Leadership making a difference.

EMILY RUCK, General Director

Emily RuckEmily Ruck, a graduate of Auburn University with a BFA in Musical Theatre, joined the Roxy Regional Theatre as Artistic Associate in January 2022 and stepped into the role of General Director in March 2022. Emily made her Roxy Regional Theatre debut in 2013 South Pacific and has since performed in productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Musical (Hermia), Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show (Columbia), Steel Magnolias (Annelle), A Piece of My Heart (Martha), On the Town (Ivy Smith), Grease (Jan), Dames at Sea (Joan), Oklahoma! (Ado Annie), Damn Yankees (Gloria Thorpe) and A Chorus Line (Cassie), among many others. Choreography credits include All Shook Up, A Chorus Line, The Wizard of Oz, The Rocky Horror Show, The Pirates of Penzance Jr., Seussical the Musical and Harry Connick Jr.’s The Happy Elf, among others.

RYAN BELL, Technical Director

KENNETH L. WATERS, JR., Production Stage Manager

Kenneth L Waters JrA graduate of The College of Southern Maryland and Frostburg State University, Kenneth L. Waters, Jr. (or as his friends call him, Kenny) joined the Roxy Regional Theatre as Production Stage Manager in January 2020. Prior to that, he was busy performing shows around Maryland, D.C. and Virginia. Some of his roles include Private Anthony Smalls in A Solider’s Play (Maryland), Booker T in U-Street, the musical (Virginia), Greta in BENT (Maryland), Mitch Mahoney in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Maryland), Curtis Jackson in Sister Act (Maryland), The Voice of Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors (Maryland) and various choral ensemble work across D.C. Offstage, he stage managed several productions and sound designed countless others. For more information, visit www.KennethLWatersJr.com.

DAVID GRAHAM, Production Associate

David GrahamA Clarksville native, David Graham joined the Roxy Regional Theatre as Production Associate in January 2022. He has performed over 400 roles for audiences from Sing Sing Correctional Facility to Syrian refugees in Swedish classrooms — touring with Covenant Players Theatre for almost fifteen years. After returning home to Tennessee, David made his professional hometown debut in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! in 2018 and has since appeared in countless productions including The Fantasticks (Mortimer),How I Became a Pirate (Captain Braid Beard), To Kill a Mockingbird (Bob Ewell) and A Christmas Carol (Jacob Marley), among others. Over the years, David has worked towards expanding his skills in the tech side of theatre such as lighting, sound and video editing.

EMMA KRONE, Production Associate

Emma KroneEmma Krone, a Clarksville native and alum of Clarksville High School, joined the Roxy Regional Theatre as Production Associate in January 2023. A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a major in Audio Production and a minor in Entertainment Arts Design with a focus on Theatre, Emma has used her skills at Metro Parks in Nashville during college. With her innate love for Musical Theatre, she is excited to bring her smile, smarts, and expertise to the Roxy Regional Theatre to help further their development now and into the future.

KATIE KENNEDY, Office Manager

A Clarksville native, Katie Kennedy has provided administrative support to the Roxy Regional Theatre since 2007. A longtime supporter of the arts, Katie also works part-time as an administrative assistant with the Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts & Heritage Development Council, serving as registrar of the Clarksville Writers Conference since 2008. She holds a B.S. in computer science with a minor in studio art from Austin Peay State University.

ALEXANDRIA SMITH, Box Office Assistant

Alexandria SmithAlexandria Smith joined the Roxy Regional Theatre as Box Office Assistant in December 2022. She made her Roxy Regional Theatre debut in All Shook Up and has since appeared in numerous productions including Freedom Train, It’s A Wonderful Life: The Musical, The Color Purple and Into the Woods.





Joint Appointment
Kurt Kowalski, Chair

City of Clarksville Appointment
Melissa Schaffner, Vice Chair / Secretary
Nancy Ladd, Treasurer
Joseph Britton
Charlie Foust
Andrea Herrera

Roxy Regional Theatre Appointment
Jason Knight
Jennifer Scribner
David Shelton
Linda Shephard

Ex-Officio / Roxy Ambassadors
Nancye Britton
Jason Hodges
Laurie Matta
Amanda Pitt
Mayor Joe Pitts
Senator Bill Powers
Councilperson Joe Shakeenab
Jerica Swiger

Monthly meetings of the Roxy Regional Theatre Board of Directors are typically held at 6:00pm on the third Monday of the month at Edward’s Steakhouse at 107 Franklin Street.