Thank you for coming to see Alice in Wonderland
10/12 @ 7 PM
10/14 @ 2 PM and 7 PM
10/13 @ 7PM
10/15 @ 2:30 PM
ABOUT SAXON STAGE
Brian Kaufman is excited to start his third year with Langley High School and Saxon Stage! Mr. Kaufman received his BFA with a concentration in acting from Five Towns College in Long Island, NY. He then pursued a career in acting for the next six years and performed all over the country. Some of his favorite roles included; The Fox in Pinocchio, Barnette Llyod in Crimes of the Heart, the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, and many more.
During that time, he started his directing career, which started at Camp Billings. He would continue to direct musicals at Billings for eight summers. At the end of his tenure at Camp Billings, they dedicated an award named after him called, The Brian Kaufman Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre.
Brian then became the theatre director at Ravenwood High School. He would go on to build a program well known across the state of Tennessee. During Brian’s time at Ravenwood, they would be selected to perform at the state thespian conference and go on to win many awards in the musical theatre category at the Spotlight Awards (Nashville Musical Theatre Awards), which included Best show and Best direction.
Some of Brian’s favorite productions he directed at Ravenwood were: Noises Off !, Rumors, Little Shop of Horrors, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Big Fish!, and Is He Dead?
Brian then made a stop at Pasadena Memorial High School where he was the Technical Theatre Director this past year. Luckily, they were able to produce some productions that allowed minimal audiences. He was very proud of his tech students as they took on new responsibilities in set building, designing, stage lighting programing, sound operation and fly rail work.
Brian has had many students pursue theatre at college and start their careers in the theatre business. He is excited to continue the great traditions of the Saxon Stage and grow the program even further. His teaching and directing process always starts with the student first and he lives by this Charlie Chaplin quote, “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”