In 2008, Brian Glenn Bryson was commissioned to create a play for Petaluma’s Sesquicentennial Celebration. The production was not only a huge success artistically and commercially, but it connected and healed the community more powerfully than anything Brian had ever been a part of, and Walking Elephant Theatre company was born.
Brian decided to devote his life to this work of connecting and healing communities with documentary theatre projects. For the past nine years, with the aim to more fully participate in the upliftment of all beings, Walking Elephant Theatre Company has been working with young folks all over Sonoma County to create documentary theatre pieces (with music and movement) to help our culture shift from the paradigm of isolation, extraction, scarcity, and violence, to the paradigm of connection, regeneration, abundance, & peace.
Walking Elephant is nomadic. It creates and performs in theaters, schools, homeless shelters, cafe’s, living rooms, backyards, and front porches. Walking Elephant won Broadway World’s “Best Special Theater Event”, was “Critics’ Pick” in Time Out New York, and “Editor’s Pick” in Theatre Bay Area Magazine. Its play Prop 8 Love Stories was published and the entire cast flew to New York City for a two week Off-Off-Broadway run.