The Catholic University of America
Jay D. Brock
Clinical Assistant Professor
Musical Theatre



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 (Movement) Directing for Musical Works, Senior Workshop (Business of Theatre), and Senior Showcase and serves as stage director for many of the musicals, plays and operas at Catholic University. 

Mr. Brock is a nationally recognized director with more than thirty professional credits and more than twenty university credits.  He is the co-founder and artistic director of Limelight Theatre for which he directed The Last Five Years and Closer than Ever.  Recent credits include Sisters of Swing with NYC based Infinity Theatre Company, the regional premiere of F#@king Up Everything produced by Off the Leash Productions/New Musical Foundation at The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and the national tour of: In the Beginning.  Regional credits include -  Dance for Her (Pasadena Playhouse); Pippin, East of the Sun and West of the Moon ( Imagination Stage); Life in Death (The Kennedy Center); The Rocky Horror Show (The Washington Savoyards); After Hours in the Whale Room (Dana Point Theatre Company); The Last Five Years (1st Stage); The Pajama Game (MC Dinner Theatre); Zeno's World (Ensemble Theatre); Naughty Marietta (Opera AACC);  When the Stars Go Out (Bright Alchemy Theatre Company); Tango!Tango! (Opera Aurora); Ubu Roi (Journeymen Theatre); Padrevia, Dido & Aeneas, Signor Deluso, The Women, and the world premiere of Magnum Opus (Opera Alterna); and Eleemosynary (Boo Box Productions).

Mr. Brock is a member of SDC, ATHE, ASTR, 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. He has additional artistic credits with many notable theatres nationally including: The Folger Theatre, Theatre J, The Geffen Playhouse, Synetic Theatre, Los Angeles Theatre Center and Antaeus Company. Jay has taught acting/directing courses and given master classes both nationally and internationally including Thailand , Mexico , and the Philippines.  Please visit for more information and production photos.