Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Authors
Brian Hampton (Email me!)
Brian Hampton is originally from Virginia where he grew up writing and acting in small towns across the state. Now he calls New York City his home where he’s a professional playwright, actor, and producer.
Brian’s very excited that his play “Gossip” is now available through Pioneer Drama Service! “Gossip” had its world premiere at William Byrd High School in Vinton, VA, its Off-Off-Broadway premiere at “The Puzzle: Marble’s Theatre Festival” in NYC, and its Midwest Premiere at Wright State University’s Musical Theatre/Acting Preparatory Program for teens (MAPP) — all of which were crucial in developing the play into what you see today.
His other plays include: “The Jungle Fun Room” which is published by Original Works Publishing, made its world premiere in the New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), made its Off-Broadway premiere at New World Stages in NYC, its regional premiere at Studio Players in Lexington, Kentucky, and its high school premiere at William Byrd High School.
Brian enjoys hearing from directors and actors from productions of his work and is often available to visit schools and theatres to see them perform. He’s even been known to attend high schools, colleges, and regional theatres as a resident playwright for the week leading up to performances where he teaches, shares his experiences, works with the actors and directors, and attends opening night.
As an actor, Brian has performed in NYC and regionally, and has been an original cast member of his play, “The Jungle Fun Room,” playing the role of Screg. He played Perry in the national tour of “The Three Pigs,” and has performed as Huck Finn in “Big River,” John in “Shenandoah,” Wilber Wright in “Flyer,” among others.
As a producer, Brian has produced over 50 productions in theatre and film, and he is the founding producer of The Puzzle: Marble’s Theatre Festival in NYC.
Brian received his BA in Theatre from Christopher Newport University, his MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University, and is a member of both the Dramatists Guild of America and the Actors Equity Association.
Brian is passionate about theatre, animal rescue, and spreading the truth about “Gossip.” And he hopes that your school or theatre company will benefit from this twisted and cautionary tale.
For more information, or to say hello, feel free to email him through the “email me!” link above, visit his website at brianhampton.net, or follow him on Twitter at @HamptonBHampton
Special thanks to everyone at Pioneer — especially his editor, Brian D. Taylor!
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