Christopher DuVal

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Master Instructor, Fight Director
Salt Lake City, UT

Chris DuVal is a Master Instructor with Dueling Arts International. He is an Associate Professor and the Head of the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah.

Chris has worked at such regional theaters as the Dallas Theatre Center, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Sacramento Theatre Company, Laguna Playhouse, Shakespeare Orange County, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Syracuse Stage, Idaho Repertory Theatre, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, South Coast Repertory, and 18 years at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  He serves as the Resident Fight Director at Pioneer Theatre Company.

Chris is also a Certified Teacher / Theatrical Firearms Instructor with the Society of American Fight Directors, an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, holds a 2nd degree black belt in Aikido, and is a member of AEA. 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.

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