From lawn chairs in the basement to theatre-style chairs at the Fox Theatre, RonSher Brooks not only fills the seats—she keeps the audience on the edge of them.
At just the age of 8, Brooks and her brother performed in the basement of their home to an audience of parents, grandparents and friends. But by her teenage years, others took notice that this wasn’t just a little girl who wanted to play house.
This was her passion and her calling.
After writing, producing and performing in several plays at her church, Brooks was chosen to head the Music & Fine Arts Department of Christian Life Community Church. In addition to writing for illustrated sermons for the youth pastor, she also was able to ‘train up a child in the way they should go’—in theatre, that is.
Stepping away briefly from the main stage and curtain calls, Brooks committed her creativity to both photography and graphic design in 2005. Under the parent company, Crown Production Studios, she has used her unique eye of balance or color and light to capture more than just an object, but rather the very essence of a subject and everything around it. Publishing companies, entertainers and business professionals worldwide stand out above the competition because of her stellar designs, catapulting their business to a new level of success.
In 2006, she returned to her first love, writing and producing her debut CD, “Melodies from Heaven.” Not even two years later, Brooks released not only her sophomore CD, “Secret Place,” but she also published her debut book, 5 Minutes to Show Time: How to Effectively Promote You.
Before she knew it, she was right back where started—the theatre. In her inaugural stage play, Which Way Is Up? Brooks creates a world of wonder layered with laughter and song, offering audiences hope, restoration and redemption. After filling a 400-seat theatre to capacity and turning patrons away at the door, she knew this was more than a dream—this was her purpose. Her other productions, Give Me 1 Reason and Before I Let Go deal with real-life issues of the body of Christ and the myths that the outside world has formed against it.
As a member of Urban Playwrights United (UPU), Brooks and her team won the Two-Minute Play Competition at the annual conference in 2013. Her membership in the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals has helped her perfect her craft in all areas as she grows.
Confucius said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” For Brooks, the main stage has become her playground. With a national distribution deal from Maverick Entertainment, a television series, and a staff of over 30 people during production season, any production with a Crown Production Studios tag on it is sure to leave you on the edge of your seat long after the final curtain closes.