Host, Executive Producer
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Brian Edward is a cultural administrator, arts educator, performing and literary artist, director and playwright, an avid scholar of art and film, and a proud Pittsburgh native. For the past four years, he has served as Host and Executive Producer of 'Burgh Vivant,
Pittsburgh's cultural talk magazine.
He is the author of several produced plays including the nationally acclaimed touring musical Amish Burlesque, and has been a featured guest lecturer for the Berkshire Playwrights Festival. Locally he has performed with The REP, 12 Peers Theater, Little Lake Theater, Pittsburgh Opera, and The Pittsburgh New Works Festival, where he was named Outstanding Leading Actor in 2011 and 2012. Brian was named among the top supporting actors in Pittsburgh by the Post Gazette in 2001, and among the top leading actors in 2002.
As an Art Curator he has directed several national and international art exhibitions, working with such popular artists as Howard Behrens, James Coignard, Glenna Goodacre, and Burton Morris. Brian has conceived and hosted several major cultural events including the 2006 “Savoir Affair, ” alongside Sara Moulton, Executive Chef of Gourmet Magazine and host of Food Network’s show Sara’s Secrets, as well as Antiques Roadshow appraiser and former President of Christie’s East, Kathleen Guzman. He has been a featured presenter
at Nemacolin Woodlands’ “Royal Reception, ” hosted annually by Robin Leach.
Among his published works is Wright Perspectives, a detailed look
at the influence of architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, including interviews with architect and Wright student David Merritt, Bernadine Hagan, and The Lord Palumbo of Walbrook.
He has emceed numerous charitable events and film festivals, is frequently quoted in print and radio, and has been a recurrent guest on the CBS-KDKA morning show, Pittsburgh LIVE Today.