Bryan Santiago has written, directed and produced video and live performance in both New York City and Los Angeles. Being inspired by Graham Technique, Santiago started his first dance theater company at the age of 20, producing and co-choreographying two main stage theatrical dance concerts, A Noise on the Floor and 6 Rooms, in New Paltz, NY. Upon moving to the New York City, he started another production company to produce and direct two incarnations of Jean Paul Sartre’s No Exit. In 2002, he produced and directed his first original cinematic theatrical performance called the Playground at WAX Space in Williamsburg. In addition to his own work, he directed several productions for other production companies including Fools Pearls Productions and Yankee Rep.
Heading out west to Los Angeles he teamed up with the founders of the non profit Artist on the Brink and began directing their art events and live performances, eventually joining them as a producer and resident director. After several original shows in LA, Hotel Tonic and Studio 1954, Santiago returned to NYC to be the founding member of the NYC branch of Artists on the Brink serving as Artistic Director.
While in Los Angeles Santiago started to write and develop his second original cinematic theatrical performance, someone’s trying to kill me. For the past three years, in addition to working of Artists on the Brink and developing their arts programming, he has worked on shooting the video portion of kill me in Los Angeles, East Durham, New York, Connecticut and Washington, D.C, completing the video portion set for the Main Stage Fall 2011 at HERE arts center in Soho.
Name: Bryan Santiago
Lives in: New York City, New York
Occupation: Art Director, Director, Playwright and Producer
SUNY College at New Paltz (New Paltz, NY)