Brian J. Swasey
Originally from South Portland, ME and a graduate of the University of New Hampshire. After moving to NYC in 1995 and focusing on pursuing a career as an actor, he changed focus and became the Founding Artistic Director of The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC), followed by the Associate Producer position at Queens Theatre in the Park in Flushing, NY. There he was involved in producing the 20th Anniversary Revival of Closer Than Ever starring Sally Mayes and Lynne Winterstellar. Prior to coming to Ogunquit, he was the Managing Director for The New York Theatre Barn. NYC developmental projects have included: the rock musical The 12 and a new holiday musical entitled Tim and Scrooge. As a Director/ Choreographer, Brian has had the pleasure of directing such shows as Pump Boys and Dinettes, Hairspray, Chicago, A New Brain,and Altar Boyz. He was the Assistant Director for the NYC Revival of Die, Mommie, Die! starring Charles Busch. .In addition, Brian has been involved with booking cabaret entertainment at The Triad in NYC, as well as bringing such artists as Christina Bianco and Bruce Vilanch to MaineStreet in Ogunquit, ME. 

Featured Faculty

James LaPine
Andy Blankenbuehler
Josh Bergasse
Stephen Schwartz
Jeanine Tesori
Casey Nicholas
Joe Iconis
Des McAnuff
Hunter Foster
Tara Rubin
Alex Lacamoire
Jerry Zaks
Richard Maltby
Joe Mantello
Kathleen Marshall
Walter Bobbie
Susan Stroman
Rachel Chavkin
Stafford Arima
Gordon Greenberg
Andrew Lippa
Jack Viertel
Michael John Lachiusa
Jeff Calhoun
Marc Bruni
Georgia Stitt
Stephen Oremus
Victoria Clark
Tom Kitt
Stephen Flaherty