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Meet Our Staff



We are in our 20th year!


Meet Our Directors & Staff:

Gloria Emmerich was born in Newport, Oregon and is our resident musical director, playwright, lyricist, and composer.  She has written over 70 full length musicals—many of which are being performed around the world today.  Gloria appears in all Rocky Hock Playhouse productions.  She earned a Bachelor of Music Degree and Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from San Diego State University.  Gloria and her husband Jeffrey have traveled and ministered on four continents as well as in Alaska, Hawaii, Fiji, throughout the Caribbean, and in Tasmania.  Their work with the organization Ministry to the Military has taken them to over 20 US military bases in Europe where they performed hundreds of concerts, musicals, and drama workshops for adults and children.


Jeffrey Emmerich was born in Bend, Oregon and co-owns the Rocky Hock Playhouse with his wife Gloria.  He was previously head of the drama department at North Central University in Minneapolis, MN.  Jeff is also a full time faculty member and drama director and instructor at College of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC.  He directs both the fall play and spring musical at the college each year as well.  Jeffrey appears in all Playhouse productions and is our stage director and set designer/builder/painter.  He earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University.  Jeffrey conducts the children’s music and drama workshops at the Rocky Hock Playhouse and has authored eight volumes of director’s notes (how-to books on directing Gloria’s musicals) which are published through EPI in Minneapolis, MN.  Jeffrey was ordained into the ministry in 1978 and is a tribal member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.  He and Gloria are the proud parents of their adult children Ben and Holly (the other half of the Emmerich Family Singers).  Ben and his wife Angie are the parents of Jeffrey and Gloria’s grandchildren:  Alex and Olivia.

Nathan Schierer is originally from Fillmore, NY.  He’s  a graduate of Houghton College where he earned a Bachelor of Music DegreeNathan has been with the Rocky hock Playhouse since February 2009 as a full time member of our drama troupe.  Nathan has a magnificent voice and is often featured in our productions. You may also recall speaking to him on the phone recently. That is because Nathan’s “other job” with the company is that of box office and office manager.  He is a skilled, master organizer and the production company is blessed to have him on the team!


Mariah Schierer is from Greene, Maine and is an accomplished dancer, actor, and singer.  She is a legitimate "triple threat" and we're honored to have her on staff as our resident choreographer, “Group Sales” coordinator, and a Rocky Hock Playhouse stock company player.   Mariah earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance from Dean College.  Mariah brings a wealth of experience to her position with the company and her choreography for our musicals David and A Star in the East was hailed as “brilliant” by the audiences.  Her lively spirit and bubbly personality bring a smile to everyone she meets.


Darryl Stallings has lived all of his life in Eastern North Carolina.  He attended Holmes Bible College in Greenville, SC.  He has been a stock company player here at the Rocky Hock Playhouse since the spring of 2003.  Darryl is married to Wanda and they have two beautiful children, Charity and Nathaniel. Darryl has raised thousands of dollars for charities through his singing ministry over the past 25 years.  He’s a good friend, an excellent actor, and polished singer.


Reservations and information:  (252) 482-4621   

Email: boxoffice@rockyhockplayhouse.com

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 322
Edenton, NC  27932

Theatre address: (No mail to this address.)
Rocky Hock Playhouse
749 Virginia Rd.
Edenton, NC 27932