Theater Faculty and Staff
Director and Associate Professor of Theater
Starr Garrett is the Director of the Theater Program and an Associate Professor with Campbellsville University. She regularly teaches Acting, Directing and Stagecraft. Her directing credits include Red, Antigone, Little Women, How to Succeed…, and All My Sons. Her design credits include Swing!, Hamlet, 9 to 5, and Shrek. Starr holds a B.A. in Theater Arts at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Palm Beach, FL, a MA in Communication with emphasis in Acting and Directing for Theater from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA, and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College in Plainfield, VT. She has been recognized for excellence in directing by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and has presented at the Southeastern Theater Conference.
Ms. Garrett is passionate about bringing Theater to the community around CU and has worked to form a partnership with TownHall Productions, a local production company, in order to bring community theater to the area. In addition to community based productions, this work includes the development of a youth theater training program, the Creative Spirit Theater Academy.
Nathan has a BFA in Musical Theatre from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and an MA in Theatre Practice from University College of Dublin in partnership with the Gaiety School of Acting – The National Theatre School of Ireland. A seasoned Musical Theatre performer and multi-dimensional performer and artist, Nathan has dedicated a majority of his life to the Arts.
Nathan is a former professional ballroom dancer and instructor. He has taught acting and dance at the University of Kentucky’s Broadway Bound summer program, Ballet Winchester and for the Cincinnati School of Creative and Performing Arts Summer Intensives. He has spent several summers teaching and directing Shakespeare at the former Lexington Shakespeare Festival, and was instrumental in developing Shakespeare Under the Stars with Town Hall Productions.
Nathan was the lead choreographer for the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games Opening Ceremony and has been a featured entertainer at a production of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He is also the recipient of the best actor award for an international film festival, and helped choreograph musical reviews at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival.
Cheryl Brumley holds her M.A. in Educational Theatre for Colleges & Communities from NYU Steinhardt, and her B.A. from Georgetown College in Theatre and Performance Studies.
Her current work and research outside of the classroom has been presented at the NYU Forum on Education Theatre: Ethnodrama as well as the Kentucky Theatre Association’s annual conference, combining theory and practice in examination of communication and cognition in theatrical performance.
Cheryl has previously been involved with the Kentucky Theatre Association and currently the Kentucky Playwrights Workshop as a board member. She has a diverse background in theatre ranging from performance to production, as well as education in both Kentucky and New York City.