Carnegie Mellon University

Center for the Arts in Society

Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and College of Fine Arts


A woman dances as another woman sings while looking at music on a music stand. In the background musicians play in the dark

Vibrant Storytelling, or, How to Connect in a Pandemic

CAS Speakers Series

Tuesday September 22, 4:30pm on Zoom

This lecture will be a celebration of small-scale storytelling, the vibrancy of live performance, and the thrill of the audience-performer relationship in experimental theater. It will attempt to describe why in-person storytelling is so vital to our culture and consider what’s possible when we can’t all be together right now.

katherine-brook_baranova_2019-800x800.jpgKatie Brook is a theater director in New York City, and is currently the Director of Production at StoryCorps, an oral history project that broadcasts stories weekly on NPR. Under her leadership, StoryCorps' podcast series honoring the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall uprising was nominated for a Peabody Award in 2019. As a theater director of new experimental plays and performance, Brook has been making original work collaboratively with her ensemble, Televiolet, since 2012. Most recently, she directed the premiere of Liza Birkenmeier's Dr. Ride's American Beach House at Ars Nova Off-Broadway. Katie Brook's work has been presented at various venues in New York City and beyond, including The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theatre Festival, Prelude NYC, and more. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama (Directing MFA, 2012).

This talk is free and open to the public. 
It requires Advanced Registration here: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Co-sponsored with the CMU Humanities Center