Jay D. Brock teaches acting, directing, business of theatre and directs an annual production in the musical theatre division.In addition to his university work Jay is also a critically acclaimed award winning director of plays, musicals, and operas spanning coast to coast. Recent credits include the world premiere of the fully orchestrated version of Songs for a New World conducted by composer Jason Robert Brown, the regional premiere of F#@cking Up Everything produced by Off the Leash Productions/New Musical Foundation at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and the regional premiere of Sisters of Swing with NYC’s Infinity Theatre Company. Regional credits: Dance for Her (Pasadena Playhouse 2nd,Stage, CA); Into the Woods, Pippin, East of the Sun and West of the Moon (Imagination Stage, MD); Life in Death (The Kennedy Center, DC); South Pacific (Southern Opera Theatre Company, GA); Eurydice (Next Stop Theatre Company, VA); It's a Wonderful Life: Radio Play, The Tempest (Annapolis Shakespeare Company, MD); West Side Story (Riverside Theatre Center, VA); The HP Lovecraft; Nightmare Suite, Normal (Molotov Theatre Group, DC); The Rocky Horror Show (The Washington Savoyards, DC); In the Beginning (The Fibonacci Center & Tour, TX); After Hours in the Whale Room (Dana Point Theatre Company, CA); Souvenir, The Last Five Years, Do I hear a Waltz (1st Stage, VA); Zeno’s World (Ensemble Theatre, CA); Naughty Marietta (Opera AACC, MD); Last Five Years, Closer Than Ever (Limelight Theatre, MD); When the Stars Go Out (Bright Alchemy Theatre Company, DC); Tango!Tango! (Opera Aurora, VA); Ubu Roi (Journeymen Theatre, DC); Romeo et Juliette, Cavalleria Rusticana, I Pagliacci (Maryland Lyric Opera); Padrevia, Dido & Aeneas, Signor Deluso, The Women, Magnum Opus (Opera Alterna, DC); Eleemosynary (Boo Box Productions, CA). University credits: Little Women, Into the Woods, Carousel, Sweet Charity, The Pajama Game, Shakespeare in Hollywood, The Drowsy Chaperone, Cabaret, Suor Angelica, La Voix Humaine, The Serpent Woman, The Magic Flute, The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus, Trouble in Tahiti, The Medium, In Good King Charles’ Golden Days, and The Frogs. Jay has additional directing credits with Folger Theatre, Synetic Theatre, Los Angeles Theatre Center, The Geffen Playhouse, Theatre J, and Anteus Classical Theatre Ensemble. He is currently an associate member of SDC and his portfolio can be found at www.jaydavidbrock.com.