H. Russ Brown
H. Russ Brown is a nationally recognized theatre artist/educator who began his career as a fight director over 30 years ago here in his native Texas. A Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors, he has choreographed violence for over 100 productions in theaters from New York to Chicago to California and back again. H. Russ’ stage violence work had it’s Alley stage debut in last season’s world premiere of CLEO. Currently serving as Head of Theatre / Artistic Director at College of the Mainland in Texas City, his former students have gone on to perform in numerous Broadway productions, the movie/television industry and in performance venues all across the globe. H. Russ has taught/guest lectured at the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Houston, Texas Tech University, Illinois State University, North Carolina School of the Arts, Ball State University, Roosevelt University, Northwestern University, Iowa State University, Eastern Washington University and Lon Morris College – just to name a few. He proudly serves as a UIL One-Act Play adjudicator/clinician across the state of Texas, as well as locally as a judge for the Tommy Tune awards. Holding an M.F.A. degree in Acting from Western Illinois University, H. Russ’ areas of expertise include acting, voice/dialects, stage movement, and, of course, stage combat. His greatest achievement and source of pride, however, is his nearly 30-year marriage to his beautiful wife, Elizabeth, and his two amazing kids, Grant and Auben. “Love is my Sword, Faith is my Armor & Humor is my Shield.