Northeast Alabama Community College announced today that Ms. Kayleigh Smith has been named the college’s Theater Director starting Fall Semester 2019.
“Ms. Smith is extremely talented and experienced,” stated NACC President Dr. David Campbell. “She has essentially grown up in the NACC theater culture, but has substantial experience in other locations as well.”
Ms. Smith has served as a co-director of plays at NACC as well as acting in lead roles. She has worked as a choreographer for various theater companies, as well as serving as an Actor/Academy Instructor at Birmingham Children’s Theater, a Musical Theater teacher at Booker T. Washington Magnet High School in Montgomery, a Theater Teacher at Scottsboro High School, and Theater Director at Plainview High School. She served as choreographer for spring musicals at Jacksonville State University, where she obtained her baccalaureate degree. Ms. Smith has an associate degree in arts from NACC and she is completing her master’s degree in theater from Regents University.
“Ms. Smith is passionate about theater and cares deeply about students,” Campbell stated. “We are so happy to have her at Northeast.” Campbell added that Ms. Smith was taught and directed by the outstanding Theater Director Mark Webb, who is retiring in September. “Mr. Webb is legendary in his work in theater. We are very pleased that Ms. Smith has had the opportunity to work with and learn from Mark Webb.”
Theater at Northeast Community College has been an outstanding program since founded by the first Director – Mrs. Ann Everett. Under Mrs Everett’s leadership and that of the late NACC President Dr. Charles Pendley the college built the Tom Bevill Lyceum, where plays are conduced. Mark Webb was named Director in 2001 and under his creative abilities and leadership theater has excelled, teaching all new heights. Mr. Brad Archer serves as Technical Director, specializing in set design and construction, adding his great skills and abilities to productions and enhancing all plays with sound, special effects, and lighting. Mrs. Regan McClung serves as Theater Manager and conduct’s the college’s very popular Summer Theater Youth Workshop, which consistently sells out in minutes of registration. Local donors help support the program, although primary funding for NACC Theater operational costs, salaries, and facilities are provided by Northeast Alabama Community College.
“Under Ms. Smith’s Leadership, I have no doubt that NACC Theater will continue to strive and serve the college, our students, and the community,” Campbell stated.
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