JAMES BROOKMAN grew up in his family’s building and craft trades around Fort Collins. He pursued his lifelong devotion to presentation and story telling as a theatre major at the University of Northern Colorado in the 1970s. In Denver, James was a visual merchandising manager for J.C. Penney for seven years, and prior to that, was for three years a costumer for Colorado Costume Company. James' most recent work with OpenStage was the scenic design for And Then There Were None and August: Osage County, for which he received the OpenStage OPUS Award and was nominated for a Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award. James is profoundly grateful to the artists, craftspersons and educators who have helped him begin to realize riveting stories, extraordinary visions and sneaky tricks so central to a life in the arts. James hopes you enjoy the show and that you know it comes straight from our hearts. Special thanks to Robert Criswell, Prime Minister of the Republic of Paint, for his work on this production. Enjoy the show!
James's Work in OpenStage Theatre
|Steel Magnolias||Scenic Painter/Carpenter/Properties Crew|
|And Then There Were None||Scenic Designer/Scenic Artist|
|August: Osage County- Essential Season||Scenic Designer|
|The North Plan||Carpenter|
|Stage Kiss||Scenic Designer/Master Carpenter/Lead Painter|
|True West||Master Carpenter/Scenic Painter|