Paul Brissett

Last updated

November 13, 2016

Paul’s current news

Having a great time and learning a lot in Classical Actors Ensemble's "Volpone" and "The Merchant of Venice," at the Theater Garage through Nov. 20.


Paul is a retired journalist and corporate communicator whose love for theater was born in kindergarten, when he was cast as captain of the toy soldiers in the Christmas program. Since then he has played roles from classic to contemporary, comedy to drama, in more than 20 productions—his favorites being Faber in Theater in the Round’s “Fahrenheit 451,” Danforth in “The Crucible” and Greg in “Sylvia,” both at the Duluth Playhouse, and the Ghost in Wise Fool Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.”


Since moving to Minneapolis a year ago, he’s been cast in four shows and enrolled in Guthrie Theater classes and Raye Birk’s Actors Workout.


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Age: 69               Height: 5’6”            Weight: 160            Hair: Gray              Eyes: Brown



Title                                             Role                           Venue                                                Director


Volpone                                         Corbaccio                     Classical Actors Ensemble                     Joseph Papke

The Merchant of Venice                     Balthazar/Jailer              Classical Actors Ensemble                       Kate Powers

A View From the Bridge (scene)          Eddie Carbone               Actors Workout Showcase                    Phil Bratnober

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King     Drosselmeire                 Minnesota Fringe Festival                        Fiona Lotti

Fahrenheit 451                                 Faber                           Theater in the Round                            Linda Paulsen

The Miser                                       Harpagon                      Wise Fool Shakespeare, Duluth                  Liz Larson

The Crucible                                   Danforth                       Duluth Playhouse                         John Pokrzywinski

Hamlet                                           Ghost                          Wise Fool Shakespeare, Duluth       John Pokrzywinski

The Government Inspector                 School Principal            Play Ground, Duluth                             Bob Mitchell

Sylvia                                            Greg                            Duluth Playhouse                                    Jean Olson

The Cripple of Inishmaan                  Dr. McSharry                Duluth Playhouse                          Colleen Daugherty

Barefoot in the Park                          Victor Velasco               County Seat Theatre, Cloquet               Larry Anderson

Our Town                                       Constable Warren           Duluth Playhouse                                    Tom Isbell

The Royal Family                            Herbert Dean                 Duluth Playhouse                                  Julie Ahasay

Blithe Spirit                                    Dr. Bradman                  County Seat Theatre, Cloquet                Sheryl Kramer

A Christmas Carol                           Businessman, Old Joe     Duluth Playhouse                                    Jean Olson

Red, Hot and Cole                            Cole Porter                   Duluth Playhouse                             Maj-Liz Keskala

She Stoops to Conquer                      Mr. Hardcastle               Duluth Playhouse                             Maj-Lis Keskala

The Taming of the Shrew                  Baptista                        Wise Fool Shakespeare, Duluth          Chani Ninneman

The Road to Mecca                           Marius                         Dark Horse Theatre, Duluth                   Julie Unulock

Macbeth                                         Duncan                        Duluth Playhouse                          Colleen Daugherty

Romeo and Juliet                             Lord Capulet                 Duluth Playhouse                  Christy Montour-Larson


Untitled project                                Man in motel room        Walker Art Center                                Dylan Redford


War of the Worlds                            Newscaster                    KUMD-FM, Duluth                              Frank Gerval

Woody Guthrie Tribute                      Various                        KUMD-FM, Duluth                        Lawrance Bernabo

Also broadcast commercials for WKLK-AM, Cloquet, and WEBC-AM, Duluth


Duluth Playhouse–various acting courses; Guthrie Theater–various acting courses with Candace Barrett Birk, Laura Esping, Jim Cada; Raye Birk’s Actors Workout


Voice acting, basic hand-to-hand stage combat, boxing, football, soccer, wrestling, U.S. Army small arms, carpentry

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