Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions, Final Round
Jan 11, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions, Final Round Response Session
Jan 11, 2019 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Brenda's directing credits include Shakespeare’s Will, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Year of Magical Thinking and Mary’s Wedding for APT, The Other Place for Forward Theater Company and The Seagull for University of California – San Diego. Brenda joined APT in 1995 as Company Manager. She was soon promoted to Casting Director, with a gift for finding talented actors, especially ones with a passion for classical texts who would agree to spend six months with Shakespeare in the middle of the Wisconsin woods. Brenda became Associate Artistic Director in 2004 and was instrumental in creating APT’s Acting Apprentice program, nurturing the Core Acting Company and developing the Voice and Text department, which has become one of the most robust and respected in the country. She was honored to be appointed Artistic Director in 2014. Brenda studied theater at the University of Northern Iowa and the Professional Theatre Training Program at the University of Delaware. She trained with Tadashi Suzuki in Japan and worked many years as a professional actress. In addition to directing at APT, Brenda also has directing credits at Forward Theater and the University of California – San Diego. Brenda also helped create 4PeteSake, a local organization that raises funds for River Valley residents who face extraordinary financial hardship. Brenda and her husband, Jim DeVita reside in Spring Green and have two children, Gale and Sophia.