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Brian Kuwabara

brian-headshotBrian Kuwabara, Co-Artistic Director of GRUMBLE Productions, is an actor, deviser, director, and improviser.  As an actor, he has worked with Rogue Artists Ensemble (Los Angeles, CA), Dell’Arte Company (Blue Lake, CA), and Black Sheep Theatre (Ottawa, ON).  As an improviser, he founded and directed the Los Angeles-based Improv troupe, Knights of Comedy, and has credits including Wet Cookies, Comedy Sportz, and LA Festival of Sketch Comedy.  Brian has his BA in Theater Performance from Chapman University and received his MFA in Ensemble Based Physical Theatre from Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre.  He has since created over 30 original pieces for the stage and has recently been touring internationally with WONDERHEADS’ The Middle of Everywhere, Poe and Mathews: a Misadventure in the Middle of Nowhere, an absurd clown show, and Sherlock Holmes: The case of the Hansom Cab Killer, a hilarious Holmes romp.  In 2011, Brian co-founded GRUMBLE Productions, a physical theatre company, with Emily Windler and together they strive to create imaginative original theatre.