October 10, 1954 ~ September 16, 2020

Born in: Gary, Indiana
Resided in: Indianapolis, Indiana

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. My life has been enriched by Bryan’s theatre and community work. Words really don’t do justice to my feelings about him. Rest in peace and love, Bryan.

  3. My first memory of Bryan entering the Indpls theater community was when he came to the Indianapolis Civic Theater, located then at the IMA, where he joined Artistic Director, Loretta Yoder in the creation of an experimental theater space located on the Lower Level and called Studio C. This was prior to his moving on to the Broad Ripple Playhouse and then to forming his own theater at the Phoenix. I was always proud of Bryan’s growth, artistic vision and willingness to stretch the imagination of the local theatre community. Blessings to you, Bryan.
    Norman Brandenstein
    Indianapolis Civic Theater, 1980-1989

  4. When I moved to Indy I felt lost. I had little kids at home and soon realized that I was a progressive in a very conservative place. I discovered the Phoenix Theatre. Going to Bryan’s shows was literally a lifeline for me. In the 30+ years I attended productions there, I found many others “like me.” Bryan’s life work at the Phoenix and later, at the Fonseca Theatre, made my life better. He made Indy better. My heart breaks that he experienced deep betrayal over the takeover of The Phoenix Theatre. I despair that the last couple years of his life included so much unfairness and sadness. He is a shining example of someone who never gave up. May the Fonseca Theatre live on.

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