Arrington, James
Associate Professor - Theatre
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Prof. Arrington was the founding chair of UVU’s Theatrical Arts Department in 2000 and served as chair on three subsequent occasions.

Prof. Arrington has written for stage, radio, film, pageant and puppetry.  He became a regional sensation when he created and starred in his acclaimed one-man show Here’s Brother Brigham. He continued writing by turning out three versions of his now iconic, quirky, and beloved Farley Family Reunion, followed by J. Golden, Wilford Woodruff: God’s Fisherman (with Tim Slover), Tumuamki! Matthew Cowley of the Pacific, The Trail of Dreams (with Marvin Payne and Steven Kapp Perry), and March of the Salt Soldiers (with Mahonri Stewart), and recently the two-person comedy Identity Crisis.  His directing resume includes The Mikado, Grease, A Doll’s House, Summer and Smoke, Leader of the Pack, Promised Valley, Shenandoah, Enchanted April, Farewell to Eden, Showboat, Charlie’s Monument, Threads of Glory, Shakespeare’s Othello, Fiddler on the Roof, Taming of the Shrew, and The Boy Who Loved Monsters and the Girl Who Loved Peas. He has also directed the operas Gianni Schicchi, Beauty and the Beast, The Old Maid the Thief, and Tartuffe.