David Reed

Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing at the University of Central Florida

David Reed is a director, educator, and stage movement professional currently serving as an Assistant Professor at UCF. He received his MFA in Theatre Directing from Baylor University in 2012. He also holds an MA in Speech/Theatre from Louisiana Tech University and an undergraduate degree in Theatre from the University of Saint Mary.

 

 

David has directed, choreographed, and trained professional and collegiate actors across the country. As a movement specialist, he is a certified teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD). In 2011, David was chosen to attend Scuola Internazinale Dell’Attore Comico, an intensive training course in Commedia Dell’Arte with international master Antonio Fava. David also pursues academic interests. He has been chosen on numerous occasions to present his work at academic conferences, which include the Mid-America Theatre Conference, Indiana University Graduate Symposium, and the Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival.  In addition, his work has been published in scholarly journals such as Ecumenica and the Texas Theatre Journal.  David is a member of the Society of American Fight Directors, The Association of Theatre Movement Educators, the Mid-America Theatre Conference, and the Texas Educational Theatre Association.

 

 

Areas of Specialization

Directing, Theatre Research and Presentation, Theatrical Movement (including Stage Combat, Commedia Dell’Arte, Viewpoints, Biomechanics, improvisation, and pantomime)


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

Tourist Trap 2016

Feb 28, 2016 Single Sword Orlando, Florida Recommended Pass

University of Houston, School of Theatre & Dance

Sep 5, 2011 Unarmed Houston, Texas Recommended Pass
Sep 5, 2011 Quarterstaff Houston, Texas Recommended Pass

Louisiana Tech University

May 19, 2011 Broadsword Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass
May 19, 2011 Single Sword Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass
May 19, 2011 Rapier and Dagger Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass
May 19, 2011 Broadsword and Shield Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass

Louisiana Tech Stage Combat Workshop

Apr 24, 2011 Knife Ruston, Louisiana Basic Pass
Apr 24, 2011 Small Sword Ruston, Louisiana Basic Pass

2008 National Stage Combat Workshops UNLV

Jul 1, 2008 Broadsword Las Vegas, Nevada Basic Pass
Jul 1, 2008 Single Sword Las Vegas, Nevada Basic Pass
Jul 1, 2008 Rapier and Dagger Las Vegas, Nevada Basic Pass
Jul 1, 2008 Knife Las Vegas, Nevada Basic Pass
Jul 1, 2008 Unarmed Las Vegas, Nevada Basic Pass
Jul 1, 2008 Small Sword Las Vegas, Nevada Basic Pass
Jul 1, 2008 Broadsword and Shield Las Vegas, Nevada Basic Pass
Jul 1, 2008 Quarterstaff Las Vegas, Nevada Basic Pass