002: Immersive Theatre, With Brian Clowdus
Michelle visits Georgia’s lush countryside to chat with award winning site-specific director Brian Clowdus, whose nationally acclaimed Serenbe Playhouse productions have set Robin Hood in a forest, Miss Saigon among vast plains, and Sleepy Hollow in a working stable. This week, Michelle is inspired by multitasking—which is exactly what Brian masters as the producer, director and one of the leading actors in Serenbe Playhouse’s “Cabaret.” Michelle gives Brian his new superhero name, while Brian clues us into what it takes to bulldoze the fourth wall and immerse audiences in fantastical worlds.
About Brian Clowdus
Brian is the Founder and Artistic Director of Serenbe Playhouse. He is is an actor, educator, director, and producer. Brian received his BA in Theatre & Dance from Amherst College graduating Magna Cum Laude, with highest distinction for his Thesis Work and holds an MFA in Acting from The University of South Carolina.
Brian is also the CEO & Creative Director of Brian Clowdus Experiences which is taking his environmental work all across the country. He has performed/directed in Tokyo, London, Canada, Central and South America, The Caribbean, NYC, LA and in almost every other major city in the United States.
Brian was named the Top Artistic Director in Atlanta and one of the Top 20 Atlantans to Watch by Creative Loafing as well as Top 15 under 40 by Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Magazine. Brian won the 2016 Suzi Bass Award for Best Director of a Musical for Miss Saigon, which was awarded 5 other awards including Best Musical, making it most awarded show of 2016.