Brian Hughes

With over 20 years’ experience working in not-for-profits, Brian has actively sought out new and interesting challenges and has a long history of working for organizations making meaningful contributions to the community. Brian studied at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland, and has worked with some of the top names in theatre, including Barry McGovern and Eric Morris. Brian spent many years in Los Angeles working in film and television as an actor, casting director and producer. He has produced and co-produced music videos, commercials and short films, including A Love Letter to Steve McQueen (official selection, Dances with Films), Situation Normal (COLA award nominee) and Impersonal Impression (winner, Slamdance: Anarchy Film Festival). Brian returned to the Colorado stage in 2004 and has been seen in OpenStage productions of The Winter’s Tale, Nickle and Dimed, Rozencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol (among others). He has previously  served as the President of the Board for Openstage Theater and Company in Fort Collins and most recently was the Executive Director for KRFC-FM.

Addressing OpenStage's Company of theatre artists at this year's Annual Opus Awards Brian said, "Openstage is one of the reasons I moved to Fort Collins. When I left Los Angeles I knew I wanted to come back to Colorado and I only had two criteria for my next home- A community radio station and a great theater scene. In 2003 I visited Fort Collins and in two days discovered KRFC and Openstage and I knew I had to be here.

To me OpenStage is more than a company. It is a family. I met my wife through OpenStage, my children grew up with OpenStage. The people that make up this community of artists are very near and dear to my heart. I am thrilled and humbled to be a part of this organization."

The Mystery of Love and Sex

By Bathsheba Doran | Directed by Corinne Wieben 

“By the end you may feel giddy, as if you’d just stepped off a whirling theme-park ride.” The New York Times

Deep in the American South, Charlotte and Jonny have been best friends since they were nine. She’s Jewish, he’s Christian; he’s black, she’s white. Charlotte and Jonny definitely love each other - but not that way . . . or maybe that way. They might be moving in together. They might be getting married after college. Also, they both might be gay. Or bisexual. A compelling story of intricate relationships, The Mystery of Love and Sex is an explosive and contemporary look at race, sexual identity, and family dynamics. Contains mature language and themes.

September 14 - October 6

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