Brian has worked as a theatre and teaching artist for over thirty years. He’s taught youngsters, university students and professionals throughout the country. He’s performed from Off Broadway to Los Angeles, is a founding member of New Crime Theatre and Film, and worked with multiple theatre companies including Lookingglass Theatre Company, the Piven Theatre Workshop,The Actor’s Gang. With The Actor’s Gang Brian appeared in ten years of shows, directed, produced and spearheaded the Gang’s first Outreach Program. Brian has produced and directed multiple shows in Los Angeles including shows for Amnesty International, The Program for Torture Victims, Pico Union Project.
Working with people of all ages and backgrounds to find their talent and their unique voice is always an exciting and rewarding adventure. Each person is an individual as an artist and as a human being and I am always up to the challenge of finding them where they are and helping them to become their dreams.
"Brian Powell is not just a wonderful acting coach, his level of intuition and compassion inspire me to take chances and create in ways no other acting coach has or could! Brian you’re amazing! Thank you!"
￼“Brian has a way of working with his students that is gentle and supportive - there's magic in that which brings out the absolute best in all who have the good fortune to work with him.”
"Working with Brian Powell is a sheer joy! His energy, intensity and a sense of play opened up doors into my own, surprisingly new, potentials as an actor. Brian's passion for dignity revealed to me the importance of vulnerability and centeredness on stage, on camera, and most importantly, in life."
Brian Powell is a teacher who understands the language of an Actor. He’s kind & encouraging, and able to distill ideas into an “active” choice for the Actor. I’ve been to NYU, studied with Stella Adler, Alfred Molina & The Groundlings and he’s pushed me to places I’ve never gotten to before. He is a coach and a teacher; a director and an actor. He understands that the body needs to be connected to the brain, that they work in tandem on stage. He encourages a mixture of instinct and technique. He is a gifted artist who I will continue to work with.”
I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University and have been a professional Equity and SAG actor for twenty five years. I have taught Master Classes in colleges and universities across the country, worked with children, young adults and professional actors in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles and have my own theatre company were I continue to work with exciting and talented artists. I coach privately for auditions and for general improvement for the beginning, intermediate and advanced actor.