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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Theatre

Degree Programs

William Temple (Davy) Davis

Professor Emeritus


Davy has taught scene design, lighting design, theatre creativity, scene painting, stage makeup, stagecraft, and advanced design courses to high school, undergraduate and graduate students for over 45 years.

In addition to teaching, he has worked professionally on both coasts and has designed two theatres, including the Byron Theatre at the University of Denver. He is a founding member of Denver's Curious Theatre Company. He has won both local and national awards for his designs.

He has designed scenery for over 100 shows and lighting for even more.

Davy has a BA from Lawrence University, an MFA in Scene Design from Northwestern University and a PhD from the University of Denver.

He is a member of USITT and United Scenic Artists, Local 829.