Clarke Drama Workshop to Feature Broadway Actress

posted on November 8, 2007

The Clarke College Drama Department will host “Drama Day,” an interactive theater experience for high school students, on Saturday, Nov. 17, beginning at 1 p.m. on the Clarke College campus. This event is free and reservations can be made by e-mailing Clarke Assistant Professor of Drama/Speech Joe Klinebriel at or by calling (563)588-6550.

The workshop will feature a session on auditioning for musical theater presented by Broadway actress Brooke Elliot. Elliot was hand picked by Rosie O’Donnell for the original Broadway cast of “Taboo” and later appeared on Broadway in “The Pirate Queen.” She has toured nationally with “Beauty and the Beast” and with the first national tour of the smash hit “Wicked.” She has also worked in Chicago with “Babes with Blades,” an all-female stage combat group and appeared in “What Women Want” with Mel Gibson. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in musical theater performance from Western Michigan College.

Following Elliot’s session, Klinebriel will present a session on stage combat. Participants are then invited to dinner with students and faculty in Clarke’s drama department. The workshop also includes tickets to Clarke’s production of “Waiting for the Parade” that evening, followed by a reception and post-performance discussion with cast members.

For more information, contact the Clarke College Public Relations Office at (563) 588-6318. 


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