I welcome you to the theatre site. I want to talk to you directly if I may, because I'm excited about our future. We have a history (30 years) of providing very marketable practitioners in the performing and design arts. We provide advice from professionals in the field and have a very well rounded theatre facility and hands-on environment. Please, let me council with you and see if Evangel is the right place for you.
Title: Associate Professor
Professional Information: PROFESSIONAL RESUME OF DAVID E. SMITH Associate Professor of Drama, Tenured Educational Degrees and Professional Experience: University Missouri at Columbia Coursework Completed for Ph. D. in Theatre—1998 (to date the actual degree not obtained) American Conservatory Theatre Summer Congress Diploma-San Francisco, CA 1986 San Jose State University Master of Arts in Theatre San Jose, CA 1979 Oral Roberts University Bachelor of Communication Tulsa, OK Arts--1971 Ohlone Community College Associate in Fine Arts Fremont-Newark, CA Awards in Discipline: Professional Scholarship American Conservatory-1986 Dorothy Coucher Award in Oral Interpretation-1979 San Jose State University Best Actor Award-1971 Ohlone Community College Departmental Award in Fine Arts Ohlone Community College Professional and Educational Theatre Experience: Director of Theatre Evangel University 1980 to Present Missouri Summer Repertory Actor- Singer 1987 One-Man Drama Ministry Itinerary with Churches, Conferences and Military Army Chaplainry1974 to present Radio and Television Commercials Living Sound International Terry Law and Larry Dalton 1973-1976 Courses Taught While In My Tenured Position at Evangel: Principles of Directing, Directing Lab, History of Theatre I & II, Improvisation, Method Acting, Period Styles Acting (extensive I. P. A. and dialect), Makeup for the Stage, Lighting, Graphics for the Stage, Stagecraft and Internship Practicum Shows Directed: A Man for All Seasons, She Stoops to Conquer, You Can’t Take It With You, Our Town, Arms and the Man, My Husbands and Me (An original play made into a musical on Romans 7), Waiting for Godot, As You Like It, Taming of the Shrew (commedia style), The Tempest, Midsummer Nights’ Dream, Music Man, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof (directed and the role of Tevye), The Importance of Being Earnest, Charley’s Aunt, The Miracle Worker (twice), Blythe Spirit, Misanthrope and A Christmas Carol, Much Ado About Nothing, , My Fair Lady, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (twice), Anne of Green Gables, and Beauty and the Beast. Seminars in Theatre Disciplines: Acting Workshop A. T. H. E.—1996 Kansas City, MO Seminars as Free Lance Teacher About two a year from 1970’s -- present Fine Arts Honors Academy Evangel University Last Week of June, but now discontinued Mission Statement During the last twenty-four years I have been involved in Christian Higher Education, professional theatre or performing theatre ministry in churches internationally. I have had to teach every aspect of theatre while teaching at Evangel. By being a one-person division of the Humanities Department at Evangel, I have had to take “found spaces” and make them into “theatre spaces.” Until last year I have spent twenty-two years using a building, which was once a part of an Army hospital, and converting it into a working theatre space servicing an undergraduate theatre major. We have since 2002 been in a new theatre that has a small proscenium and fly-loft. My administration allowed me to collaborate with the architects and I am quite proud of what is now here at Evangel University. I envision creating a center for Christian performing and designing artists to train and eventually mentor their own students, should the Lord tarry. I have always seen myself as an extension Oral Roberts University and strive with all of my energies to try to produce Christians who happen to be qualified performance and visual artists and not artists who happen to be Christian. I travel with my wife during the year to “do” what I “teach.” I believe that whether my presence is on campus or on the road the Kingdom of God will be served. If God’s Kingdom is served my connections with the university will be served without undermining both pursuits. I have successfully balanced traveling personal ministry and academic responsibilities without compromising the integrity of my academic programs. In fact, demonstrating to students that I “do” what I “teach” the ministry of both is strengthened: the academic program and my connection with the church.
Job Responsibilities: I oversee the the artistic and practical side of all theatre productions. I have designed the curriculum of all theatre classes including: History, 2 Directing classes, 3 Acting courses, Stage Design with respective allied concerns such as lighting, stagecraft and stage makeup.
Org Memberships: USITT CETA
Courses Taught: Principles of Directing, Director's Lab, Improvisation for the Theatre, Period Styles and Dialects, Graphics: Play Production, Lighting, Stagecraft, Staging Techniques, Rehearsal and Performance and Music/Theatre Seminar
Publications: An Acting Journal for the Roles of Alex in No Moves Back and Henry VIII in Royal Gambit
Started Work: August 1980
Favorite Thing About Work: Meeting and influencing dedicated students who have a dream.
Was an Evangel Student: Student of Oral Roberts University
Favorite Memory as a Student: DNA
Originally From: Newark , CA
Personal Information: See Resume
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