With the TEAM, Brian Hastert has created roles in Mission Drift (The National Theatre (London), Culturgest (Lisbon), Edinburgh, NYC), Particularly in the Heartland (Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh)), and A Thousand Natural Shocks, and helped develop Primer for a Failed Superpower, Waiting for You on the Corner of…, and the TEAM/National Theatre of Scotland collaboration Anything That Gives Off Light. Other stage credits include the New York premier of Tectonic Theatre Project’s Uncommon Sense, Of Good Stock (Manhattan Theatre Company), A Future Perfect (SpeakEasy, World Premier), The Ragged Claws (Cherry Lane), Fragile by David Greig (as part of Theatre Uncut), Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play (Yale Rep),The Laramie Project, and Kurt Vonnegut’s Happy Birthday, Wanda June, as well readings/workshops at New Dramatists, The Lark, Manhattan Theatre Club, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Dixon Place, The Working Theatre, The Living Theatre, Terra Nova, and others. TV: Allegiance, Flesh and Bone, The Good Wife, I Love You… But I Lied, The Vampire Leland (pilot). Radio: Twelve Years (BBC4). He received his MFA from the Yale School of Drama, where he was the recipient of the Jerome L. Greene Foundation fellowship and the Oliver Thorndike Award in Acting. Other evidence of professional shenanigans can be found at brianhastert.com.
Brian is an asst. professor at Pace University’s School of Performing Arts where he created the Acting for Film, Televison, Voice Over, and Commercials (FTVC) program – a new 4-year BFA program that trains students to act in stories created for the camera and microphone based media and produces original content in the form of commissioned short films, web series, and pilots.