E. b. brooks

E.B. Brooks, Costume Designer


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Brewsie and Willie explores the hearts and minds of a disparate group of American soldiers and nurses, who find themselves in limbo as they wait to return home following the end of World War II.   Their concerns are timeless -- what jobs will they have?  What will America's future be  and what is their place in it?   Against the backdrop of downtown Los Angeles, original music and live video combine with Stein's compelling text, based on her own conversations with the soldiers she met and befriended in Paris.


Created in association with Poor Dog Group, a bold young company of performers made up of CalArts alumni, Brewsie and Willie also features an all-CalArts design and production team of alumni and current students.


As resonant today as in 1945, the concerns of these GIs and nurses are vibrantly embodied by the performers.  The core ensemble is Poor Dog Group, an Los Angeles based collective of like-minded performance and media artists whose mission is to develop original theatrical expression through the creation of new work and radical reexaminations of existing texts. Founded in 2007, PDG has presented work at REDCAT, UCLA, and many other Los Angeles locations and toured to Eastern Europe last summer.

CalArts Center for New Performance

in association with Poor Dog Group


Writer: Gertrude Stein

Adapted by: Marissa Chibas

                   Erik Ehn

                   Travis Preston

Director: Travis Preston

Directed by Travis Preston

Composers: Andrew Conrad

                  Andrew Gilbert

Choreographer: Mira Kingsley

Scenic Designer: Efren Delgadillo, Jr.

Costume Designer E.B. Brooks

Lighting Designer: Efren Delgadillo, Jr.

                           Adam Haas Hunter

Projection Designers:  Jesse Bonnell

                                 John Kern

                                 Jeff Teeter

Producer: Carol Bixler

Production Stage Manager: Justin D. Schlegel



Jonney Ahmanson

Jesse Bonnell

Caitlyn Conlin

Andrew Conrad

Brad Culver

Andrew Gilbert

Matthew Goodrich

Lucy Griffin

Adam Haas Hunter

John Kern

Jesse Saler

Catherine Ventura