetown Theater
A Midsummer Nights Dream Puck Dir. Stanton Davis N.I.U.
The Trickster of Seville Duke Octavio Dir. Alexander Gelman N.I.U.
Rabbit Hole Jason Dir. Dr.Patricia Ridge N.I.U.
The Revenger's Comedies Henry Bell Dir. Eric Zeigenhagen N.I.U.
The Misanthrope Alceste Dir. Dr.Owen Schaub Butler University

FILM (representative)

BULL Alvin (Co-Star) CBS/ Dir:Brad Turner
Beautiful Something Brian (Principle) Joseph Graham & Reel Goode Prod.
Vetted Buck ADDigital
ReVo Bobby John Reed, Jamie Hook, The New School
Doctors Express Promo Stoner Clerk ADDigital
Salem Witch Trails Reverend Paris Amovie Productions
So Dreadful a Judgement Capt.Benjamin Church Plimoth Plantation
Black Radio Jack Adam Waltner
Virtu Promo Spokesman Network Global
The Less You Know Keith (principle) Stark Raving Productions
The Real Story of Halloween Celtic Druid Workaholics/ The History Channel

STAGE (representative)

  • All's Well That Ends Well
  • Lavatch
  • Dir. Dan McCleary
  • Tennessee Shakespeare Co.
  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses
  • Danceny
  • Dir. Lynnette Barkley
  • Palm Beach Dramaworks
  • The Taming of The Shrew
  • Grumio
  • Dir. Dan McCleary
  • Tennesee Shakesepeare Co.
  • The Liar
  • Dorante
  • Dir. Carl Wallnau
  • Centenary Stage Co.
  • Hamlet
  • Hamlet
  • Dir. Dan McCleary
  • Tennessee Shakespeare Co.
  • The Tempest
  • Caliban
  • Dir. Emma Shimminger
  • PTDT (NYC)
  • Truman
  • Jimmy
  • Dir. Susan Grilli
  • Provincetown Theater
  • The Long Christmas Dinner
  • Sam
  • Dir. Brenda Bynum
  • Oasis Theater Co. (NYC)
  • Romeo & Juliet
  • Romeo
  • Dir. Jacob Janssen
  • Plimoth Players
  • Twelfth Night
  • Lady Olivia
  • Dir. Jacob Janssen
  • Plimoth Players
  • The Tempest
  • Miranda, Trinculo
  • Dir. Jacob Janssen
  • Plimoth Players
  • Huckleberry Finn
  • Huckleberry Finn
  • Dir. Priscilla Lindsay
  • Indiana Repertory Theater
  • Babele
  • Cain
  • Dir. Firenza Guidi
  • Euro Live Arts Network
  • Il Miracolo
  • Sailor
  • Dir. Firenza Guidi
  • Euro Live Arts Network
  • Transistus Anime
  • Jose
  • Dir. Firenza Guidi
  • Euro Live Arts Network
  • The Wright Brothers
  • Orville
  • Dir. Myra Slotnick
  • Provincetown Theater
  • A Midsummer Nights Dream
  • Puck
  • Dir. Stanton Davis
  • N.I.U.
  • The Trickster of Seville
  • Duke Octavio
  • Dir. Alexander Gelman
  • N.I.U.
  • Rabbit Hole
  • Jason
  • Dir. Dr.Patricia Ridge
  • N.I.U.
  • The Revenger's Comedies
  • Henry Bell
  • Dir. Eric Zeigenhagen
  • N.I.U.
  • The Misanthrope
  • Alceste
  • Dir. Dr.Owen Schaub
  • Butler University

FILM (representative)

  • BULL
  • Alvin (Co-Star)
  • CBS/ Dir:Brad Turner
  • Beautiful Something
  • Brian (Principle)
  • Joseph Graham & Reel Goode Prod.
  • Vetted
  • Buck
  • ADDigital
  • ReVo
  • Bobby
  • John Reed, Jamie Hook, The New School
  • Doctors Express Promo
  • Stoner Clerk
  • ADDigital
  • Salem Witch Trails
  • Reverend Paris
  • Amovie Productions
  • So Dreadful a Judgement
  • Capt.Benjamin Church
  • Plimoth Plantation
  • Black Radio
  • Jack
  • Adam Waltner
  • Virtu Promo
  • Spokesman
  • Network Global
  • The Less You Know
  • Keith (principle)
  • Stark Raving Productions
  • The Real Story of Halloween
  • Celtic Druid
  • Workaholics/ The History Channel

TRAINING

  • MFA Acting: Northern Illinois University
  • BA Theatre: Butler University
  • Moscow Art Theater School
  • Master Classes: Kristin Linklater, Anne Bogart, Rick Sordelet, Paul Rubin, Neil Freeman, Carolyn Pickman,
    Jandiz Estrada, Tori Visgilio

Special Skills:

Circus-Chinese Pole & basic Aerial Silks, Intermediate Classical Guitar, Fencing, Stage Combat (Rapier/Dagger,
Unarmed) Fight Choreography, Brazilian Jui Jitsu, Dialects: (RP, Skinner, Irish, Cockney, Russian, Deep South, Midwest,
Detail Model), Valid Drivers License (Standard, Automatic) Avid Outdoorsman (Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Etc),
Archery, Certified Paranormal Investigator

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