D.V. Simonian Caitlyn
School of Stage & Screen
M.F.A.; Associate Professor; Acting, Directing & Movement

D.V. Simonian Caitlyn

Phone: 828-227-3802
Email: dvcaitlyn@wcu.edu
Office Address: Stillwell 270


  • B.A., California State University, Fresno
  • M.F.A., University of California, San Diego's Professional Actor Training Program


  • AEA
  • SAG


D.V.'s professional experience as an actor includes various productions as part of Joseph Papp’s Shakespeare Marathon, including King John and Titus Andronicus at the Delacorte Theatre in New York’s Central Park, and Coriolanus at the Public Theatre. Off-Broadway and regional theatre credits include Measure for Measure at The Lincoln Center Theatre, Romeo & Juliet at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Gillette and The Matchmaker at The La Jolla Playhouse, How Are Things In Costa del Fuego? at the Manhattan Comedy Theatre, and Front Street at the St. Genesius Theatre in Los Angeles. D.V. is also the Former Producing Artistic Director at Highlands Playhouse in Highlands, NC.

Various film roles include Ballistic, Durango Kids, Murder Between Friends, And Then She Was Gone (a.k.a. Troubleshooters), and Roger Corman’s sure-to-be-a-classic Dinocroc (a.k.a. Prime Evil).  Television appearances include One World, JAG, Columbo, Sirens, Father Dowling, 21 Jump Street, a recurring role on One Life To Live, and perhaps the sentimental favorite: playing a fireman on Sesame Street.


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