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Ron Pyle

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Department Head, Department of Theatre Arts
Division of Communication
School of Fine Arts and Communication

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Education

  • MA, Interpretative Speech, Bob Jones University
  • BA, Dramatic Production, Bob Jones University

Courses Taught

About Ron

Ron Pyle is an assistant professor in the Division of Communication where he serves as chairman of the Theatre Arts Department.  Ron became interested in theatre in high school when he attended a Drama Camp in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.  As a first-semester freshman he was cast in a speaking role in Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors and has been a member of BJU's Classic Players ever since.  Ron has played over twenty Shakespearean roles over the years including the title roles in Hamlet and Richard III.  In recent years he has become a director for the company as well, directing classics such as Macbeth, Pride and Prejudice and Great Expectations.

Ron teaches classes in the Theatre Department in Acting, Stage Directing and Drama in Ministry.  He oversees curriculum, student productions and the student laboratory theatre, Performance Hall.   Ron is an active member of the Southeastern Theatre Conference where he has participated and led workshops on theatre topics.  He has directed, acted and designed lighting for theatres in the Greenville, South Carolina area such as Centre Stage, Greenville Shakespeare Company and the South Carolina Children's Theatre. 

Ron established the Doris Fisher Harris Playwriting fund to encourage the creation of new dramatic work.  Out of this desire to see new plays come to the stage, his most recent endeavor was to co-produce an original play, Gramercy, by playwright David Schwingle, finance it through Kickstarter, a crowd-source funding platform, and direct it at a local performing arts center.