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Brian McEleney Professor of the Practice of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

Brian McEleney, Professor (Clinical) of Theatre, Speech and Dance and Head of the Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium's M.F.A. Acting Program, was Co-Director of the former Trinity Rep Conservatory. He is a longtime member of Trinity Rep's resident acting company, where his roles have included Prior Walter, ANGELS IN AMERICA; Shakespeare's Richard II; Dr. Larch, THE CIDERHOUSE RULES; George, WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?; Malvolio, TWELFTH NIGHT; Jamie Tyrone, LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT; and Mozart, AMADEUS. A Trinity Rep Associate Director, he has directed Trinity Rep productions of MEASURE FOR MEASURE, DINNER WITH FRIENDS, MASTER CLASS, MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, STONES IN HIS POCKETS and PROOF, as well as over a dozen Conservatory productions, including THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, BLOOD WEDDING, PERICLES, and TROILUS AND CRESSIDA. A graduate of Trinity College and the Yale School of Drama, he was a member of the faculty at Princeton University from 1982-1990. In addition to his work at Trinity Rep he has acted in productions in various New York theatres such as Theatre for the New City and St. Clement's Theatre, and has been a member of the Robert Lewis Acting Company and the Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble, where he has acted in and directed over 20 productions.

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I am in the processing of preparing to direct a production of HAMLET at Trinity Rep in January and to act in CYRANO DE BERGERAC in the spring.