Brian LeTraunik


Assistant Professor of Theatre at Lamar University

4630 Collier St., #326
Beaumont, TX 77706
United States
(773) 805-0926

brian.letraunik@gmail.com

http://www.brianletraunik.weebly.com


Biography:

Brian is an actor, director, fight director and SAFD Certified Teacher of stage combat currently based in Beaumont, TX, where he is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Lamar University. Recent choreography credits include <em>A View From the Bridge</em> for Lamar University, <em>Macbeth</em> for Festival 56, and <em>Dutchman</em> for Eastern Illinois University. He has taught acting, movement, stage combat, voice and musical theatre for such institutions as Valparaiso University, Eastern Illinois University, University of Findlay, Wichita State University, DePaul University, Coe College, Drake University, Western Illinois University, Simpson College and The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Movement specialties include Laban, Alexander, Michael Chekhov, Action Theatre, and period movement. Brian has also taught at several SAFD workshops, including the Texas Intensive, Cease & Desist Workshop, National Stage Combat Workshop, Carnage in the Corn, Winter Wonderland Workshop, Rumble in the Rockies and the Central Illinois Stage Combat Workshop. As an actor, favorite roles include Man in Chair in <em>The Drowsy Chaperone</em>, Polonius in <em>Hamlet</em>, Shylock in <em>The Merchant of Venice</em>, Alfie in <em>A Man of No Importance</em>, Lafew in <em>All's Well That Ends Well</em>, Prospero in <em>The Tempest</em>, Pandarus in <em>Troilus and Cressida</em>, Major Petkoff in <em>Arms and the Man</em>, Skylight in <em>Class Enemy,</em> and Dr. Scott in <em>The Rocky Horror Show</em>. Recent directing credits include <em>Anton in Show Business<strong> </strong></em><strong></strong>and <em>Almost, Maine</em> for Lamar University, <em>The 25th Annual</em> <em>Putnam County Spelling Bee</em> for Eastern Illinois University, and the U.S. Premiere of <em>Tunnel</em> <em>Rat</em> for Genesis Theatricals. Brian has a BA in Theatre (Acting) from Columbia College Chicago and a MFA in Acting from Western Illinois University.



Movement Specialties:

Action Theatre

Alexander Technique

Alignment/Release Work

Chekhov Training

Clowning and Circus

Commedia dell'Arte

Contact Improvisation

General

Improvisation/Theatre Games

Impulse Work

Laban/Bartenieff

Lecoq

Martial Arts

Masks

Movement for Singers

Movement for the Actor

Musical Theatre

Period Styles: Acting

Physical Characterization

Stage Combat

Stretching, Strength, and Relaxation



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