Western Campus Theatre Faculty and Staff:
Robert Ellis, Western Campus Theatre Coordinator:
Bob is the TriC West Theater Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Theater for the last 17 years. His directing credits include; The Crucible, Lone Star/Laundry & Bourbon, American Hero, Crazyface, Macbeth, Fuddy Meers, Blood Wedding
and many others. He holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Florida, an MA in Theater History & Criticism from Kent State University and a BA in English and Theater from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Bob is also an accomplished professional actor. He is represented by the Docherty Talent Agency, is a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, and has performed in numerous television, film, commercial and industrial projects in addition to his stage credits. Local credits include; Galileo
and A Soldier’s Tale
at The Cleveland Playhouse, Stone Cold Dead Serious
at Cleveland Public Theater, Circle, Mirror, Transformation & The Late Henry Moss
at Dobama Theater and Annie Get Your Gun, The Foreigner,
and Inherit the Wind
at Porthouse Theater. Professor Ellis also serves as the Ohio State Coordinator for Region 3 of the American College Theater Festival and serves on the Region 3 Festival Selection Committee.
Charles Smith, Western Campus Technical Director:
Charles comes to Tri-C from Denver, where he was Assistant Technical Director at the University of Colorado at Denver. Previously he was at Denver Center Theatre Company in the scene shop. During his tenure there, he worked on over 100 plays including the ten hour epic, Tantalus,
directed by Sir Peter Hall. Charles was proud to be part of the DCTC team when they were awarded the 1998 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater. Charles received his Masters Degree in Technical Direction from Texas Woman’s University. There he met his wife, Julie, who has been the highlight of his life.
Brad Bunn, Western Campus Associate Technical Director:
Brad moved to the Cleveland area from Chicago, where he was a project manager at LaBrosse Ltd. scene shop, where he worked with Marriott Lincolnshire Theater, Silver Dollar City in Branson, The Louisville Science Center, and the Charles S. Wright Museum in Detroit. Previously he served as Technical Director for Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Wisdom Bridge Theatre, The Remains Theatre, The Organic Theater, Black Ensemble Theatre, and Chicago Kids Company. Brad lives in Medina with his wife Michelle and two boys, Xander and Hayden.
Frederick Perry, Ph.D. , Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Television at the Western Campus/ Theatre Coordinator at the Metropolitan Campus: - Dr Perry has a Doctorate from the University of Colorado in Stage Directing Analysis, his Master of Arts degree is from the University of Arizona in Playwriting, and his BA degree is from the University of California in Dramatic Criticism. As a playwright he has been produced at The Source Theatre in Washington DC, the University of Colorado, The Invisible Theatre in Tucson, Arizona, Actor's Ensemble Theatre Company in Boulder, Colorado, and with The American Theatre Association in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is the recipient of the Christina Crawford Playwriting Award (Who Is He This Time), the Panowski Playwriting Award (Tip and Rosey O'Connor's Home) and has received state playwrighting awards from Colorado and Arizona. His stage-directing credits include The Lake Effect, Hamlet, The Tooth Of Crime, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Nerd, Fences, Medea, Sylvia, The Hoochy-Choochy Dancer, Suicide in Bflat, and Greater Tuna. He was the recipient of the University of Colorado’s Teacher Excellence Award for his acting classes. He has appeared in The Little House on the Prairie and Father Murphy television shows, and a number of feature-length movies.
Fred Gloor - Western Campus Marketing/Box Office:
Fred was the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Cleveland Theater Collective, a non-profit Theatre support organization. He holds a B.A in Acting/Directing from Kent State University. He was the head of the writing and conservatory programs for the Second City Cleveland. Directing credits include Charenton, Cleveland Public Theatre, The Second City, and Tri-C West. As an actor, Fred has performed at The Cleveland Play House, The Great Lakes Theater Festival, Dobama, The JCC, and the Beck Center. He is a member of Actor’s Equity, SAG, and AFTRA. He has appeared in or voiced over 50 local and national commercials, as well as appearing in such films as The Dream Catcher, and Pirates with Leslie Nielsen, Eric Idle, and Rodney Dangerfield.