Brookings Community Theatre was unofficially formed in 2001 by a small group of theater enthusiasts with their first stage show produced in 2002. Since then BCT has developed into a non-profit organization that is known for the quality of its shows.
In 2010 BCT became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. BCT operates on donations from local private and corporate sponsors. All donations are tax-deductible. DONATE TODAY!
Brookings Community Theatre's mission is to enrich Brookings and surrounding communities by providing theatrical entertainment, as well as offering educational and performance opportunities for people of all ages.
We strive to provide three main stage shows per year.
Monthly Meeting is the 2nd Thursday every month at 5:30pm. We currently do not have a formal meeting space. Meetings are open to the public. Any persons interested in attending a meeting should contact email@example.com before 1pm on the 2nd Thursday to obtain meeting location. Thank you for being patient while we find a new home!
2017 Volunteer of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Carol came to BCT after seeing several of our plays and deciding she’d love to be on stage. Her first performance was as Bitsy in The Red Velvet Cake War. At that point she first learned about the mechanics of putting on a theater production: set design and building, blocking, props, makeup, costume parades, tech and dress rehearsals, and striking the stage.
Her love of sewing led her to be the costume head for our production of Annie in 2016. But due to scheduling conflicts with New York our play had to be changed to Shrek! The Musical. Though the costuming would be completely different, Carol accepted the challenge. She quickly honed her research, design, alteration and crafting skills to dress fairy tale characters of all sizes: including the production of multiple yarn wigs, and a break-away dress for a 6’5” man! Once the show hit our stage her costumes brought rave reviews from both cast members and patrons. Since then she’s tried her hand at several other production jobs. These include assistant director, props manager (hand carved foam Rock Cornish game hens!), stage manager, set dresser and stage hand. Carol also serves on BCT’s Script Reading and Costume committees and enjoys performing onstage.
When not playing a role in a BCT production Carol enjoys gardening (of both vegetables and flowers), sewing, experimenting in the kitchen and traveling. She has been married to her husband, Jim, for almost 35 years. They have two grown children, Aaron and Claire. Carol spends her work hours at Avera Medical Group Brookings where she collects and tests lab specimens.
When asked her definition of a successful show, Carol replied, “A show that is fun to put on, provides a challenge or learning experience for those involved, and entertains the audience while not breaking the bank.” We couldn’t have said it better! Thanks for everything you do Carol!