Brooke Shilling is a good 'ol misfit who leans in to the unexpected, empowers the unpredictable, and climbs mountains between the routine and poetry. She devises physical, childlike, and provocative theatrical performances that invite her audiences to dream, to hope, to grieve, and to rile up the bonafide freaks inside us all.
Born and raised in New York City, Brooke holds a BFA in Acting from Ithaca College and an MFA in Devised Performance from The University of the Arts/Pig Iron School in Philadelphia. She has performed and worked with groups such as One Year Lease Theatre Company, The Drama League, Theatre Ariel, Theatre Unspeakable, Civic Ensemble, and more. She has facilitated workshops and taught as a visiting artist at the University of the Arts, Theatre Horizon, One Year Lease Theatre Company's Apprentice Program in Northern Greece, and more. Brooke's solo show Ladies of the Land has been presented at The Drama League, Dixon Place, and the Shoe Box Short Theatre Festival. Brooke is a two-time Illuminate the Arts Individual Artist Grant recipient, awarded by the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy. She is currently a member of the American cohort of LINKAGES: Hungary, a four year program run by the Center for International Theatre Development.