UPCOMING: Even the Earth Is Dizzy & Pericles
This summer, Brock is so excited to be in San Francisco Shakespeare Festival's Free Shakes production of Pericles! She is understudying Dionyza and playing a Lord, Knight, and Attendant through the quest. Then, she heads back to New York to start principal photography for the feature film, Even the Earth Is Dizzy!
company: BraveMouse LLC
role: FRANNIE / Production Assistant
project status: post production
Thankfully, the car caught on fire AFTER we finished shooting.
Brock was honored to play Frannie in Death Death, a proof-of-concept short, written by Marissa Ruben and produced by Avery Looser with BraveMouse LLC. In this short and ultimately the feature, two estranged sisters reunite for Mother's Day and must fulfill their late mother's dying wish: to reenact the plot of an 80s cult classic. Venturing to Michigan to film with her favorite people - Marissa, Avery, and Jack Seibert - made this one of Brock's most fulfilling projects in her life. She is very proud to be a part of it and cannot wait for everyone to see it! The team is now working diligently on post-production. Coming soon!!
The Secret Garden (play)
Brock stepped back onto a real stage for the first time in over a year with Annapolis Shakespeare Company's world premiere of The Secret Garden adapted as a play. She was delighted to play Susan Sowerby, Nurse, Mrs. Lennox, and Mrs. Crawford. The company filmed the play without an audience, and it will stream in July.
Sisters of the Cloth
This coming-of-age indie feature film follows a young Muslim woman, Nadeera, as she navigates her familial values, young love, and a Catholic basketball team. In a story of love and acceptance, Brock, of course, plays the unaccepting and closed-minded villain. But, Brock always loves filling this role in service of a powerful story, which she believes this is. The Brooklyn-based team has officially wrapped principal photography, so stay tuned for more info coming soon!
Graduating from NYU Tisch!
Even though Brock officially finished NYU Tisch a semester early in December of 2020, she finally celebrated her graduation this spring with the rest of her class of 2021 after completing her Honors Thesis! Brock earned her BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, graduating on the Dean's List and with Honors in Theatre Studies. For two and a half years, she studied musical theatre, contemporary acting, and classical acting in the New Studio on Broadway, and then she studied acting for film and television in Stonestreet Studios for a year. In her tenure at Tisch, her studio training also included voice, speech, dance, singing, clown, and mask. Brock is immensely thankful for all the friends, mentors, and lifetime collaborators she met while attending the school she had dreamed about since she was eight.
Brock's thirty page Honors Thesis is entitled “Shakespeare’s Societal Others: An Exploration of Race, Religion, Sexuality, and Gender in The Merchant of Venice and Othello." As the title explains, she examines some of Shakespeare's most compelling and complex characters like Shylock, Antonio, Othello, Katherine, Caliban, and Ariel, and the societies they inhabit, culminating in a look at what makes an outsider and what does Shakespeare say about them. Completing this thesis allows her to graduate with Honors in Theatre Studies!
Brock is currently writing, co-directing, and starring in a mini-series she created called 1/1, which examines stereotypes of women. Each episode focuses on a different woman, highlighting the parts of her day when she is alone. That way, we see who she really is when no one else is around, and then witness how social standards, social media, and social interactions distort her solitary truth. Please email Brock for a private link to stream the first episode, "TAYLOR: your spin instructor."
Don't Say Vagina! is an official selection for Toronto International Women Film Festival, Venice Shorts, Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival, Kalakari Film Festival, Fusion Film Festival, and continuing the 2021 festival circuit!
Brock was honored to play Emma in this short produced by BraveMouse LLC and developed as a part of The Nine Muses Lab at Nine Muses Entertainment. Based on an unfortunately true story, Don't Say Vagina! explores female pleasure and female empowerment through a session of Camp Court at Camp Bosha. Emma is a peace-sign-loving, best-friend-obsessed twelve year old who Brock cannot wait for you to meet after DSV! completes the 2021 festival circuit. For more information, check out the DSV! Instagram.
Don't Say Vagina!
Claudius in Hamlet
Brock had the privilege of playing Queen Claudia in Shakespeare in the Square's virtual production of Hamlet. She learned a lot dabbling in the world of virtual theatre and working on one of her all time favorite villains.
Brock was honored to work on many shorts with the Film and Television department at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. "Stardust," "By Herself," and "Bloody Mother F*cking Asshole" (for which she sang) are all on her "Videos" page. She was especially grateful to collaborate, meet new people, and make art in 2020.
Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Brock made her Regional Theatre debut as Hermia / Snug / Moth in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream with GreenStage, Seattle's Shakespeare in the Park and their longest-running Shakespeare company! Unable to be in person this summer, the cast did a virtual reading. A short clip from the show is on Brock's "Videos" page, but the whole performance is available here on GreenStage's website.
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Brock studied as an Apprentice with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company throughout the summer. Although they could not be together in Boston, she is so thankful to everyone at CSC who made this experience possible virtually! Her scene and monologue from the CSC Virtual Apprentice Showcase are available on her "Videos" page, and you can check out her artist page on the CSC website.
somewhere something is cooking
Brock was originating a role in a new play that was unfortunately canceled due to COVID-19. So, the creative team had each character make a cooking video instead! Brock's whole video is on her "Videos" page, and click here for the whole "small but mighty soup database."
#13 in The Wolves
TISCH, NSB THEATRE
Brock was elated to be cast as #13 in The Wolves at NYU Tisch School of the Arts in the Department of Drama’s New Studio on Broadway! Check out more info on the Tisch website, here! Working on this story and this character with these humans was one of the projects Brock holds closest to her heart. Grateful beyond words.
The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Brock spent her summer in London studying Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art! There, she was honored to play Olivia in Natasha Rickman's Twelfth Night and Cordelia in Brigid Panet's King Lear!
"Shakespeare and Césaire: Solving One Problem and Creating Another" is a Mini-Thesis Brock wrote on racism, colonialism, and sexism in Shakespeare's The Tempest and Aimé Césaire's A Tempest. She read it and took questions at "Essays on the Theme of Shakespeare," representing Theatre Studies in Tisch Drama's All Department Festival. Click here for more info!
Lucy in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
TISCH, NSB THEATRE
Brock made her debut at NYU Tisch School of the Arts in the Department of Drama’s New Studio on Broadway as Lucy van Pelt in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown! She is so grateful for this tiny but mighty team! Click here for more info!