About Me

Hey you! Yes, you! I’m so glad you’re here.

My name is Brooke Mackenzie, and I am a Sophomore at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. I am a writer, actor, director, stage manager, and, for the time being, I am primarily a student.

You might be thinking that the above list seems kind of long … writer, actor, director, etc.? Well, you are right to think that.

Why? Theatre is my passion. I believe the creation of meaningful theatre relies on meaningful collaboration. This is why I have studied and practiced multiple disciplines; I am a collaborator who can pull from all sides of my education and practicum.

Want proof? Take a look around! I write a wide-ranging blog called “The Girl Next ‘Dore” for one of Vanderbilt’s publications; you can read my posts in the blog section of this site. Or, if you are looking to contact me, my information can be found at the bottom of this page. Additionally, you can view my headshot and resume on the page labeled “Theatre.”

I hope we can collaborate in the future!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Brooke Mackenzie

Photos by Michael Hull Photo*

*Unedited proofs*

This Is Me

You want to know more? What’s my background? What do I love besides theatre?

I am a small-town, Delaware native. I attended high school at Peddie School in Highstown, New Jersey – a place that I will always call my home. I fell in love with many things at Peddie: theatre, community, philanthropy, leadership, and more. I attribute my desire to study and explore many paths to the faculty and culture of Peddie. It was there where I developed a desire to leave places better than I found them, and to always employ our motto, “we finish our labors to begin them anew.” I now study at Vanderbilt where I am pursuing a B.A. in Theatre and English with a minor in Business or Political Science (I am indecisive in the best way possible).

I love a good book, the color pink, and an impromptu photo shoot. I love writing, and singing, and I am in a committed relationship with crime shows. A cup of coffee and a hot shower can cure most things, but, if they can’t, Jesus always will. I can quote every line of Legally Blonde (the movie, and the musical) and I pride myself on the ability to do so daily. I work hard, and I smile hard, something I’ve learned is equally important.

I’m enjoying this wild ride of life – stopping to take as many pink-themed photos as possible.

This is me.