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BRYAN WEST

Bryan would like to thank his mother and father, friends, and the alarm clock he calls Meher Baba for continually waking him up to new realities. He began acting in a dead end cul-de-sac in the city of his birth, San Diego with high school friends. After libations, they would do improv acting, not knowing exactly what to call it. Some would sing, some assume bold, unset characters making up dialogue as they went. As Eugene Morris Jerome, he made his first stab at theater in college in Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues. Since moving east, West has teamed up several times with writer/director Mark
Riney. Most recently in 2010 he played Eruch, an interpreter in Baba’s Lp Party. Reconnecting with the faith and freedom of improv has been an unexpected gift for Bryan. He thinks of this art form as adult playtime. One of his favorite quotes told to him by a friend is from George Bernard Shaw – “If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.”