Brian Boruta

Director of Performing Arts
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Brian is entering his 7th season as the Director of Performing Arts for The Umbrella and has pioneered its mission of producing Bold, Daring, and Innovative theatre. Since 2012, his productions have amassed over 100 award nominations including Best Production nods for EquusBloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Red, Angels in America – Millennium Approaches, and Bonnie and Clyde, and a DASH Award for Best Play for True West and Best Musical for Big Fish

A noted performer, director, producer and designer, Brian’s work has been seen extensively on the east and west coast. Directing credits include: with The Umbrella: ParadeBig Fish, Hair, Side Show, Next to Normal, The Rocky Horror Show. Elsewhere: Sweeney Todd,The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Legally Blonde, Godspell, Seussical the Musical, The Actor’s Nightmare, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You. Favorite on-stage credits include Bert (Mary Poppins) Billy Lawlor (42nd Street, DASH Nom.,) Judas/John the Baptist (Godspell), Cosmo Brown (Singin’ in theRain) Austin (True West) and Greg (A Chorus Line)

As a designer and educator, Brian has worked with numerous college, high school and community groups including Merrimack College, Goddard College, Framingham State University, The Performing Arts Center of MetroWest, Brookline, Chelsea and Wellesley Public School. His solo piece, UnMasqued, has been workshopped and performed at the Wheeler Theater in Port Townsend, WA. In 2012, Brian earned is Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College and was named the recipient of the 2014 Framingham State University Young Alumni Achievement Award for his work in the performing arts.