Brenda DeVita

Artistic Director , Director

Brenda DeVita

Artistic Director
Director, A Doll's House, Part 2

Brenda is thrilled to celebrate her 25th season with APT. She joined in 1995 as Company Manager, and was soon promoted to Casting Director, and then to Associate Artistic Director in 2004. Brenda was instrumental in creating APT’s Core Acting Company, th Acting Apprentice program and developing the Voice and Text department, which has become one of the most robust and respected in the country. She was honored to be appointed Artistic Director in 2014. Brenda studied theater at the University of Northern Iowa and the Professional Theatre Training Program at the University of Delaware. She trained with Tadashi Suzuki in Japan and worked many years as a professional actress. Brenda's directing credits include Born Yesterday, Shakespeare’s Will, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Year of Magical Thinking and Mary’s Wedding for APT; The Other Place for Forward Theater Company; and The Seagull for University of California – San Diego. Brenda also helped create 4PeteSake, a local organization that raises funds for River Valley residents who face extraordinary financial hardship. Brenda and her husband, Jim DeVita reside in Spring Green and have two children, Gale and Sophia. She's looking forward to directing A Doll's House, Part 2 in the fall.