With the TEAM, Brian 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, as well as in the ur-TEAM piece Faster as well as contributing to the TEAM/National Theatre of Scotland collaboration on the Scottish Enlightenment. Other stage credits include A Future Perfect (SpeakEasy, World Premier), The Ragged Claws (Cherry Lane), The Poor of New York, Fragile by David Greig (as part of Theatre Uncut), Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play (Yale Rep), Lines in Code, 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. 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 also the head of the Acting for Film, Televison, Voice Over, and Commercials (FTVC) program at Pace University’s School of Performing Arts – 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.