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David Barker

Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2002
Biography: 

David Barker is a professor of theater in the School of Film, Dance and Theater at Arizona State University. He graduated from Duquesne University with a bachelor's in education in 1977 (Cum Laude) and received his master's in theatre arts from Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts in 1980.

He is an award-winning actor, director and fight choreographer with more than 170 shows choreographed. Also an accomplished mime, his work has been featured in numerous publications including From The Greek Mimes To Marcel Marceau And Beyond, Mime Journal, Shanghai Theatre Magazine and Phoenix Magazine. His credits include national and international tours, Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, international festivals and TV.

He's conducted master classes, workshops and residencies at universities, conservatories and public schools throughout the country and in China, Greece, England, Ireland and Germany. He taught at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Douglass College and Scottsdale and Mesa Community Colleges. At ASU, he teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in movement and acting. He is the author of Connected Motion: A Common Sense Approach To Movement Training For Actors.

He and his wife live in Tempe, Arizona and they have four children and five grandchildren. Through his work he intends to glorify God, from whom all good things come.

Education: 
  • M.F.A. Theatre Arts, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University 1980
  • B.S. Education Cum Laude from Duquesne University 1977
Videos
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 202Acting ll: Meisner Technique
THP 302Acting III: Adv Techniques
THF 397Prof Development Seminar
THF 497Senior Project
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 580Practicum
THP 598Special Topics
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 102Acting I: Fundamentals
THF 125Orientation Film/Dance/Theatre
THP 272Introduction to Stage Movement
THF 497Senior Project
THP 598Special Topics
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 202Acting ll: Meisner Technique
THP 372Acting: Advanced Movement
THF 497Senior Project
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 580Practicum
THP 598Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 202Acting 2
THP 272Acting: Intro to Movement
THF 497Senior Project
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 580Practicum
THP 598Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 202Acting 2
THP 372Acting: Advanced Movement
THF 497Senior Project
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 590Reading and Conference
THP 598Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 202Acting 2
THF 497Senior Project
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 523Performance II:Acting&Movement
THP 580Practicum
THP 598Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 202Acting 2
THP 372Acting: Advanced Movement
THF 497Senior Project
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 580Practicum
THP 598Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 202Acting 2
THP 272Acting: Intro to Movement
THF 497Senior Project
THP 499Individualized Instruction
THP 590Reading and Conference
THP 598Special Topics
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