Cecilia Brie Walker

Is a writer, director and performer from Austin, Texas, whose work focuses on the development of new plays and “community-engaged” theatre. 

Her journey to New York began as an avid watcher of Reading Rainbow in the mountains of North Carolina, where she began lessons in dance, violin, and acting. After a detour through Texas and a half-hearted attempt at preparing for medical school, she spent four years working with college students during which she took an acting class that re-ignited her passion for theatre. She swiftly moved to Austin, where she dove into the theatre community, earning a nomination for Best Actress in a Play for Youth for her portrayal of Lucy and the White Witch in The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe, and portrayed Charlotte in a staged-radio-show interpretation of Charlotte’s Web, which won Austin’s B. Iden Payne award for “Best Production of a Play for Youth.”

Brie assisted the late Dr. Barbara Haum, a performance/multi-media artist, in the direction of a “distributed performance” between NYU and Tel Aviv University, Trespassing Boundaries, and a second project, 54 Weeks, which is an online, multi-media, interactive meditation on the yearly schedule of Torah readings. Brie’s own work has been performed in Austin’s FronteraFest fringe theatre festival and HopeArts festival, and in New York at New Dramatists, NYU’s Theatrix Festival of New Work, and The Village Church. 

She holds an MA in Educational Theatre from NYU where she co-founded a laboratory workshop for students exploring “devising” techniques, and performed in two seasons of New Plays for Young Audiences, workshopping with playwrights including Byrony Lavery, Y.York, Susan Zeder, and Laurie Brooks.