Brett Wean is a writer and actor who has performed improv at various New York theaters and is happy to call The PIT his home.
Brett has been a member of many PIT house teams, most recent of which was the long-running group The Baldwins. Brett was one of the PIT’s first Drop-In improv class instructors. Other shows have included People Improvising, The Actor’s Worst Nightmare, Sidecoach, 2-prov with PIT instructor Pat Shay as Wean/Shay, and performing as a Scene Player in the Lottery portion of Act One. Long, long ago, he created and co-hosted the culinary-themed variety show Foodstuff with Brett & Ben with fellow PIT performer Ben Masten. He appears semi-regularly on the Chris Gethard spinoff show The Special Without Brett Davis.
Brett loves coaching improv – among the many groups he has coached over the years are PIT house teams The Future, and Angry Therapist.
Brett writes the column “Improvising Screenplays” for Script Magazine (www.scriptmag.com), in which he applies the lessons of improv to the art of screenwriting. He has also written for TimeOut New York. During the day, he is the Senior Communications Writer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Brett has studied commercial acting with casting directors Brooke Thomas and Mary Egan of House Productions, and has since done commercial work for New York Lottery, VH-1, Mars, Weight Watchers, and others. His feature film debut was in the Zachary Quinto-produced film Breakup at a Wedding. He once hosted a special episode of MTV.com’s music video show Weird Vibes.
Brett can be reached at email@example.com, and through Facebook. He can be found on Twitter @brettwean, and you can see some of his work (writing and videos) on brettwean.tumblr.com.