Christopher DuVal has worked in regional theatres and Shakespeare festivals as an actor, director and fight director for the past 25 years. His work has been seen at Syracuse Stage, Sacramento Theatre Company, Utah Opera, Dallas Theatre Center, South Coast Repertory, Shakespeare Orange County, Utah Shakespeare Festival and Salt Lake Acting Company. For 18 years he has worked as a company member and guest teacher at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He currently serves as the resident fight director with Pioneer Theatre Company and is head of the actor training program at the University of Utah. He holds an MFA in acting from the University of California-Irvine and is a certified teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors, a master instructor with Dueling Arts International and associate teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework. His book, "Stage Combat Arts: An Integrated Approach to Acting, Voice, and Text Work," is published by Methuen.