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David Haugen




David Haugen

Associate Professor, Performance Program Head, MFA Performance

David began to teach acting in the BFA and MFA Performance programs at OU in 2007 after spending a number of years teaching at respected studios in New York City and Los Angeles. Since coming to OU, has taught nationally and internationally, including workshops combining Meisner and Chekhov Techniques in London and Galway. He is a proud member of the Michael Chekhov Association and continues to train as a teacher with them. His classes in the Theater Division include Meisner Technique, Michael Chekhov Technique, Improvisation and Audition Technique. At OU, he has directed Blue Surge, The Misanthrope, Mr. Marmalade, Antony and Cleopatra among others.

As an actor, David has worked in film: Vision Quest, The Curious Profession of Jonathan Hoag; television: Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Ed; and Off-Broadway: Romeo & Juliet. He has worked extensively around the country with such theaters as Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, New Jersey and Orlando Shakespeare Festivals, Dorset Theatre Company, and The Peterborough Players.