a bouyant blend of dance, drama, humor and puppetry

— D Magazine

Sostek effortlessly performs at least half a dozen characters, all of whom are vastly different in body language and voice

— Vancouver Courier

ninety minutes of pure, radiant, theatrical joy

— The Column

tiny and irrepressible

— New York Times

Since the late 1980's, Brian Sostek has parlayed his background in various dance forms, his life long experience with comedy, and his fascination with verbal and physical play, into a successful and constantly expanding career in the arts as a writer, director, choreographer, performer and teacher.

His exploits have ranged from acting in some of Hollywood's most quickly-cancelled sitcoms to touring internationally with percussive dance-theater company Joe Chvala and the Flying Foot Forum to staging the King Boreas coronation ceremony at the St. Winter Carnival to teaching 3rd graders how to make puppets from the junk in their desks and BFA acting students at the University of Minnesota how to dance with a partner. 

He can frequently be seen on various stages in the Twin Cities including the Guthrie Theater, Children's Theater Company, Ordway Center for Performing Arts, and occasionally can be heard on TV and radio as anything from a gang of monsters to an upstanding announcer guy.  From the Edinburgh Fringe to the Sun Dance Channel, his award-winning work has earned him a reputation as a "brilliantly versatile."

In 2000 he joined forces with Megan McClellan to create Sossy Mechanics.

Brian is a recipient of the 2005 Sage Award for Performance and the 2010 MN Bride Magazine award for Best Dance Instructor.

tiny and irrepressible

— New York Times

a bouyant blend of dance, drama, humor and puppetry

— D Magazine

Sostek effortlessly performs at least half a dozen characters, all of whom are vastly different in body language and voice

— Vancouver Courier

ninety minutes of pure, radiant, theatrical joy

— The Column