Brian is an actor, writer, filmmaker, and comedian with a BFA in Theatre from Valdosta State University. He lives in Chicago, where he writes, directs, and produces films with his production company, Cold Silver Films. He also regularly performs improv around the city with his improv groups, Michinoku Driver and Trashcan Dan. He is currently in post-production on his first feature film, Uncommon Law, which is due for release in the fall of 2014.
I was nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by my sister, Holly, and I accepted after last night’s Trashcan Dan show! I’ve made my donation, and you can too at alsa.org.
Tonight was The Buzz Feed Plays over at the Public House Theatre, which featured a short play that I wrote called “It’s All Relative.” Turns out that I really like the idea of a sitcom starring FDR & Eleanor Roosevelt with a pervy Albert Einstein as the wacky next door neighbor. The play was directed by Bobby Hoffman, and starred Bobby Hoffman, Nora Best, & David Wilhelm.
My two man sketch group, Michinoku Driver, opens our sketch show “Off the Record” this Thursday at the Public House Theatre in Chicago! This is a revamped version of our show from this year’s Chicago Sketchfest, and we’re really excited to get it out there for everyone. In between sketches in the show, we open up about ourselves and tell some very personal stories from our pasts. If you’re in Chicago, we hope you can make it out!
Michinoku Driver presents “Off the Record”
Written by & Starring John Ugolini & Brian Work.
Directed by Theresa Ohanian
Thursdays in August (8/14, 8/21, 8/28) at 10pm
The Public House Theatre (3914 N Clark Street)
A short play that I wrote will be featured in The BuzzFeed Plays, a night of 5-minute plays based on BuzzFeed articles. My play, “It’s All Relative,” is based on the bastion of journalistic integrity that is 18 Photos of Albert Einstein Looking Super Chill. If you’ve ever wondered what a sitcom would be like starring FDR & Eleanor Roosevelt with Albert Einstein as the wacky next door neighbor, then this is your chance!
Happy to announce that my two man comedy group, Michinoku Driver, will be performing at this year’s Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival, Thursday March 20th at 8pm! We had a lot of fun performing there with The High Ceilings last year, and we’ve got something fun in store for this one. Tickets are on sale now!
Michinoku Driver presents “An Even Briefer Misunderstanding of A Brief Understanding of Time”
Michinoku Driver’s Brian Work & John Ugolini are seekers of knowledge, and it is to this end that they have conceived a very ambitious 20 minute condensed version of Stephen Hawking’s “A Brief History of Time.” There’s just one minor setback: They haven’t actually read the book. But why should they let that stop them?