Darryl is proud to call Eastern Kentucky home after working in CT, NH, MA, VA and SC for construction and theatre companies. He has a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies (Music & Theatre) from Plymouth State University and Masters Certificate in Production Management from Clemson University. Darryl loves being a husband to Kimberly and dad to daughters Lacey, Ryann and Madison. After being the Technical Director at JWT for almost 5 years he is excited to now lead the theatre into its next 50 years. He wants to thank the community for their continued support of the theatre and the staff. Jenny Wiley Theatre is here to serve the people of this region, please let us know how we can help you.
Matt is a recent graduate from the University of Pikevile where he majored in Arts Administration with minors in Theatre, Music and Religion. He was a part of many UPIKE productions including Bonnie and Clyde (Clyde Barrow), The Crucible (Rev, Hale) and The Farmers Lit the Fields on Fire which premired at the Fringe Festival in Edinburg, Scotland. He is proud to join the dedicated team at Jenny Wiley Theatre.
Footlights Stage Manager
Originally from Milwaukee WI, Shannon Kirkpatrick has called Jenny Wiley home since 2011. She holds a BFA in theatre from Nebraska Wesleyan University. When not building props, you can find her working in various areas including stage management, costumes, acting amd even dancing down parade routes as Treeman, the JWT mascot.
is a New York City-based theatre, concert, and music video director whose work has been seen at performing art centers, regional theaters and arenas all over the United States and China. He is the recently named Artistic Director for Jenny Wiley Theatre, where he has directed numerous productions, including Disney’s Tarzan, Oliver!, 9 to 5, and The Robber Bridegroom. Recent work include Godspell at ArtisTree’s Grange Theatre, Cabaret at Pentangle Arts, the regional tour and Queens Theatre production of POLKADOTS: The Musical, and Holidays at the Hard Rock! featuring renowned Broadway and recording artist Linda Eder at the Hard Rock Arena in Ft. Lauderdale.
Brandi is excited to embark upon a new journey with Jenny Wiley Theatre. Brandi has previously performed in multiple stage productions with Jenny Wiley Theatre through out the past 11 years. Brandi has always dedicated her time to Volunteering with the theatre and supporting the arts in our community! Brandi would like to Thank the Board of Directors for this wonderful opportunity.
Director of Education
Kim Willard is a native of New York who now resides in Pikeville, KY. She is the Director of Education for Jenny Wiley Theatre, a theatre professor at the University of Pikeville, and the Music Minister at Pikeville United Methodist Church. Kim has a BS in Music Education from Plymouth State University and an MFA in Acting from The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, NYC. She received a Grammy in 2007 for her chorus and drama curriculum at Chesnee High School in rural SC. She is also a professional director and actor.
Jacob S. George is excited to join the Jenny Wiley Theatre as the sound designer and audio technician for the company. He graduated from Arkansas State University-Jonesboro in December 2016. Previous designs include: Dracula, Mother Courage and her Children, and The Diary of Anne Frank. He thanks every sponsor and patron that supports the Jenny Wiley Theatre, and looks forward to future productions.
Costume Shop Manager
From Lewiston Minnesota comes to Jenny Wiley for his second season from working on the high seas with Norwegian cruise lines. He's worked on such shows as Priscilla Queen of the Desert to Rock of Ages and the national tour of Phantom of the Opera! Eric is very excited to join Jenny Wiley Theatre!