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Brian McManus

Brian McManus

Adjunct Faculty, Acting

School of Theatre Arts and Dance
College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact Information

Gray 1305
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
School of Theatre Arts and Dance
Campus Box
Greeley, CO 80639


  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • BFA Theatre Performance, BA English Literature

Professional/Academic Experience

  • Denver Center of Performing Arts, Teaching Artist 2011 - present
  • Thescon, Annual High School Theater Conference, Teaching Artist 2007-present

Other Experience

  • Teaching and improvisation performances in the Denver region including numerous high schools
  • Annual conferences and the Denver Center of Performing Arts
  • Performed in thousands of improvised shows

Research/Areas of Interest

  • Improv as a means to an end, and the end itself. What happens physiologically at the moment where we run out of the words our brain planned out but keep going into the unknown. How to expand that split second of response time when asked a question so that it feels like 5 seconds. Is this real research? No.