Brent Woods, is the Senior Director of Cultural Affairs at Montgomery County Community College. Mr. Woods oversees the Cultural Affairs Department, which includes the Lively Arts Series and the Fine Arts Galleries. He has spent 36 years as a Theater Manager, Tour Manager, Production Manager, Lighting Designer, Company Manager and Stage Manager. Twelve of those years at Montgomery County Community College as Interim Director, Theater Manager and Assistant Director.
Brent owned and operated Inner World Communications Corporation, an entertainment production company, which provided production, technical and administrative support services to small and medium sized dance, theatre and arts organizations locally and internationally. Most recent projects included, Production Manager and Lighting Designer for the African American Museum in Philadelphia for their PhilAesthetic: Celebrating the Black Arts Movement in Philadelphia, for two projects; Fierce! Three Generations of Funk, Jazz and Hip Hop with the Jamaaleden Tacuma Band and the Ultimate Supa Sistas! with Ursla Rucker, Sonia Sanchez and Jessica Care Moore. In addition, managed the Headlong Dance Theater’s production of Hotel Pool (2005), Cell (2007) and This Town is a Mystery (2012). The Hotel Pool project included the planning and implementation of lighting and packaging touring show that was site specific (swimming pools at hotels). This Town is a Mystery required coordinating rehearsals/set and lighting construction/technical rehearsals and performances at four private homes in different sections of Philadelphia. Each site had their own unique special challenges with time and space.
Production Manager/Lighting Director for Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Free to Dance Project. This project included re-mounting and lighting twelve historical pieces in their repertory for Filming and Performance at the American Dance Festival and the Kennedy Center in 1998.
BA, Theatre/Communications, Minor, Art History, Temple University, 1991; MS, Arts Administration, Drexel University, 2013