Brant Russell

: : Director, writer, professor.
: : Dad, husband, citizen.
: : NY Times Critic’s Pick director & producer.
: : 98% human man.

: : Socially provocative.
: : Culturally engaged.
: : Artistically adventurous.
: : Rooted in social justice.
: : Fun.

I am a theater director, writer, and educator based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

My plays have been commissioned and produced by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Off-the-Grid and Know Theatre of Cincinnati. I've developed work with NYSAF / The Recovery Project and Steep Theater Chicago.

I've directed plays and musicals in Cincinnati, Chicago, New York, and London.

I am associate professor and chair of the acting program at CCM. I work with undergraduate and graduate students across the University of Cincinnati.

In addition to my work at UC, I've taught at Kenyon College, Northwestern University, and Drama Studio London / University of West London. In 2019, I was Professeur Invité at Université Bourdeaux-Montaigne.

I am the Drama Editor for the Cincinnati Review and the Founding Artistic Director of the CCM Playwrights Workshop.

I am a member of SDC, the Lincoln Center Directors' Lab, and AAUP. I am a big fan of all three. I have a BA from Kenyon College (political science major) and an MFA in stage directing from Northwestern University.