Anyone who has encountered or worked with Brent Glenn knows that he is truly a phenomenon that must be experienced to be fully appreciated. He is a tireless—almost eager—workaholic, brimming with new ideas and fresh perspectives on old ones! He possesses a work ethic that is truly selfless, transcending any notion of ego, politics, and divisional “turf.” His presence here has enriched the Theatre program, indeed, the whole campus, through his diverse interests and contributions.
In the creative realm Brent has performed as an actor in numerous productions with Theatre/Converse, the Converse Opera Theatre, the Petrie School of Music, as well as other sundry events at Converse. Professor Glenn is also an accomplished playwright. Theatre/Converse has been the venue for the premiere of several of his new plays, among them The Anointing of Dracula, One Hour with 3 Lepers!?, and The Autumn Ghost Radio Hour presents: “Oh, Horrors!”
He has also served as the director for an impressive list of diverse productions which include: Fiddler on the Roof (in which he also appeared!), Macbeth (for which he wrote an original adaptation for outdoor performance), Language of Angels, Some Girl(s), The Anointing of Dracula, The Woman in Black, The Autumn Ghost Radio Hour, and One Hour With 3 Lepers!?.
In the more traditional scholarly realm, Brent has presented papers and led master classes and workshops at the Southeastern Theatre Conference (the nation’s largest theatre conference, attracting 4,000 participants to its annual convention), The South Carolina Theatre Association, and the International Conference of Education, Research, and Innovation held in Madrid, Spain. He has published work in Converse’s Graph-o-Mania, as well as internationally with the International Conference of Education, Research, and Innovation. Brent’s contributions have received recognition through the awarding of the SCICU Excellence in Teaching Award, as well as the Faculty Involvement and Collaboration Award from the Student Life division here at Converse.