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Multidisciplinary Artist & Educator

About Me

Hello Hello!  My name is Bria Walker and I am a New York based actress, singer, director, writer & educator. I was born in sunny northern California and later moved to the less sunny western Pennsylvania area. While in high school, I received the Henry Mancini award for Best Actress and was one of 30 acting students, chosen from the state of Pennsylvania, to attend the Pennsylvania Governor’s School of the Arts.  Go Govies!

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.) 

I have lots of favorite productions that I've taken part in.  If you'd like to know some of them, feel free to click on the link of my resume below.

I spent a year as part of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture’s theatre ensemble (led by artistic director, Mark Clayton Southers). Productions included: August in August (with direction by Mark Southers & Stephen McKinley Henderson); Samm-Art William’s Last of the Line; & the all female staged reading of The Piano Lesson (directed & produced by multi-disciplinary artist Vanessa German.)

 

I call myself a "baby director" because, over the past couple of years, I have started to explore the directorial waters.  And I'm digging it!  Some recent productions include:  Avenue Q at the University of Pittsburgh; Dog Shit by Mark Clayton Southers for B.U.S. 10; staged reading of Off With her Maidenhead (written by Amy Claussen & James Rushin) at THE PITCH Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, New York; staged reading of She Like Girls by Chisa Hutchinson & Surreality: an evening of sh*t that may be deep including works by various playwrights (Gayle Pazerski, Marco Ramirez, and Michael John Garces) at SUNY New Paltz.  

My latest endeavor has me juggling being a multi-disciplinary artist and an assistant professor of Acting at SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz, NY.



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SAINTS TOUR - Bricolage production co.

Bria Walker, as the Tour Guide, shoulders her monumental task with ease.
Michelle PileckiCity Paper

The Tour Guide was witty, serenely commanding, almost queen-like.
Anna RasshivkinaThe Sprout Fund

The chief character is the Tour Guide, played with stately imperturbability and quick-wittedness by Bria Walker, who has to deal with whatever happens along the way, including the questioning audience. It’s a performance most wonderful in seeming more than that, an actual embodiment of the community through which we move.
Chris RawsonPittsburgh Post-Gazette

The main character, as it were, is a rather mysterious, unnamed tour guide (played by the terrific Bria Walker), who herself has an aura of the otherworldly.
Bill O’DriscollCity Paper “Blogh”


by the way, meet vera stark - the rep at point park

Lottie is the scene-stealing comic relief, and Bria Walker is side-splittingly funny in the role.
Ted HooverPittsburgh City Paper

The scenes with the three black roommates….are anchored by the character comedy of the cynical Lottie (Bria Walker), whose comic spit and sass never exceed plausibility.
Chris RawsonPittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bria Walker is a showstopper as Lottie, who goes above and BEYOND to spotlight her “mammification” to get her moment on the silver screen.
C. Denise JohnsonNew Pittsburgh Courier

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pop! - city theatre 

Everyone in the cast sings all of that to perfection especially Pittsburgh’s Bria Walker as Warhol celeb Viva.
Gordon SpencerWRCT

The women create equally vibrant characters. Bria Walker enlivens Viva.
Alice CarterPittsburgh Tribune Review

The three women of the cast are each given the opportunity to blow us away, and do they ever. Ms. Walker, who [has] graced many local productions, continues that run and raises it here. Ms. Walker belts about Viva’s brilliant mind and emerges with dignity from a purposefully silly and awkward sex scene, staged for one of Warhol’s films.
Sharon EbersonPittsburgh Post-Gazette

[They] are blasts of extraordinary talent. Each actor is perfection.
Ted HooverPittsburgh City Paper

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assistant professor of acting

 Teaching Philosophy   |    C.V.



 

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