Gardiner, David

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David Gardiner For 50 years has acted, directed, and taught in England, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Germany, China, and America. He has directed over 200 productions ranging from Greek Tragedy, Shakespeare, and Opera to Cabaret Revues, Musical Comedy, and dinner theatre farce. He has worked at the National Theatre of Great Britain, The Young Vic Theatre London, the Oxford Playhouse, the Piccadilly Theatre, the Glasgow Citizens Theatre, Scotland, Associated Television, London Weekend Television, and many other companies in England, Scotland, and Ireland. He has also directed and taught in theatres and National Drama conservatories in England, China, Taiwan, Norway, and Denmark. In Europe he has written for television and film. In England, he has taught at the Drama Studio, London Theatre School, Guildford School of Music and Drama, East 15 Conservatory,  and Mountview to name a few. In America, he has acted and/or directed at the Oregon and Alabama Shakespeare Festivals, the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, the Boston Chamber Theatre, and the Arizona Theatre Co. among others. He has taught and directed at several drama departments including the University of Florida, the University of Rhode Island, and Willamette University before coming to Viterbo.  He is a member of both American and British Actor’s Equity and The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Currently, Professor of Theatre at Viterbo University CFA—Goodman Memorial Theatre School/Art Institute of Chicago, BFA – U. of Illinois/Art Institute of Chicago, MA - U. of Arizona   

Courses taught: Theatre History, Music theatre history, Theatre Appreciation, Introduction to Directing, Advanced Directing, Verse Drama and Shakespeare, Period Acting Styles, Playwriting, Audition, Acting Fundamentals, Scene Study I and II, Acting Studio