Phoebe Brooks (Theater Creature)
Earlier this summer, Phoebe performed the role of Mary in The Surly Bonds of Earth by Janet Bentley. This play was part of Nylon Fusion Theatre's Best Of This Round's On Us Festival and it explored the cultural ramifications of the Challenger Disaster.
It's been a busy few seasons. Phoebe appeared as Ariel in Educational Mobile Immersive Theatre (EMIT)'s The Tempest, a long running educational production. In the winter she directed workshops of Joe Raik's All One Forest, Iris Dauterman's Merrily, Merrily and Shawn Morgenlander's Life Is But a Dream. She helped EMIT launch their "Contact Shakespeare" series by facilitating Swear, Drink, Dance, a physical improvisation of The Henriad (Richard II, Henry IV & V).
"The director Phoebe Brooks has cobbled together an interesting production from a somewhat confused script."
NY Theater Guide
Hamlet The Hip Hopera
Why not reminisce about my glorious past while you await more updates?
"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
The Country Wife
In June, Phoebe directed the world premiere of Joe Raik's All One Forest at Summit Rock in Central Park. After directing an earlier draft for ShakesCon, Phoebe was delighted to be able to develop the full production of Joe's Shakespearian Fanfic starring everyone's favorite comedic heroines: Viola, Rosalind and Helena. Presented by She Doth Persist, a collaboration between Barefoot Shakespeare and Occupy Verona. More information on the rest of their summer season here.
Most recently Phoebe performed in King Lear at the Brick's Shakespeare in The Theater Festival. She appeared as Oswald in Columbia MFA Anna Rebek's 90 minute cult inspired compression of the classic based on the First Folio edition.