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Stage Directing


Classic Stories - Contemporary Storytelling

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Stage Directing


Classic Stories - Contemporary Storytelling

Brian Bell is a stage director and performer based in Berlin. From 2013-2015 he was the assistant to the artistic director at the German National Theater in Weimar . . . MORE

***NEWS: Brian's 2017 production of STELLA at Stadttheater Ingolstadt has been nominated for the German Musical Prize 2018 in the category "Best Revival"!

2018/19 Season:

  • ETTENNA a new musical by Robin Kulisch and Philipp Gras at Diesel Kulturzentrum, Esslingen.
    World Premiere: September 30th 2018.

  • The Story of the Soldier/Geschichte vom Soldaten by Igor Stravinsky at the Staatstheater Meiningen, Premiere: January 17th 2019.

  • Decompression, adapted from the novel by Juli Zeh at the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar. Remount: November 2018, in repertoire for the third season.

  • The Greatest Films of All Time, an improv series in its second season at the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar.

  • One Night Stand: ein Shakespeariment a monthly Shakespeare Series at the Pfefferberg Theater in Berlin.

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Classics Re-Imagined


ETTENNA

By: Robin Kulisch/Philipp Gras

Classics Re-Imagined


ETTENNA

By: Robin Kulisch/Philipp Gras

ETTENNA

Based on the novel Die Judenbuche by Annette Droste-Hülshoff

“ETTENNA is not just a clever and extremely topical musical, they have created a stylistically convincing homage on the poet Annette Droste-Hülshoff." 

                                                                                                  -Esslinger Zeitung, 03.10.18

World Premiere: September 30th, Kulturzentrum Dieselstrasse, Esslingen

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Musicals


Stella: das blonde Gespenst vom Kurfürstendamm
by: Peter Lund

Musicals


Stella: das blonde Gespenst vom Kurfürstendamm
by: Peter Lund

STELLA
"In Ingolstadt they have proven that a Singspiel with a highly moralistic background can indeed surmount the odds . . . the clear, precise, strong direction from Brian Bell increased the impact of this intricate musical production."

                                                                                                -Landshuter Zeitung, 24.10.17

Currently in the Repertoire at Stadttheater Ingolstadt 

Premiere: October 21st 2017

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New Works


KING a devised piece based on the works of Stephen King

 

New Works


KING a devised piece based on the works of Stephen King

 

KING

"The interaction with the audience intensifies as does the fog in the room, the smells, the scenery becomes bloodier as the characters come closer, as do their demons which could also be ours."
                                                                     -Zurich Tagesanzeiger, 31.05.15

Opening: April 14th 2013, Schlachthaus Theater in Bern, Switzerland

Tour 2013-2016: Leipzig, Berlin, Zürich, Chur

Closing: April 16th, 2016