Based in Edmonton, Brian Dooley is the Director of Play Development at The Citadel Theatre (Edmonton), and is also Directeur artistique et général of L’UniThéâtre, Alberta’s only professional French language theatre. He’s been an actor, writer, director, producer and teacher for over thirty years and has been involved in the development of new plays for a variety of companies across the country, including Playwrights Workshop (Montréal), Factory Theatre (Toronto), The Banff Playwrights Colony, The National Film Board of Canada and Montréal’s Le Centre des Auteurs Dramatiques (CEAD). While a student at the National Theatre School of Canada, Brian developed a passion for mask work and ultimately wrote and directed the acclaimed NFB film “Pierre Lefebvre: On Acting”. Brian has gone on to teach (Acting, Mask and Directing) at NTS.
As an actor, Brian has won Dora Mavor Moore, Betty Mitchell and Sterling Awards and nominations for his work in such plays as The December Man and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. For the screen, he received a Gemini nomination (Best Supporting Actor) for “The Boys of St. Vincent” and, for CBC’s “The Beat,” he won an AMPIA (Alberta Motion Picture Industry Awards) as Best Performer and for Best Production Under 60 Minutes. As a producer and V-P (Creative) for Great North Productions, he was involved in the development and production of several television series, including “The Things We Do For Love,” “Who’s On Top” (Life Network), “The $100 Taxi Ride” (National Geographic),” The Canadians” (HISTORY Television) and “Jake and the Kid” (Global). He has also produced work for Discovery Canada, Discovery Health, The Food Network, BBC, TLC, S4C, CBC and CTV.