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Brian Olsen is an actor, director and writer in NYC. He studied acting at the National Shakespeare Conservatory and got his MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio at the New School. In days of yore he acted all fancy with companies like The Pearl Theatre, Gorilla Rep, Theatreworks USA, and the Washington Shakespeare Festival, but nowadays he has way more fun performing improv around town with his indie team Art Fire, and is absolutely thrilled to be making his debut in 2020 as an actor on UCB’s Maude Night with After School Snack. TV appearances include a raving fanboy on BBC America’s “Doctor Who: The Ultimate Watch Party” and three seasons as a half-awake student in the audience of Bravo’s “Inside the Actors Studio” (none of his questions ever aired). Somewhat unconnectedly, but perhaps more interestingly, he’s also an author of queer sci fi and fantasy novels – more about that at brianolsenbooks.com.