Hello Hello! My name is Bria Walker. I am an actress, singer, director, writer & educator. I was born in sunny northern California and later moved to the less sunny western Pennsylvania area.
I received my B.F.A. from Wright State University and my M.F.A. from the National Theatre Conservatory (in conjunction with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.)
Over the past couple of years, I have started to explore the directorial waters and I'm digging it! Some recent productions include: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf & Avenue Q at SUNY New Paltz; co-direction of Crowns w/Tim Rhoze at Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre; Dog Shit by Mark Clayton Southers for B.U.S. 11; staged musical reading of Off With her Maidenhead at THE PITCH Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, New York.
My latest endeavor has me juggling being a multi-disciplinary artist and an Assistant Professor of Performance at The University of Pittsburgh.
So look around. Check out my resume & CV to see what I've been up to and if you'd like to reach out, feel free to find my contact information below!
I have taken a new position as Assistant Professor of Performance and Head of MFA Performance Pedagogy at The Department of Theatre Arts at The University of Pittsburgh!
FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF
SUNY New Paltz
co-direction w/Tim Rhoze - Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre
SUNY New Paltz & University of Pittsburgh
the monologue project
THE MONOLOGUE PROJECT
The Monologue Project (TMP) is an online resource featuring 30 original monologues from nationally recognized writers for the theater is now available to the public. TMP aims to increase the number of audition-length monologues for Women of the African Diaspora and celebrate their impact on theater and the world. We join in solidarity with the woman-driven activism of movements like Black Lives Matter, acknowledging the essential role of black women in America. We also acknowledge those women who have already contributed to this canon and who have paved the way for other writers and actors.
Participating TMP Playwrights include (in alphabetical order): Mando Alvarado, Chrystal Bates, France-Luce Benson, N’Jameh Camara, Zina Camblin, Kia Corthron, Gethsemane Herron-Coward, LeKeithia Dalcoe, William Duell, Kim El, Alesia Etinoff, Amy Evans, Rob Florence, Imani Maryahm Harrington, Dave Harris, Yona Harvey, Yvette Heyliger, Chisa Hutchinson, Levi Jelks, Christine Toy Johnson, Jewell McPherson, Dominique Morisseau, Ife Olujobi, Maxie Rockymore, Bianca Sams, Mark Southers, Daniel Talbott, Cori Thomas, Pamela Turner, Mfoniso Udofia, Bria Walker, Keith Wallace, Amy Gijsbers van Wijk, Pia Wilson, and Charlayne Woodard.
Please contact me with any questions and/or inquiries related to performances or possible teaching engagements.