David Reed (He/Him/His)

Certified Teacher

David Reed is an Associate Professor of Acting and Directing in the Department of Theatre at the University of Central Florida. He serves as a director, teaching artist, performer, and stage movement designer for companies across the county including The Orlando Rep, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Southern Appalachian Historical Association, and Central Texas Opera. Additionally, David has taught at various universities including The University of Mississippi, The University of Texas at Dallas, Baylor University, and Austin College. He has also taught workshops at the regional and national level including the National Stage Combat Workshop at the University of North Carolina School for the Arts, The Stage Combat Workshop at Louisiana Tech University, The Texas Intensive at the University of Houston, The Lonestar Smash in Dallas, TX, and the Tourist Trap at UCF. David has trained extensively in movement styles ranging from Biomechanics and Viewpoints to tumbling and Tai Chi. He has attended the Scuola Internazinale Dell’Attore Comico, an intensive training course in Commedia Dell’Arte with international master Antonio Fava. 

David holds an MFA in Directing from Baylor University, an MA in Speech/Theatre from Louisiana Tech University, and a BA in Acting from the University of Saint Mary.

 


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