Gregg Lloyd - Directory - Christopher Newport University

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Gregg Lloyd

Department of Theater and Dance


Gregg Lloyd

Professor

Ferguson Ctr A187
(757) 594-8793
glloyd@cnu.edu

Education

  • MFA in Theater/Acting, Western Illinois University
  • BA in Communications/Theater, North Central College

Teaching

Acting, Stage Combat, Period Style, Musical Theater Performance, Approaches to Physical Characterization

Research

Performance, Period Personal Combat, Martial Arts, Tolhoffer Broadsword, Musical Theater, Alexander Technique, Laban Effort Shapes

Biography

Prof. Lloyd, Head of Performance Studies, is an award-winning Director, Fight Director, Actor and Vocalist who specializes in Stage Combat, Acting, and Musical Theater Performance & Directing with over 125 production credits to his name. He received the MFA in Acting from Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL; the BA in Communications/Theater from North Central College, Naperville, IL; and is a Certified Teacher of Stage Combat with the Society of American Fight Directors, with black belts in Hapkido, TangSooDo and KaBuTo. In addition to being an educator and director for CNU, where he received the Kennedy Center-American College Theater Festival’s Meritorious Achievement Award for Excellence in Directing for Brighton Beach Memoirs and When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder, he is the Resident Fight Director for the Virginia Stage Company and the Virginia Opera. He has also begun serving as a Visiting Evaluator for the National Association of Schools of Theaters.

