"Since returning home I have found a sense of peace by accepting the idea that I need to 'live in the moment.' Ironically, it's a tenant of good acting, but somehow I missed incorporating the idea into my personal life and hectic production schedule.The fellowship helped me discover the value and impact of that simple philosophy."
Bryan drove 1,500 miles across central and southwest Mexico over three weeks. He spent time in Mexico City, Queretaro, San Miguel De Allende, Guanajuato, Guadalajara, Tequila and Puerto Vallarta. "Driving gave me the opportunity to clear my mind of my work and my life in Indianapolis."
Bryan intentionally planned his trip without an agenda to allow himself to move freely from one experience to another--whether it was museums, holiday parades, midnight masses, or being invited into the homes of strangers for traditional meals. "I found the trip to be full of surprises and exhilarating. I allowed myself to be engrossed in the history and art of the country. The fellowship gave me time to focus on me."
- Founding Producing Director, Phoenix Theatre, 28 seasons
- Executive Committee, National New Play Network, a service organization for theatre companies dedicated to developing new plays
- Beginning Acting Instructor, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)