Brian Freeland is a director, writer, sound + media artist, community builder, and provocateur. His works for the theatre are rooted in a collaborative performance and development process that creates/destroys theatrical works with words, visuals, sounds, text, story, frame, and structure.
Mr. Freeland just completed the remounting of Countdown to Zero’s provocative work about the Abu Ghraib detention facility, Uncle Rooster by Tami Canaday as part of The Brick Theatre’s Not Normal Festival. Recent work includes projection and direction for a new performance work based on the 1942 book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Grey Bridge, direction of Jack of Hearts, Master of None for Mind the Art Entertainment at HERE Arts, sound design for Quiara Alegría Hudes’ trilogy of plays Elliot, a Soldier’s Fugue, Water by the Spoonful, and Happiest Song Plays Last at Curious Theatre Company, projection design for Silent Sky at Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, and projections for Randel Myler’s Muscle Shoals: I’ll Take You There at the Lone Tree Arts Center. As a deviser/writer, recent works include Watershed: Part 1, The Sea is Not Full and Watershed: Part 2, Soiled (meta-media works which explored the environmental crisis through the lens of mythological structure) and a reimagined view of the Ludlow Massacre, Ludlow, 1914 (a dramatic vaudeville).
Direction and design credits include works for The LIDA Project, Mind The Art Entertainment, Curious Theatre Company, Ping Chong & Co., Universes, The Public Theatre, Countdown to Zero, THEATREWORKS, About Face, Catamounts, Littleton Town Hall, Lone Tree Arts Center, The Avenue Theatre, The Aurora Fox, Paragon Theatre, Su Teatro, and Shadow Theatre Company.
He is a founding member The LIDA Project where he served as artistic director from 1995-2015 and co-founder with Julie Rada of Countdown To Zero, a political theatre company. Brian received his education from the University of Colorado at Denver and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy.