Bryan trained at the Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College Dublin.
Noteworthy performances include My Foot/My Tutor with Articulate Anatomy (Best Male Performance at Dublin Fringe Festival 2004), Barabbas Theatre Company’s Johnny Patterson : The Singing Irish Clown ( Irish Times Theatre Award Best Supporting Actor 2009) and regularly performs his one man show Beowulf : The Blockbuster which originated as a Show In A Bag and has toured Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Australia, New York and was the number one success of the Edinburgh Fringe 2014 winning the STAGE Award for Acting Excellence.
Other notable productions include Act Without Words 2 by Samuel Beckett for Company SJ which most recently performed at the Barbican in London and the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris. He also regularly performs in a two hander adaptation of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol with Aaron Monaghan nationally, at The Ark and The Pavilion for Christmas 2022. He played Quasimodo in Angela’s Ashes : The Musical in 2017 & 2019 and Lenehan in the returning production of James Joyce’s ULYSSES at The Abbey Theatre in Oct 2017 & July 2018. Other productions in 2021 & 2022 include TARRY FLYNN with Livin’ Dred, ( Nominated for Irish Times Theatre Award Best Ensemble ), Beowulf : The Blockbuster, 14 Voices From The Bloodied Field and The Long Christmas Dinner at The Abbey Theatre in Dec 2021 & 2022 ( Nominated for Irish Times Theatre Award Best Ensemble ). Due to be performed at DTF 2023 followed by an Irish Tour is The Boy Who Talked To Dogs by Amy Conroy as a Slingsby/Draiocht coproduction which played at the 2021 Adelaide Festival and toured Australia for 2022.
As director Bryan has directed The Whispering Chair for Livin’ Dred in 2022, Fight Night and The Games People Play for RISE productions written by Gavin Kostick which won Best Actor and the Bewleys Little Gem Award at Dublin Fringe 2010 and Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2013 respectively.
As Movement Director recent productions include Druid’s Beauty Queen of Leenane, Umbrella’s Glowworm, Fishamble’s Inside The GPO, Yew Tree’s Alone It Stands, Pat Moylan’s Stones In His Pockets, Tarry Flynn, The Skriker at the Lir Academy, BrokenCrow’s Levin & Levin, at the Abbey Fool For Love, The Wake and for Second Age Hamlet and Macbeth.
For RTE Bryan has appeared on RTE Jr’s The Beo Show teaching drama to young children, written four short stories for the Tell Me A Story series, written and performed a Christmas short story for the Cór Na Nóg Christmas Concert and directed Fight Night for RTE’s Radio Drama season
Bryan has taught physical theatre at The Lir Academy of Dramatic Art and Accademia D’ell Arte, Arezzo, Tuscany.