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Alison Casella Brookins

Alison Casella Brookins is a pastor and playwright who is still figuring out what the difference is. As pastor of Chicago Community Mennonite Church she strives to live into a theology of justice, joy, and humor, dreaming of holy spaces where people can tell the truth and engage as their full selves. She mastered divinity at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (MDiv 2017). During seminary she arm-twisted Ted & Company TheaterWorks into an internship where she wrote Discovery: A Comic Lament, which in 2019 grew into the show We Own This Now. She has also worked with Toronto-based Theatre of the Beat on the show #churchtoo, and is on the board for the Center for Art, Humor, and Soul.