Assoc. Professor and Department Chair
Courses: Theatre History I & II, Script Analysis, Sound Design
Philip Nacy received a B.S. in Audio Engineering from Southwest Missouri State University, a M.A. in Directing and Ph.D. in Theatre History & Criticism, both from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended the 1979 Aspen Music Festival studying classical guitar performance and audio engineering. In 1981, he studied music production, engineering, and copyright law at Belmont College and was a studio intern at CBS Records in Nashville, Tenn. Before coming to Southeast, Dr. Nacy was an Instructor, Scenographer, and Technical Director at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, and an Instructor, Technical Director, and Lighting/Sound Designer at Texas Womans University in Denton, Texas.
Dr. Nacy has performed with The Bishop’s Corner Theatre (Nashville, TN) and The University of Missouri-Columbia Summer Repertory Theatre, among others, and has done extensive commercial radio voice-over work. He has designed scenery, lighting, and sound for 131 productions ranging from Guys and Dolls to On The Verge to The Amen Corner as well as dozens of dance, music, and opera productions.
Dr. Nacy is a member of The Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), The American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), The United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT), and The International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS-AIS). Research areas include theatre semiotics, nineteenth-century American theatre, dramatugy, sound design, and audio engineering. He has presented workshops at SETC and USITT conferences, and given a master class in theatrical lighting design for the Association of Industrial Lighting Engineers, Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Nacy is an avid classical guitarist, photographer, and cyclist and is an enthusiastic fan of the St. Louis Bombers and the New Zealand All Blacks rugby football clubs.