Head, Acting Program; BA, College of Wooster, 1978; MFA, Indiana University, 1981. At Webster since 1985
Bruce Longworth has been a faculty member in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University since 1985, and is currently the Head of the Acting program. He has worked extensively in St. Louis and around the country as a director, actor, and voice & dialect coach. He has worked on over 90 productions as Voice and Dialect coach for The Rep, and has performed similar duties at Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, Stages St. Louis, and the Muny.
Local and regional directing credits include The Gamester, The Taming of the Shrew and Bah Humbug! for The Rep, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Immigrant, The Miracle Worker, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest for the Lyceum Theatre, A Midsummer Night's Dream for Illinois Shakespeare Festival, and The Lucky Chance, Two and Twenty, The School for Scandal, Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, As You Like It, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Charley's Aunt, Lend Me a Tenor, 13 Rue de L'Amour, Picnic and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead for the Conservatory.
As an actor he has appeared at The Rep in The Goat, Scotland Road, The Swan, The Last Good Moment of Lily Baker, Cyrano de Bergerac, Julius Caesar and Our Country's Good, the last of which he reprised at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. He played Henry in Off the Cuff's production of The Real Thing and has acted for The New Theatre, Theatre Project Company. He has worked for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis for six seasons as an actor, assistant director or fight choreographer. Bruce is a member of Actors' Equity and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.