Screenwriter, Playwright, Memoirist and Novelist
365体育备用网址Brooke Berman is a playwright, author and filmmaker whose films have screened across the country. She is currently developing her first feature as a writer-director. Her plays have been produced Off-Broadway, regionally and abroad. She has taught at NYU, Bard College, ESPA, Eugene Lang College, UCSB, Fordham University and Barnard College. She spent five years as the Director of the Playwrights Unit for MCC Theater’s Youth Company, a free after-school program for NYC youth.
Berman wrote and directed the short film “Uggs For Gaza.” The film premiered at the Aspen Shortsfest in Colorado and it won an Audience Special Recognition award. Later festivals include the Toronto International Shorts Festival and the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. “All Saints Day,” another short she wrote, was directed by Will Frears and won Best Narrative Short at the Savannah Film Festival. Following its success in Savannah, the film played at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Berman adapted her play “Smashing” for Natalie Portman and has written features for The Mark Gordon Company, Vox Films, Red Crown and Fugitive Films.
365体育备用网址Berman began as a playwright; her plays have been produced and developed at theaters across the United States including: Primary Stages, Second Stage Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Play Company, Soho Rep Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Naked Angels, and The Humana Festival. Productions in the United Kingdom include The Royal Court Theatre and The National Theatre Studio. She has received numerous awards and grants for her work including support from The MacDowell Colony and the Corporation of Yaddo and commissions from Arielle Tepper Productions and Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis.
Berman’s book, “No Place Like Home: A Memoir in 39 Apartments” was published by Random House in 2010.
She attended Barnard College and is a graduate of The Juilliard School.