Danielle Bruce was born in Southern California but has had the good fortune of calling Bloomington home since arriving here in 1988. She has spent the majority of her life in the theatre, occasionally as an actor but primarily as a designer and director.
Locally, her work includes the artistic direction for Storyzilla, direction of the 2013 incarnation of The Breeze Bends the Grass, design work for Monroe County Civic Theatre and the Bloomington Playwrights Project. Most recently she directed the sold out run of RESILIENCE: Indiana’s Untold Story at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Auditorium and is presently collaborating once again with Dr. Gladys DeVane and Elizabeth Mitchell on Stories of Monroe, the sequel which will premiere in 2018 for Monroe County’s bicentennial.
In addition to working in the theatre, she has spent the last ten years cultivating her talents as a freelance designer and visual artist in both the public and private sector. You can experience her work at the Code and Key, an escape room in Fountain Square and travelling through the city of Brazil, Indiana where she was commissioned to create a mural depicting the history of the town. She also donates her time and talents to various not for profit organizations such as Middle Way House and My Sister’s Closet, of which she is a board member. Contact
BRAD SCHIESSER - is the Managing Director of Bloomington Playwrights Project. Before taking the job at BPP, he worked for many years in fundraising for Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
An Indiana native from South Bend, he holds both a BA in Theatre and Drama and a MA of Arts in Arts Administration from Indiana University.
He firmly believes that new work is the life blood of all art and is committed to training and challenging the next generation of great artists. He is excited to see the growth in arts education for all in Bloomington.