Professor, Acting

Brook  regularly teaches Introduction to Theatre, Dramatic Literature, Acting One, and Theatre in Education.  She has also taught upper level  acting classes, Arts Experience, and several First Year Seminars.  Recent directing credits include: How I Learned To Drive, The Adding Machine, MacbethWaiting For GodotThe Laramie Project, Eurydice, Doubt, Machinal, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, The Secret Garden, Suddenly Last Summer, The Exonerated, Jack, Three Hats, and The Houdini Show.

She is a founding member of Tom Foolery Productions  and the Blue Moon Theatre Company.   Before coming to WFU, she taught at  the University of Maryland, College Park and VCU.  Brook’s research  interests include theatre pedagogy; 20th and 21st Century American  dramatic literature; and practitioner and playwright, Constance D’Arcy  Mackay.  Brook is the recipient of the Reid-Doyle Prize for Excellence  in Teaching (2006) and the WFU Award for Excellence in Advising (2013).

Courses Taught Regularly
Introduction To Western Theatre (THE 110)
Acting I (THE 140)
Theatre In Education (THE 270/EDU 223)
Contemporary Drama (THE 372/ENG 394)
American Drama (THE 375/ENG 375)

Other Courses Taught
First Year Seminar: Performance and Political Activism (FYS 100)
Acting II (THE 245)
Acting Shakespeare (THE 344)
Multicultural American Drama (THE 376/ENG 393)
Special Topics in Dramatic Literature: Cultural Diversity (THE 393)

B.A. in theatre, B.A. in psychology, Wake Forest University
MFA in Acting, Virginia Commonwealth University
Ph.D. in theatre history/theory and criticism, University of Maryland, College Park

Brook Davis