Brent Maddox is an Assistant Professor of Theatre in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Belmont University. Along with directing responsibilities for the program, Brent teaches voice and movement, period style acting, and stage combat classes for the BFA Actor training program. Before arriving to Belmont, Brent served on the Artistic staff at the Gainesville Theatre Alliance where he coached voice and movement style for multiple productions including An Ideal Husband directed by Gay Hammond, and Equus directed by Georgia Shakespeare’s Artistic Director, Richard Garner. While at GTA, Brent taught classes and workshops in voice for the actor, Laban movement analysis, mask characterization, Viewpoints, commedia dell’arte, and stage combat (unarmed and rapier).
As an educator, he served as the Department Chair and Artistic Director at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, TX for two years, where he was an active member in the Southwest Theatre Association and the Texas Education Theatre Association.
His professional theatre experience includes performing with companies across the U.S. such as The Main Street Theatre in Quakertown, PA; The Lincoln Amphitheatre in Lincoln, IN; The North Country Center for the Arts in Lincoln, NH; the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas, TX and, most recently as Vincent in Vincent in Brixton with Actors Bridge Ensemble in Nashville, TN. His directing credits include the recent production of Belmont University’s Tartuffe and Antigone for the Belmont Repertory Company; Romeo & Juliet, Children of Eden, Smokey Joe’s Café, and The Front Page for the Gainesville Theatre Alliance in Gainesville, GA.
Brent has earned degrees in Theatre from Gainesville College, Brenau University, and the University of Alabama, where he completed his Master of Fine Arts in Theatre with an emphasis in acting. While at UA, he studied movement with Laban specialist, Tiza Garland and received “Actor Combatant” recognition from the Society of American Fight Directors under the instruction of certified teacher, Robert Wesley.
As an acting member in the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA), Brent regularly attends voice and movement workshops throughout the country. He has studied voice and movement with such professionals as master teacher and creator Catherine Fitzmaurice of the Fitzmaurice Voiceworks; certified master teacher Nancy Krebbs in the Lessac Approach; master teachers Louis Colaianni and Dave Demko in Linklater Voicework; master teacher Ragnar Freidank in the Michael Chekhov Technique; and Commedia dell’arte with Fabrizio Paladin at the Actor’s Movement Studio, NYC. His most recent professional engagement included working with world renowned voice and acting coach, Patsy Rodenburg at the Michael Howard Studio in New York.