“I have always loved the theater!” Brooke reports. “I never thought about art or science growing up but I loved going to the theater. To this day, there is nothing more exciting to me than taking my seat, having the lights go down and knowing I am about to enter another world. And if it's exciting for me, just think about a class full of children who, through Lincoln Center’s Open Stages, an arts in education program in conjunction with the public schools, are seeing theater for the first time. It is life changing – maybe not for every child, but for many of them. And I believe that it will inspire all of them, in one way or another.”
“Lincoln Center Theatre is the jewel in the crown of not for profit theaters in America. Without the risks that only not for profit theaters can take, there would be nothing usual or provocative or freshly moving—nothing that moves the experience forward, or changes the conversation.
“Sarah Ruhl's play, "Clean House," was the first of hers I had seen. It was like nothing I had seen before. Or Cherry Jones in "Pride’s Crossing" by Tina Howe. I will always remember David Adjmi's "Stunning" at our new venue LCT3. His new way of using language his cadence…the excitement rippled through the audience. Where would these plays have begun except in a great not for profit theater?
“By adding our new theater and renewing our commitment to the new -- new plays by new playwrights, new artists, new directors, new designers for new audiences -- we have ensured that the excitement continues.”
Brooke Garber Neidich is currently Vice President of the Board. She and her husband, Daniel Neidich, have chaired multiple annual benefits on behalf of Lincoln Center Theater.
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