BRIAN SHNIPPERBRIAN SHNIPPER (Director, Miracle on South Division Street, The Road to Appomattox). He conceived and directed the world premiere of Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award) at the Coronet Theatre where it was hailed in the Los Angeles Times as “a burgeoning phenomenon” and a “vital achievement.” It has since been performed in over 70 theatres across the worldincluding the Minetta Lane Theatre in New York, ACT in San Francisco, La Jolla Playhouse, Trinity Rep, and Syracuse Stage.

Off Broadway: Standing on Ceremony (New York Theatre Workshop), Family Commitment (EST), the world premiere of Will Scheffer’s Alien Boy (OOBR Award), and Lubna.

Regional credits include the U.S. premiere of Daniel MacIvor’s The Best Brothers, Red, Bell, Book and Candle, and Opus (Ensemble Theatre Company), A View of the Mountains (Pasadena Playhouse), Voice of Good Hope, about the life of Barbara Jordan starring Frankie Faison (Luna Stage – Star Ledger’s pick for the Year's 10 Best). The world premiere of Wendy MacLeod’s Undescended, Say You Love Satan, and All the Rage (Attic Theatre).

He served as Artistic Director for 12 Miles West Theatre Company in New Jersey where his credits include the world premieres of Joyce Carol Oates’ Separated and Nagle Jackson’s Barney Downsized. Other 12MW credits: Bluff, Private Eyes, All the Rage, Three Viewings, The Notebook of Trigorin, A Hotel on Marvin Gardens, The Water Children, The Misanthrope, Brutality of Fact, The Complete History of America (abridged), and Hitting for the Cycle.

Brian returned to his alma mater, Montclair State University, to direct Lanford Wilson’s Balm in Gilead, which was a regional finalist for the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival

February, 2015