Using the story of Beowulf that so inspired him, Bryan will explore and share various approaches to physicalizing a text and how best to shape a story in space. Bryan will be joined in this process by Michael Barker-Caven, Artistic Director of the Civic theatre.

Bryan is an actor, director, movement director and more recently “writer” having penned and performed the award winning Beowulf: The Blockbuster, earning Bryan a STAGE award for acting excellence at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival. Other notable performances include Barabbas’ Johnny Patterson : The Singing Irish Clown for which he received the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actor and “B” in Company SJ’s production of Beckett’s “Act Without Words II ” which toured most recently to The Barbican in London.

Bryan is a graduate from the Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College Dublin and has taught Movement/Physical Theatre at Trinity College Dublin, NYU / Tisch School of the Arts and at the Accademia dell ’ Arte in Arezzo, Italy.

Michael is a 10 times Irish Times Awards nominee with multiple acclaimed and award winning productions for such producers as Landmark Productions, The Gate, The Abbey as well as internationally. Between 1995-2004 he was Artistic Director of The Theatreworks Company, which specialised in staging large scale epic tales through the medium of image based, physically story telling.

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