PhoebE Brooks (Theater Creature)

Romeo & Juliet by

William Shakespeare​​

Directed By Phoebe Brooks

Photos by Lisa Kramer

In our “Very Verona R&J," we developed our own exuberant, queer and uniquely Italian take on this oft repeated tale. We wanted to directly addresses issues of societal fracture and communal grief. In particular, this play explores the transformative effect that tragedy has on the life of a small town. In our production we examined the roles of miscommunication and liability within Verona’s three most prominent families.  Our production asked: who cleans up the mess made by brawling love and loving hate?

Laurel Andersen 

Ty Baumann
Evelyn Dumont

Victoria M. Fragnito
Rita McCann

Caterina Nonis
Nick Ritacco

Owen Grayson Schiller
Kristin Sgarro

Rudi Utter*

*Appearing courtesy of AEA


Assistant Director: Mia Canter*

Stage Manager: Megan McQueeney

​Costume Designer: Joshua Koehn

Fight Director: ​Peter Hargarten

*Denotes Music Director​