David Barker

Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002

Biography

David Barker graduated Cum Laude from Duquesne University with a B.S. in Education in 1977 and received his M.F.A. 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 over 160 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 conducted master classes, workshops and residencies at universities, conservatories and public schools throughout the country and in London, Athens and Shanghai. He taught at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Douglass College and Scottsdale and Mesa Community Colleges. He is a Professor of Theatre at Arizona State University where 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 four grandchildren. Through his work he intends to glorify God, from whom all good things come.   

 www.davidbarker.org

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
THP 202 Acting 2
THF 497 Senior Project
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THP 523 Performance II:Acting&Movement
THP 580 Practicum
THP 598 Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
THP 102 Acting I: Fundamentals
THF 125 Orientation Film/Dance/Theatre
THF 497 Senior Project
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THP 590 Reading and Conference
THP 598 Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
THP 202 Acting 2
THP 372 Acting: Advanced Movement
THF 497 Senior Project
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THP 580 Practicum
THP 598 Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
THP 202 Acting 2
THP 272 Acting: Intro to Movement
THF 497 Senior Project
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THP 590 Reading and Conference
THP 598 Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
THP 272 Acting: Intro to Movement
THP 372 Acting: Advanced Movement
THF 497 Senior Project
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
THP 202 Acting 2
THF 497 Senior Project
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THP 590 Reading and Conference
THP 598 Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
THF 101 Acting Introduction
THP 372 Acting: Advanced Movement
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THP 523 Performance II:Acting&Movement
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
THP 102 Acting I: Fundamentals
THP 489 Acting: Audition Tech/Career
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THP 590 Reading and Conference
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
THP 372 Acting: Advanced Movement
THP 489 Acting: Audition Tech/Career
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THP 680 Practicum
THP 684 Internship
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
THP 202 Acting 2
THP 489 Acting: Audition Tech/Career
THP 499 Individualized Instruction
THP 590 Reading and Conference
THP 680 Practicum
THP 684 Internship
THP 693 Applied Project