Two exciting programs for students — and our community — debuted in July: Brooks Summer Session and Brooks Connects.
Students develop and perform dramatic pieces based on original material and develop critical and analytical skills through script study and performance observations. Students are able to work on three main theater productions each year:
- a play
- a musical
- a nontraditional project.
The nontraditional projects are shows designed to give students opportunities that they would not find in the standard season or at other institutions. For example, students may take on the role of playwright, director or designer, or we may chose to do a selection of works that highlight specific talents which would otherwise go unnoticed. In addition to the main season, several smaller showcases are produced throughout the year. Formal course work and independent studies in acting and directing are available to all students.
One student's powerful portrait project to benefit Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ+ organizations.
The theme of Brooks' annual Wilder Speaking Contest this year encouraged students to share a humorous look at life — and did they ever!
Jim Sperber '87 inspires students as an artist in residence and teaches them the techniques shown in his new "Directions" exhibit in the Robert Lehman Art Gallery.