Brian Pastor

Artistic Director

 

Brian is the Founding Executive Director and current Artistic Director of Promethean Theatre Ensemble, where they have directed The Lion in Winter, The Winter’s Tale, and Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde (all Broadway World Award Nominated- Best Director), as well as Henry V and The Dark Side of the Bard. At City Lit Theater, they directed George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man, as well as the all-female version of Archibald MacLeish’s J.B. Brian’s writing credits include co-adaptations of Mark Twain’s Pudd’nhead Wilson and Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow for City Lit, as well as an adaptation of Robert F. Kennedy’s memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis Thirteen Days. A portion of their adaptation of Wilkie Collins’s The Moonstone was presented at the Chicago Cultural Center. Brian’s short play, Capacity for Curiosity, based on an interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson, won Best of Festival at City Lit’s 2018 Art of Adaptation Festival, and their short play Inhuman Nature has been produced on three continents. Brian is the Executive Director of Sideshow Theatre, the former Executive Director of Raven Theatre, and the former Managing Director of City Lit Theater. Brian’s acting credits include Hauptmann with City Lit, Future Echoes with WildClaw, and The Lark and A Study in Scarlet with Promethean. They are also a former board and company member of The Mime Company and a founding company member of Chicago dell’Arte.