Brian Posen

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Brain Posen has dedicated his career to the arts. For the past 25+ years, he has used his education and connections to help other artists hone their skills and create a supportive community. Below is a collection of personal writing and featured articles documenting Brian’s journey.

Like everything, the film industry is not immune to change. In fact, the evolution of the movie industry in the last 25 years has been extremely fascinating, owing to the many advancements …

There are only a few things synonymous with Chicago. Deep dish pizza, the Sears Tower, the Chicago Cubs, and last, but certainly not least, comedy. The Windy City has been home to a thriving comedy scene for decades. It is …

Unfortunately, inspiration doesn’t always strike when you want it to, which means sometimes you have to go out and find it for yourself. Creativity is important to everyone, but especially so to artists, whose livelihoods often depend on it. Luckily …

The way I became a successful teacher was by being a successful student. I studied for ten years in higher-level education. When I was awarded the position as a teacher, I emulated all of my teachers that positively affected my life.

After graduating undergrad and trying to figure out if I wanted to go to law school or get my MBA, I took a year to do an I internship and study college prep classes. I started taking an improv class with a friend of mine. After the first term …

When actors are building their careers, they must have as well-rounded an experience as possible. Directing can help actors gain new insights on stagecraft, leading them to become more believable and stronger actors in general. Brian …

Many novice and experienced actors enjoy the art of improvisation. When an actor improvises a scene, they can take advantage of the energy in the room to drive their scene to new heights. Judging how the audience is responding to …

As actor, director and producer Brian Posen explains, “to have a successful festival, a producer needs a solid year of planning. After each one of my festivals, we immediately crunch all the numbers and the have an extensive debriefing in the few weeks that follows the festival. Then, we start up for the next year.”

 When producing a festival, it is necessary to understand the process of planning and executing related tasks. Brian Posen gives 10 tips to help inexperienced festival organizers make the most of their events and learn from his success.

Many successful actors got their start while they were children. Becoming a successful actor can be a long and difficult process, and many experienced actors want to share their secrets with child actors. Many of these tips are hard …

Show business parents may be nervous if their child has the dream of becoming a comedian. Comedy is a uniquely demanding form of expression, and children need to have a …

Whether leaders are born or made is a debate for another time, but one thing is for certain: good leaders learn. Self-awareness combined with skill and character development are necessary for a leader to be the best they can possibly be. 

Being the director or producer of a film or television show might sound like a prestigious role. However, very few realize just how much work goes into directing or producing a work of art. Directors and producers are involved …

Is art subjective, objective, or both? This is a question that everyone in the art world- critics, artists, and the general public — grapples with. 

Chicago is well-known for their theatrical creativity, and their recent theatre history has national and international implications …

Discovering a child’s potential for acting is usually enough motivation for most parents to take them on the acting journey. Getting your child cast in plays, movies, commercials, and TV shows is a parent’s dream come true once their child …

Inspiration, or a lack thereof, is a question that an artist must grapple with on a steady basis. Just as it appears effortlessly one second, the next, it escalates into a source of excruciating frustration when it seems evasive and incapable of …

We have all been teachers at one point in our lives, whether it was to students, peers, colleagues or loved ones. But unlike academic disciplines like math, history, or science, the arts require a slightly different approach and … 

With the advent of social media, artists possess the ability to present and promote their products from the comfort of their own homes or, generally, anywhere else they please — so long as there is a Wi-Fi or phone signal available to …

As an artist, there is a constant, imperative question one must ask him or herself before undertaking a new project: what painting style is most suitable to bring their image and creativity to life? They may find themselves wondering …

For those in the creative performing world, making it to a Broadway production is widely seen as the end goal. For many, this dream may never amount to anything, but with the help of seasoned professionals you can elevate your …

We have all been teachers at one point in our lives, whether it was to students, peers, colleagues or loved ones. But unlike academic disciplines like math, history, or science, the arts require a slightly different approach and …

Chicago is well-known for their theatrical creativity, and their recent theatre history has national and international implications. Chicago native and accomplished stage actor, artist, teacher, and director, Brian Posen, has graciously taken the time to go over the historical importance, and present-day importance of the Chicago Off Loop Scene. Brian Posen has demonstrated his love and dedication to Chicago entertainment arts throughout his lifetime and is shedding a light on one of the world’s most influential theatre scenes.

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