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David Brian Alley

headshot-Alley_D_15Artist in Residence -Acting
Co-Coordinator for Outreach and Education

215 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996 Phone: (865) 974-8373

David has been a professional actor since 1990 and joined the UT Theatre faculty as an Artist-in-Residence in 2000. He teaches Acting and Play Analysis in the Undergraduate program, performs regularly with the Clarence Brown Theatre Company, and coaches dialect. He serves as Co-Coordinator of Outreach and Education and handles grant-writing for the CBT. David holds an MFA in Theatre-Performance and a BA in Theatre from UT, as well as an AA in Acting from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. He also studied at South Coast Repertory’s Professional Conservatory in Costa Mesa, CA. David earned his Actor’s Equity Card at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in 1990, where he worked with the Taper’s Improvisational Theatre Project, and also appeared as an Attendant in the West Coast Premiere of Miss Evers’ Boys. In Chicago, he appeared with House Team Faulty Wiring at the Improv Olympic for a two-year run, where he played, on occasion, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. David has performed in 36 productions at the CBT, The Glass Menagerie, Art, Stones in His Pockets, Copenhagen, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, and Moonlight & Magnolias being among his favorites. Regionally, David has performed at PlayMakers Repertory in Chapel Hill, NC. Film and TV Credits include It’s a Miracle, Unsolved Mysteries, The Heart is Deceitful, Gina: An Actress Age 29 which won the 2001 Short Film Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival, and Something, Anything. David is a proud father to two fabulous children, Devin and Caroline.

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