Meet the Leach Theatre Staff

Emily Brickler  

Emily Brickler
Managing Director 
emilyb@mst.edu
(573)341-6985

Emily Brickler first came to Missouri University of Science & Technology in the capacity of House Manager of Leach Theatre, overseeing all aspects of the Family Series, as well as all front of house issues. She was promoted to Managing Director of the theatre, and now oversees the Campus Performing Arts Series, the Family Series, and Leach Special Events in addition to the numerous other events that take place in Leach Theatre every year. Emily’s background is in education and theatre but because she played the cello as a youth, she has a great love of music as well!

Roy Jacobs
Marketing Representative 
jacobsrs@mst.edu
(573) 341-6323

Roy Jacobs is a Rolla native and a graduate of Missouri University of Science and Technology.  Roy has a great love for music of all kinds, having been raised listening to bluegrass, country, folk, gospel and rock and roll!  In college Roy’s involvement with SUB’s concert committee enabled him to get first hand experience dealing with road crews and entertainers.  “I have always loved concerts, the stage, lights, sound…”  Roy comes to Leach Theatre with a variety of business experience in management and sales but his volunteer work for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Phelps County has really been his life work for the last 12 years.   Roy is excited to be working at Leach Theatre and embracing his marketing and promoting duties.

Kevin Shaw
Technical Director
shawkc@mst.edu
 (573) 341-7507

Kevin comes to Missouri University of Science & Technology after more than fifteen years working as a theatre artist and production professional. He holds an MA in theatre history and an MFA in lighting design.  Kevin’s Off-Broadway and national tour credits include more than eight productions as technical director and lighting designer with the Aquila Theatre Co. (including the 2011 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream that introduced him to Leach Theatre).  Regionally he has designed shows for, among others, The Florida Repertory Theatre, The Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and The Lincoln Amphitheatre. He has also served as the resident lighting designer at the historic Barter Theatre, The Cherry County Playhouse, and The Tennessee Williams Fine Art Center.  As a company member of the Steep Theatre Co. in Chicago Kevin served as Operations Manager and designed the lighting for many of their critically acclaimed productions including Bang the Drum Slowly, Book of Days, and Breathing Corpses.  A few more of his favorite past designs include:  Madame X, Jesus Christ Superstar, Blackbirds of Broadway, My Way, Dance and Reel, and Proof.

Siiri Gilness
Box Office Supervisor
gilnesss@mst.edu
(573) 341-6964