Meet the Leach Theatre Staff

Emily Brickler
Managing Director

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!

Kevin Shaw
Technical Director
 (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
(573) 341-6964