Theatre - Faculty

Robert Brock

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.