Brent Woods is the Senior Director of Arts and Culture at Montgomery County Community College. In his current role, he supervises the Arts and Culture Office and curates the Lively Arts Series and the Fine Arts Galleries. Mr. Woods's career has spanned 40 years as an Arts Administrator, Tour Manager, Production Manager, Lighting Designer, Company Manager, and Stage Manager. Seventeen years at Montgomery County Community College as Senior Director, Theater Manager, and Assistant Director.
Brent owns and operates Inner World Communications Corporation, an entertainment production company that provides production, technical and administrative support services to small and medium-sized dance, theatre, and arts organizations locally and internationally. His most recent credits include Light Design for Contemporary West Dance Theatre, 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 Ursula Rucker, Sonia Sanchez, and Jessica Care Moore. In addition, he 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 implementing audio, lighting, and packaging touring show that was site-specific (swimming pools at hotels). This Town is a Mystery, a show that required coordinating rehearsals, sets, and constructing illumination/technical rehearsals and performances at four private homes in different sections of Philadelphia. Each site had a bunch of unique 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