Santa Clara University

Theatre and Dance department

Brian ThorstensonBrian Thorstenson


Brian Thorstenson's plays include: The Horses (Alter Theater) Over the Mountain (Brava Center for Women in the Arts) Embassy, Wakefield; or, Hello Sophia and Shadow Crossing (Central Works) and Summerland (Alter Theater, Wings Theatre Co., NYC).

He has collaborated on two dance theater pieces, Tuesday and Sugarfoot Stomp, with Stephen Pelton Dance Theater. Brian is an alumni of the Resident Playwright Program of the Playwrights Foundation and a member of the Dramatists Guild. 

He teaches at San Francisco State University and Santa Clara University. He received a B.A. in Theater from Willamette University, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. He lives in San Francisco.