louis broomecombines modern and classic styles working largely in dramatic verse. Louis's play, Texarkana Waltz, received four Ovation Award nominations, including writing, during its Los Angeles premiere, and was produced in Seattle, New York, Oklahoma, and Las Vegas. Accolades include "mind-stretching theater," "new and traditional, holy and irreverent," "exuberant, lyrical, touching," and "astonishingly original." Texarkana Waltz appears in the Rain City Projects anthology, Manifesto Series V.2: Vivid Impact, Steven Dietz, Editor.
Louis co-wrote, directed, and was Associate Producer of the short film Brass: Dollymops & French Apaches, Battleground Productions, 2017, now available on Binge TV.
Additional productions and publications: The Life and Times of Django Roads as Told by Mr. Roads Himself (retitled Lost), was produced by Annex Theater, Seattle. The Reckoning appeared in Psychopomp, an evening of short plays produced by Paul Mullin, Seattle. The Sad Lament of Eddie Wickett on the Night of His Execution and Roll Away the Stone were produced by Red Meat Substitutes, Tulsa. Living Out Loud, about the life of artist Ginny Ruffner, was produced by Empty Space Theater, Seattle. Blood Brothers and La Maison Cochon were broadcast live on public radio. Waukhomis Elder Care, Suite 27 appears in the Dramatic Publishing anthology A Grand Entrance: Scenes and Monologues for Mature Actors.
For KCTS TV, Seattle, Louis produced and directed the curmudgeon-about-town series Henry Mark's City, was Assistant Producer for Circle at the Center, a documentary on artist Doris Chase, and interviewed author Neil Gaiman.
Directing credits include Killer's Head/The Unseen Hand (Asst. Dir.) Repertory Theater of St. Louis; Troubled Times, American Indian Theater Company, Tulsa; The Mousetrap, Broken Arrow Theater, Tulsa; Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, LuAnn Hampton Laverty Oberlander, and a Hatful of Rain, BTW Players, Tulsa.
Louis was the founder and on the selection committee of the Faith Broome Playwright-in-Residence Program at the University of Oklahoma (OU), made possible by the generosity of Mo and Richard Anderson. He also lectured at OU on writing and speaking dramatic verse.
Louis was an Artist-in-Residence for the American Indian Theater Company, and a founding member of Red Meat Substitutes, both in his hometown, Tulsa, OK.
Louis studied acting and directing at Webster University, St. Louis.
DP Scott Finley and Dir. Louis Broome set up a shot for Brass: Dollymops and French Apaches. Photo © Davis Freeman.