In development. 2015 Kilroys Honorable Mention list. Script available upon request.
A new play by Brooke Berman
Unproduced. 2014 Kilroys Honorable Mention, nominee for Susan Smith Blackburn award. Script available upon request.
A new play by Brooke Berman
Unproduced. Developed through LABA and with The Keen Company. Scripts available upon request.
Claire and Sevrin, newly minted best friends,take a thrilling walk in
each other's shoes when they swap apartments for the summer. But all
turns sour when Claire begins to suspect that her captivating new
friend may be taking over not only her apartment but her entire New
Unproduced. Developed: Bay Area Playwrights Foundation's Rough Reading
Series, Primary Stages, Playwrights Rep at Brown University and MCC Theater.
Four New Yorkers seek shelter, both physical and spiritual, in a variety of temporary abodes and in one another in this dark comedy. Named one of the Ten Best Plays of 2008 by New York Magazine.
"As every young, single New Yorker quickly learns, real estate is destiny in this town, a fact of urban life that Brooke Berman addresses with bracing wit and intelligence ... ...Berman wastes no time exercising the satirical verbal wit that has already opened doors for her with savvy institutional theaters like Second Stage and Steppenwolf... in re-casting the old relationship questions as real-estate issueswho will move in with whom and what will be the price of this commitment? Berman finds a fresh and funny way of looking at the mortal terrors of being young and on your own in a bewildering existential landscape. Marilyn Stasio, Variety
Developed: The Royal National Theatre, London; Naked Angels, MCC, New Dramatists and New River Dramatists, North Carolina. Commissioned by Arielle Tepper Productions.
Lucy, clad in vintage Gucci, struggles with Saturn Return, ghosts, and family legends while lunching with her mother's lover.
"Brooke Berman's script is one of the most promising ever at the Next Stage Series of readings... At times elegiac and at times hilarious, it uses a sextet of actors to tell, in musical, contrapuntal interplay, the story of a young woman who begins to find her adult identity with the return of her long-missing father, meetings with her mother's long-ago lover and (spoiler alert!) the death of her mother. " Tony Brown, The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Twenty-one-year-old It-Girl Abby and her plucky best friend Clea, embark on a spur-of-the-moment revenge trip to London -- Abby, in pursuit of the young novelist who has cannibalized her in his literary debut and Clea desperately seeking Madonna.
Produced: The Play Company
Developed: The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, MCC, Rising Phoenix Rep and The Play Company.
On the verge of the millennium, a strange teenaged prophetess obsessed with New Wave music invites a suburban family and the raunchy movie star who has crashed in on their holiday to join her as she welcomes The New World.
Produced: Second Stage Theater
Developed: MCC, The Hourglass Group, The Playwrights Center, The Royal Cout Theatre (London), ASK Theater Projects (LA).
Sophy thinks she's the holy whore, Miriam runs from the family, and Justin tries to keep them all together. These three cousins with uncanny psychic abilities embark on a strange road trip in order to say goodbye. Family, mysticism, sex, and Judaism.
"Until We Find Each Other" is a play in which everybody is wrestling with angels. And their battles are worth observing. Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times
Produced: Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago
Developed: The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, MCC, NFJC/Makor Theater Projects and Rising Phoenix Rep.
A contemporary Calypso on the island of Manhattan learns what family is all about.
World Premiere: Red Stitch Theatre, Melbourne, Australia. Developed: Primary Stages, Naked Angels, ARS Nova, New Dramatists, Pioneer Theater (UT).
A contemporary look at a group of Angelenos linked by both real world interactions and their participation in digital "no strings attached" sex websites. Can any encounter ever really be "casual"?
Unproduced. Developed through the Creativity Fund at New Dramatists.
33 year-old Max, a New York Jew in the throes of his "Jesus Year" is melting down. After losing every last bit of stability, he heads to LA seeking a fresh start in the city where his father died 25 years earlier.
Unproduced. Developed: MCC, ARS Nova, New Dramatists, SPF, Naked Angels.
A collection of interwoven plays following Liddy and Emerson, an enigmatic brother and sister pair, as they confront the death of their mother, fall in love with dangerous people, learn to meditate, and remember the past.
A dark comedy about depression, healing, and alternative family structures in DUMBO, "down under" the Brooklyn Bridge.
Productions: HERE (2004). PatchFilms, Brooklyn. NY (2002). Developed: Denver Center Theater, New Georges, The Juilliard School. Winner of the Francesca Primus Award (2000).
A collage-like comic spiritual awakening in Los Angeles. Performance artist Mia goes to LA to develop a sit-com and meets Jesus Christ, who is also in LA looking to spread the gospel through TV.
Unproduced. Developed: The Denver Center Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, New Georges Winner of the Francesca Primus Award (1998).
Short plays include: DANCING WITH A DEVIL (Humana Festival, 1999), DEFUSION (HERE, Playwrights Horizons, The Theater For One, The Roundtable Ensemble), A FREE MAN IN PARIS (The Roundtable Ensemble, Juilliard), BLISS and others.
"[Dancing with a Devil] makes you fiercely angry and crumpled and despairing, at the same time. It's fine writing, powerful theater. It's also something you don't get on the tube. Not that graphic. Not that intense. Not on TV." Bill Gale, the Providence Journal
"In the most chilling of the short plays... Brooke Berman's 'Dancing with a Devil' a young woman moves to the city so she can pretend to live life on the edge... She finds out she is not as safe as she had believed." Martin Kohn, The Detroit Free Press