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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

2019/20 Season:

  • BLACK RIDER a musical by Tom Waits, Robert Wilson and William Burroughs at the Stadttheater Ingolstadt, opening the 19/20 season on the main stage. Premiere September 28th, 2019

  • FEINDLICHE ÜBERNAHME/HOSTILE TAKEOVER a new devised piece about the changing cultural narrative in Chemnitz and the search for possible utopias. Schauspiel Chemnitz, Premiere November 8th 2019

  • FAITH.HOPE.CHARITY by Ödön von Horvath. University of North Texas Dept. of Dance and Theatre Arts, Premiere February 27th, 2020.

  • RAUSCHEN by Natalie Baudy. A world premiere comedy in repertoire for the second season at Schauspiel Chemnitz. Remount September 2019.

  • Brian Bell’s Shakespeariment a monthly Shakespeare Series in Berlin, March-June 2020.

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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

Stadttheater Ingolstadt 

Premiere: October 21st 2017
Closing: February 2018

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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