With utter fearlessness, the cast of Bar Dykes engages the senses with near-perfect timing, emotion, and vulnerability... Brilliantly acted by Brooke M. Haney... the cast shines in a true ensemble performance - Advocate

The cast completely commits to the tone and cadence of the text, honoring the characters’ individual truths with sparkling emotional depth. ...It’s a joy I don’t want to ever end.

- Arts Forum, Jess Barbagallo on Bar Dykes.

Haney plays Dee Dee artfully as a high-strung, naive dreamer. - The Boston Globe
This play is an actor's dream, a director's challenge and an audience's delight. ...two actresses -- Susan Bigger (Alberta) and Brooke M. Haney (Dee Dee) are perfect. - The Edge Boston 

“Ms. Haney brings physical strength and emotional vulnerability to this challenging role.” - New York Theatre Review

“Kiss Me Or Cut Off My Head is a sensitive portrayal of the physical, emotional, and often economic trauma of sexual violence.” - New York Theatre Review



Brooke is a New York based theatre artist who has worked regionally in Seattle, Boston, Orlando, and Kentucky. She has a passion for classical text and new play development. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her MFA in Performance. She studied improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade. Brooke is Artistic Producer and Director of the Apprentice Company for Daughters of Troy and an Adjunct Professor of Acting at Marymount Manhattan College. AEA, SAG/AFTRA.

Current Projects
Workshop at Q.E.D. Astoria:

Consent Based Rehearsal Rooms

paired with

Notation for Stage Managers

Feb 2nd @ Q.E.D. Astoria

Brooke is co-teaching two workshops with RheAnn Mennefield on how to bring the tenants of Intimacy Directing work into any rehearsal process. 

Juliet and Her Romeo

Turn To Flesh Productions

Directed by Elizabeth Ruelas 

Feb 6-16th 2020

Brooke is working as Intimacy Director on this classic tale of love and murder - with a new Juliet, a new world, and new verse. 

Escaping John Deere

Written by Madison Hart 

Directed by Brooke M. Haney and Julia Gaudioso

Feb 22-23rd, 2020

Brooke directs this new play as part of the Marymount Manhattan College Playwriting Projects. 
Only Make Believe

Since 1999, OMB has been performing for children in hospitals across New York City and Washington DC. Our mission is very simple, to give joy and inspiration to as many sick children as we can. Our unique way of doing this is to bring professional actors into hospital wards to entertain the children with specially created plays designed for their needs and to encourage their participation. Brooke joined the acting company of OMB in 2018. 

Recent Projects 

Bar Dykes

July 11 - August 3

TOSOS at The Flea

This summer of Stonewall 50 and World Pride, The Other Side Of Silence (TOSOS), NYC’s longest-producing LGTBQ+ theater company, continues to honor our community’s history by producing the NYC premiere of BAR DYKES. Directed by Mark Finley, the audience steps behind a nondescript door where it’ll find a very distinct clientele and world of butches and femmes.  Brooke plays Lorraine in this immersive staging of a girls’ night out captured in time as it once was.


Directed by Lee Milby

Brooke co-stars as a Paramedic in this pilot currently in post-production.

Unconventionally Intimate

Written and Performed by Alexandra LaPlante. 

Directed by Brooke M. Haney

Currently Running.

The Return of the Huxtables

Directed by Ben Abel-Bey

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