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Theatre Teacher Training Faculty

Christopher is the Co-Artistic Director of Idaho Repertory Theatre and an Assistant Professor at the University of Idaho teaching Stage Combat, Movement for the Actor, Voice / Speech for the Actor, and Acting Shakespeare. He has worked as an actor, fight director and guest instructor of stage combat throughout the country. Academically, he has been a guest artist and instructor at such universities as North Carolina School of the Arts, Stanford University, San Jose State University, Southern Utah University, Southern Oregon University, California Institute of Technology, Chapman University, Pomona College, California State University Fresno, California State University Fullerton, among many others. As both an actor and as a fight director, Christopher's work has been seen at such regional theatres as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (11 seasons), Dallas Theatre Center, South Coast Repertory (3 seasons), Sacramento Theatre Company, Laguna Playhouse, Shakespeare Orange County (3 seasons), Utah Shakespeare Festival (3 seasons), Syracuse Stage, John Anson Ford Theatre, Will Geer Theatre, Riverside Civic Light Opera, and on a Caribbean cruise. He is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors, is recognized as a Senior Level Instructor of Theatrical Combat with Dueling Arts International, and has earned a 1st degree Black Belt in Aikido. In addition, Christopher is a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association and the Association of Theatre Movement Educators. He holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from California State University, Fullerton and an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of California, Irvine.

 

Christopher DuValIn summer 2011 Chris will join Jonathan Toppo to teach the elective course Stage Combat.