David loves things theatrical. As a director, playwright, new play development practitioner, and educator, David is engaged with the theatre making-process from multiple angles. Sometimes he designs sets, designs sound, and invents classes and programs. He has the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and students at Bloomsburg University where he teaches acting, directing, and playwright, and serves as Artistic Director of Plays in Bloom: A New Play Development Program.

He received his MFA in Directing from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. He studied Directing with Amy Saltz and Hal Scott, Acting (Meisner) with Deborah Hedwall and William Esper, and Michael Chekhov/Clown with Lenard Petit. David has a BA in Theatre Arts with concentrations in Acting & Directing from Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. David has also studied Playwriting with Julie McKee at HB Studio, NYC, NY, and Shakespeare for Directors with Patsy Rodenburg at Michael Howard Studios, NYC, NY. David is a Drama League Directing Project alum.

EARLY YEARS: His breakout role was as the Wizard in the 4th and 5th grade production of The Wizard of Oz at San Marcos Elementary School, San Marcos, CA. Other notable early roles include the Robot Scientist in Cub Pack 662’s Pack Meeting performance (pictured above).