PLAYWRITING: Off the Map was selected by Winters Theatre Company, Winters, CA, for the 2021 10-Minute Festival. It is currently running in podcast form through Sunday, February 22.
> Listen to the play now.
ARTISTRY & PARENTING: David was a guest on the Art Meet Offspring: A Podcast for Parent Artists hosted by Monica Flory. The podcast will launch in Spring 2021.
VISUAL ART: David and his son Dawson collaborated on a a new painting, I Would Like to Explore the Empire State Building (When the Sickness is Over). It is currently on display as part of the exhibit What I Did in Quarantine at The Exchange, Bloomsburg, PA. > Read more about it in David’s recent Missive.
RECENT PAST PROJECTS
DIRECTING / NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT: David directed a reading of Into the Woods, a new one-act play by Katie Arnold from University of Maryland at College Park, at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region 2 Festival 53 the week of January 11. The performance, open only to Festival participants, will be on Friday, January 15. During the Festival, David co-presented a workshop titled “BE COOL: New Play Development Etiquette” with dramaturg Dr. Carrie Winship and playwright Catherine Weingarten.
PLAYWRITING: Theatrical Scenes from Danville, PA was awarded a Project Stream Grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts through the Community Partnerships RC&D Council, Inc. Five short plays premiered on Thursday, December 17 at 7:30pm on YouTube and will continue to play through Wednesday, December 23. → To read more about the project.
TEACHING: Fall 2020 courses at Bloomsburg University include Career Seminar courses for incoming and outgoing theatre majors, Playwriting, and Acting for the Camera. → To watch the Acting for the Camera Final Projects (Life in the North Pole: The Untold Stories). Spring 2021 courses include Fundamentals of Acting, Intermediate Acting, and Directing.
DIRECTING: David was the Artistic Director of The Screen Plays for Bloomsburg University this fall and directed Post-Audition by student Brian Bond. → To watch Post-Audition, the first play of Series B. → To watch a conversation between David, playwright Brian Bond, and dramaturg Eliana Tate.
DIRECTING/SCENIC DESIGN: Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, produced by the BU Players at the Alvina Krause Theatre, Bloomsburg, PA, ran February 26 through March 1, 2020. > More
PLAYWRITING: Remembered: A Play Inspired by Rosemont Cemetery was produced by Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble in October 2019 as part of their 42nd season. Written by David with Dano Madden and students from Bloomsburg University, the play will be performed in the cemetery itself. → To read more about the project .
DIRECTING: Directed Gutenberg! The Musical! by Anthony King & Scott Brown for Amphibian Stage Productions. July 12 to August 18, 2019. This is not the story of Gutenberg. This is the story of Bud and Doug. Gutenberg! The Musical! is going to propel these two into the canon of great American musical writing teams. George and Ira, Rogers and Hammerstein, Bud and Doug. “Move over Hamilton. There’s another important historical figure to sing about he’s not throwing away his shot…or his Printing Press.” – Bud Davenport and Doug Simon