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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. Having been recently transitioned to the position of Lecturer, he teaches Acting and Play Analysis in the Undergraduate program, performs regularly with the Clarence Brown Theatre Company, and also coaches dialect. He serves as Co-Coordinator of Outreach and Education, handling tours and workshops. 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 iO Theatre for a two-year run, where he played, on occasion, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and also worked with Adam McKay. David has performed in 53 productions in 19 seasons at the CBT, with The Glass Menagerie; ‘Art’; Stones in His Pockets; Copenhagen; It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play; Moonlight & Magnolias; The 39 Steps; King Charles III; and The Santaland Diaries being among his favorites. Regionally, David has performed at PlayMakers Repertory in Chapel Hill, NC. Also a member of SAG-AFTRA, his 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; Something, Anything; and Light from Light. David is a proud father to two fabulous children, Devin, 12, and Caroline, 10.

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