• 2015 Alumni Honour society Inductee

Distinguished Alumni Award

  • Hilton Edwards Award Nominee for Production (UnSex'd - Theatre Outre)

-Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival 2013

2009-2012 -MFA Graduate Student/ Teaching Assistant

  • Design Fundamentals; Lighting Design; Stagecraft

  • Head Scenic Painter

2013-2014 -Instructional Assistant - Lethbridge College

  • Tailoring; Haute Couture
  • Pattern Drafting
  • Surface Design; Textiles

my story

Set Costume Lighting
Design for Theatre

​David Barrus ​BA, MFA

"David Barrus is a passionate supporter of the arts whose work has had a significant impact on the southern Alberta creative community. Throughout more than 20 years in theatre, Barrus has demonstrated an enthusiasm both in front of audiences as a skilled performer and behind the scenes as an innovative set and costume designer. A nationally and internationally recognized talent, Barrus is instrumental in the Chinook Performing Arts program at Chinook High School, where he shares his knowledge and experience with young performers. His work is integral to local theatre at the professional, semi-professional, educational and community levels, and has helped enhance the arts in our community."  

-U of L Alumni Association 



Truth in theatre is always on the move.

- Peter Brooke