Bree is a trained director, stage manager, and performer. In 2013, she broke into the Houston arts world by stage managing Deborah, a new play by Houston playwright Elizabeth A.M. Keel. She has since collaborated with Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company (Well by Lisa Kron, nominated for Best Play and Best Director by the Houston Press), The Landing Theatre Company, Shunya Theatre, the Rice Players, Firecracker Productions, Black Lab Theatre, Horse Head Theatre, Celebration Theatre, and Bootown (Grown Up Story Time). She plans to pursue an advanced degree in theatre with a focus on directing new works and cultural management. She is a co-literary manager for Mildred's Umbrella for the 2018-19 season.
Bree has a holistic training in theatre from Texas A&M University, where she studied acting, stage management, directing, and literary criticism, along with design and technology. Her directorial debut was with TAMU's summer company, Blueprint Theatre Company, in 2012 with a production of Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl. With a bachelor's in theatre arts and in political science, she also studied comparative national politics, public opinion, and women and minority representation, complimenting her interest in sociopolitically engaging works, and promoting cultural diversity on stage. Her current interests are in promoting scientific literacy through storytelling, navigating identity and privilege, and representations of health and wellness on stage.
Raised in Waco, Texas, she got into theatre when she realized she wasn't very good at choir and everyone was just being polite about it. She likes to roast the heck out of vegetables, has not seen Fixer Upper, and needs to catch up on her overstuffed podcast queue.