Dr David L Wygant

Theatre
dwygant1@msudenver.edu



Personal Biography Statement

Dr. Wygant first received his training from the State University of New York College at Purchase Film and Theatre Conservatory earning a BFA in Acting. After a brief stint in New York as a professional actor, Dr. Wygant then went on to earn both an MA in Theatre and a Ph.D. in Fine Arts – Theatre with tracks in Theatre History/Theory/Criticism and Arts Administration from Texas Tech University. Dr. Wygant’s areas of expertise include Voice/Speech/Dialects, Theatre History, and Acting.

Educational Biography

BFA - Acting: State University of New York College at Purchase Film/Theatre Conservatory

MA - Theatre: Texas Tech University

Ph.D. in Fine Arts - Theatre with tracks in Theatre History/Theory/Criticism and Arts Administration: Texas Tech University

Conference Participation

Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) Conference: Mexico City, 2010 - "Sharing Expertise - How Theatrical Voice Training and Voice Science Undergraduate Classes Can Benefit Each Other Through Collaboration"

Current Projects

- The Denver Unit of the Federal Theatre Project.
- Theatre and Nationalism in World War II.
- Voice training and the mind-body, psycho-physical connection to increased emotive communication.
- The influence of Sergei Suvorin on the dramaturgy of Anton Chekhov.

Selected Publications

"A Forgotten Historical Past: The Federal Theatre Project in Denver, CO"
Nov/Dec issue: Colorado Heritage

Courses Taught

HON-2211,THE-2201,THE-2210,THE-2220,THE-2230,THE-3201

Office Hours

Monday - [10:45 to 12:30]
Wednesday - [10:45 to 12:30]

Photo of Dr David L Wygant

Current Semester Schedule

CRN COURSE TITLE DAYS TIME
30750 THE-2210-003 Introduction to Theatre MW 1400-1515
30752 THE-2210-005 Introduction to Theatre TR 1400-1515
30753 THE-2220-001 Acting I TR 0930-1045
30831 THE-2220-002 Acting I MW 1230-1345
33680 THE-2201-001 The Speaking Voice in Perfrmce MW 1100-1215