Siobhan Juanita Brown is from Roxbury, MA. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Performing Arts and African American studies from Emerson College and is a graduate of the American Repertory Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University. For Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, she has played Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1996), Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet (1997), Olivia in Twelfth Night (2001), and The Widow in All’s Well That Ends Well (2011). Additional performance credits include Suzan-Lori Parks’ The America Play at the American Repertory Theater, The Emancipation of Valet de Chambre (premiere) at Cleveland Play House, Studs Terkel’s American Dreams: Lost and Found (premiere) with the Acting Company, The Nurse in Medea and several roles in Antony and Cleopatra for Actors’ Shakespeare Project, and The Mother in Adrienne Kennedy’s Funnyhouse of A Negro with Brandeis Theatre Company. She has worked extensively in arts education as the former Associate Director of Education at Citi Performing Arts Center and Director of School & Teacher Programs at Actors’ Shakespeare Project, as well as teaching for the Strand Theatre, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, and the Acting Company. As a playwright Siobhan wrote A Piece of Silver based on recorded conversations with her maternal and paternal grandmothers who are Mashpee Wampanoag Indian and African American, respectively. This personal tribute to her two favorite ladies also reveals a tender examination of the relationship between race, identity and politics in this country; the effects of oppression on the human spirit and how culture informs the resilience of women. Siobhan is currently the Lead Teacher at Weetumuw Katnuhtôhtâkamuq, in the Lower Elementary classroom. This Wôpanâak language and culture immersion school provides academic and Indigenous education using a Montessori pedagogy for decolonization and language reclamation.
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