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BANG + BURN ROCK STUMPTOWN IMPROV FESTIVAL

“The gem of the night came from closers Bang + Burn, a duo of Portland improv vets John Breen and Beau Brousseau, who gave a truncated version of their recurring spy-action thriller – a lush and hilarious sendup of action movies, running from action-packed opening sequence to the death of the evil villain (including a mysterious vanishing of the body to set up a sequel). The two are Portland’s TJ and Dave, the pinnacle of the craft in the city so far.”  - Oregonian

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BANG + BURN ROCK STUMPTOWN IMPROV FESTIVAL

The gem of the night came from closers Bang + Burn, a duo of Portland improv vets John Breen and Beau Brousseau, who gave a truncated version of their recurring spy-action thriller – a lush and hilarious sendup of action movies, running from action-packed opening sequence to the death of the evil villain (including a mysterious vanishing of the body to set up a sequel). The two are Portland’s TJ and Dave, the pinnacle of the craft in the city so far.”  - Oregonian

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NEWEST FEATURE FILM SCRIPT

Check out this teaser for CROOK COUNTY WAR, a modern-day gangster film in development by writer-director John Breen and producer Rian Moore. 

JOHN BREEN
Is a super terrific director, writer, producer, actor and teacher. His acting credits include Wendy and Lucy with a little someone called Michelle Williams; Untraceable starring, maybe you’ve heard of her, Diane Lane; numerous appearances on a show…what was it called again? Oh yeah, Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He also appeared in Portlandia and Leverage, starred in James Westby’s The Auteur, Rid of Me and Film Geek. And portrayed a bad-ass MMA fighter in Todd Freeman’s Cell Count, not a stretch. 
Breen has directed for Nike, Verizon, NAPA, and Anker. He is currently developing two feature films The Last Garden and Crook County War. He’s directed several short films, screening in NYC, SF, LA and PDX. 
As a stage director, Breen only directs insane hits: Rudolph On Stage!, The Lost Boys-Live!, Road House:The Play!, The Aces, Sweat. 
As an improviser and sketch comedian, Breen was on house teams at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC, performed at Annoyance Theater in Chicago, IO West in Los Angeles, Vancouver International Comedy Festival and the sketch circuit in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle. He currently performs with The Liberators, “the standout improv troupe in town.”- Portland Mercury, as well as Bang + Burn, and The Breen Room.
Photo by Andy Batt

JOHN BREEN

Is a super terrific director, writer, producer, actor and teacher. His acting credits include Wendy and Lucy with a little someone called Michelle Williams; Untraceable starring, maybe you’ve heard of her, Diane Lane; numerous appearances on a show…what was it called again? Oh yeah, Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He also appeared in Portlandia and Leverage, starred in James Westby’s The Auteur, Rid of Me and Film Geek. And portrayed a bad-ass MMA fighter in Todd Freeman’s Cell Count, not a stretch. 

Breen has directed for Nike, Verizon, NAPA, and Anker. He is currently developing two feature films The Last Garden and Crook County War. He’s directed several short films, screening in NYC, SF, LA and PDX. 

As a stage director, Breen only directs insane hits: Rudolph On Stage!, The Lost Boys-Live!, Road House:The Play!, The Aces, Sweat. 

As an improviser and sketch comedian, Breen was on house teams at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC, performed at Annoyance Theater in Chicago, IO West in Los Angeles, Vancouver International Comedy Festival and the sketch circuit in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle. He currently performs with The Liberators, “the standout improv troupe in town.”- Portland Mercury, as well as Bang + Burn, and The Breen Room.

Photo by Andy Batt

FALL CLASSES 2014!

The Liberators Training Center - All advanced long-form improv classes and sketch comedy writing taught by John Breen.

To register, email Amanda Bishop at LiberatorsClasses@gmail.com

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LATEST SHORT FILM

THAT GUY AT THE PARTY WITH THE GUITAR directed by John Breen, written by Tynan DeLong and John Breen

ROCK N ROLL LOVE STORY

Check out this teaser for THE LAST GARDEN, a funny, surreal, rock ‘n roll love story in development by writer-director John Breen.

LOSS OF A GREAT MAN’S MAN
I really miss this, Ron.
RONALD F. SELIS   July 16, 1940-November 24, 2012

LOSS OF A GREAT MAN’S MAN

I really miss this, Ron.

RONALD F. SELIS   July 16, 1940-November 24, 2012

BREEN’S DIRECTOR MONTAGE

Watch this montage of John Breen’s work, including some short films and a music video for NIKE!