melody brooks - director
Melody Brooks is an award-winning producer and director working in NYC since 1983. In 1991 she founded NPTC and serves as Artistic Director and CEO. Its mission and goals are a result of her long experience working in Off- and Off-Off Broadway. Brooks leads NPTC's Women’s Work Project, which develops short and full-length plays by 12-16 members per year, and produces ON HER SHOULDERS, staged readings scholarly playbills of plays by women from the past. Brooks is also Executive Producer for NPTC’s Voices From the Edge Festival, which has showcased more than 75 new works by African-American writers since 1997. Through these programs Melody has developed and directed numerous original and classic plays. Other directing credits include works for the Downtown Urban Theatre Festival, the Queer at HERE Festival, and Women On Stage for Peace Festival (Bogotá, Colombia) and the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival. She currently serves on the Board of the League of Professional Theatre Women.