Bria Walker

  • Assistant Professor / Head of Performance and MFA in Performance Pedagogy

Bria Walker is a multidisciplinary artist and serves as Assistant Professor and Head of MFA Performance Pedagogy. 

Regional acting credits:  Crowns, A Christmas Carol, King Lear, Working, The Elephant Man, 365 Days/365 Plays (Denver Center Theatre Company); From the Mississippi Delta (Triad Stage);  The Royale (St. Louis Rep); It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues (Theatre Aspen); Shakespeare on Nature (Aspen Ideas Festival);  The Royale, POP!, Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet, guest singer with THE SKIVVIES (City Theatre), Momentum Festivals 2016 & 2019; Saints Tour, In the Raw Festivals, Midnight Radio(s), B.U.S. 7 & 10 (Bricolage Production Co.); By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (The REP at Point Park); Venus (Univ. Of Pittsburgh Stages); The Sisters Grey, Every Tongue Confess, Last of the Line, The all-female staged reading of Piano Lesson, & August in August (August Wilson Center); Antony & Cleopatra (Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre).  Film: The Beat Goes On; Somewhere Near Here.  Webseries: (CBS).  

Directing credits: co-director of Crowns (Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre); for colored girls who have considered suicide, when the rainbow is enuf (SUNY New Paltz); Avenue Q (SUNY New Paltz & University of Pittsburgh); Surreality; an evening of sh*t that may be deep, staged reading of She Like Girls (SUNY New Paltz); Morning Mourning (SWAN Day Festival); Dog Shit (B.U.S. 11); Off With Her Maidenhead (The Pitch series for Merry-Go-Round Playhouse). 

Assistant Directing credits: Sunset Baby, Black Ballerina, From the Mississippi Delta, Topdog/Underdog, Sweet, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre). 

Writing credits: “Chant” - The Monologue Project; The Doll Confessions, with original writings: “Monk Monk’s Interlude” & “Tattered Love”). 

Research Interest Summary

Ensemble/Movement based work, African American Theatre, Devising, Theatre for Social Change, New Play Development

Education & Training

  • MFA - National Theatre Conservatory - Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 2007
  • BFA - Wright State University, 2003