BRIAN BROPHY is a twenty-five year veteran actor in the film/TV/theater industry, and is in his tenth year as Director of Caltech Theater. He has directed over fifty plays around the world and is a thirty-year veteran actor in the film/TV/theater industry. His roles in A Day Without a Mexican, Cradle Will Rock, Shawshank Redemption, The Player, Star Trek TNG's "The Measure of a Man," remain his favorites. A Fulbright Scholar; Scholar in Residence at the Indian Institute of Technology (IITGn); Yale-NUS Singapore Artist in Residence. He is a multi-recipient of the California Arts Council/Culture Affairs Department artists in community grant, and recipient of a George Soros Foundation funding award for a theater project in Bosnia.
Prior to Caltech he taught college at UC Riverside, Pomona College, Benares Hindu University, IIT Gandhinagar, and CSULA. His research Interests include theater for social change in India, an international collaboration and partnership in the transformation of culture through dialogue, storytelling and friendship.
Along with receiving a Sloan Foundation/Ensemble Studio Theater Grant, TACIT has presented at Association for Theater Higher Education (ATHE) Conference and hosted several Indian artist-activists, co-producingTesla, an original radio drama written by Dan Duling at the Pasadena Playhouse, plus performing at Descanso Gardens, and the Armory Center for the Arts. He is also the Artistic Director of Mach 33, a new science driven play festival now in its seventh year at Caltech.