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Multidisciplinary Artist & Educator

About Me

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!



UPCOMING


I have taken a new position as Assistant Professor of Performance in the Theatre Arts Department at The University of Pittsburgh!

Click here for information on their Bachelor of Arts program.

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SAINTS TOUR - Bricolage Production Co.

SAINTS TOUR - Bricolage Production Co.

SAINTS TOUR - Bricolage Production Co.

SAINTS TOUR - Bricolage Production Co.

THE ROYALE - City Theatre Co.

THE ROYALE - City Theatre Co.

THE ROYALE - St. Louis Rep

THE ROYALE - St. Louis Rep

 

Director


FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF

SUNY New Paltz

 
Ifeoma Ukatu as Lady in Orange, Jadae Rose as Lady in Blue, & Cory Sierra as Lady in Purple

Ifeoma Ukatu as Lady in Orange, Jadae Rose as Lady in Blue, & Cory Sierra as Lady in Purple

full company

full company

Ifeoma Ukatu as Lady in Orange

Ifeoma Ukatu as Lady in Orange


CROWNS

co-direction w/Tim Rhoze - Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

Mardra Thomas as Mother Shaw

Mardra Thomas as Mother Shaw

Ricky Dillard as The Man

Ricky Dillard as The Man


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SUNY New Paltz & University of Pittsburgh

SUNY New Paltz - Zach Gibson as Trekkie Monster

SUNY New Paltz - Zach Gibson as Trekkie Monster

Univ. of Pittsburgh - full company

Univ. of Pittsburgh - full company

SUNY New Paltz - full company

SUNY New Paltz - full company

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assistant professor of performance

 Teaching Philosophy   |    C.V.




 

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.

Click here for a link to the monologues.

 

 

Contact

Please contact me with any questions and/or inquiries related to performances or possible teaching engagements.

Please complete the form below or email me directly at: briawalker@me.com

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