Jay D. Brock
Clinical Assistant Professor, Musical Theatre
Jay D. Brock (M.F.A. Directing, The Catholic University of America; M.A. in Dramatic Literature and B.A. in Drama, The University of California at Santa Barbara.) teaches Sophomore Workshop and Senior Seminar and serves as stage director for many of the operas, play, and musicals at Catholic University.
Mr. Brock is a professional director and has over thirty regional and University credits from coast to coast. He is the co-founder and artistic director of Opera Alterna for which he has produced and/or directed: Gallantry, Padrevia, Magnum Opus, Signor Deluso, The Women, and Dido & Aeneas. He also serves as the Artistic Director of Limelight Theatre for which he has directed The Last Five Years and Closer than Ever. Other recent DC credits include the devised work: The Stars Shine for Her with the Bright Alchemy Theatre Company at the Mead Theatre Center under a performance and space grant from the Cultural Development Center in DC. The regional premiere of F#@king Up Everything at The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Tango!Tango! for Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia, Ubu Roi at Journeymen Theatre and the world premiere of Life in Death at the Kennedy Center.
Los Angeles area credits include; Pasadena Playhouse: Dance for Her; Boo Box Theatre: Eleemosynary; Ensemble Theatre Zeno's World; Dana Point Theatre Company: After Hours in the Whale Room.
University Theater- The Catholic University of America: The Medium, Trouble in Tahiti, The Magic Flute, In Good King Charles's Golden Days, The Serpent Woman, Dr. Faustus, The Frogs, and Ubu Sur la Butte ; University of California : Three Sisters, Antigone, The Tempest, Life Under Water; Ohlone College : The Real Inspector Hound.
Mr. Brock is a member of SDC (directing union), Directors Lab West and studied acting at The Lynette Sheldon Actors Studio in Los Angeles as well as the Center for Movement Studies with Doty Disanto. Additionally he has artistic credits with many notable theatres nationally including: The Folger Theatre, Theatre J, The Pasadena Playhouse, The Geffen Playhouse, Synetic Theatre, Los Angeles Theatre Center and Antaeus Company. Jay has taught acting/directing courses on both coasts as well as internationally including Thailand , Mexico , and the Philippines. Please visit www.jaydavidbrock.com to view his full C.V. including artistic credits and teaching experience.