>>> DIRECTING: Directing a reading of a new play by Dano Madden as part of id Theater’s NYC Sit-in Series in March 2017.

voice-recognition-festival-logo-945x630>>> PRODUCING/DIRECTING: Voice Recognition, A Virtual Theatre Festival received funding from Bloomsburg University’s Curricular Enhancement Fund sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts. The project will feature 6 new 10-minute plays commissioned from professional playwrights. The catch? The play must be written using voice recognition software. The results? We don’t yet know… Student directors and actors will stage concert readings of the plays in April that will be live streamed via the BU Players Facebook page.

>>> PLAYWRITING: Restoration/Conservation was selected to be published in The Paragon Journal, on online journal dedicated to the literary and visual arts. The play is included in the fourth issue of the journal.

>>> PLAYWRITING: Semi-Permanent was included in the Elephant Ears Reading Series with Elephant Room Productions in Philadelphia, PA in September.

>>> PLAYWRITING: Restoration/Conservation was a semi-finalist for The 15th Annual 10 by 10 in the Triangle – Festival of New Short Plays at The ArtsCenter Stage, Carrboro, NC. There were 40 semi-finalists selected from the more than 1,130 submissions the theatre received for this year’s festival.
>>> TEACHING: In addition to his usual course schedule teaching Acting, Directing, and Playwriting, David is teaching Creative Drama as a Teaching Tool at Bloomsburg University this fall.

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››› PLAYWRITING: Developing Mystic in the Savage State for a future developmental workshop with Amphibian Stage Productions in Fort Worth, TX. About the Play: Professor Calkins, a psychologist at Wellesley College, attempts to legitimize synesthesia (particularly pseudo-chromesia which includes “color hearing”) in the eyes and ears of her peers. It’s the 1890s, so her field and the newness of the research, as well as expectations about her gender, stand in her way. › To read about the book that first inspired David’s interest in synesthesia, read on. For an excerpt from the play, read on. To read the full play, contact David.

>>> DIRECTING: David is in pre-production for Harvey by Mary Chase which will be produced by Bloomsburg University in March 2017.

››› PLAYWRITING: Member of Stillwater Writers Group, a collective of writers for stage and screen led by Greg DePaul.

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››› DIRECTING: Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom was selected as one of eight invited productions (from the more than 60 participating from NJ, OH, MD, PA and western NY) and performed at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival’s Region 2 Festival in January 2016.

››› DIRECTING: At this year’s KCACTF’s Region 2 Festival, David directed a concert reading of Seven Minutes in Heaven by Eugenie Carabatsos.

››› PLAYWRITING: The Flames was produced by The Collective as part of C10: Comedy. Performances December 9-13 at the Paradise Factory in NYC. The production, directed by Richard Masur, featured Kevin Kane and Khan Baykal.

››› DIRECTING: Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom by Jennifer Haley performed November 4-8 at Bloomsburg University. Scenic design by Jen Varbalow (Leaving IKEA), sound design by Heath Hansum (Macbeth), costume design by Sarah Stuble, hair & makeup by Kassie Stachowski, lighting design by Bob Cardana, and properties design by Maggie Korell.
Video of conceptual approach to the production.
Photos of the production.

drake-circumnavigation-world-map››› DEVISING: David taught a course on Devised and Collaboratively Created Theatre at Bloomsburg University (Theatre 492) during the  Spring 2015 semester. The starting point for this collaboratively created performance is maps, mapmakers, and the feeling of being lost. A work-in-progress performance of You are here. (or, A Traveler’s Guide to Traveler’s Guides) was performed in April.