ECU/Loessin Playhouse



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Live Streaming Playhouse Performances this year!

Select performances will be available to stream this year. Now you can enjoy our live productions from anywhere in the world. We are proud to offer this option for distance education students, alumni, and family and friends that are unable to attend in person.


From the Director

For the past seven years, it has been an absolute honor to serve as Director for the School of Theatre and Dance and the Artistic Director for the ECU/Loessin Playhouse. Working with the faculty and witnessing our students’ achievements has been a source of pride and joy for me.

So, it is bittersweet to inform you that I have recently accepted the position of Dean of the School of the Arts at the College of Charleston. While I am excited about this new chapter, leaving ECU will be difficult. The dedication of this community has made a lasting impact on me, and I am confident that the School of Theatre and Dance will continue to thrive under new leadership.

I want to express my deepest gratitude to each of you for making my time at ECU so fulfilling. Please know that I will carry the memories of our collaborations and achievements with me.




Jayme Klinger Host

Director | Artistic Director | Producer






Meet Our Interim Directors


Bryan Conger has been an Assistant Professor of Directing and Acting here at ECU for the past six years and he has recently been named Co-Assistant Director of the School of Theatre and Dance and Co-Artistic Producer of the ECU/Loessin Playhouse. He is also an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and has spent much of his professional career working in regional and educational theatre.

Bryan has a BA in Theatre Arts from Indiana University Northwest and an MFA in Directing from the University of North Carolina. At ECU/Loessin Playhouse his most recent directing credits at ECU include Pride & Prejudice, Bright Star, Into the Woods, and Young Frankenstein. Before coming to ECU, he served as the interim Artistic Director at Cape Fear Regional Theatre.




Bryan Conger

Assistant Director | Artistic Producer





Jessica Teague spent most of her dance career in Europe working with the Dutch National Ballet in the Netherlands and as a Soloist in the Gothenburg Ballet in Sweden and the Royal Ballet of Flanders in Belgium. She has worked personally in the studio with many of today’s leading choreographers including William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Mats Ek, and many members of the Balanchine Trust.

Jessica holds a MA in Cultural Policy and Management from City University in London and a BA in Art History and Criticism from The British Open University. She has also worked as a professional dance journalist contributing to Dance Europe Magazine and she co-authored Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated Story.

Jessica has been an Assistant Professor of Dance for the past five years and was recently named Co-Assistant Director and the School of Theatre and Dance and Co-Artistic Producer of the ECU/Loessin Playhouse. During her time at ECU, she has created numerous choreographic works and directed two study abroad programs.




Jessica Teague

Assistant Director | Artistic Producer





Dr. Kate Bukoski holds a Ph.D. and MA in Design from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and studied the history of decorative arts at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City. She has been a faculty member at ECU since 2006, beginning first in the graphic design program and eventually serving as Assistant Director, then Director of the School of Art and Design.

Kate’s scholarly work leverages her background in graphic design to conduct community-based research. She is currently working with colleagues in economics and anthropology to finalize a NEA-funded grant on the economic and social impact of ECU’s GlasStation on the town of Farmville, NC.

In the coming 2024-2025 academic year, Dr. Bukoski will be the Interim Director for the School of Theatre and Dance here at ECU.




Dr. Kate Bukoski

Interim Director