David Christopher DUVAL portrait
  • Certified Theatrical Firearms Instructor , Theatre Department
  • Certified Senior Fight Director, Dueling Arts International
  • Certified Fight Director, SAFD, Society of American Fight Directors, Society of American Fight Directors
  • Master Teacher, Theatre Department, Dueling Arts International
  • Associate Professor, Theatre Department
  • Associate Chair, Theatre Department
  • Head of the Actor Training Program, Theatre Department

Creative Research

  • Director for ROE at Salt Lake Acting Company (CANCELLED DUE TO COVID) Performance, scheduled 01/01/2021.
  • Fight Director and Director for Much Ado About Nothing at Southern Utah University Choreography, scheduled 09/14/2020.
  • Hired as a director for MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Montana Shakespeare in summer of 2020. Cancelled due to Covid. Performance, completed 08/02/2020.
  • Fight Director for Cyrano de Bergerac at Montana Shakespeare Choreography, scheduled 02/27/2020.
  • Resident Fight Director at Pioneer Theatre Company Choreography, in progress 02/06/2020.
  • Director of SHE KILLS MONSTERS at USU Performance, completed 02/06/2020.
  • Fight Director for Mary Stuart, Lifespan of a Fact and Associate Director for Play That Goes Wrong at Pioneer Theatre Company. Also Co-Casting Director in New York City for Play That Goes Wrong. Choreography, completed 01/13/2020.
  • Fight Director and Director for She Kills Monsters at USU Choreography, in progress 01/13/2020.
  • Fight Director for Silent Night at Utah Opera Performance, completed 01/13/2020.
  • Associate Director for PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Pioneer Theatre Company Performance, completed 01/01/2020.
  • Fight Director for Indecent at Denver Theatre Center Choreography, completed 10/14/2019.
  • Director and Fight Director for Romeo and Juliet, and Fight Director for Twelfth Night and As You Like It for Colorado Shakespeare Choreography, completed 07/01/2019.
  • Acted in a production at SLAC Performance, completed 10/04/2018.
  • Choreography for Utah Opera 2017 / 2018 season. Choreography, in progress 02/14/2018.
  • Choreography ofr PTC's 2017 / 2018 season Choreography, in progress 02/06/2018.
  • Choreography for OSF's 2017 / 2018 Season Choreography, completed 01/04/2017.
  • Fight Director for 2015 Sumer Season at the Tony Award winning regional theatre, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Choreography, in progress 07/01/2015.
  • Fight Director for 2015 Sumer Season at the Tony Award winning regional theatre, the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Productions include: South Pacific Fight Director Amadeus Fight Director King Lear Fight Director Henry IV Part 2 Fight Director Taming of the Shrew Fight Director Greenshow Fight Director Choreography, in progress 06/01/2015.
  • Fight Direction for the Utah Shakespeare Festival 2014 summer season. Choreography, scheduled 07/2014.
  • Contacted through Methuen Drama Publishing to write a book on stage combat in relationship to voice and text work. Other, in progress 08/2013.
  • Fight direction for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's production of ROBIN HOOD. Choreography, completed 04/2013.


  • ATHE Conference in Chicago (I was a panelist on two forums). Presentation, Presented, 08/11/2016.