William Temple (Davy) Davis


University of Denver
DU Theatre
Denver, Colorado 80208

Phone: (303) 871-3164
E-Mail: wdavis@du.edu

Position: Professor and Chair
Scenic and Lighting Designer

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Previous Appointments:

1971-1972, University of Michigan, Theatre Department, Lighting Designer and Technical Director
1972-1973, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Assistant Scenic Designer
1973-1980, Virginia Commonwealth University, Theatre Department, Scenic and Lighting Designer

Educational Background:

B.A., Theatre, Lawrence University, 1969
M.F.A., Scenic Design, Northwestern University, 1971
Ph.D., Theatre, University of Denver, 1984

Professional Organizations:

United Scenic Artists, #829
United States Institute for Theatre Technology

Recent University Design Experience:

Buried Child, Scenic Designer, 2000
The Imaginary Invalid, Scenic Designer, 2001
Arcadia, Lighting Designer, 2002
Stop Kiss, Scenic Designer, 2002
Henry VI, part 3, Scenic and Lighting Designer, 2005
Pippin, Scenic Designer, 2006
One Flea Spare, Lighting Designer, 2006
Cabaret, Scenic Designer, 2007
Lysistrata, Lighting Designer, 2007
Othello, Scenic and Lighting Designer, 2007

Recent Professional Design Experience:

Angels in America: Millenium Approaches (Hunger Artists), Lighting Desinger, 1997
Angels in America: Perestroika (Hunger Artists), Lighting Designer, 1997
How I Learned to Drive (Curious Theatre Company), Lighting Designer, 1999
Full Gallup (Curious Theatre Company), Lighting Designer, 1999
Praying For Rain (World Premiere, Curious Theatre Company), Lighting Designer, 2000
Closer (Curious Theatre Company), Lighting Designer, 2001
Fences (Curious Theatre Company), Lighting Designer, 2001
Fuddy Meers (Curious Theatre Company), Lighting Designer, 2002
Cloud Tectonics (Curious Theatre Company), Lighting Designer, 2002
The Mineola Twins (Curious Theatre Company), Lighting Designer, 2003
The Rest of the Night (Curious Theatre Comapny), Lighting Designer, 2003
Nickel and Dimes (Curious Theatre Company), Lighting Designer, 2003
Bright Ideas (Curious Theatre Company), Lighting Designer, 2004
Yellowman (Curious Theatre Comapny), Scenic and Lighting Designer, 2004
Frozen (Curious Theatre Company), Lighting Designer, 2006
Fiction (Curious Theatre Comapny), Lighting Designer, 2006

Teaching Interests:

My current teaching interests and areas include:

Scene Design
Lighting Design
Scene Painting
Stage Make-up
Modern British Drama
Contemporary World Theatre
Modern American Drama
Theatre Imagination
Discovering Dramatic Literature

University Service:

I am currently involved in the following University of Denver service activities:
Chairing the Department of Theatre
Arts and Humanities Tenure and Promotion

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Revised or reviewed: September 17, 2007