George McGee • Director/Professor of Theatre

Office Location: Anderson Hall Basement
Phone: (502)863.8162
Email: george_mcgee@georgetowncollege.edu

  • B.F.A., Drama, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • M.F.A., Acting/Directing, Florida Atlantic University

Professor McGee has worked as an actor, director, writer and producer in theatre, film, video and radio, including The Straw Dinner Theatre, The Chaunce Conklin Players, The Royal Poinciana Playhouse, The Burt Reynolds Theatre and The Palm Beach Children’s Theatre. He has appeared in several commercials, videos, industrials, network television, and feature films.

In addition to his role as Chair of the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, Professor McGee performs as Kentucky’s Great Statesman, Henry Clay, for the Kentucky Humanities Chautauqua (Living History) Program.

Office Hours

  • Monday, 9-11
  • Tuesday, N/A
  • Wednesday, 8-11
  • Thursday, N/A
  • Friday, 9-11

Edward B. Smith • Department Chair/Professor of Theatre

Office Location: Anderson Hall Basement, room 031
Phone: (502) 863.8042
Email: edward_smith@georgetowncollege.edu

  • B.A., Georgetown College
  • M.A., University of North Carolina
  • Ph.D., University of Texas

Dr. Smith has numerous research and performance interests that include adapting and staging fiction, digital cinema, writing for the stage and screen, exploring the role of performance in contemporary culture and staging science fiction and fantasy. He has directed and performed in numerous world premier performances, and currently performs as famed basketball coach Adolf Rupp for the Kentucky Humanities Council’s Chautauqua program. In addition to being faculty adviser to the swing dance, fencing and film clubs, Dr. Smith serves as director of KESDA, the Kentucky Educational Speech and Drama Association, Inc.

Office Hours

  • Monday, 9-10; 3-4
  • Tuesday, N/A
  • Wednesday, 9-10; 3-4
  • Thursday, N/A
  • Friday, 9-10

Robert Pickering • Professor of Theatre Production

Office Location: Anderson Hall Basement
Phone: 859 327 9342
Email: Robert_Pickering@georgetowncollege.edu


  • BA, Theatre Arts, California State University, Chico
  • MFA, Cinema and Photography, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • Film Production Certification, FAMU, Prague, Czech Republic  

 Professor Pickering has worked in theatre, film, and television as an actor, director, and producer – with extensive experience “backstage and off-camera” where his areas of expertise are scenic design and construction, lighting design, and scenic art. His professional experience includes work with The Santa Fe Opera, The Utah Shakespeare Festival, The San Francisco Mime Troupe, UK Opera-Theatre, the Lexington Children’s Theatre,  Appalshop, several independent film productions, and 11 years of production design with Kentucky Educational Television.

Office Hours:

Lab Theatre – by appointment


David Dortch • Adjunct Professor of Theatre

Email: davidjdortch@gmail.com

M.F.A. University of Alabama

B.A. University of South Carolina

Professor Dortch is professional actor with credits on stage, TV and film; and has taught Master classes at various colleges, universities, and theatres in the southeast and Midwest.  He graduated from the Professional Actor Training Program at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (degree conferred by the University of Alabama).  He is also a produced playwright, having penned the first full-length stage adaptation of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to use live horses in an outdoor amphitheater; is a recognized Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD); and has participated in new works with programs such as the Southern Writer’s Project.  While his credits are extensive, his focus and continuing studies are in Stage Combat and Shakespeare.  He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) and is thrilled to be teaching at Georgetown College

Office Hours:

Wednesday 6-625 PM and 9-930 PM & By Appointment