Christopher DuVal (pronouns not set)

Fight Director / Certified Teacher, Theatrical Firearms Instructor

Christopher is an Associate Professor and serves as the Head of the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah. He has worked as an actor, fight director and guest instructor throughout the country. Academically, he has been a guest instructor at such universities as Stanford University, San Jose State University, Southern Utah University, Southern Oregon University, California Institute of Technology, Chapman University, Pomona College, and California State University Fresno, among others. As both an actor, guest instructor, and fight director, Christopher’s work has been seen at such regional theatres as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (18 years), Dallas Theatre Center, South Coast Repertory, Sacramento Theatre Company, Laguna Playhouse, Shakespeare Orange County, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Syracuse Stage, John Anson Ford Theatre, Will Geer Theatre, Riverside Civic Light Opera, Pioneer Theatre Company, and on a Caribbean cruise. He is a Certified Teacher / Certified Fight Director / Theatrical Firearms Instructor with the Society of American Fight Directors, is recognized as a Master Teacher with Dueling Arts International, holds a 2nd degree Black Belt in Aikido, and is certified as an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework. 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.  He is the author of "Stage Combat Arts: An Integrated Approach to Acting, Voice, and Text Work".

Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

Denver Center Theatre Academy

Mar 21, 2009 Broadsword and Shield Denver, Colorado Recommended Pass
Mar 21, 2009 Broadsword and Shield Denver, Colorado Recommended Pass

Willamette University

Dec 17, 2008 Single Sword Salem, Oregon Recommended Pass
Dec 17, 2008 Quarterstaff Salem, Oregon Recommended Pass