On January 6th, 2015, five friends sat down at a coffee shop to talk about the possibility of putting on a Shakespeare play. That night we decided that we would hold auditions for Much Ado About Nothing. We didn’t know yet where we would perform, what our sets would be, who would join us, or how we would pay for it. All we had was a classic script, a catchy name, and the support of our families and friends. With help from our friends, we built a simple set, designed basic costumes, found a great outdoor venue and rehearsed endlessly. We performed the play in April and it was a big hit. We even found that we had made a small profit. Our cast loved the experience, and the audience loved the play so much that we decided to green light a production of The Importance of Being Earnest that fall. The rest is history!
Brevity Troupe’s mission is to promote community expression through dramatic storytelling. Narratives help us to understand ourselves and others in a deeper way. While other art forms tend toward individual self-expression, theater is inherently communal. Stage performances depend on the creative collaboration of a collection of people rather than an individual. We strive to use the medium of theater to develop relationships and affirm the inherent dignity of everyone we come into contact with.