Theatre - Faculty

Robert Brock

Associate Professor of Theatre

Robert Brock

Phone: 270-384-7382

MFA, Wayne State University
B.A., University of Kentucky

Teaching Experience:

  • Teaching Fellowship, The Virginia Governor's School for the Arts, Radford University
    Courses taught in Shakespeare, Movement, Stage Combat, Tai Chi
  • Full Time Faculty, Assistant Professor of Theatre,Lindsey Wilson College, Present
  • Adjunct Faculty, Western Kentucky University Glasgow Campus, Present
    Teaching Theatre Appreciation
  • Adjunct Faculty, Lindsey Wilson College, 2003
    Fundamentals of Performance, Advanced Acting
  • Education Director, Horse Cave Theatre, 1998-2002
    Duties include: Teaching Workshops on the Road, Adult Acting Classes, coordinating the Student Theatre Workshop, Directing the Young Performers Production, coordinating Study Guides for Educational Outreach productions.
  • Visiting Professor, Western Kentucky University, Spring 1998
    Theatre Appreciation, Stage Combat, Basic Techniques of Acting
  • Instructor, Transylvania University, 1990-1994
    Taught courses in Introduction to Theatre, Acting I, Acting II, Special Projects in Drama: Shakespeare in Production, (production oriented approach to Shakespeare culminating in a trip to the Stratford Festival, Ontario, Canada)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Kentucky, Spring 1985
    Vocal Production, Verse Drama, Dialects and Acting IV - Period Styles

Other Experience:

  • Shakespeare & Co.
    Month-long Intensive Training - Shakespeare & Co., Bennington, VT 2001
  • Governor's School For The Arts - Art shops
    Taught audition workshops for GSA in Murray, Danville, Hopkinsville and Bowling Green, 1998 to present
  • KHSSA State High School Drama Festival
    Adjudicator: 1999
  • Kentucky Theatre Association
    Adjudicator: High School Festival, WKU Bowling Green, 2007
  • Kentucky Theatre Association
    Adjudicator: Community Theatre-Russell County, 1999
  • Faculty Sponsor SETC
    Led group of Transylvania students to SETC in Savannah, GA 1994
  • Shakespeare Youth Project Artistic Director
    Adapted Taming of the Shrew, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet for five actors.
    Created Study Guides and led workshops with audiences. Over fifty performances in schools throughout Kentucky.

Prior to joining the Lindsey Wilson College faculty, Robert Brock was Artistic Director of the highly acclaimed Kentucky Repertory Theatre in Horse Cave, Ky. During his tenure with KRT, the theatre was hailed as one of the "ten best small regional theatres nationwide," by USA Today, and was the recipient of the coveted Governor's Arts Award. He produced 86 plays while with KRT, developed and produced 11 new scripts, and his adaptation of Drinkwater's Abraham Lincoln was performed as part of the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial celebration. He is a member of Actor's Equity and has worked with Actor's Theatre of Louisville, The Folger Shakespeare Theatre, and Off-Broadway among many others. He has an MFA in Acting from Wayne State University and received WSU's Arts Achievement Award in 2004. He has developed a number of one-man shows and continues to perform them all around; Mark Twain, Billy Herndon (Lincoln's Law partner), The Gospel of John and The Book of Revelation.

Awards, Fellowships:

  • Arts Achievement Award 2004, Wayne State University
  • Outstanding Part-time Faculty Award, 2007. WKU
  • Hilberry Fellowship, Wayne State University, 1979-1981
  • Award of Excellence in Acting, American College Theatre Festival, Washington DC 1980
  • NEA Grant for adaptation of Romeo and Juliet for Lexington Children's Theatre, 1990
  • TCG Observership Grant, 2000, to observe educational outreach programs at The Barter Theatre, Theatre IV, Theatre Virginia and The Shakespeare Theatre.
  • Finalist (Wild Oats), American College Theatre Festival, Washington, DC 1981
  • Winner-Actor's Guild Festival of New Plays: Award and production of my play, It's a long way to Tipperary.