Recent professional acting credits include King Arthur in Spamalot, Mark Rothko in Red, McKean in 1776, Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors, the Governor in Man of La Mancha, Owen in The Foreigner, and Capulet in Romeo and Juliet. Recent Fight Direction credits include The Hobbit, The Valkyrie, Pagliacci, The Great Gatsby, Romeo and Juliet, Fences, I Hate Hamlet, Lucia de Lammermoor, Il Trovatore, and Don Giovani. For Theater CNU, Gregg has directed Pippin, Spitfire Grill, Noises Off, Once Upon a Mattress, When You Comin’ Back Red Ryder, Brighton Beach Memoirs, I Hate Hamlet, HMS Pinafore, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The Adding Machine, and Be Aggressive. Originally from Chicago, Prof. Lloyd lives in Newport News with his wonderful wife and two fantastic children.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Excellence in Directing - Noises Off, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. (2016)
  • Excellence in Directing - When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. (2014)
  • Excellence in Directing - Brighton Beach Memoirs, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. (2012)
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    "The Three Musketeers". Virginia Stage Company. Wells Theater. Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
  • Theatre - Direct play
    "9 to 5". TheaterCNU. Peebles Theater. Newport News, VA.
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    "Henry V". Virginia Stage Company. Wells Theater. Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    "Dead Man's Cell Phone". TheaterCNU. Ferguson Studio Theater. Newport News, VA.
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    "Head over Heels". TheaterCNU. Ferguson Peebles Theater. Newport News, VA.
  • Theatre - Direct play
    "Variations on the Death of Trotsky". TheaterCNU. Studio Theatre. Newport News, VA.
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    "The Hobbit". Virginia Stage Company. Wells Theater. Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    "The Valkyrie". Virginia Opera. Harrison Opera House. Norflolk, Virgina.
  • Theatre - Direct play
    "The Spitfire Grill". TheaterCNU. Peebles Theater. Newport News, VA.
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". Virginia Stage Company. Wells Theater. Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    "Pippin". TheaterCNU. Ferguson Peebles Theater. Newport News, VA.
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    "Sweat". The Generic Theater. Generic Theater. Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    "The Thanksgiving Play". Virginia Stage Company. Wells Theater. Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
  • Theatre - Perform
    "Red by John Logan". Main Gallery, Torggler Fine Arts Center. Newport News, VA, USA.
  • Theatre - Direct play
    "COMEDY OF ERRORS". TheaterCNU. Studio Theater. Newport News, VA, USA.
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    "Rigoletto". Virginia Opera. Harrison Opera House. Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    "Hearts Like Fists". TheaterCNU. Ferguson Studio Theater. Newport News, VA.
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    "Guys and Dolls". Virginia Stage Company. Wells Theater. Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    "Tosca". Virginia Opera. Harrison Opera House. Norflolk, Virgina.
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    "A Virginia Company". TheaterCNU. Ferguson Center Studio Theater. Newport News, VA.
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    "Oklahoma!". TheaterCNU. Ferguson Center Peebles Theater. Newport News, VA.
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    "Mr. Burns". TheaterCNU. Ferguson Studio Theater. Newport News, VA.
  • Theatre - Direct play
    "Mr. Burns". TheaterCNU. Ferguson Studio Theater. Newport News, VA.
  • Theatre - Perform
    "West Side Story". Virginia Repertory Theatre. November Theater. Richmond, VA, USA.
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    "West Side Story". Virginia Repertory Theatre. November Theater. Richmond, VA, USA.
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    "Disgraced". Virginia Stage Company - LORT D. Wells Theater. Norflolk, Virginia.
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    "Pagliacci". Virginia Opera. Harrison Opera House. Norflolk, Virgina.
  • Theatre - Perform
    "Father in Violet". Heritage Theater Festival - UVA. Culbreth Theater, UVA. Charlottesville, VA.
  • Theatre - Perform
    "Arthur in Spamalot". Heritage Theater Festival - UVA. Culbreth Theater, UVA. Charlottesville, VA.
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    ""The Great Gatsby"". Virginia Stage Company - LORT D. Wells Theater. Norflolk, Virgina.
  • Theatre - Perform
    "Red - Mark Rothko". Heritage Theater Festival - UVA. Ruth Caplin Theater, UVA. Charlottesville, VA.
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    "Fences". Virginia Stage Company - LORT D. Wells Theater. Norfolk, Virginia.
  • Theatre - Perform
    "McKean in "1776"". Heritage Theater Festival. Culbreath Theater - UVA. Charlottesville, VA.
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    ""Carmen"". Lyric Opera of Virginia. Ferguson Center for the Arts - Concert Hall. Virginia, VA.
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    "The Fantasticks". Virginia Stage Company - LORT D. Wells Theater. Norflolk, Virgina.
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    "Romeo and Juliet". Virginia Shakespeare Compay. Gottwald Playhouse/CenterStage. Richmond, VA.
  • Theatre - Perform
    "The Govenor/Inn Keeper in Man of LaMancha". Virginia Musical Theater. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. Virginia Beach, VA.
  • Theatre - Fight Director
    "'Don Giovanni'". Virginia Opera. Harrison Opera House. Norfolk, VA.
  • Gregg Lloyd, International Stunt School, "Acting the Fight (Coach)," Seattle, WA. (2023)
  • Gregg Lloyd, National Stage Combat Workshops - Sandbox, "So You Wanna Work in Higher Ed.," Louisiana Tech. (2023)
  • Gregg Lloyd, Southeastern Theatre Conference, "Creating Character Physicality: Laban Effort Shapes," Lexington, KY. (2023)
  • Gregg Lloyd, Laura Lloyd, Musical Theater Educators Alliance Annual Conference, "Are Traditional Program Auditions Discriminatory," New York, New York. (2023)
  • Gregg Lloyd, SAFD Teachers Symposium, "Video Feedback Platforms: A Comparative Analysis," Online. (2020)
  • Gregg Lloyd, Virginia Beach Bash, "Punch, Float, Slash: Laban 'Efforts' and Combat," Regent University, Virgina Beach, VA. (2020)
  • Gregg Lloyd, Southeastern Theatre Conference, "Physical Approaches to Character: The Laban Technique," Louisville, KY. (2020)
  • Gregg Lloyd, Virginia Beach Bash, "1-2-3 Contact," Regent University, Virgina Beach, VA. (2019)
  • Gregg Lloyd, Virginia Beach Bash, "Oops! I Forgot My Knife," Regent University, Virgina Beach, VA. (2018)
  • Gregg Lloyd, Virginia Beach Bash, "Chuck It Up," Regent University, Virgina Beach, VA. (2018)
  • Gregg Lloyd, Virginia Beach Bash, "Inglorious Basterd Sword," Regent University, Virgina Beach, VA. (2013)
  • Gregg Lloyd, Virginia Beach Bash, "Sword and Shield vs. Quarterstaff," Regent University, Virgina Beach, VA. (2013)
  • Gregg Lloyd, Winter Wonderland Stage Combat Workshop, "Sword and Shield vs Quarterstaff," Chicago, IL. (2013)
  • Gregg Lloyd, Virginia Beach Bash, "Acting the Knife Fight," Regent University. (2011)
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