Phoebe just closed the public run of an immersive version of The Tempest with EMIT (Educational Mobile Immersive Theatre) in which she played Ariel. EMIT is now preparing the educational tour for this spring.
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
Also with EMIT, Phoebe recently facilitated a physical improvisation of The Henriad as a fundraising event called Swear, Drink, Dance to kick off a new series of immersive improv pieces called Contact Shakespeare.
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
Why not reminisce about my glorious past while you await more updates?
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.
"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
Photo © Sheri Manson
It was a busy 2017. Phoebe directed four plays, completed her fourth and fifth seasons with Adirondack Shakespeare Company and appeared in Alexis Roblan's The Soup Play (Exquisite Corpse) and Beardo's secret choir(Pipeline).
Phoebe BRooks (Theater Creature)