Brenda jean Foley | Breakout Session
Join Brenda Foley and her colleague Tracy Liz Miller for a panel discussion with WomenArts, Age & Gender Equity in the Arts, and The Bridge Initiative entitled "Sister Organizations and the Movement for Change".
Brenda Jean Foley: (Co-Producing Artistic Director ofThe Bridge Initiative) moved to Arizona from New York City in 2011 with her husband, Brian, who completed his MFA in Directing at ASU, and daughter, Robyn. Since arriving in the Phoenix area, Foley has performed with AC/TC (Now.Here.This), iTheatre Collaborative (By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Love Disorder, Permanent Collection - upcoming), Mesa Encore Theatre (August: Osage County, The Full Monty, Carousel), the Don Bluth Front Row Theatre (The Sound of Music) and readings with Stray Cat Theatre and Class 6. She has also been active in the film community, appearing in numerous short films and features including Tombstone-Roshomon, director Alex Cox's latest effort. Previously, Brenda performed off- and off-off-Broadway, on tour, in regional theatre, and internationally. In New York, she founded a theatre company, the Cockeyed Optimists, who were the first to revive John Cariani's Almost, Maine in NYC. Also a writer, her screenplays have placed in national contests, and she wrote the book and contributed lyrics to an original musical, To Find Happy, which was part of the Emerging Artists Theatre New Works Festival in 2013. Foley holds a BFA in Musical Theatre and a BA in English from the University of Michigan and is a member of AEA.