Press


Peter and the Starcatcher

"But, as is sometimes the case, the standout performances in the cast lie in the supporting characters… [Brian Owen] is the most comedic straight man I’ve seen in a long time. He possesses stability in his comedy. He’s laugh-out-loud funny, and doesn’t even seem to be trying; but I know he’s working hard. It’s an enviable quality, appearing effortlessly hilarious.”
-Jesse R. Gephart, Triangle Arts and Entertainment

“Among the talented other cast members, special mention goes to… Brian Owen’s obsequious, oily Smee.”
-Roy C. Dicks, The News & Observer

“The real standouts in a production of highlights were the highly theatrical performances of Benjamin Curns, Brian Owen, and especially Mitchell Jarvis.”
-Jackson Cooper, CVNC

“A wild romp full of vivid characterizations.”
-Roy C. Dicks, The News & Observer


Both Your Houses

“…a take-no-prisoners satire that crackles with fast-talking vitality, and Frank Galati’s slam bang staging is as good as anything you’re likely to see on Broadway, or anywhere else, this season.”
-Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

“[Galati] also has at his disposal a redoubtable ensemble cast… rising to the occasion.”
-Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

“Brian Owen continues to show that he has the comedic chops to stand out with even the best regional actors and gives a solid performance as a golf-happy committee member.”
-Dennis Maley, The Bradenton Times


The Matchmaker

“…Asolo has done right by one of the sweetest and smartest romantic farces ever written… surrounded by a lovely supporting cast.”
-Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

“Brian Owen, who was the comic anchor of last year’s Conservatory season, more than holds his own in a small but hilarious part as Horace’s barber, before returning in another funny bit part as a violin playing waiter.”
-Dennis Maley, The Bradenton Times


A Midsummer Night's Dream

"Brian Owen has great command as Theseus, and is humorous and adaptable as Bottom, the bigger-than-life actor who is temporarily turned into a donkey."
-Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune


Antigone

“Creon’s set up to be the bad guy. In a nuanced performance, Owen makes you like him, whether you like it or not.”
-Marty Fugate, The Observer

“Brian Owen, who has distinguished himself this year in The School for Lies and Loot, plays Creon as a politician consumed by his power and his own edicts. He struggles to maintain a sense of decorum and kindness, as Owen lets us see how Creon begins to crack with anger.”
-Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

“As played by Owen, who’s highly eloquent here, it’s easy enough to see Creon’s point of view, as an older, wiser man faced with the burdens of leadership.”
-Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine

“Brian Owen… proves himself to be the cream of the Conservatory crop in a brilliant turn as Creon. Owen’s remarkable stage presence allows him to endow the king with tremendous gravity and he becomes the character we best understand and relate to.”
-Dennis Maley, The Bradenton Times


Loot

“In just two shows with the FSU/Asolo Conservatory, second-year student Brian Owen is proving to be an actor worth watching… In fact, Owen provides most of the pleasures in Jonathan Epstein’s production of [Loot.]”
-Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

“Owen steals scene after scene, demonstrating deft comic timing and commendable stage presence.”
-Dennis Maley, The Bradenton Times

“Brian Owen puts in an inspired comic performance as Truscott of the Yard… It’s a brilliantly written character — and the comic mainspring of the play. Owen brings him to life.”
-Marty Fugate, The Observer

“Brian Owen gives a commanding performance… [He] makes something real and commanding with his oversized role... He’s like an English version of Inspector Clouseau bumbling his way to a solution.”
-Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

“And Owen… is frequently amusing in his obtuseness.”
-Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine


The School for Lies

“You’ll find pleasure in the engaging performance of Brian Owen as Philinte.”
-Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune