David has taught students of all ages in theatre and visual art. Full CV.
ACADEMIC TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Associate Professor* of Theatre, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA, 2012 to Present. (Promoted from Assistant to Associate in August 2017.) Teaching all levels of acting, directing and playwriting. Director of productions (Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Arsonists, Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, Twelve Angry Jurors, The Underpants, Macbeth, Avenue Q). Mentor to student actors, playwrights and directors.
Program Director of Theater, Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY, 2011 to 2012. Fundamentals of Acting, Introduction to Theatre courses, advising students. Director of mainstage productions (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Arsenic & Old Lace) and advisor to the Players, the student theater company.
Assistant Adjunct, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY, 2008 to 2011.Courses taught included Introduction to Acting, Intermediate Acting, Theatre Appreciation, Script Analysis for Designers, and Public Speaking. Guest director (Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Stanley Drama Award reading series, The Identity Project, The Frolicks).
Associate Adjunct, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY, 2010 to 2015. Courses included Acting I , Introduction to Theatre, Oral Interpretation, Voice and Articulation, Effective Public Speaking.
Adjunct, The City College of New York, Graduate Program in Educational Theatre, 2011. Dramatic Literature for High School Students.
Associate Adjunct, Queensborough Community College, New York, NY, 2009. Speech Communication.
Adjunct Lecturer, Borough of Manhattan Community College, NYC, NY, 2009. Fundamentals of Speech.
Guest Lecturer, Teaching Artistry, Purchase College, Purchase, NY, 2008
Guest Lecturer, Drama in Special Education, New York University,New York, NY, 2007, 2008
Guest Lecturer, Managing a Career in Theatre, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, 2007
Director, Showcase Scenes for Graduates, William Esper Studios, NYC, NY, 2005
Guest Lecturer, Drama in Education, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, 1998, 1999
Teaching Assistant, Theatre History, Rutgers University,New Brunswick, NJ, 2002-03
Teaching Assistant, Acting I & II, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, 1993-1995
TEACHING EXPERIENCE WITH AGES 4 to 18
Teaching Artist, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Brooklyn, NY 2009 to 2015
Theatre Mash Up for ages 12-16
Acting and Theatre-making Classes for ages 5-10
Acting and Playwriting Classes for Teens
Teaching Artist, Arts Horizons, Englewood, NJ, 2004-2006.
Macbeth: Putting History Into a Frame Residency, IS 77, Queens, NYC
Romeo & Juliet Residency: Shakespeare & Modernization, IS 129, Bronx, NYC
Original Play Residency at PS 2, Bronx, NY 15-session playwriting residency
Hamlet Residency at White Plains High School, White Plains, NY
Midsummer Night’s Dream/Elizabethan England: Putting History into a Frame, PS 46, Bronx, NY
Teaching Artist, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1996-2003. SCT Drama School: Specialty Classes for grades 7-12: Improvisation, Shakespeare, Dialects, Play Development. Acting for grades 3-12: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Levels. Creative Drama for grades PreK-2: Exploring Shakespeare Treasure Trunk Theatre, Dramatic Imagination. SCT Education & Outreach: Individual Workshops: Creative Drama, acting, Shakespeare, mask work, mainstage production. Visual arts based: Ancient Egypt, Leonardo da Vinci, Marc Chagall, Kurdistan. Residencies: Words of MLK, Jr., Shakespeare, Playwriting, History of Theatre. Educator Training: Pacific Lutheran University courses, Monroe and Seattle School Districts. Docent training: Bellevue Art Museum, Frye Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum
Teaching Artist, Wingspan Arts, New York, NY, 2004-2005. PS 192 After-School Drama Club, 4th & 5th grade students, 2004-05. Millennium High School After-School Drama Club, Guest Teacher, 2004.
Teaching Artist, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ, 2003. The Divas and Gentle Men Project Residency at Paul Robeson Middle School. Spoken word performance on the topic of what is means to be a young man.
Teaching Artist, McCarter Theater, Princeton, NJ, 2003. Acting Sampler Class, grades 4 to 9.
Teaching Artist, Algonquin Arts, Manasquan, NJ, 2003. Midsummer Night’s Dream Workshop, 7th graders, Matawan, NJ. Improvisation Workshop, At-risk teens, Asbury Park, NJ. Acting Workshop, assisted living tenants, East Brunswick, NJ.
Teaching Artist, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1998-2000. Bringing Theatre into the Classroom professional development workshop series developed with SRT Education Director Andrea Allen designed to teach classroom teachers how to better use theatre and drama in their classroom curriculum, teachers of grades 4 to 12.
Teaching Artist, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 1995-96. Intermediate Level Acting Class, Theatre Training Program, grades 5 to 9. Advanced Acting Class (co-taught), grades 5 to 9.