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. Over the course of the year, leading up to a culminating performance in August 2020, David is developing a series of short plays using the people and place of Danville, PA as the creative fodder. The creative work will include research, interviews, and playwriting workshops with young people. → To read more about the project .
DIRECTING: David is scheduled to direct The Tempest for Bloomsburg University in November 2020… or, at some point.
TEACHING: Fall 2019 courses at Bloomsburg University include Directing, Playwriting, Script Analysis, and Career Seminar courses for incoming and outgoing theatre majors. Spring 2020 courses include Fundamentals of Acting and Advanced Acting.
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. > 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 .
RECENT DIRECTING: Directing 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