Phoebe BRooks (Theater Creature)
Of Hamlet The Hip-Hopera-
"The director Phoebe Brooks has cobbled together an interesting production from a somewhat confused script."
-NY Theater Guide by Megan Lohne
Phoebe Brooks is a New York based theater artist. She has performed with Adirondack Shakespeare, HMTCA, Rebel Theater, Teato Local and Cradle Theater Co. She serves as Programming Director for Spicy Witch Productions, a feminist classical theater company. She has directed shows at FringeNYC, The Clemente and Dixon Place. She holds a BA in Theater and English Literature from Northwestern University.
Of The Country Wife-
"Brooks’ direction takes a lot of interesting and thought provoking risks – presenting a classic in a way that feels new and relevant is extraordinarily challenging and this production succeeds."
-Theater Is Easy by Sarah Weber
Photo © Sheri Manson
Why not reminisce about my glorious past while you await more updates?
After a successful Summer Season with Adirondack Shakespeare, Phoebe is headed back upstate for a fifth season! She will be playing Holofernes in Love's Labour's Lost, overseeing the production of Hamlet and reprising her roles of Beaver and Sindri/Freyr in the educational shows Turtle Island and THOR. ADK's Autumn Season runs September 30th-October 15th in and around the Adirondack Park, more information here.
It's been a busy 2017. Since March, Phoebe has directed four plays: David Adjmi's Marie Antoinette (HMTC/A), Big Bad Little Bad by Isaac Allen Miller (Dixon Place), Kristin Slaney's COULD THIS MEET HAVE BEEN AN EMAIL and Mary Stuart by Friedrich Schiller (SWP). She also appeared onstage in THOR: a play for children as well as Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well and The Winter's Tale (ADK), Alexis Roblan's The Soup Play (Exquisite Corpse) and in the secret choir of Beardo (Pipeline).
"Let’s be superficial and pity the poor philosophers.
Let’s blow trumpets and squeakers, and enjoy the party as much as we can,
like very small, quite idiotic school children.
Let’s savour the delight of the moment.
Come and kiss me darling, before your body rots, and worms pop in and out of your eye sockets.”
– Private Lives