Brian Crawford divides his time between Chicago and Atlanta. His main discipline is as an actor and performance creator. The collision of classic theatrical forms with the creation of new work has been the focus of Brian’s acting career for over a decade. As a writer and creator, he has developed over ten original full-length plays, and his acting performances have contributed to seventeen world premieres. He is a longtime member of Atlanta’s Out Of Hand Theatre with whom he created the international sensation HOMINID. His additional work on classical plays and the creation of new works has been seen with multiple theaters in Atlanta and Chicago. He continues to create new works that tell shared stories. The Nylon Mafia explores how a seemingly mundane piece of clothing has played a role in female liberation and oppression. When It Ends looks at how acts of hate and violence gain their power if we allow them to change who we are. He holds a BA from Emory University as well as an MFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago. Brian is a past recipient of The Louis B. Sudler Prize and The Kenneth Sawyer Goodman Scholarship.
This bio/description was originally published in 2016 and updated in 2017. For more current information, please refer to the award recipient's website (if provided).