Jeremy Cloyd

Assistant Professor of Theatre

Jeremy Cloyd

Goodhue Academic Center, Room 105
Phone: 270-384-8044
M.F.A., Theatre Arts, Directing, University of Idaho
M.A., Theatre Arts, Regent University
B.A., Theatre & English, Lindsey Wilson College


Milking It: Representations of Gay Men in Film
Gender & Communication Conference
Western Kentucky University

Professional Organizations and Memberships:

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society - Associate Member, 2020 - Present
Theatre Communications Group - Member, 2020 - Present
Kentucky Theatre Association - Member, 2021 - Present
Association for Theatre in Higher Education - Member, 2021 - Present
Mid-America Theatre Conference - Member, 2021 - Present

Theatre Education:

Adjunct Instructor - Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, Ky.

  • Taught courses in Technical Theatre, Theatre Design, and Introduction to Theatre
  • Instructor of record was Robert Brock before M.A. was awarded
Assistant to the Director of Theatre - Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, Ky.
  • Worked with the director of theatre to design lighting, sound, sets, and costumes for each show of the academic season
  • Served as music director for the program
  • Developed all education materials for outreach
  • Directed main stage productions
  • Served as marketing coordinator for the program
  • Served as editor for Thespis
Associate Artistic Director - TheatreFest!, Columbia, Ky.
  • Worked with the artistic director to plan and implement a summer series of plays
  • Assisted in the hiring process of production interns for each summer
  • Acted as company manager for interns and actors
  • Served as production manager for each production of the summer series
  • Served as marketing coordinator
  • Served as director of IMAGINE! Youth Theatre
Theatre Production Manager - Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, Ky.
  • Served as the production manager for each show of the academic season working to design and build sets, lighting, sound, costumes and other necessary elements of shows
AmeriCorps VISTA - Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, Ky.
  • Worked with the Center for Entrepreneurship to plan and execute annual events.
  • Worked with Florece en Lindsey to produce and direct the reader’s theatre production of Las Voces de los Apalaches, a multimedia theatre production of stories from the Latino community of Appalachian Kentucky
Drama Instructor - Monroe Youth Theatre, Tompkinsville, Ky.
  • Planned and taught a two-week drama camp for students from kindergarten to 5th grade

Theatre Production:

Production Stage Manager/Company Manage - Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre, Snow Camp, N.C.
  • Served as the PSM of 5 productions operating in repertory style over an 11-week period
  • Supervised both production crew and actors
  • Served as the company manager for the resident company of artists from around the country managing payroll, scheduling, and housing
Deck Chief - Tidewater Stage, Virginia Beach, Va.
  • Served as deck chief and properties manager for The 39 Steps


    Smoke on the Mountain, Stanley, TheatreFest!
    The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Proteus, TheatreFest!
    Macbeth, Duncan/Old Man/Siward, Lindsey Wilson College (Guest Artist)
    The Glass Menagerie, Tom Wingfield, TheatreFest!
    Dearly Departed, Reverend Hooker/Norval, TheatreFest!
    And the Tide Shall Cover the Earth, Dade/Man, Flashback Theater Co.
    Moonlight and Magnolias, Ben Hecht, TheatreFest!
    Last Train to Nibroc, Raleigh, Flashback Theater Co.
    Oklahoma!, Cord Elam, Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre
    Robin Hood, Soldier, Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre
    Pathway to Freedom, Dr. Bradley, Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre
    Our Town, Sam Craig, TheatreFest!

Jeremy Cloyd is a theatre artist located in South Central Kentucky. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Lindsey Wilson College where he teaches a broad range of classes including Introduction to Theatre, Acting, Children's Theatre, and Dramatic Literature while also helping to create opportunities for undergraduate students to be involved with and learn about the world of theatre through performance and production. He is also the Associate Artistic Director for LWC's Summer Theatre, TheatreFest! where he also serves as the director of their IMAGINE! Youth Theatre. Some of his favorite acting roles include Raleigh in Last Train to Nibroc, Proteus in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Jamie in The Last Five Years. More about Jeremy: