The Jungle Fun Room by Brian Hampton
Brian Hampton, Associate Director: ARTS
(Director of Arts Ministry and Producer of The Puzzle) grew up in the arts in schools and churches in numerous towns and cities of Virginia before moving to New York City in 1996 to pursue a career in theatre.
After a long string of "struggling actor" jobs, he joined the staff of Marble Collegiate Church in 2002 and is now the Director of the Arts Ministry and Children, Youth, and Families and the founding producer of The Puzzle: Marble's Festival of New Work.
Brian received his BA in Theatre from Christopher Newport University, and his Masters in Playwriting from Spalding University in Louisville, KY.
Brian is a working actor, writer, and member of both the Actors Equity Association and the Dramatist Guild of America.
As an actor, Brian has performed in plays and musicals both regionally and Off-Broadway.
plays Checking In and The Jungle Fun Room have been produced all over the country, and his
Christmas plays, The Christmas Angel Auditions and Shepherd High both received their premieres here at Marble Collegiate Church
Brian believes in the arts both ministering to the artist as well as the audience, and sees artistic expression is one of the most creative ways to illuminate the human condition and to illustrate one's own personal faith and point of view.
For more information or to be involved in the Arts Ministry at Marble Collegiate Church, please contact Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the summer 2011, Marya served as unit production manager of the film Checking In, written and produced by Brian Hampton.