DIRECTING / NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT: David is directing 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 will co-present a workshop titled “BE COOL: New Play Development Etiquette” with Carrie Winship and Catherine Weingarten. https://www.kcactf2.org/
PLAYWRITING: Off the Map was selected by Winters Theatre Company, Winters, CA, for the 2021 10-Minute Festival. It will be performed in podcast format starting on Friday, January 22, 2021 and will be available through Sunday, February 22.
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.
RECENT PAST PROJECTS
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