Daniel Archibald

Associate Professor, Technical Director

Daniel Archibald joined the UTA Department of Theatre Arts in 2012 as Assistant Professor and Technical Director. A professional Educator since 1999, he is now the Design/Technology Program area head at UTA and teaches courses in Scenic Construction, Professional Materials Preparation, Drafting, Rigging, Automation and Metal Working. He received his BA in 1999 from The University of the South (more popularly known as Sewanee) and his MFA in Technical Design and Production from The Florida State University in 2005. Prior to coming to UTA Daniel served as the Technical Director/Production Manager at Oklahoma State University as well as Scenic Studio Manager and departmental safety officer. In addition to teaching technical theatre, Daniel has owned a bar and restaurant as well as a furniture making business, worked as a timber framer, taught wilderness survival, been a farmer, and retired twice (neither of which stuck) and lived in 9 states.  In his professional career he has held the positions of Technical Director, Master Carpenter, Scenic Carpenter, Paint Charge, Design/Production Assistant, Scenic Designer, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer, and worked on over 50 productions. He has worked with Dionysus and Company, Theatre Sewanee, The Terry Schrieber Studio, East Carolina Summer Theatre, Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre, Theatre Southeast, and Utah Shakespeare Festival. Daniel won the Mildred and Glen Martin Jr. Service Award for outstanding service to USITT-SW in 2012 and the 2011 Safety Award at Oklahoma State University. He also sits on the board of Directors for USITT-SW and serves as faculty advisor to Crew 180 and UTA’s student chapter of USITT.

Office: Fine Arts 191B archibald@uta.edu 817.272.9502 Faculty Profile

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