DAVE MAIER

RESUME

Dave Maier is a Full Instructor of Theatrical Combat with Dueling Arts International and is currently teaching combat related courses at Berkeley Rep School of Theatre.  He has also taught at UC Santa Cruz, Cal State University East Bay, St. Mary’s College of California. He has assisted Master Teacher Gregory Hoffman in classes at the American Conservatory Theatre’s MFA program. In his role as Outreach Coordinator for Berkeley Rep School of Theatre he has taught Acting and Improvisation classes to adults, and he has designed and implemented theatre arts based curriculum for Middle and High schools through out the bay area.


Dave has composed fights for over 80 professional productions.  He is currently the resident fight director for California Shakespeare Theater (Orinda), The Shotgun Players (Berkeley) and Thrillpeddlers (San Francisco).  His work has been seen at American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, SF Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, San Jose Rep, California Shakespeare Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Magic Theatre, African American Shakespeare Co, and Berkeley Opera, among others.  He has been nominated for several Bay Area Drama Critics Circle awards and has won the award for his work on Culture Clash’s Zorro In Hell (2006) and The Pillowman (2007).


Dave Maier is a member of Actors Equity Association. 

Resident Fight Director

Shotgun Players

Thrillpeddlers

California Shakespeare Theatre

Berkeley, CA

San Francisco, CA

Orinda, CA

2004-present

2006-present

2006-present

Fight Direction Over 80 professional credits including:

American Conservatory Theatre

Rich and Famous

‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore

Blackbird

After The War

The Little Foxes

The Rivals

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

The Goat or Who is Sylvia?

Moon for the Misbegotten

The Gamester

John Rando

Carey Perloff

Loretta Greco

Carey Perloff

Laird Williamson

Lillian Groag

Israel Hicks

Richard E.T. White

Laird Williamson

Ron Lagomarsino

Gun/Unarmed

Rapier & Dagger

Unarmed

Unarmed

Unarmed

Small Sword

Unarmed

Unarmed

Unarmed/Club

Rapier

Berkeley  Repertory Theatre

Lieutenant of Inishmore

Crime and Punishment

The Pillowman*

Culture Clash’s Zorro in Hell*

Finn In The Underworld

Les Waters

Sharon Ott

Les Waters

Tony Taccone

Les Waters

Various

Axe

Unarmed

Rapier

Unarmed

Cal Shakes

Romeo & Juliet

Twelfth Night

King Lear**

Richard III

As You Like It

Jonathan Moscone

Mark Rucker

Lisa Peterson

Mark Rucker

Jonathan Moscone

Knife

Rapier

Rapier/Staff/Knife

Sword & Shield

Unarmed

Shakespeare Santa Cruz

Wind in the Willows

Romeo & Juliet (Tour-Shakes to Go)

Playboy of the Western World

Much Ado About Nothing

Randall Scott

Mike Ryan

Bob Moss

Kim Rubinstein

Unarmed

Rapier & Dagger

Unarmed/Found Objects

Unarmed

Teaching Experience

Full Instructor of Theatrical Combat with Dueling Arts International

Outreach Coordinator and Instructor of Theatrical Combat at Berkeley Rep School of Theatre

Adjunct Faculty:  University of California Santa Cruz

Other Theatres

Magic Theatre, San Jose Rep, S.F. Playhouse, Berkeley Opera, Wild Irish Productions, African American Shakespeare Co., Crowded Fire, Cutting Ball, Impact, La Jolla Playhouse, Thrill Peddlers, Theatre First, St. Mary’s College, Zorro Productions Inc., San Francisco State University.

Cal State East Bay

St. Mary’s College of California

Pixar Animation Studios

Courses taught:  Unarmed, Rapier & Dagger, Single Rapier, Broadsword, Smallsword, Quarterstaff, Acting


* Bay Area Drama Critics Circle Award Winner- Best Fight Direction 2006 & 2007

** Bay Area Drama Critics Circle Award Nomination- Best Fight Director 2007

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