Brooke Shilling is a 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 is currently an MFA candidate in Devised Performance at The University of the Arts/Pig Iron School in Philadelphia. She has performed and/or worked with The Drama League, One Year Lease Theatre Company, Civic Ensemble, A Laboratory for Actor Training, The Joust Theatre Company and more. Her teaching experience includes Instructor at the University of the Arts, Teaching Artist with The Irondale Center for Theater, Education and Outreach in NYC, and Resident Actor at Philadelphia's children's museum, the Please Touch Museum. She has worked as a producing associate and resident artist of The H.E.A.T. Collective and assisted for Loose Change Productions and Fast Lane Projects in NYC. Past acting credits include The Character of Characters in the Please Touch Museum's Penny and the Pinch, Esther in Book of Esther, Valeria in The Rover, as well as a variety of films.