Phoebe Brooks (Theater Creature)
2019 has been a whirlwind. In January, Phoebe directed a staged reading of The Virtuous Fall of the Girls from Our Lady of Sorrows by Gina Femia. Virtuous Fall marked the start of Spicy Witch Production's new Anchor Partnership with the Flea Theater. In February, Phoebe directed Romeo & Juliet for Match:Lit, bringing a minimalist, queer, highly Italian take to the oft repeated tale. She played the Nurse in EMIT's Romeo & Juliet in an immersive/interactive version which performed for over 150 students throughout the month of April. In May she produced and directed an audacious cut of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure for Spicy Witch Productions, which ran in repertory with a full production of Gina's Virtuous Fall as half of SWP's seventh repertory season. In August, she directed the Wingspan Arts Ensemble in The Majesties of Wonderland, a new adaptation that she created from the characters and stories in Lewis Carroll's Alice books. As September rolls in, she begins her MFA Program in Directing at Columbia University's School of the Arts.
2018 was a busy year. Phoebe appeared as Ariel in EMIT's The Tempest in January and again during their April remount. In June she directed the world premiere of Joe Raik's All One Forest at Summit Rock in Central Park. In July she was cast in Nylon Fusion's Best of TBO and performed in Janet Bentley's The Surly Bonds of Earth. In August, Phoebe played Oswald in Anna Rebek's cult inspired King Lear. In November she directed a staged reading of Antony & Cleopatra for Match:Lit's inaugural BARDcore series. And finally, in December, Phoebe appeared once more in the educational tour of EMIT's Tempest, bringing her year to a close on a cyclical note.
"The director Phoebe Brooks has cobbled together an interesting production from a somewhat confused script."
Megan Lohne, NY Theater Guide
Why not reminisce about my glorious past while you await more updates?