Doug Brook

Doug Brook is a writer, theatre artist, and teacher based in San José, California. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, by day he maintains a Silicon Valley technical writing management career while actively involved in theatre and education.

In technical writing, he has written and managed for various large and small companies, receiving various awards and appearing as a panelist at the Society for Technical Communication's international conference. He fell into this career at Carnegie Mellon when a housemate connected him to become a part-time assistant editor for Computing Services. Soon after, he was also part-time at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and, two degrees later, landed in Silicon Valley.

In high school, he was involved in over thirty theatrical productions including his firsts as actor, director, and playwright. Twenty of his plays have been produced or otherwise presented in or recognized by festivals nationwide. His first New York production was Retrograde, at Theatre Row on 42nd Street, which is published in an anthology by Smith & Kraus. Various productions he's directed throughout Silicon Valley have won awards and recognition. He was Executive Director of Silicon Valley Shakespeare from 2015 through 2021, and was co-founder and Artistic Director of Theatre Chevruta from 2013 through its entering hiatus in 2017.

He has taught for over twenty years at various synagogues and JCCs. He has been a featured humor columnist for Southern Jewish Life magazine since 1996, for which he receives nearly several positive responses every few years.

He shaved the goatee, but still likes the picture.


MA, Jewish Theological Seminary

• Rabbi Carl & Barbara Friedman Award, academic excellence in Jewish education

MA, Carnegie Mellon University

BA, Carnegie Mellon University

• Senior Leadership Award

• Norman Levin Award for Outstanding Master, Alpha Epsilon Pi

Indian Springs School