Born in New York City to a museum exhibit designer and corporate art curator, it wasn’t until arriving at Sarah Lawrence College that Brooke began pursuing theater.
Brooke Ciardelli is the founding artistic director of Northern Stage, a regional
As a director, Brooke has been honored by the New England Theatre Conference’s Moss
Hart Awards for Excellence in Theater three times, for All My Sons (2004), Les Misérables
(Best Professional Production, 2008) and Hamlet (Best Professional Production and
Best Overall Production, 2009). She directed a staged reading of Arthur Miller’s
As a creator, Brooke has adapted a number of classical pieces for the stage. In 2007
her adaptation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, O Myths -
Brooke has been a guest lecturer at the State University of New York, Albany; Chad’s College, Durham University, England; Harare International Festival of the Arts, Zimbabwe; the Elderhostel Program Tour to the Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland; Dartmouth College, NH; New England Theatre Conference, Boston, MA; Kendal at Hanover, NH; Adventures in Learning, NH; Keene State College, NH and others.
In the ’90s, she was highly involved as a producer and director of casting for a number of independent feature films: A Stranger In The Kingdom starring Martin Sheen, The Junior Defenders starring Ally Sheedy, and Wedding Band starring Mo Gaffney and Debbie Gibson. Brooke served as a Producer of Special Projects for Burlington City Arts and worked for a number of years with the Burlington Jazz Festival and the Ben & Jerry’s Festival, as well as providing management services to a number of bands and singer/songwriters, including Jon Fishman’s side project, Spastic.
Brooke received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College, with a concentration in directing; worked at The Williamstown Theater Festival and Broadway general management/producer’s office of Gatchell & Neufeld; and is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.
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