Chris DuVal is a faculty member of the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Previously he served as an Assistant Professor and the Head of BFA/MFA Performance at the University of Idaho, where he directed and taught courses in acting, voice, and movement. He has additionally worked as a teacher, actor, and fight director at universities and regional theatres across the country.
Chris has worked at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for over 15 years, teaching stage combat skills test classes, acting and fight directing for such productions as Count of Monte Cristo, The Heart of Robin Hood, Troilus and Cressida, The Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard, The Trip to Bountiful, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, Henry V, Love’s Labor’s Lost, The Tempest, Othello, Henry VI Parts I, II, and III. He has also extensively acted and fight directed at such regional theatres as the Dallas Theatre Center, Sacramento Theatre Company, Laguna Playhouse, Shakespeare Orange County, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Syracuse Stage, Idaho Repertory Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Company, and at South Coast Repertory, which included appearing in the US Premiere of She Stoops to Folly and the World Premiere of Wit.
Chris is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors, a Senior Level Instructor of Theatrical Combat with Dueling Arts International, an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, and holds a 2nd degree black belt in Aikido. Additionally, he is a member of Actor’s Equity Association, the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, and the Association of Theatre Movement Educators. He is the author of “Stage Combat Arts: an Integrated Approach to Acting, Voice and Text Work + Video", published by Bloomsbury Methuen in 2016.
He received a B.A. in Theatre Arts from California State University, Fullerton and an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of California, Irvine, where he studied voice and speech with Dudley Knight.
Languages: English Specializations: Movement, Acting
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