Brian Postalian (Բրայն Փոսթալյան) is an interdisciplinary performance creator born and raised in Toronto by way of Armenia, Ireland, Wales, and the Czech Republic. He is the Crapshoot Artistic Producer at Theatre Passe Muraille and previously the Compass Points Curator at the Magnetic North Theatre Festival before it closed its doors in 2017. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University and is a proud graduate of the joint University of Toronto and Sheridan College’s Theatre and Drama Studies Program. Brian recently relocated to Vancouver in to complete a MFA in Theatre as Game Design at the School for Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University.
He is a graduate of the Artist Producer Training program at Generator, and is an alumni of the Young Creators Unit at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, SummerWork's S.L.I.P, and the inaugural Devised Theatre Lab with Common Boots Theatre. Brian has trained with the Volcano Theatre Conservatory and The Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards. His work was featured as part of Volcano Theatre’s Emerging Artist Series.
He has worked in various capacities creating or producing with Theatre Passe Muraille, Canadian Stage, Buddies in Bad Times, Magnetic North Theatre Festival, NCA Small Theatre [Armenia], High Fest International Performing Festival [Armenia], EVN 24 Theatre [Armenia], Theatre Gargantua, KW Youth Theatre, Brave New Theatre, Theatre By Committee, Common Boots Theatre, Ecce Homo Theatre, Quiptake Theatre, Sheridan College and the Canadian Music Theatre Project, Paprika Festival, and the Toronto Youth Theatre.