Brooke Kiener – Director, Actor, Educator
I make theatre because I believe in the power of story to shape our lives. Theatre can serve so many purposes–it is a mirror in which we see ourselves more clearly, a celebration of who we are, an outlet for collective grief, a vision for how we might live more justly–but most importantly, it contributes to a more empathetic society. Actors and audiences get to see the world through new eyes, stand in someone else’s shoes, experience perspectives that are different than their own. Theatre is a transformative experience. When the final curtain falls, we see things differently than we did before.